What Is The Migration Period? – Part 1: The Romans and The Goths

Before I studied history I didn’t know a lot about certain periods, one of which was the apparent gap between the time of the Romans and the beginning of the true Medieval period. Eventually I found out that this is known as ‘The Migration Period’. This period of history is often overlooked in many places, … More What Is The Migration Period? – Part 1: The Romans and The Goths

Incest and Royalty: The Reasons and the Effects

Jokes about inbreeding and incest are common in discussions about royalty, for non-historians such jokes can actually be some of the basis of their knowledge about royalty. However why royalty decided to choose incestuous unions and what the effects of such unions are less considered. This is despite incest and inbreeding being apparent across the … More Incest and Royalty: The Reasons and the Effects

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.

‘Oh Dear, I Think I’m Becoming A God’: Vespasian and the Divine

Throughout his decade-long reign from AD 69 to 79, Vespasian actively refuted any claims of divinity and moves toward an imperial cult within the borders of Rome, but made little attempt to dispel divine worship of himself in the provinces in a bid to reinforce the central focus on Rome and the emperor as an … More ‘Oh Dear, I Think I’m Becoming A God’: Vespasian and the Divine

Review of The ancient Romans: Their lives and their world by Paul Roberts

Chapter; Gods and Goddesses The text includes subjects that most readers would have knowledge about, for example; gladiators,gods and goddesses and emperors. It also includes debateably lesser known subjects such as; craftsmen and artists, farmers and food makers and Roman children. “Although technically written for children ages twelve and up,The Ancient Romans; Their Lives and … More Review of The ancient Romans: Their lives and their world by Paul Roberts