Collegia, Stability and the Vox Populi
This short analysis will investigate the associations known as ‘collegia’ (also known as clubs, associations, companies) mentioned in the letters (10.33-34) from the Roman pro-consul Pliny to the emperor Trajan. We will determine...
Journals Through History Ancient China Contributions to the World
This is a brief video (16 minutes) but is very good. It is narrated by a young Chinese girl writing in her journal who tells you about Chinese culture and religion. The information is accurate all the way through and covers the three most...
Stater of Ptolemy Keraunos
A gold stater minted by King Ptolemy Keraunos of Macedon (r. 281 - 279 BCE). The coin was minted c. 280 - 279 BCE in Lysimachia, Thrace. It is a rare minting from Ptolemy Keraunos' brief reign as King of Macedon, and even briefer period of...
A portrait thought to represent Ashikaga Takauji (r. 1338-1358 CE), first shogun of Japan's Ashikaga shogunate (aka Muromachi shogunate) which would rule Japan until 1573 CE. (Tochigi Prefectural Museum, Utsunomiya, Japan)
Lydian Gold Stater
Gold stater from Lydia, reign of Croesus, 560-546 BCE. O: Lion and ox. R: Two incuse squares.
Nymphaeum at Apollonia, Albania
The rectangular basin of the Nymphaeum at Apollonia in Albania, fed by the underground water sources. 3rd century BCE. It is the biggest and best-preserved monument of Apollonia covering an area of 1,500 square metres.
Agora of Apollonia, Albania
The north-western edge of the Agora of Apollonia in Albania with the Bouleterion, the Triumphal Arch and the Odeon.
Large Stoa of Apollonia, Albania
The large Stoa of Apollonia in Albania was built in the 4th century BCE. It is the best-preserved monument from the Classical period in the Agora and was used up to the 2nd century CE. It has a rectangular plan measuring 72.2m by 10.5m, divided...
Illyria - Exploring Ancient Albania
Albania is located at the crossroads of the eastern Adriatic and was known as Illyria and Epirus throughout the Classical era. It played a strategic role in ancient times and was a point of contact between Illyrian, Greek, and Roman...
Corcyra (modern Corfu and also known as Kerkyra) located in the Ionian sea is one of the northern most Greek islands and was an important polis or city-state in the Archaic and Classical periods. Possessing a significant naval fleet and controlling...