Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Monday 29th May 2017 | Manchester, UK

The "phallacy" of Pompeii

The “phallacy” of Pompeii

The eruption of Pompeii is one of classical civilisation’s most documented events. This article uncovers the secret sexuality embedded in Roman society.

10 things you never knew about the Romans

10 things you never knew about the Romans

The Romans used powdered mouse brains as toothpaste. Julius Caesar gave us our modern calendar of 12 months. Originally there were only 10 months, running from March to December, but More »

Pompeii: not so different

Pompeii: not so different

Studying the relics of Pompeii has uncovered evidence providing not only a window into the past, but also a reflection of the present.

Hero or zero?

Hero or zero?

Emperor Nero is as infamous for his brutal measures and unstable mental health as his politics. But what about the man himself? The Manchester Historian sets out to uncover the man behind the madness.