Athletes and spectators were lured to Olympia by a longing for contact with their compatriots and their gods.
Barry Strauss is an expert in all things Roman. He joins The World's Marco Werman for a talk about Roman history and how its legendary figures compare to our modern politicians.
Beth Lew-Williams’ grandfather was 9 when he was separated from family and placed in immigration detention. And he held the pain of the experience for 72 years.
The terms President Trump has used to describe a group of Latino immigrants can have serious societal consequences.
Robert Mugabe is under house arrest, after 37 years as leader of Zimbabwe. We take a quick look back at how he got to power and how he stayed there, until now.
The last czar was nicknamed "Bloody Nicholas" after his soldiers fired on peaceful protesters in 1905. But the Russian Orthodox Church made Nicholas II a saint seven years ago, and has funded and consecrated many monuments to him.
Some 20,000 Japanese Americans were resettled in Chicago after being imprisoned by the government during World War II. Now their belongings are on display in Lincoln Park.
A new postage stamp in the Republic of Ireland is causing a stink because it honors Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara, who was of partial Irish descent. But people in Ireland — and Miami — are denouncing Che — and the stamp — because of his history of violence.
In the 1920s, the US demanded that Italy help them vet immigrants. They created barriers for immigrants considered to be a threat — physically, culturally or politically.