Ancient History Competition 41

What did Periander, Nero, and Herodes Atticus have in common?

Economic historian and numismatic consultant


  1. I think I know this one. Is it that all of them were accused of murdering their wives: Melissa in the case of Periander, Poppaea in the case of Nero and Regilla in the case of Herodes Atticus?

  2. They all thought of cutting a canal through the Isthmus of Corinth.

  3. Actually, you are both right. On one hand, all of their wives were murdered, kicked to death if I am not mistaken. On the other hand, they all attempted or thought of cutting a canal through Isthmus. The similarities are astonishing. Don’t you think so?

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