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Today in World History: August 12th

Following the death of Julius Caesar, a three way war broke out in the Roman Empire. One of three claimants to the throne, Mark Antony, was a previous close friend of Caesar and one of his most trusted generals. 376 more words

Ancient History

The first city in Germany was Roman

Many roman ruins are still present in the sleepy town of Trier, beautifully located in the fertile greenery of the Mosel Valley. Among these are the Basilica of Constantine, the largest existing single room from the Roman period. 232 more words

The Roman Empire

Today in World History: August 2nd

Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, ensured the Greek city states’ safety and prosperity on this day in 338 B.C.E. when he defeated the Persian forces, and effectively ending his campaign in Greece. 145 more words

Ancient History

Today in World History: July 20th

King of Macedon, Alexander III, most commonly known as Alexander the Great, was born on this day in 356 B.C.E. to Philip II of Macedon. Alexander rose to the throne at a young age following his father’s death in 336 B.C.E. 302 more words


Roman bricks were made to last

Having been back just over a month from 10 weeks in Italy looking at everything greek, roman and etruscan, I’ve finally decided it’s time for another blog post. 268 more words

The Roman Empire

Today in World History: July 12th

Julius Caesar, the man whose actions led to the death of the Republic of Rome and the birth of the Roman Empire, was born around this day in 100 B.C.E. 609 more words


"The Lesson of the Fall of the Roman Republic We Ignore at Our Peril" History News Network

Comparisons between Rome and the West (or the United States) are ubiquitous. Most are based on simplistic, superficial analogies used to warn of the demise of the West. 253 more words