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Alice Bennett

Alice Bennett
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Alice has a BA in Ancient History and an MSt in Late Antique and Byzantine studies from the University of Oxford. She is a contributing writer and editor and is particularly passionate about the promotion and protection of historical and archaeological knowledge. In her spare time, she can be found wandering the woods or lurking around ancient monuments, taking photographs.

Hypatia of Alexandria: The Life and Death of a Female Philosopher

  Hypatia of Alexandria was one of the ancient world’s most brilliant female philosophers. She was especially gifted at mathematics, and she taught a number...

Attila: Who Were The Huns And Why Were They So Feared?

  In the 5th century CE the Western Roman Empire collapsed under enormous strain from multiple barbarian incursions. Many of these pillaging tribes were moving...

3 Ancient African Civilizations You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

  During the 19th century, European imperialists named Africa the dark continent, confident that no complex civilizations had ever existed there. When colonial archaeologists found...

Rome & Jerusalem: The Historical Context of Jesus Christ

  Jesus Christ was probably born sometime between 4-6 BC, slightly earlier than the date set by the Church. He lived in Galilee for most...

Constantine the Great: Pious Christian or Clever Pragmatist?

Constantine the Great was one of Rome’s most effective rulers. He is also one of the most important people in European history because his...

The Troubled Reign of Emperor Julian: The Last Pagan Emperor

  According to the official line, in AD 312 the Roman emperor Constantine had a vision of the Christian cross at the Battle of the...

The God Hermes: The Roman obsession with the Egyptian God Thoth

  The Romans came to believe that the god Hermes was responsible for all human knowledge, based on what they knew about the Egyptian god...

10 Reasons The Ancient City Of Alexandria Was An Intellectual Powerhouse

  The foundation of the city of ancient Alexandria was one of Alexander the Great’s most enduring legacies. A strategic masterstroke, he placed the city...

Emperor Diocletian: The Genius Who Saved the Roman Empire

  Diocletian was a formidable emperor who ended a period of turmoil for the Roman world. Known as a great reformer with a harsh personality,...