The Ivy League of Ancient Roman Gladiator Schools

If you got sent back in time 2,000 years to ancient Rome, you probably wouldn't want to choose a career as a gladiator. After all, it was a messy existence, with a fairly low life expectancy. But if you were up to your eyeballs in debt, or wanted a chance at fortune or fame, you could break in at the top, by going to… » 6/22/12 7:00am 6/22/12 7:00am

Pottery shards were the first ever ticket stubs

Ever go to a college football game with nearly 80,000 crazy fans ready to tear the stands apart? Just imagine going to an event where players routinely died before your eyes, in a culture with a strictly stratified value of life — one where your life might be absolutely worthless to the person sitting next to you.… » 4/27/12 12:49pm 4/27/12 12:49pm