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Roman Plumbing: Overrated

2 years ago

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Ancient Rome’s toilets, sewers, and bathhouses may have been innovative, but they didn’t do much to improve public health. Though the ancient Romans may be more well-known for things like military prowess and leafy hats, they have also been lauded for being awesome at toilets.The book 100 Ideas That Changed the World cites the flush…

The Great Revolt (66 – 70 CE)

3 years ago

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The Jews’ Great Revolt against Rome in 66 C.E. led to one of the greatest catastrophes in Jewish life and, in retrospect, might well have been a terrible mistake. No one could argue with the Jews for wanting to throw off Roman rule. Since the Romans had first occupied Israel in 63 B.C.E., their rule…

Roman Medicine – Ancient History Encyclopedia

3 years ago

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  Roman medicine was greatly influenced by earlier Greek medical practice and literature but would also make its own unique contribution to the history of medicine through the work of such famous experts as Galen and Celsus. Whilst there were professional doctors attached to the Roman army, for the rest of the population medicine remained…

Divorce, Adultery and Concubines | Rome Across Europe

3 years ago

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Welcome back to Rome Across Europe! Yesterday we took a look at Pars I of our look into Roman Marriage, which can be seen here. As we mentioned, most young women didn’t have a say in to whom or when they were to be married. As the young ladies grew up they became the matronae……

Malaria and Miscarriage in Ancient Rome

3 years ago

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CBMH 32.1_Stivala Mar 25 2015 14:06:40 Page 143Dr. Joan Stivala, Classics and Ancient History, Australian National UniversityCBMH/BCHM / Volume 32:1 2015 / p. 143–160Malaria and Miscarriage in Ancient Rome1JOAN STIVALAAbstract. Many Roman authors have claimed that induced abortions were frequent among aristocratic women in their society. They assumed that abortion was a simple procedure, easy…