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Being an Actor in Ancient Rome Posted by on Sep 20, 2016

Salvete Omnes! After the Emmy’s this weekend, where we have seen actors and actresses honored and pampered, so we’re gonna be looking at the life of actors in Ancient Rome and just how different it was for them. Ancient Roman plays were almost always performed during ludi (“games”). Because the Ancient Romans did not have…

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2045th Anniversary of Octavian’s 3 Triumphs Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

Salvete Omnes! I hope it has been a pleasant weekend. Well, 2045 years ago it was a very busy weekend for the ancient Romans!   As of this year, it has been 2,045 years since Imperātor Caesar Dīvī Fīlius Augustus, or Gaius Octavian, as he was known at the time, held 3 consecutive triumphs on…

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Five Good Emperors Posted by on Feb 21, 2010

The “Five Good Emperors” was a term coined by Machiavelli. In today’s post, we’ll examine just what made these give emperors “good”. Emperor Nerva had a short reign that ran for a little over an year. Although modern historians have labeled him a weak and ineffective emperor, his adoption of the next emperor ensured a smooth…

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