Garrett Fagan explores the theatrical aspects of Roman arena games—the stage sets, equipment of the fighters, and so forth—that created an artificial landscape in which the violence of the spectacle was staged.
This thesis argues that the emperor Hadrian used vast building projects as a means to display and project his distinctive religious policy in the service of his overarching attempt to cement his power and rule.
Scholars have long debated Luke’s view of the Roman empire – and for good reasons.
If you lived in Pompeii at the time of the eruption, would your instincts have gotten you through the disaster? Take our quiz to find out!
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.