Europe: The Continent Named After the Mythological Rape of a Princess

Trigger Warning – This post contains examples of rape and sexual assault. Women throughout history have had a tough time to put it mildly. Living under the constraints of a patriarchal society in the ancient world has meant that the history we tend to read about is that of the men. Although some women areContinue reading “Europe: The Continent Named After the Mythological Rape of a Princess”

Get Rich Quick With Fermented Fish and What Your Maccies Order Says About You!

After a week of Dominic Cummings and Dominic Goings ( I really am sorry for that), I wanted to take a look at a different scaly life-form and bring to you something a little out of the ordinary from the ancient Roman world, but equally something that is not only weirdly interesting, but available todayContinue reading “Get Rich Quick With Fermented Fish and What Your Maccies Order Says About You!”

From Lucretius to Wetherspoon’s: The Decline of Humankind

Humankind has walked the Earth largely unchallenged for millenia, but our current situation is a reminder that we are not the all-powerful, invincible species we think we are and, in fact, even the ancient Romans were aware of the pitfalls of “man” long before the likes of Greta Thunberg and other activists.  In this, myContinue reading “From Lucretius to Wetherspoon’s: The Decline of Humankind”