Roman Speed Dating

Welcome to #ClassicalClickbait, incredible stories from antiquity that still astound us today! Follow the Classical Clickbait Twitter or Facebook for more #ClassicalClickbait! The first settlers of Rome—all men—were at a loss to find wives, and eventually turned to some rather desperate measures to make sure they each got a wife! Learn in this clip how they tricked the neighboring Sabine tribe into coming over for a feast, and then carried off the women to make them their wives! Eventually, the fathers and brothers of the wives attacked the Roman men to get the women back, but were in for a surprise from the women they … Continue Reading “Roman Speed Dating”

A total weirdo was hanging around Penelope’s palace…When I saw who he was? MIND. BLOWN.

Penelope was a tragic war-widow…or was she? Will this mysterious stranger’s secret change everything she thought she knew? Odysseus has returned home at long last to Ithaca, his own island, after twenty years of war and wandering. But chaos reigns at home! While he’s been gone, a multitude of suitors, hoping to claim his throne, are pursuing the hand of Odysseus’ wife, Penelope. Penelope has held out these twenty years, but is running out of ideas to keep the suitors at bay as she wonders if her husband will ever return, or if he is long-dead. As she gives her … Continue Reading “A total weirdo was hanging around Penelope’s palace…When I saw who he was? MIND. BLOWN.”

We thought it was just a wooden horse, a gift from the Greeks. When we saw what was in side? JAW DROP!

Hear the incredible story of the fall of Troy, and how the Greeks were tricked! You won’t believe what was inside the horse, left by the Greeks as a so-called “gift.” After hearing this story, you’ll never trust a Greek bearing gifts again! Welcome to #ClassicalClickbait, incredible stories from antiquity that still astound us today! Follow the Classical Clickbait Twitter or Facebook for more #ClassicalClickbait! Excerpt from The Aeneid (Old Western Culture curriculum). Trouble with video? Click HERE to play on YouTube. Share the Meme: permalink: https://romanroadsmedia.com/?p=4763

Aeneas dumps Dido, claims “fate” – you won’t believe what she does next!

Advice for all men: When you mess up, fess up! Wes Callihan tells of one of the most famous, and most tragic relationships in the history of the West. Hint: Aeneas is not a relationship role model! YouTube version HERE. From The Aeneid unit from the Old Western Culture curriculum. UPDATE! BREAKING NEWS: The long lost “Formal Apology” of Aeneas to Dido found buried under a chicken coop south of Rome. Thanks to Kelly Cumbee for making this incredible discovery!