Book Review: The Fall of Carthage by Adrian Goldsworthy

Reading ancient Historians like Livy and Polybius is enlightening and fascinating for anyone who wants to get an understanding of how people saw the world in ancient times, but it can be slow going. Livy frequently goes into long discourses about prodigies that were seen at critical times and the religious rites that were undertaken [...]

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 [...]