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History News Network | The Fall of Rome and All that

The historian Douglas Boin argues that we have misread the fall of Rome and its relevance to today because we have ignored religious beliefs. “Anxious notions about the last days, notions of spiritual warfare, and a righteous belief that a divine hand was endorsing a specific law or policy were ideas in Rome that crossed the theological aisle. 158 more words

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Today in World History: March 15th

“Beware the Ides of March,” is what a soothsayer is supposed to have said to Roman dictator Julius Caesar before his stabbing on this day in 44 B.C.E.. 110 more words

Europe

Today in World History: February 27th

The Roman Emperor Constantine the Great was revered by the Roman citizens that he ruled. His rule marked the end of an era in the Roman Empire, as he converted to Christianity. 144 more words

Ancient History

Pont du Gard

This marvel of Roman engineering is situated in the south of France. Pont du Gard literally means Gard Bridge and is part of the larger Nîmes aqueduct that was built during the 1st century CE. 184 more words

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Ancient Greece: According to History

The Ancient Greeks had a major influence during their time as the most powerful civilization on Earth, and continue to have one more than two thousand years later. 1,008 more words

Europe

Today in World History: February 5th

Pompeii, the ancient Roman city famed for being covered with volcanic ash, suffered an earthquake on this day in 62 A.D.. It was one of the earthquakes that led up to the deadly eruption, striking Pompeii and the nearby resort of Herculaneum. 113 more words

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Today in World History: January 24th

The assassination of the Roman Emperor Caligula happened on this day in 41 A.D.. A General in the Roman Empire, his father was the adopted nephew of the Roman Emperor Tiberius.  131 more words

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