Roman Women

Looking at the inscription, Petra remarked, “She’s identified as Quintus Creticus’s daughter and Crassus’s wife.” “That isn’t surprising,” her mother replied. “In ancient Rome the naming of women was different from the nomenclature for men.  Women didn’t have any individual first names but the feminine forms of their fathers’ names.  Sometimes, numerical adjectives were used to… Read More Roman Women

The Baptist

“If John the Baptist were alive today, people would think he’s zany.” “I guess so.” “Can you imagine him walking around our city, wearing clothes made from camel’s hair with a leather belt and eating locusts and honey?  If he were to preach about the Kingdom of Heaven in public, he would be arrested. “He’s… Read More The Baptist