April 28, 2017
But why bother to record such an event?
March 15, 2017
The Ides have come…but they are not yet gone. Read about Caesar’s assassination in this blog post.
On this day in 1775, in a packed meeting house in Boston, Massachusetts, Doctor Joseph Warren wore a toga
March 6, 2017
It was not for Dr Warren’s fashion choices that Bostonians congregated in the Old South Meeting House that day, nor was it the 300 soldiers present and the threat of arrest for attending that drew them there.
January 10, 2017
Stuart McCunn writes about the consequences of this particular booze-up…
October 18, 2016
Sejanus rose to power and great influence as the prefect of the Praetorians, the imperial bodyguard, under the emperor Tiberius.
October 13, 2016
Tradition holds the Praetorian guard made him emperor when they found him quivering behind a curtain, reasoning that he wouldn’t be too ruthless in power.
October 10, 2016
Germanicus never became emperor himself, but his son Caligula, his brother Claudius, and his grandson Nero would all come to occupy the imperial throne.
August 24, 2016
On the day that an earthquake rocks central Italy, two thousand years ago Vesuvius shattered countless ancient lives.
August 8, 2016
Trajan was proverbially so well-liked that in the later empire, new emperors would be enjoined to “be more fortunate than Augustus and better than Trajan”.
June 27, 2016
Text by Rob Stone Jovian was born in AD 331 in Singidunum (modern day Belgrade, Serbia). His father, Varronianus, was the commander of the bodyguards (comes domesticorum) of Constantius II. Jovian himself would join this group and prior to his accession he had risen to the same position as his father, commanding the guard for …