What were the main features of the Pompeiian and Herculanean economies?

The main features of the economy at Pompeii can be divided into three integral areas: commerce, trade, and industries. The main commercial center in both Pompeii and Herculaneum was the forum, although a forum in Herculaneum is yet to be excavated. In the Pompeii forum, the main market area was known as the macellum, which…

How did Athens develop the Delian League into the Athenian Empire?

The development of the Athenian Empire from the Delian League up to 440 BC can be seen through the nature of Athenian imperialism which is evident through the activities of the Delian League and the changes in the political, judicial, economic and financial affairs of the League. The development of the League can be accounted…

To what extent did members of the Delian League lose their independence?

Consisting of several Greek city-states, the Delian League was formed in 478 BC, under the leadership of the Athenians, over time the member states began to lose their independence. It can be argued that members of the League did not lose complete independence because they still had local autonomy, however, they lost a substantial amount…

What was the luminiferous aether?

The “luminiferous aether” was postulated by scientists in the 19th century as the medium in which light could propagate through. The aether was believed to have possessed the following features: Perfectly transparent  Was able to permeate all matter Filled up all of space Massless Highly elastic However the “luminiferous aether” was eventually discarded following the…

How did Moses Maimonides redirect the future of Judaism?

Religious traditions are consequently changed over time by significant people. These significant individuals do not necessarily change their respective religions, but they offer new interpretations and open the future path for their religion. Born in Cordoba Spain in 1135, Moses Maimonides was an extremely influential Jewish philosopher and Rabbi who offered new interpretations of the…

What happened after the Big Bang?

1. The Big Bang occurred approximately 13.7 billion years ago, when the universe (which was nothing, just a point of infinite density at the time) exploded, exerting energy in all different directions and creating time and space. In a fraction of a second after the Big Bang, the universe grew rapidly to more than a thousand…

Who was Alexander the Great?

Alexander the Great was the King of Macedon, who overthrew the Persian empire and laid the essential foundations for the growth and expansion of the Hellenistic league. Alexander led an army of 70000 men across one end of the known world to the other and was undefeated in battle, this is his story.

What was the Rwandan Genocide?

The Rwandan Genocide was the mass slaughter of the Tutsi and politically moderate Hutu peoples. The genocide began in April 1994 and lasted until the defeat of the Hutu Power movement in mid-July 1994. The Genocide was primarily orchestrated: by the supremacist Hutu militia groups, who were co-perpetrated by the state Government of Rwanda and the…

What is the butterfly effect?

The butterfly effect is a concept that explains how small events often lead to much bigger events. This concept has been explored throughout pop culture, such as in the movie the butterfly effect, and the sequels accompanying it. It has also been used by meteorologists as a method of weather prediction. It was named through…