Saturday, February 24, 2024

Romans And Barbarians – Part 1

People who had not been actively civilised by the Romans themselves or the Greeks before them were viewed by the Romans as barbarian. The...

Who was Coriolanus in ancient Rome?

Gnaeus Martius Coriolanus was a legendary Roman figure of the Fifth Century BC. Our knowledge of Gnaeus Martius stems from the histories of Rome...

The Praetorian Guard – Bodyguards and Kingmakers

The elite force was supposed to protect the emperor and his palace, police Rome, interrogate and guard the emperor’s prisoners as well as to...

The Heavy Armored Gladiators of Rome

The Heavy Armored gladiators have been grouped into eight categories. It should be understood that some types of gladiators were more popular than other...

Curious Kinds of Roman Gladiators

These particular fighters with very specific functions can be sorted in six groups: 1. Andabatae They were Noxxi (see below), who fought each other wearing helmets...

Top Ancient Roman Ruins in Rome

Rome, the ‘Eternal City’, continues to amaze after more than two millenia at the centre stage of world culture and civilisation. A large part...

Famous Roman Gladiators

But, not all notorious gladiators won fame for their prowess in the bloody competition that entertained the Roman masses. Several of the best known...

Leptis Magna – An Ancient Roman City in Africa

Leptis Magna, a city on the coast of Libya, was a prominent city in Africa in the days of the Roman Empire. Leptis Magna, located...

Who Was The Roman Gladiator?

Conscripted to fight in the arena, the Roman Gladiator could be just about anybody from anywhere. Criminals, prisoners of wars, slaves, volunteers, Britons, Spaniards, Gaels,...

Elite Gladiators – Rock Stars of Ancient Rome

Roman gladiators can be classified in various ways. One such way is by considering their star power. The gladiators with the biggest draw were considered...