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.
June 23, 2015
Vespasian had achieved the position of emperor by virtue of being the last man standing in the short civil war that erupted following Nero’s suicide in June of 68 (the so-called Year of the Four Emperors).
April 5, 2015
Everyone has heard of Pontius Pilate: but what do ancient sources outside the Bible tell us about him?
March 16, 2015
The second emperor of Rome died on this day, to be succeeded by a man ill-suited to rule: Gaius, known as Caligula.
March 6, 2015
Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, took the title “pontifex maximus” and combined in himself political and religious leadership.