Ancient Illnesses & How They Were Treated

Despite not knowing any where near as much as we do about medicine and diseases, ancient societies did have their own ways of diagnosing and treating illnesses. Most were completely ridiculous and probably made matters much, much worse, however some of their beliefs and techniques were actually quite effective. With an underlying belief (or perhaps…… Continue reading Ancient Illnesses & How They Were Treated

Caligula: Was He Really That Bad?

If you have heard any stories about the emperors of ancient Rome, you are most likely aware of the fact that some of them were slightly unconventional, by today’s standards. Many tales have been told about the infamous emperor Caligula- he has a particularly bad reputation, often described as being a cruel and unstable tyrannical leader, who made extravagant demands of his subjects.