Narona was an ancient city located in the Narenta Valley in present-day southern Croatia near the border with Bosnia-Herzegovina. The valley, home to the ancient Illyrian tribe, served as the route for the exchange of goods between the Mediterranean, the Adriatic Sea and the Illyrian hinterland. 676 more words
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The stunning dome of the Pantheon (a monument built under the Emperor Augustus, later rebuilt by Hadrian in the first half of the II century AD) has inspired countless studies and also a few legends and curiosities related to its “oculus”, that single circular window (with a diameter of 9 m) which opens at the center of the titanic dome. 167 more words
Augustus is without doubt one of the most fascinating figures of history; and also one of the ancient historical figures we know most about because he left such clear marks on the world: politically, religiously, even physically. 4,917 more words
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To resume, in a few words, the system of the Imperial government, as it was instituted by Augustus, and maintained by those princes who understood their own interest and that of the people, it may be defined an absolute monarchy disguised by the forms of a commonwealth.