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The Life of Marcus Aurelius: Part I

Written by Katherine Kennedy, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom A Man of Many Names Marcus was born on the 26th of April, in Rome, in the year 121 A.D.. He bore many different versions of his name whilst growing up; these changed as his familial status was altered first by the death of his father, then

Tiberius: Great Emperor or Monster?

Written by Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Tiberius( 42 BC –37 AD) was the second Roman Emperor and one of its greatest. He was also a brilliant general. Yet, he is remembered today as a gloomy tyrant who was vey cruel. Tiberius was a very complex man and to this day he is something

International Trade in the Ancient World

By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisodm We are all aware of the great achievements of the Greeks and the Romans. However, they were also great traders and they helped to establish an international trade network that changed the world. The Early International Trade Network After the Bronze Age collapse caused by the invasions of

The Battle of Nisibis: Parthia VS Rome

By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Battle of Nisibis (217 AD) was the last battle between the Roman and the Parthian Empire. They had battled each other regularly for almost three centuries. This two-day battle was a particularly brutal and bloody one. The Background to the Battle of Nisibis Caracalla was one of

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