Agrippa Part III: Battle of Actium and Founding of Nicopolis

Author: timetravelrome /

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

Author: timetravelrome /

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: , , , |