Archive for December, 2010

Decimatio Posted by on Dec 8, 2010

The Roman military was successful in invading foreign territories were due in part to the military’s discipline and distribution of punishment for cowardly or offensive behavior. For instance, there was the punishment of decimatio, which means “decimation” in English. If the soldiers of a unit mutinied, lost a battle or displeased the commander in any…

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Pompeii Posted by on Dec 5, 2010

When people think of Pompeii, what is the first image that comes to mind? At least part of the media’s obsession with Pompeii is focused on the brothels and brothel paintings of Pompeii. The most famous brothel in Pompeii is Lupanar of Pompeii. There are remnants of a bed made of brick with ten rooms…

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Ancient Roman Columns Posted by on Dec 2, 2010

There are few surviving examples of Ancient Roman victory columns. Ancient Roman victory columns are tall and symbolic of the uncontested power of Rome. Many of these columns have not survived, due to the fact that invading nations have toppled many of them beyond repair. Trajan’s Column is probably the best known example of an…

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