Garrett Ryan earned his PhD in Greek and Roman history from the University of Michigan. Besides teaching at several universities and authoring a series of academic works, he has brought ancient history to life for hundreds of thousands of readers through his contributions to online forums and his website, toldinstone.com.
Why didn't the ancient Greeks or Romans wear pants? How did they shave? How likely were they to drink fine wine, use birth control, or survive surgery?
In a series of short and humorous essays, Naked Statues, Fat Gladiators, and War Elephants explores so...[SEE MORE]