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The Battle of Adrianople

By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Battle of Adrianople (378 AD) was one of the most important battles in ancient history. It was one of Rome’s greatest defeats and left an Emperor missing, presumed dead… it was the beginning of the end of an empire. Background to the Battle of Adrianople The Roman

When in Rome, Be Greek

By Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Rome: a Mediterranean giant, known far and wide for its conquering and warfare… and its strong penchant for proudly displaying spoils all around the city. For hundreds of years Rome’s military prowess led to Triumphs, civil ceremonies and religious rites paraded through her famous streets. Rome was powerful…and

Quintus Servilius Caepio: A Terrible General, but an Amazing Thief

By Richardson Akande, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The History of the Roman Empire is embedded with war conquests by mighty generals who were exceptional in the art of war. From the beginning of the Republic around 509 BCE to the peak around 117 CE, to the fall of Rome and the adoption of Constantinople as

Do All Roads ACTUALLY Lead to Rome?

We all know the phrase “All roads lead to Rome”. Today, it is used proverbially and has come to mean something like “there is more than one way to reach the same goal”. But did all roads ever really lead to the eternal city? The Power of Pavement There was a close connection between roads

Inflating an Empire

By Ben Potter Imagine a world where Europe is united under a common banner, has shared interests, open markets and… a single currency. A currency that has such an impact on the continent that it leads to mass inflation and threatens the very existence of the union itself! Imagine… it’s easy if you try. Of

Constantine: Convert or Con-artist?

By Amy Zahn When most people hear the name “Constantine,” all they think is the word “Christian.” And there’s good reason for that – Constantine was the first Christian Roman emperor, after all. However, there is much more to his story than just that. Most people don’t know, for instance, that Constantine wasn’t even meant