Friday, November 27, 2020

Roman North Africa And Cultural Interaction

Many cultures interacted in the Roman province of Africa, centred upon the region known as Africa Proconsularis (i.e. modern Tunisia and northern Libya) Prior to...

Constantine I and the Christianization of Rome

How did Constantine set in motion the Christianization of an Empire whose very foundation was built on the respect and worship of its pagan...

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,...

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...

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...

The Julio-Claudian Dynasty of Rome

The Julio-Claudian dynasty ruled the early Roman Empire and included Emperor Augustus, Emperor Tiberius, Emperor Caligula, Emperor Claudius, and Emperor Nero. The early Roman Emperors...

Romans And Barbarians – Part 2

Roman literature contains many instances of barbarians being led by their emotions and not considering the consequences of their action. This is presented as...

Otho: Roman Emperor for Three Months

Apparently well meaning, but surely ineffective, Otho – the second ruler in the Year of the Four Emperors – lasted only three months in...

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...

Thugga – Ancient Multicultural Town?

The mausoleum of Ateban in Thugga, fifty miles to the south-west of Carthage in what was Numidia, stands an impressive 69 ft/21 metres high. Built...