Fri, 30 May 2014 06:15:26 +00002014-05-30T06:15:26ZThat's right, this blog is going away on May 31. About.com has decided to eliminate blogs from the sites. This site is NOT going away. There are still several thousand ...
Tue, 27 May 2014 11:27:39 +00002014-05-27T11:27:39ZToday St. Martin's Press releases the first in a new series by historical fiction author Ben Kane. This one is about the second Punic War and, as the title suggests, ...
Mon, 26 May 2014 06:50:08 +00002014-05-26T06:50:08ZOn This Day in Ancient History - May 26:
Sat, 24 May 2014 18:55:10 +00002014-05-24T18:55:10ZOn This Day in Ancient History - May 25:
Tue, 20 May 2014 18:50:00 +00002014-05-20T18:50:00ZThis Day in Ancient History - May 21:
It is possible that Helena was born Christian, but it is thought that she converted. Details about her early life and even her death are scanty. Helena (Flavia Iulia Helena) was born in about 250 and died when she was about 80, according to Eusebius, sometimes called the father of Church history. Helena is thought to have come from Drepanum, in the Roman province of Bithynia [see map] because of the honor her son paid to the area.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, St. Helena's saint's day is May 21. In the Roman Catholic Church, it's August 18.
Read more about St. Helena.
Tue, 20 May 2014 06:55:35 +00002014-05-20T06:55:35ZThis Day in History - May 20: On this day in 1912, Moses Finley was born in New York City. After studying law, during the McCarthy era, Finley moved to ...
Fri, 16 May 2014 07:43:37 +00002014-05-16T07:43:37Z
Fri, 09 May 2014 06:55:27 +00002014-05-09T06:55:27ZOn This Day in Ancient History - May 9:
Thu, 01 May 2014 00:01:42 +00002014-05-01T00:01:42ZOur month of May may have been named for the spring goddess or nymph Maia. She was the loveliest of the Pleiades, who were daughters of the familiar Titan Atlas. ...
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 06:50:43 +00002014-04-26T06:50:43ZFlora is the goddess honored during the Floralia, a festival that runs from the end of April to May 2.