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Claudius, emperor 41-54 CE

Posted January 11th, 2015 at 09:54 PM by Salah

Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus is one of the best-known Roman emperors, thanks in part to Robert Graves. The historical significance of his reign is wide-ranging. Claudius conquered Britain, an unfulfilled Imperial dream dating to the lifetime of Julius Caesar. It was also during his reign that St. Paul, the observant Jewish tent-maker from Tarsus, first began evangelizing for Christianity, focusing on the Greco-Roman, rather than Jewish community.

Claudius himself had the blood...
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The Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt

Posted December 31st, 2014 at 08:16 AM by Salah

Of all the generals and satraps who argued over the carcass of Alexander's abruptly headless empire, none had more success than Ptolemaios Lagos. Thanks to the stability of his reign and that of his two immediate successors, the dynasty that wore his name controlled Egypt (and at times, other parts of north Africa and Palestine) from 323 to 31 BCE.

The Ptolemaic Kingdom remains one of the most exotic, and at times, frankly bizarre, nations to reveal themselves in the pages of ancient...
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Glycerius, Western Roman Emperor

Posted December 30th, 2014 at 06:07 AM by Salah

Glycerius, 5th Century CE

Roman emperor in the West

Flavius Glycerius was apparently a career soldier, born early in the 5th Century. In fact, virtually nothing is known about Glycerius until he briefly served as the emperor of the Western provinces of the Roman Empire. By the early 470s, he had risen to a high military command in Dalmatia, and was then appointed comes domesticorum, the chief of the Imperial bodyguard in Ravenna. As of 472 Glycerius must have felt that...
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Decius and His Persecution of the Christian Church

Posted September 13th, 2014 at 02:32 PM by Salah

Gaius Messius Quintus Decius ruled the Roman Empire from September of 249 CE until June of 251. By his reign, the Empire was visibly entering into what has become known as the 'Crisis of the Third Century'. The Empire's frontiers were menaced by various Germanic peoples as well as the Sassanid Persians, and plagues and military usurpations caused internal trauma. It was Decius who adopted the novel policy of attempting to appease the gods - with disastrous results for at least one of the religious...
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The Roman Empire fell in 475 CE - or is that 480?

Posted August 30th, 2014 at 08:34 PM by Salah

476 CE is the date traditionally given for the 'fall' of the Western half of the Roman Empire. The ironically-named adolescent puppet Romulus "Augustulus" was sent into forced retirement by Odoacer, who was then declared 'king' in Italy.

Of course, those who favor the date 476 ignore the Eastern half of the Empire, which endured until 1453 (or 1461, if one counts the 'rump-state' of Trebizond). It might be worth nothing, however, that Romulus was not, in fact, a true Roman...
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