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Mia Forbes

Mia Forbes
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Mia is a contributing writer from London, with a passion for literature and history. She holds a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge. Both at work and at home, Mia is surrounded by books, and enjoys writing about great works of fiction and poetry. Her first translation is due to be published next year.

11 Most Expensive Old Master Artwork Auction Results In The Last 5 Years

Centuries after they were created, the masterpieces of the Old Masters continue to attract the attention and admiration of a global audience. The desire...

11 Most Expensive Fine Art Photography Auction Results In The Last 10 Years

In the 21st century, photography has come to be respected as a form of art equal to that of painting or sculpture. While cameras...

10 Ancient Egyptian Inventions That Will Surprise You

  The pharaohs of Egypt presided over a huge kingdom for thousands of years, taming vast stretches of wilderness, erecting monuments that have stood the...

11 Most Expensive Auction Results in Modern Art in the Last 5 Years

All markets fluctuate and the art trade is no exception, but over the last five years, some of the most important, famous, and expensive...

10 Ancient Greek Inventions That Will Surprise You

  The ancient Greeks brought us all sorts of important innovations, from democracy, born in 6th century BC Athens, to the Olympics, which began as...

10 Ancient Roman Inventions That Will Surprise You

  Ancient Rome was famously home to the Colosseum, dozens of column-flanked temples, and numerous bathhouses, but the Eternal City was also filled with a...

10 Mesopotamian Inventions That Will Surprise You

  Ancient Mesopotamia was a powerhouse of agriculture and trade, giving rise to some of the most powerful empires and kingdoms the world had ever...

Roman God Names: 10 That Are Still Used Today

  The Romans worshipped a pantheon of gods descended from the deities of ancient Greece, each one of whom presided over his own domain and...

Imperial Names: 10 Emperor’s Names That Are Used Today

  From the revered to the revolting, the emperors of ancient Rome certainly left a legacy. While some of them were known for their tyrannical...

Roman Goddess Names: 10 Historical Names And Their History

  Famed for their beauty, passion, and power, the goddesses of ancient Rome have always provided inspiration for the names of people, places, and characters....

Understanding Ai Weiwei In 10 Works Of Art

Ai Weiwei ranks among the most prominent and controversial figures in the world of contemporary art. Throughout the 21st century, he has produced a...

Prostitution In Ancient Greece And Rome

  Although prostitution has long been a taboo subject, and is only recently beginning to emerge into open conversation, sex has always been for sale...

10 Things You Need To Know About Virgil Abloh

  One of the hottest names in contemporary fashion, Virgil Abloh has made history as the first African American to take the helm at industry...

Incest In Ancient Greece And Rome: How Was It Viewed?

  The great civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome are famed for many things: art, architecture, literature, politics, philosophy… But classical culture was shaped just...