Were Medieval Slaves Like Slaves in Ancient Greece? Aristophanes’ Clouds, a theater comedy, features a slave who carries the same name as the god Dionysus’ slave, Xanthias. The voice of Strepsiades, in lines 1485-6, addresses the slave by name: “Come here, here, Xanthias, and bring the ladder and the mattock!”
And a History into the Origins of Hockey As a Canadian medievalist, I love hockey and I love Vikings! And it’s hard for me to think ice hockey doesn’t have some kind of medieval origin when I see the Las Vegas Golden Knights facing off against the Los Angeles Kings,
As usual, trying to answer these hypothetical questions will allow us to see a much bigger picture, and by the time you’re done reading this article you should know a lot more about medieval finance, theology and philosophy. For a skimmer’s convenience, I bolded keywords and juicy bits besides my juiciest conclusions at the end.
It’s about time I added to our previous list of the best medieval YouTube channels. A lot has changed since then, and here are more medieval mythbusters to binge on YouTube to absord that precious medieval knowledge. Feel free to go back and check out part one of this series.
The first known pictorial evidence of siege warfare, a wall painting from Egypt, dates to the 27th century BC. But Jericho, a fortified city mentioned in the Bible, has, by archeologists working in the 1950s, been dated back to the 70th century BC, with the archeologists uncovering a wall “ten
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