Category Archives: Rome

The Common People of Ancient Rome

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A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the World’s Greatest Empire

Here is a whimsical and captivating collection of odd facts, strange beliefs, outlandish opinions, and other highly amusing trivia of the ancient Romans. We tend to think of the Romans as a pragmatic people with a ruthlessly efficient army, an … Continue reading

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Mons Graupius AD 83: Rome’s battle at the edge of the world (Campaign)

In AD 77, Roman forces under Agricola marched into the northern reaches of Britain in an attempt to pacify the Caledonian tribesman. For seven years, the Romans marched and battled across what is now Scotland. Finally, in AD 83, they … Continue reading

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The Ides: Caesar’s Murder and the War for Rome

Unraveling the many mysteries surrounding the murder of Julius Caesar The assassination of Julius Caesar is one of the most notorious murders in history. Two thousand years after it occurred, many compelling questions remain about his death: Was Brutus the … Continue reading

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Spartacus and the Slave War 73-71 BC: A gladiator rebels against Rome (Campaign)

In the year 73 BC, the Thracian Spartacus broke out of the gladiatorial training school at Capua in Campainia. A charismatic leader, Spartacus formed an army of runaway slaves and people with little to lose, and defeated the Roman troops … Continue reading

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Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library)

The question of Christianity’s relation to the other religions of the world is more pertinent and difficult today than ever before. While Christianity’s historical failure to appreciate or actively engage Judaism is notorious, Christianity’s even more shoddy record with respect … Continue reading

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Roman Auxiliary Forts 27 BC-AD 378 (Fortress)

With the vast expansion of the Roman Empire came a need for more and more fortifications to defend it. The borders of the Empire stretched through wildly different terrains which demanded a huge variety of different fortifications, depending on the … Continue reading

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The Roman Army of the Principate 27 BC-AD 117 (Battle Orders)

The Imperial Army established by Augustus drew heavily on the nomenclature and traditions of the late Roman Republic, but was revolutionary in its design. He decided to meet all the military needs of the Empire from a standing, professional army. … Continue reading

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Dacia: Landscape, Colonisation and Romanisation

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Ritual Dynamics and Religious Change in the Roman Empire (Impact of Empire)

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