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20 08, 2020

Antium, Shakespeare, and Imperial Palaces

2021-01-27T00:01:46+00:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , |

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Author: Marian Vermeulen.  The specific origins of Antium remain unclear, but archaeologists believe that the Volsci were not the first residents. Later Roman myths would claim that Anteias, the son of Odysseus, founded Antium in the aftermath of Troy. The Romans found themselves in frequent conflict with the Volsci tribe, who made their capital in the city. Antium was a center point in [...]

11 08, 2020

Aphrodite of Paphos

2020-08-11T21:37:40+00:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , |

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"Aphrodite went to Cyprus, to Paphos, where her precinct is and fragrant altar, and passed into her sweet-smelling temple."- Homer Author of the post: Marian Vermeulen Before there were the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, the first deities were the Titans, sons and daughters of Gaia, Mother Earth, by Uranus, the sky. Yet Gaia grew angry with Uranus for imprisoning her other [...]

5 08, 2020

Theseus, the Minotaur, and the Minoans at Knossos

2020-08-05T22:09:35+00:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , |

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“May I therefore succeed in purifying Fable, making her submit to reason and take on the semblance of History.” - Plutarch, Life of Theseus There is a particular thrill whenever it is discovered that ancient myths and legends have more basis in reality than was previously assumed, the mystical found rooted in reality. Such was the case when Heinrich Schliemann, a devoted lover of [...]

7 07, 2020

A Home away from Rome: 7 Roman Villas to explore in Britain

2020-07-19T23:46:42+00:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , , , , |

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Author: Kieren Johns. The Romans first made direct contact with Britain in the middle of the 1st century BC, when Julius Caesar invaded in 55 and 54 BC. Rome’s most famous general believed that the island’s native Celtic people had been providing support to the Gauls in France, against whom he was waging the war that would secure his fame. Within a century, [...]

22 04, 2020

Philip the Arab from Philippopolis

2020-08-29T18:38:51+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , |

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Author: Marian Vermeulen Marcus Julius Philippus, commonly referred to as Philip the Arab, is an enigmatic figure of Roman imperial history. For all the major events of his life there are two different explanations of the motives behind them and various versions claiming to be the true story. His early life remains almost entirely a mystery. His father, Julius Marinus, was a local [...]

5 04, 2020

Maximinus Thrax: The Warrior Emperor of Rome

2020-08-29T18:46:20+00:00April 5th, 2020|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , |

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Author: Marian Vermeulen / “He called up informers and incited accusers, invented false offences, killed innocent men, condemned all whoever came to trial, reduced the richest men to utter poverty and never sought money anywhere save in some other's ruin, put many generals and many men of consular rank to death for no offence, carried others about in waggons without food and drink,and [...]

11 03, 2020

Off the Beaten Via: Top 5 of Northern Italy

2020-08-29T19:05:21+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Hidden Gems, Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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Author: Kieren Johns All roads lead to Rome, or so the old proverb goes. For those of us with an interest in the ancient world, it’s a saying that still very much rings true to this day. Whether it’s a chance to explore the remains of the ancient city itself in the Forum, or the opportunity to get up close and personal with [...]

9 03, 2020

Reign of Caracalla: Begun and Ended in Blood

2020-08-29T19:09:48+00:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , |

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Author: Marian Vermeulen  Today, the name of Caracalla is most often associated with the magnificent baths in Rome that bear his name. However, in his own era, Caracalla was known as an unpredictable and dangerous ruler. Some of his opponents nicknamed him “beast.” Though they gave him the name in derision, Caracalla embraced it eagerly. Even the name by which we know him, [...]

3 03, 2020

Pertinax – The Humble Emperor From Savo

2020-08-29T19:29:35+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , , |

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Thus did Pertinax, who undertook to restore everything in a moment, come to his end.” - Cassius Dio Christened Publius Helvius Pertinax, the future emperor enjoyed a humble and practical beginning, which informed his decisions throughout his life. He even maintained his business enterprises in Vada Sabatia, just south of Savo, after being named emperor. Though a favorite of the people and the [...]

29 02, 2020

Didius Julianus Buys the Roman Empire

2020-08-29T19:40:01+00:00February 29th, 2020|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , |

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“Then ensued a most disgraceful business and one unworthy of Rome.  For, just as if it had been in some market or auction-room, both the City and its entire empire were auctioned off. The sellers were the ones who had slain their emperor, and the would‑be buyers vied to outbid each other.” - Cassius Dio Successful Career As the son of a prominent noble [...]

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