Monday, October 24, 2011

Justinian's Hagia Sophia

 One of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian's most enduring contributions is the church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom).

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Roman Entertainment

Romans lived for panem et circenses - Bread and Circuses. Roman circuses weren't about clowns and dancing bears, it meant chariot racing. This is a clip from 1959's Ben Hur, just to give a taste of what the circus might have been like.

As far as the bread goes, you'll have to make your own. But here is a website with a recipe

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Roman Government

The link below is a good description of the the working of the Roman Government during the late Republic.

Click here for the Cursus Honorum