Tag Archives: Nero

Ancient Foodie Tee, Tote and Apron Now Featured in The Bazaar

foodie apron 2For those foodies out there, AntiquityNOW has some new ways to display your appreciation of the ancients.  We are featuring in The Bazaar, our new store that we announced last week, wearables that proclaim your fondness for foods with a history.

Here are some delightful, delectable and intriguing facts that you will sport on our new wearable designs:

  • Apple pieces have been found in Stone Age dwellings in Switzerland
  • Cheesecake was given to athletes in the first Olympic games in 776 BCE in Greece
  • The origins of ice cream began 5,000 years ago in China
  • Ancient Maya used cacao beans as currency and to make chocolate
  • Emperor Nero consumed leeks to improve his singing voice Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Roasted Leeks and Apples: A Thanksgiving Savory and Sweet

leeksThis modern dish is a delightful savory and sweet combination that uses two popular ingredients: leeks and apples. It can be served as a side dish to any entrée.

The leek and apple have nourished people for thousands of years. Both have been cultivated across the world and enriched our mythology and literature with symbolism. Continue reading

Terrorism in the Ancient World: Part 2

In the modern age, terrorism dominates the news headlines more frequently than we would like, and yet the term and its use are often relatively employed and dependent upon the parties involved.  This is, in part, due to the fact that the term terrorism is politically and emotionally charged, “a word with intrinsically negative connotations that is generally applied to one’s enemies and opponents.”[1]  For this article, terrorism will be defined as the “political violence in an asymmetrical conflict that is designed to induce terror and psychic fear (sometimes indiscriminate) through the violent victimisation and destruction of non-combatant targets (sometimes iconic symbols).”[2] Continue reading