From the first to the fifth centuries AD, Britain – though not officially Scotland, which lay beyond the frontier at Hadrian’s Wall – was part of the Roman Empire.
The stories of virtue and vice in the Caesars are carefully selected to illustrate whether emperors measured up to this standard.
For centuries, the bloody gladiator conflicts that the Romans staged in amphitheatres throughout the empire have engrossed and repelled us. When it comes to gladiators, it is almost impossible to look away. But the arena is also the place where the Romans feel most foreign to us.
We all know the phrase ‘all roads lead to Rome’. Today, it is used proverbially and has come to mean something like ‘there is more than one way to reach the same goal’. But did all roads ever really lead to the eternal city?
Roman society was, in fact, highly stratified throughout and people of all social levels went to great lengths to better their lot in life and climb the social ladder.
It is not intended here to embark upon a detailed discussion of all the theories put forward concerning the nature of the Lupercalian rites, but rather to attempt to establish a connection between the rites and the appearance of a she-wolf in the Romulus and Remus legend.
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This thesis deals with the weapons Of the Roman army in Britain from the beginning of the 2nd century AD until the end of Roman rule in the early 5th century.