Barry Strauss talks about his new book The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination.
There has been an increased interest in Romeʼs connections with the Far East over the course of the last 20 years. This has resulted in the publication of many articles and monographs about the Roman involvement in the Red Sea which was the key maritime region linking the Far East with the West.
This article examines the origins of the idea of Roman world rule and the foundation myths of the Capitoline temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus
The emperor was adored directly and simultaneously as primary holder of power and chief patron. In relation to the emperor as god, there are two pertinent instances where the ruler brands himself with characteristics of other gods.
ublius Clodous Pulcher, the patrician at the center of this scandal, became a means to control Caesar’s interests and enemies in the senate during his Gallic campaign.
This paper is as much about history and popular imagination as it is about historical films. It argues that it is not historical accuracy or film as historical evidence that matters, but the historical questions and debates that film raises for its audience and the historical profession regarding the past it presents and its implication on history.
Hannibal’s undoing was the result of the deliberate Roman policy of harassment and deprivation, his inability to win a critical mass of political support from the Italian communities, and his failure to find a long-term solution to his considerable supply needs.
Ever since then the end of antiquity has always been seen as about the opposition between a Roman Mediterranean and a Germanic Barbarian north.
The City in Decline: Rome in Late Antiquity By Kevin Twine Middle States Geographer, Vol.25 (1992) Abstract: This paper addresses the question of what happens…