July 18, 2015
On the night of the 18th July, AD 64, in the reign of the emperor Nero, the Great Fire of Rome broke out. It raged for six days and seven nights destroying more than half of the city; many citizens were killed and many survivors lost everything.
July 13, 2015
The date is not absolutely certain, and the year is subject to slight question but… happy birthday from us, nonetheless!
July 10, 2015
Coming to the throne in 117, Hadrian was the third of the so-called ‘Five Good Emperors’, who were known for their peaceful and prosperous reigns. Hadrian was also well known for his love of learning and his extensive building works; he was especially loved by the Greeks, who named him as the second founder of the city of Athens because of his many building projects there.
June 5, 2015
“Did you bring your own magnifying glass, or do you need to borrow one?”
May 26, 2015
What was the nature of this military success?
May 22, 2015
The coin shows the emperor riding a four-horse chariot with the hand of God reaching down.
May 10, 2015
But who was this man who ruled for just two years?
April 17, 2015
He reigned for eight years as junior emperor and another eight years as the senior emperor of the West. And, on the 3rd October 382, Gratian saved the Roman Empire…
April 5, 2015
Everyone has heard of Pontius Pilate: but what do ancient sources outside the Bible tell us about him?