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History of The Sassanid Empire – Rome’s Biggest Rivals (224–651 c.e.)

The Sassanid Empire was the last pre-Islamic Iranian dynasty that ruled over a large part of western Asia. Following the Achaemenid dynasty, the Sassanids...

Marcus Aurelius (121–180 c.e.) Roman emperor – The Last Good Emperor of Rome

Who was Marcus Aurelius ? Marcus Aurelius was the only Roman philosopher king, author of Meditations and last of the “good” emperors. The Pax Romana began...

List of 15 Movies About Ancient Rome

XV. Romolo e Remo is a 1961 film based on the legend of Romulus and Remus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoydKmph6JY XIV. The Avenger is a 1962 film Aeneas leads escaped survivors of the Trojan war...

The Invasion of Rome The Eternal City by the Saracens, A.D. 846.

The Arab Conquest of Sicily The Arab raid against Roma Aeterna took place in 846.  The Saracen raiders plundered the outskirts of the city, sacking...

The Marian Army Reforms , What did Gaius Marius do to change Rome ?

Gaius Marius Gaius Marius comes from a latin family, that lived  in a village close to the town of Arpinum. His parents didn't give him any...

The Amazing History of Diocletian’s Palace

Diocletian's Palace is a beautiful Roman palace that was built in the 4th century of the common era. Today, it can be discovered in the old town of Split, Croatia.

Who Founded Stoicism

Initially, it was known as "Zenonism". It was a philosophical school that arose in Athens in 300 BC. What made it so popular?

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

The transition from the republic to the imperial form of government led to a gradual erosion of the institutions of civil society. The Senate...

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