January 24, 2016
Mad, bad and dangerous to know?
December 31, 2015
The emperor was strangled in his bath by Narcissus, a wrestler who was tasked with the deed by a small group of conspirators.
December 24, 2015
Galba was born into an ancient and noble family, the Sulpicii, at a country villa near the town of Tarracina (around 50 miles southeast of Rome).
December 15, 2015
The emperor who supposedly fiddle while Rome burned…
December 3, 2015
We are told that it ended in insanity
November 20, 2015
Before becoming emperor, Diocles (for this seems to have been his birth name) had been a successful leader in the military field.
November 11, 2015
He also had the good fortune to be a childhood friend of the future emperor Galerius; this relationship would prove to be important in Licinius’ rise to power.
November 8, 2015
That’s the the Italian town of Narnia, in Umbria, of course.
August 19, 2015
Text by Mike Welbourn Image © Mint Imperial In the first part we looked at Augustus’ rise to power. In this second part, we look at his time as emperor. Augustus thus came to enjoy an unassailable and unimpeachably legal pre-eminence. Beyond establishing a long period of peace and stability after decades of civil war, Augustus undertook …
Text by Mike Welbourn Image © Mint Imperial In this first part we look at Augustus’ rise to power. In the second part, we will look at his time as emperor. Augustus had risen to power in the aftermath of the assassination in 44 BC of his great-uncle and adoptive father, the dictator Julius Caesar. In concert with Marc Antony, …