Europe’s Classical Age
Europe’s Classical Age was a long period of history, from 500 BCE – 500 CE, in which culture was centered around the Mediterranean, and the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.
Some regarded gladiators as the Roman equivalent of rock stars. But they were also reviled, tainted by the blood they spilled. Escape was typically not an option: the only way out was death, in the ring or outside it.
Creditors are circling in Detroit – will the city consider selling the DIA collection as collateral, following in the worldwide history of plundered art?
Portrayals of Spartacus in Howard Fast’s book and Stanley Kubrick’s movie as a people’s hero differ from historical accounts of the Roman slave revolt.