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Railways in the Greek and Roman world. The Madness of the Emperor Caligula. The Madness of the Emperor Caligula By A.

The Madness of the Emperor Caligula

T. Sandison Medical History, Vol.2:3 (1958) Introduction: Throughout the centuries the name of Caligula has been synonymous with madness and infamy, sadism and perversion. Our knowledge of the life of Caligula depends largely on Suetonius, whose work De vita Caesarum was not published, until some eighty years after the death of Caligula in A.D. 41. Nevertheless, the outlines of Caligula’s life-history are not in doubt, and a useful summary is given by Balsdon in the Oxford Classical Dictionary. Click here to read this article from Medical History. Minoan Aqueducts: A Pioneering Technology.

Dougal Dixon - Man After Man : An Anthropology of the Future (1990) Flickr set here "The book begins with the impact of genetic engineering.

Dougal Dixon - Man After Man : An Anthropology of the Future (1990)

For 200 years modern humans morphed the genetics of other humans to create genetically-altered creatures. History: Free Courses. How Many U.S. Marines Could Bring Down the Roman Empire? It all started as a thought experiment on Reddit.com when a user posed the question: “Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S.

How Many U.S. Marines Could Bring Down the Roman Empire?

Marine infantry battalion or MEU?” Then the Reddit user offered a more precise scenario: Let’s say we go back in time with a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) … could we destroy all 30 of Augustus’ legions? We’d be up against nearly 330,000 men since each legion was comprised of 11,000 men. These men are typically equipped with limb and torso armor made of metal, and for weaponry they carry swords, spears, bows and other stabbing implements.

The Disappearance of Ancient Slavery. – November 13, 2011Posted in: Articles The Disappearance of Ancient Slavery McKay, Cory McGill University (2003) Abstract Slavery was extremely prevalent in the Roman world of the first centuries A.D., but it almost completely disappeared by the end of the tenth century. Occurred in fits and starts over a period of several centuries, and was caused by a combination of military and political events, economic factors, slave rebellions, shortages of supplies of slaves and religious influences. Welcome to OLD-COMPUTERS.COM ! 30+ Retro Print Computer Ads from the 90′s – Vintage Geek Design Nostalgia.

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Remember when a an 8 GIG Hard Drive was standard on a $3,000 computer? I do. Those were the days. I was thinking about my first computer the other day – It was a 150 MHZ Intel Pentium with an 8 GB hard drive and 64 MB’s of Ram & a 14.4k dial up modem I believe. Need MOAR OBSOLETE COMPUTER ADS!? Do you remember any of these? You like this? If you like this, You'll love These. Scary Stories of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Centuries before movie and television audiences thrilled to tales of werewolves, vampires and wizards and Halloween became the second biggest celebration of the year, the ancient Greeks and Romans were spinning scary stories about monsters, ghosts and the afterlife, says University of Massachusetts Amherst Classics professor Debbie Felton, who studies the folklore of the supernatural.

Scary Stories of the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Felton is the author of Haunted Greece and Rome: Ghost Stories from Classical Antiquity, which relates stories of ghosts and hauntings from ancient times, many of which are similar to modern tales of the supernatural. “I think these Roman stories are great, and most people don’t realize that ghost and werewolf stories like these were being told 2,000 years ago,” says Felton. “There are many reasons why people enjoy them and enjoy being scared by them. There’s certainly a cathartic effect to hearing a ghost story and being scared out of your wits without ever being in any real danger.

This Day in History — History.com — What Happened Today in History. On this day in 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) becomes the first person to observe X-rays, a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible.

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Rontgen's discovery occurred accidentally in his Wurzburg, Germany, lab, where he was testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass when he noticed a glow coming from a nearby chemically coated screen. He dubbed the rays that caused this glow X-rays because of their unknown nature. X-rays are electromagnetic energy waves that act similarly to light rays, but at wavelengths approximately 1,000 times shorter than those of light. Rontgen holed up in his lab and conducted a series of experiments to better understand his discovery. He learned that X-rays penetrate human flesh but not higher-density substances such as bone or lead and that they can be photographed. Fact Check We strive for accuracy and fairness. The History of Rome.

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