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Velleius Paterculus on the death of Augustus, II.123

“This is the time attended by the most fear. Augustus had sent his own grandson Germanicus to Germany to handle the end of the conflict there. 387 more words


The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

In 9 AD, three Roman legions and several auxiliary and support units have entered Teutoburg forest. However, this powerful army led by Publius Quinctilius Varus… 970 more words

The Grandeur That May (Or May Not) Have Been: SPQR

Review: SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, by Mary Beard
Liveright/Norton, 2015. 536 pp. $35

I’ve been waiting for this book from the library for quite a while, and I’m happy to say it’s magnificent (from Latin, … 767 more words

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Catching A Shadow From the Emperor's Sun

Many architectural treasures of ancient Rome are kept hidden from the public behind locked doors, but every once in a very long while (and for no apparent reason) a key will turn and creaky hinges squeak as visitors are given a short peak. 554 more words

Field Of Mars

So... You Want to Spend the Night In An Ancient Theater?

While some theater performances might unintentionally put you to sleep, it is a very different matter to find a theater that invites you to comfortably spend the night. 969 more words

Field Of Mars

Star Wars and History: Roman Republic and Empire

~ This is the first of a six-post series called Star Wars and History. (See below for the six posts’ titles.) ~

In Revenge of the Sith… 443 more words

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