Archive | May 2013

Egyptian Food

The rich Ancient Romans enjoyed their. Expensive food was a big way of showing off your wealth to others. If a person hosted a dinner the event had to go well because that would depend on where your social standing would be be. Expensive food like roast peacock and ostriches would be provided but most importantly they would be expected by most guests. the different lifestyles they possessed  meant that they had different eating habits than our. for example breakfast would be taken in the masters bedroom and lunch would be served at 11 o’clock and hour early that what we are accustomed to. All in all roman food was not only used as a way of life but they were also a way of social standing.

Esperanza Burciaga

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Roman Weapons

Roman Weapons

The gladius, or Hispanic Sword as they called it, is the iconic short sword of the Roman army. It was adopted from the clans and tribes that lived in Spain. These tribes of Iberians, Celts and a large mixed group called Celtiberians, created hill forts and cities. Tribes of these three groups frequently warred with each other, developing an effective style of warfare but remaining politically divided. -Arjay Vitug

Dance in ancient Egypt

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A common verb used to describe dance in ancient Egypt was “ib3” since they didn’t feel a need to describe something so natural to them such as dancing. Dancing also had some sacred meaning behind it as well because of a god by the name of Bes. Bes was portrayed as a dwarf with the head of a lion who played the tambourine to get rid of evil spirits. 

-Eric Giang

Ancient Rome Surgical Instruments

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The bone hooks Ancient doctors used came in two basic varieties: sharp, and blunt.  Both of these hooks are still used by modern surgeons for many of the same purposes ancient doctors used it for.  For instance, blunt hooks were primarily used as probes for dissection and for raising blood vessels. Sharp hooks, like those pictured in the accompanying image, were used to hold and lift small pieces of tissue so that they could be extracted and to retract the edges of wounds.

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Ancient scalpels had almost the same form and function as their modern counterparts do today. The two long steel scalpels that make up the first and third columns of the accompanying image are examples of the most ordinary type of scalpel from antiquity. These long scalpels could be used to make a variety of incisions, but they seem to be particularly suited to making either deep or long cuts. The four bronze scalpels which make up columns two and four are generally referred to as “bellied scalpels.” This variety of scalpel was another favorite of physicians in antiquity since the shape of its handle allowed more delicate and precise cuts to be made.

-Juan Banda

Delphi: The Sanctuary of Apollo

ImageI chose to research on one of the famous Greek sanctuaries, which most of us are familiar with having previously taking Ancient Theater. Delphi, the Sanctuary of Apollo, is located north-west of Athens and lies on a steep slope. It was believed that the Greek god spoke through a vehicle, or a prophecy known as the Pythia. The oracle usually took place once a year on Apollo’s birthday in late February and only answered specific questions but did not predict the future in general. 

Justine Barretto

Santa Francesca Romana

The church was built in the second half of the 10th century, incorporating an eighth-century oratory that Pope Paul I excavated in the wing of theportico of the Temple of Venus and Roma; it was named Santa Maria Nova (“new St. Mary”), to distinguish it from the other Roman Forum church devoted to St. Mary, Santa Maria Antiqua (“ancient St. Mary”), which had become dilapidated in the 10th century;[1] it was rebuilt by Pope Honorius II in the 13th century,

 

-Tajai Staley

 

 

Ancient Roman Soldiers

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Ancient Roman soldiers were very much disciplined throughout their daily life. They  were also one of the most powerful and most successful military in ancient history. Roman soldiers were trained to march twenty miles a day carrying eighty pounds of weight with them and had the ability to encounter any kind of danger. They had also provided some of the labor to build walls, forts, and roads. 

Justine Barretto