Locusta of Gaul: Murderer by Poison

Locusta of Gaul had, what most individuals would call, an unconventional career. Living most of her life in Rome, she created and sold poisons to various individuals. People of high social status (e.g., Emperor’s and Empresses) stood on both sides of Locusta’s craft, killing and/or being killed by her deadly poisons. This page offers an insight into the origin of poisons and their use, as well as the murders that took place with the aid of Locusta’s services. … More Locusta of Gaul: Murderer by Poison

Motherhood in Ancient Greece

This article features information about Athenian women during 5th century BCE Athens. It explores the importance of mothers and childbearing in ancient Greek society. Sparta society is mentioned throughout the article when in comparison to Athens. This provides the knowledge to better understand the similarities and differences in relation to women in ancient Greek society. … More Motherhood in Ancient Greece