The Praetorian Guard and the Downfall of the Roman Empire.

The Praetorian Guard is one of the most famous bodyguards in history. Founded by Augustus in 31 BC to guard the holder of the office known as Princeps or ‘First Citizen’ that would later be known by the military title ‘Emperor’, it’s access to the emperor, and position as the only armed force in Rome … More The Praetorian Guard and the Downfall of the Roman Empire.

Death and Transition Part 1: Boats and Burials

Hello everyone, and happy New Year! Hope you have a good one, and to celebrate, is an article on a couple of lectures I had the privilege of attending at the University of Winchester last year. The lecture was given by Professor Howard Williams from the University of Chester, called Death and Transition. The first was on Viking … More Death and Transition Part 1: Boats and Burials

Cicero’s Finest Hour: The Catiline Conspiracy

The Catiline Conspiracy is one of the most famous events in the later years of the Roman Republic. The plot was an alleged attempt to overthrow the Roman Republic, exposed in 63 BC, by one of the consuls of Rome, the famous Cicero, probably Rome’s greatest orator. Lucius Sergius Catilinus or Catiline for short was … More Cicero’s Finest Hour: The Catiline Conspiracy