Julius Caesar Month

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If it weren’t for Julius Caesar, we would now be enjoying the dog days of summer during the months of Quintilis and Sextilis. However, the Julian calendar, designed by mathematician and astronomer Sosigenes, turned a 10-month calendar into a 12-month calendar. In 44 B.C. the Romans renamed Quintilis as Iulius (July), in honor of Julius […]

Dress Like a Woman

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  A Greek alabastron depicting a Scythian Amazon woman, circa 480 BC. British Museum Ancient Greek art from 300 B.C. depicts Scythian Amazon women as male equals, clad in pants and armory. In 1200 A.D., though Mongol women wore dresses for ceremonies and weddings, they dressed like men so that they could ride their horses […]