The birth of Rome was about ethnic co-existence rather than deletion. War and conquest was certainly there, but carefully balanced with the admission of other cultures, religions and customs. We can learn much by comparing the early stages of Archaic Rome and the other cultures of Italy.
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History with a capital ‘H’: Many students know something about the philosophy of science, but is there a philosophy of History? Or different types of “Historical Methods”? Might we develop historical methods which take us from interpreting the past to understanding our future in new and different ways? What about cognitive computing applied to history? […]
Understanding history is difficult and open to interpretation, no doubt. Much of this difficulty is due to the complexity of the factors involved. The further back we look and the more fragmentary the information. Documentary evidence, or lack of it, seems the main hindrance but it’s not the only one. Our perception of time and […]
Can ancient Rome teach us something of social evolution? This short article is little more than a structured collection of thoughts regarding ancient Rome and social evolution: How we can use ancient Rome as a reference for the understanding of social evolution? The study of the evolution of societies is a complex thing. Lying somewhere between […]
Bring magic to Social Media with Rhetoric Ancient Roman rhetoric and social media couldn’t be further apart. Or could they? Consider this: We feel a huge excitement and spend countless hours texting, messaging, posting and”tweeting”. We hope our followers will increase in numbers and click “like, like, like”! Yet the traditional frameworks of “debating society” and […]
Continuation of the article regarding ancient Roman jobs. Progressing to ask if the ancient Roman job market has something to teach us about the advent of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Forum and feedback area to share your requests and viewpoint.
Lovers of Rome will know a square called “Campo de’ Fiori“: Today’s the day to remember it and all that it might symbolise. It’s in the dead centre of town, very quaint buildings with wonderful pastel colours, cobbled stones, a famous fresh fruit and vegetable market; and a scary statue of a hooded monk holding a […]
Roman monumental architecture managed to integrated the idea of “spacetime”.
Trajan’s column surpassed the very meaning of ‘column’: It was structured to deliver a message irrespective of your position in space and time… Doesn’t that sound futuristic?