As some might know, I am passionate about Ancient Rome. I was less so with the Middle Ages, which is often presented to us as a dark period of Western … Continue reading A comparison between the Middle Ages and the Roman Empire
We all know that the Roman numeral system is cumbersome and inappropriate for developing rigorous and complex mathematics. It is even unsuited for simple operations such as addition, subtraction and … Continue reading The Roman Arithmetic
The bathhouses played a fundamental role in ancient Rome, and each of us picture the Caracalla or Diocletian bathhouses. We often think that they were at the heart of Latin … Continue reading Some Prejudices About the Roman Baths
I have received several messages on my Facebook page (@ThierryBontouxNovel) arguing about the status of married women in ancient Rome. It is true that in my two books (The riddle … Continue reading The social status of women in Rome
What was the Standard of Living of Roman in the first century AD? This article answers this question quickly and concisely.
The Roman world has often been idealized and compared to ours. However, this could not be more wrong. Its moral and social values were utterly different, as I tried to … Continue reading About Rome