The Failures Of The Crusades And How This Decreased The Power Of The Church

The Holy Bible was supposed to be read by laymen and was supposed to be kept under lock and key. This process helped the clergy to mislead the people of the doctrine. Thus, the clergy was keen to keep the supremacy and many truths were hidden from the church members. The pope kept ‘the need… Continue reading The Failures Of The Crusades And How This Decreased The Power Of The Church

Constantine I & Persecution of The Christians In Rome

The son of Constantius, Constantine, reunited the split empire. He moved the capital away from Old Rome and built a new capital, a capital that one day would bear his name, Constantinople (presently, Istanbul). Constantine alias Gaius Flavis Valerius Constantinus was born at Naissus in present day Serbia as around 272 CE. He knew the… Continue reading Constantine I & Persecution of The Christians In Rome

Persecution of the Christians During Rome: Constantine’s Time

In AD 312, Constantine I was the first Roman Emperor converted to Christianity. Persecution of Christians was at its peak in Rome. One short of 40 whipping was the mildest form of punishment. Putting Christians into the hungry den of lions was another cruel punishment that was frequently used. While shoving people into the fire was… Continue reading Persecution of the Christians During Rome: Constantine’s Time

Athens And Sparta So Different But So Similar

That was the fight of Titans. That was the fight of moralistic and liberal. Sparta believed in wife swapping as strength. Athens desisted that. Athens wanted to establish democracy while Sparta preferred military. Spartans tested the power of a newborn by putting him up the mountain unattended for a full 24 hours. Geographically, these two… Continue reading Athens And Sparta So Different But So Similar

Tale Of Two Cities Of Greece Athens And Sparta

They were cities just 150 miles apart, but what a difference in culture, perspective, outlook, and warfare. Sparta believed wife swapping to be legal. Athens was democratic. Acropolis was the center of activities for Athenian life. This Parthenon hilltop had temples, theaters, and other public buildings that enhanced Athenian culture. Geographically, Athens was at an… Continue reading Tale Of Two Cities Of Greece Athens And Sparta