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I'm Sad: People Often Choose to Show Their Worst Side, Not Their Best

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

While I love our country, I'm sad my children and grandchildren won't have the same opportunities their ancestors had to succeed in America.

Did Lead Poisoning Really Bring Down Roman Empire?

| Thomas Sumner | Posted 04.24.2014 | Science

When in ancient Rome, don’t drink as the Romans do. High-born Romans sipped beverages cooked in lead vessels and channeled spring water into their ...

Jesus Lived in a Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Jesus challenged the political and religious belief systems of his day. And worldly powers feared Jesus because he dared to speak truth to power in a time when doing so often cost a person his life.

Jesus the Strategist: -Part I

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Palm Sunday is only one week away. Have you ever stopped to think about what Jesus did the week before the original Palm Sunday?

Ancient Pleas Deciphered From Long-Lost Letter

Live Science | Owen Jarus | Posted 03.07.2014 | Science

A newly deciphered letter home dating back around 1,800 years reveals the pleas of a young Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion who was serving, pr...

See a Bulgarian Fortress That Hasn't Changed In More Than 2000 Years

Posted 02.21.2014 | Travel

Built by the Romans during the first through third centuries, the Belogradchik Fortress sits a short distance from the northwestern Bulgarian town of ...

Sustainable Civilizations: What if the Mayans and Romans Had Known?

Adrian de Groot Ruiz | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Adrian de Groot Ruiz

This means that companies that will thrive are those who succeed in making (food) products that are both affordable and sustainable. In other words, companies who successfully prices until the retail price is the True Price.

How Katniss Everdeen and Ancient Rome Unite to Teach an Ethics of Peace for our Time

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

One might say that the parallels with the ancient world end with Katniss, but maybe that's also where the parallels with ours are strongest. Because while she may not be a metaphor for Christ, Katniss is perhaps best understood as a prophetic hero for our time.

Was Jesus a Roman Invention?

Joel L. Watts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Joel L. Watts

Joseph Atwill, a computer scientist, has taken to calling himself a 'bible scholar' complete with startling revelations threatening to undo Christianity. It appears anyone can now call him or herself a bible scholar, and their production scholarship, without anyone questioning their credentials.

E tu, Angelino?

Barry Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Barry Strauss

Silvio Berlusconi, the longtime strongman of the Italian right, has been brought down -- at the age of 77, probably for good. Some observers express surprise at the man who held the dagger, but they really shouldn't. Any reader of Shakespeare could have predicted it.

The Crucifixions

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion
Marco Cáceres

The fact is that there was nothing unique about either the manner in which Jesus of Nazareth was put to death by the Romans or the reason for his death sentence. While the agony must have been excruciating and unbearable for Jesus, the same was true for hundreds of thousands of other people who have been crucified.

Student Makes Amazing Discovery In Garbage Dump

LiveScience | Laura Poppick | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

An 1,800-year-old stone carving of what may be the head of a Roman god was recently found in an ancient garbage dump, British archaeologists announce...

Bread and Circuses in Rome and America

William Astore | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
William Astore

Perhaps our new national motto should be: When in America, do as the Roman Empire would do. Eat to your fill of food and violence, cheer on the warfighters, and dismiss expressions of doubt or dismay about military interventions and drone killings as "feminine" and "weak."

Game of Thrones: Who Is Daenerys Targaryen and Will She Live Until Book Seven?

John Pavley | Posted 08.08.2013 | TV
John Pavley

With each Game of Thrones episode we struggle with whom to invest our emotions so that we're not left with that aching numbness in the pit of our collective stomachs when a favorite character dies. One character I'm especially worried about is Daenerys Targaryen.

Deadly Microbe Linked To Demise Of Ancient Empire

Posted 05.12.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/10/2013 09:48 AM EDT on LiveScience Plague may have helped finish off the Roman Empire, ...

Good News/Bad News, Mixed Messages & Blessings in Jesuit Takeover of Vatican

Ken Atchity | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Ken Atchity

He has a debatable track record vis-à-vis the Argentine church's relationship with the junta in the 1970s Dirty War, which strained his relations with many liberal Jesuits worldwide. I don't like this story. What's really going on here?

Gun Control: Should a Christian Carry?

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Many of my fellow Christians are also vociferous defenders of so-called "gun rights." But sometimes our public debates can keep us from asking tough "in-house" questions.

Cicero And The State Of The Union

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

Regardless of President Obama's bromides and happy assurances to the contrary, the State of the Union is not strong. The steady decline of this great republic is a real possibility. "We must somehow defend ourselves, as if we were arraigned on a capital charge," Cicero said.

The Invisible Founder

Jimmy Soni | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Jimmy Soni

Purity politics have deep roots in American history, and we ought to look back much further than November to understand the real attractions, and the equally real pitfalls, of purism. It's a tension that dates back to America's founding, and beyond.

In the Footsteps of Ancient Rome: Does the U.S. Have a Chance?

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

The factors that lead to national or imperial decline are hardly mysterious. The fall of Rome, one of history's most momentous, has parallels with our current situation.

PHOTO: Massive Mosaic May Redefine History

Posted 09.18.2012 | World

It's believed to be the largest mosaic of its type ever discovered, and it may redefine history as we know it. LivesScience reports that a team of ...

How Tax Holidays Contributed to the Fall of the Roman Empire

E.J. Fagan | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
E.J. Fagan

Repatriation holidays create vicious cycles. The first repatriation opens up the door to the possibility of avoiding taxes altogether, creating an expectation.

Amazing! Ancient Roman Artifacts Found In Japanese Tomb!

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

Glass jewelry thought to have been made in the Roman Empire has been found in a very unlikely place -- an ancient Japanese tomb. Researchers from ...

First Roman Era Basilica Unearthed In Egypt

AP | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egyptian officials say archaeologists have unearthed the first basilica erected in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. Antiquities au...

The Christian Revolution

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

The ease with which the ancient world accepted violence and suffering was a natural outgrowth of the pagan understanding of the human person. But Christianity pronounced a message as radical as it was attractive.