Tag: Antiquity

A Brief History Of The Goths And Their Kingdoms

The Goths were an Eastern Germanic tribe which might have quite likely originated on the island of Gotland (from present-day Götaland, southern Sweden) in the Baltic Sea. They spoke the Gothic language, an extinct East Germanic language that mostly faded away by the 9th century AD. They were referred to as ‘Gutar/Gotar’ in Old Norse…


Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Celts

10. The Celts didn’t fight naked As opposed to a widely spread misconception (stemming mostly from Roman texts), the Celts worn sophisticated armours and were quite skillful smiths as well. They were using leather padding and worn both metal plates and mailles. They also used a wide variety of weapons including swords (coming in all varieties,…


Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Ancient Greeks

10. The Athenian democracy is the eldest form of democracy in the world. At each political gathering held in Ancient Athens there were at least 6,000 citizens present. So it is that they would usually meet on the slopes of a hill and cast their vote by raising their hands. 9. Sometimes, after a victory…


Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Romans

10. The Romans ate an earlier form of pizza. Although the pizza we know today differs very much from the earlier form the Romans used to eat, there is a passage in the ‘War Commentaries of Caesar’ which depicts an episode in which the Roman troops were quite upset because of the fact that they…


The Celtic Origins Of Halloween

What some people might not know about Halloween is the fact that it traces its roots from Celtic history. So it is that, initially, the holiday was largely related to the feasts influenced by Celtic harvest festivals in ancient Ireland, especially to the Gaelic Samhain, having thus pagan origins. Subsequently, Samhain was Christianised and became…