April 13, 2015
Who was this woman, and what is the significance of her title?
April 11, 2015
Lucius Septimius Severus was born on 11 April, AD 145 or 146, in Leptis Magna in modern day Libya, the first emperor to be born in Africa.
March 14, 2015
On 14th of March 222 Severus Alexander became emperor at the tender age of just thirteen, making him the second youngest Emperor in Rome’s history.
March 11, 2015
Still only aged 18 and manoeuvered into power by the powerful women in his life, Elagabalus’ life was ended 1793 years ago today.
1877 years ago today: Hadrian adopted Pius on the proviso Pius adopted Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus…
February 25, 2015
Today marks the anniversary of the adoption of Antoninus Pius by the emperor Hadrian, on condition that Pius adopted both Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
February 11, 2015
On February 11th 244 the boy-emperor Gordian III died in mysterious circumstances aged just nineteen. He was the youngest person to accede to unshared power in the history of the Roman empire.
January 10, 2015
On this day, the tenth of January in 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon and precipitated the final crisis of the Roman Republic. Tracing the roots of this momentous decision requires us to go back eleven years to 60 BC.
December 11, 2014
On the 11th December 361, the last pagan emperor Julian II (also known as Julian the Apostate) entered Constantinople as the sole ruler of the Roman Empire.