Ancient Rome

Vercingetorix statue near the village of Alise-Sainte-Reine in France.

Julius Caesar in Gaul during 55 -50 BC

During the winter between 55 and 56 BC, Gaius Julius Caesar waged war with the Germanic tribes. Germanic tribes crossed the Rhine river because...
Bridge over the River Rubicon

The struggle between Gaius Julius Caesar and Gnaeus Pompey

During 53 BC, the consuls in Roman Republic were not chosen because there were real battles between Clodius groups (Plebs and slaves) and Titus Annius...
Positions on map - Battle of Thapsus and Battle of Munda

Social movement in Rome (48-47 BC) and last stage of Caesar’s...

During the civil war in Roman Republic (struggle between Caesar and Pompey), the economic situation in Rome became worse. The value of money was...
The murder of Julis Caesar - Interpretation by painter Vincenzo Camuccini around 1798 AD

Julius Caesar as dictator and Ides of March 44 BC

After Caesar defeated Pompey supporters, he emerged on the political stage in Rome as the leader of democratic Populares Party. Caesar reduced the free...
Bust of Junius Brutus in National Museum of Rome

Civil wars in Rome after Caesar’s death and political activities of...

Conspirators were clear with the first point of their plan to assassinate Caesar. Their slogan was a struggle against tyranny and establishing of the...
Sextus Pompey portrait on the coin side.

The Second Triumvirate (Gaius Octavius, Marcus Antonius, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus)

Caesar's soldiers and veterans who served in the Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony) and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus Younger troops and in Octavian legions wanted to...
The statue known as the Augustus of Prima Porta

Octavian Augustus reign in Roman Empire (27 BC – 14 AD)...

When Octavian Augustus (Gaius Octavius) in 29 BC, returned from Egypt to Rome, his power was complete. He was at the head of a...
Roman Emperors of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty

Julio – Claudian dynasty in Roman empire (14 – 69 AD)

Octavian Augustus had only one child, a daughter, Julia, because his two sons had died when they were young boys. Octavian last wife, Livia...
Sculpture of Agrippina crowning her young son Nero

Roman emperor Nero (54-68 AD) as an artist

Few rulers in history were as intimately involved in the arts as the Roman Emperor Nero. According to Geoffrey Lehmann, Nero may be the...
Golden coin dated 56 AD of Roman Emperor Nero. Credit: Shimon Gibson

A Roman gold coin depicting the Emperor Nero found in Jerusalem

The discovery of a rare Roman gold coin with the name of the Roman Emperor Nero (From Julio-Claudian dynasty) at the University of North...
Flavian Colosseum

Short facts about Flavian dynasty in Roman Empire (69 – 96...

The Roman army had played a significant role in the struggle for power after the death of Nero Claudius Caesar in 68 AD. The...
Five Good Emperors - Antonine dynasty in Roman empire

Five good Emperors – Antonine Dynasty (96 – 192 AD)

As the Roman Senate organized the murder of Domitian, it also took the lead role in the selection of the new ruler. The Senate...

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