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Marcus Aurelius Part I: The Caelian Hill Births an Emperor

Author: timetravelrome /

“Until philosophers rule as kings or those who are now called kings and leading men genuinely and adequately philosophize, that is, until political power and philosophy entirely coincide…cities will have no rest from evils, nor, I think, will the human race.” - Plato, Republic A note from Marian Vermeulen (author): I am a longtime lover of Marcus Aurelius. His picture is on the [...]

2020-05-20T19:45:43+00:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , |

Top 5 Roman Sites in the United Kingdom

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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 [...]

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

Who Were the 5 Best Emperors of Ancient Rome?

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In 1776, Edward Gibbon published his massive, six book, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. In it he popularized Niccolò Machiavelli’s classification of the “Five Good Emperors.” Though a subjective opinion, the five emperors who took power via adoption stand out as wise and just rulers.  Their reigns marked the Golden Age of Rome. This post offers a short history [...]

2019-04-17T13:22:59+00:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , |