The Bar-Kochba Revolt
The Bar Kochba Revolt (132–136 CE) was the third and final war between the Jewish people and the Roman Empire. It followed a long period of tension and violence, marked by the first Jewish uprising of 66-70 CE, which ended with the destruction...
Detail, Roman Slaves Relief Slab
A marble relief panel from Smyrna showing Roman slaves in chains. 200 CE. (Ashmolean Musuem, Oxford, UK)
Marcus Licinius Crassus, Louvre
A marble head of Roman statesman and general Marcus Licinius Crassus, middle of 1st century BCE. (Louvre Museum)
Spartacus, marble sculpture of Denis Foyatier, 1830 CE. (Louvre Museum, Paris)
Marcus Licinius Crassus Bust
A bust of Roman statesman and general Marcus Licinius Crassus (c. 115-53 BCE). Glyptothek, Copenhagen.
Escaped Slave Before a Queen
An artist's depiction of an escaped slave standing in the court of a Hellenistic queen. From the game Old World.
Spartacus 1960 Film Poster
The original release poster for the 1960 film Spartacus starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. Artist: William Reynold Brown.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis (l. c. 55-138 CE), better known as Juvenal, was a Roman satirist. He wrote five books, containing 16 satires, each of which criticized a different element of Roman society, whether it was poor housing, the patron/client...
Shapur I (r. 240-270 CE) is considered one of the greatest kings of the Sassanian Empire for expanding his realm, his policy of religious tolerance, building projects, and committing the Zoroastrian scriptures (Avesta) to writing. He was...
Cleopatra: The Real Story
This documentary depicts the true life of Cleopatra; a lot of historical evidence is provided.