The Thirty Years' War could be described as the one of the largest armed conflicts, that spread devastation over much of Europe. It began in 1618 as the culmination of disputes between the Roman Catholic Church and Protestants. Everything was caused by the Reformation in the sixteenth century. An equally important cause of the war was the struggle for political supremacy with regard to European countries.
We can’t imagine action films without elite agents who, on account of their special training, can neutralise the enemy and therefore ensure the mission’s complete success. Most people assume that special forces have been a matter in more recent decades. This is not the case. Secret agents could be found in Japan hundreds of years ago. They called them the samurai.
A sword blade dangled above his throat, which Damocles paid no attention to at first. Although when he noticed it, he suddenly realised that he could no longer rejoice and enjoy the prosperity that surrounded him. The food in his mouth became bitter and the paintings on the walls curled up into strange shapes. Instead of happily enjoying the gifts of a monarch, he suddenly wanted to be as far away from the palace as possible. Therefore, the feeling of not being able to rejoice at a time when danger awaits us began to be called the Damocles’ sword. Although, we should call it Dionysus’s sword. Why is it so, and how did it all end?
For the Romans, watching savage arena games related to unlimited drinking and enjoyment. However, the Roman people did not only lay foundations for games and public entertainment, but also for the development of the modern society. The famous thriving empire on the one hand, strict upbringing, and violent fights on the other. What made the Ancient Rome so unique? Discover a few more secrets.