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18 11, 2019

Top 5 Roman Sites in the United Kingdom

2019-11-18T07:48:52+00:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , , |

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Exploring the Edges of Empire As a part of the Empire for over 350 years, from annexation by the emperor Claudius in 43 AD to the full Roman retreat in 410, Britain today is scattered with remains of its ancient, Classical past. For a long time, the island was ignored: although Julius Caesar is known to have landed here as early as around [...]

12 11, 2019

Fulvia Antonia Makes a Final Stand in Perusia

2019-11-12T21:56:14+00:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , , |

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As one of the twelve confederate cities of Etruria, ancient Perusia, now Perugia, was an important settlement of the Etruscans. It fought in early conflicts with Rome, and was a leading force in the rebellion of 295 B.C. However, the rebellion failed, and Perusia had no choice but to seek a peace treaty with Rome. By the time of the Second Punic War, [...]

5 11, 2019

Julia the Elder: Exile to Pandataria

2019-11-05T21:43:32+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , |

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"There are two wayward daughters that I have to put up with: the Roman commonwealth and Julia." - Emperor Augustus Julia Augusti filia, or Julia the Elder, daughter of the Emperor Augustus, was a fascinating wild card in an era and culture where the ideal woman was quiet, steadfast, and even-tempered. Her personality was neither uniquely good nor bad, and like many famous [...]

1 11, 2019

Agrippa Part VII: Coins from Gaul, Epirus and Rome

2019-11-01T19:33:34+00:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Coins and travel|Tags: , , , , , |

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“Agrippa, favoured by the winds and the gods leads his towering column of ships, his brow shines with the beaks of the naval crown, his proud battle distinction” Virgil, Aeneid. Book VIII (translation by A.S. Kline) Agrippa is one of the greatest men of Ancient Rome. His lifetime accomplishments were spectacular and his heritage is incredibly rich even two thousand years after his [...]

25 10, 2019

Agrippa Part VI: Farewell at Boscoreale

2019-10-25T18:27:13+00:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , |

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“Such was the end of Agrippa, who had in every way clearly shown himself the noblest of the men of his day.” - Cassius Dio Although ancient writers accepted the rumors that Augustus sent Agrippa away due to rising jealously between Agrippa and Marcellus, the nephew of Augustus, the long standing loyalty and esteem between the two men, from their earliest years together [...]

21 10, 2019

Agrippa Part V: Mission to Mytilene

2019-10-21T20:15:27+00:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , |

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“Augustus preferred no one to Herod besides Agrippa, and Agrippa made no one his greater friend than Herod besides Augustus.” - Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews In 23 B.C., a series of curious events took place. Despite their long and close friendship, Octavian, now known as Augustus, sent Agrippa away to govern the eastern province of Syria. It was an assignment that to [...]

14 10, 2019

Agrippa Part IV: His Top 5 Building Projects as Aedile of Rome

2019-10-14T07:49:55+00:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , |

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Augustus once famously said that he “found Rome a city of brick and left it a city of marble.” Much of that work was accomplished through the deputation of Marcus Agrippa.  When Augustus came to power, the city of Rome was not how we imagine it today. Having grown too large, too fast, it was a messy, ever-growing collection of brick and wooden [...]

7 10, 2019

Agrippa Part III: Battle of Actium and Founding of Nicopolis

2019-10-07T06:57:26+00:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , , |

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Having proven his naval prowess against Sextus Pompey as well as his unwavering loyalty, Agrippa was the natural choice for Octavian when the constant tension with Antony led to another nautical war. Shortly after the Battles of Mylae and Naulochus, Octavian had successfully ousted the third triumvir, Lepidus. As a result, he held sole control of the western half of Rome with Antony [...]

2 10, 2019

Agrippa Part II: Victory at Mylae and Naulochus

2019-10-02T20:56:11+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , |

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Despite Julius Caesar’s complete defeat of Pompey the Great, Pompey’s children continued to fight in his name even after Caesar’s murder. The most successful was Sextus Pompey, who collected an armada of pirate ships and continually harassed Roman shipping. In 37 B.C., young Octavian suffered a shameful defeat against Sextus Pompey, and once again turned to his old friend, Marcus Agrippa, for help. [...]

30 09, 2019

Agrippa Part I: Triumph at Sipious.

2019-09-30T20:35:09+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: |

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“Agrippa, who was the closest friend of Octavian”. Appian, The Civil Wars History of Sipious (Sipous) Located on the western coast of Italy, ancient Sipious (Sipous) began as a Greek city. It was a colony founded by Diomedes according to legend, but likely established by Daunians, an Iapygian tribe consisting of a mixture of Illyrians from the west coast of Greece and Apulians from southern Italy, [...]

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