Augustus

Fulvia Antonia Makes a Final Stand in Perusia

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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, [...]

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

Julia the Elder: Exile to Pandataria

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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 [...]

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

Agrippa Part VII: Coins from Gaul, Epirus and Rome

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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 [...]

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

Agrippa Part VI: Farewell at Boscoreale

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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 [...]

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

Agrippa Part V: Mission to Mytilene

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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 [...]

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

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

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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 [...]

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

Agrippa Part III: Battle of Actium and Founding of Nicopolis

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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 [...]

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

Hortensia Speaks Out in the Forum Romanum

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Nestled between the Palatine and the Capitoline Hills, the Forum Romanum was the heart of activity in ancient Rome. To this day its ruins attract millions of visitors. The area was originally a thick bog, entirely uninhabitable. Taquinius Superbus, the very last king of Rome, ordered the area drained by the construction of the Cloaca Maxima, one of the world’s earliest examples of [...]

2019-05-17T11:30:30+00:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , |