Book Review: Chronicle of the Roman Republic-The rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus

Chronicle of the Roman Republic is a beautiful book, replete with striking illustrations. Despite some defects, I think it’s a must read for anyone who wants an overview of Roman history from the city’s founding until the end of the Republic. The text is largely a Who’s Who of notable Romans, starting with Romulus and [...]

Panem and Rome. The Influence of Ancient Rome on The Hunger Games

Gladiators in the Arena in Ancient Rome

                                 The Influence of Ancient Rome on The Hunger Games   The Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins is notable for concepts that can be traced back to ancient Rome. What are the similarities and differences between the Roman arena and the arena depicted in The Hunger Games? What are the similarities and differences between [...]