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 15, 2015
The emperor who supposedly fiddle while Rome burned…
August 9, 2015
The battle was fought between the forces of Julius Caesar – who only nineteen months earlier had marched on Rome and installed himself as master of the city – and the Republican armies under Pompey the Great.
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.
July 7, 2015
The denarius shows Apollo leaning on a column, a type known only under this emperor.
June 26, 2015
What prompted the notorious emperor to adopt his young cousin as his heir?
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).
June 17, 2015
How do you change the world? How can any individual gain sufficient momentum to overthrow the status quo? Should they rely on violent revolution or peaceful evolution, is it more important to gain support from those at the top of society or to appeal to the majority of those found at the bottom?
April 26, 2015
Born on the 26th of April 121, he was born Marcus Annius Verus to a relatively inconspicuous father of the same name who died as praetor-designate in 124, when his son was only three years old.