Roman Republic at the Beginning of Caesar's Civil War
This map depicts the territories under Julius Caesar and Roman Senate in the wake of the outbreak of Caesar's Civil War in 49 BCE in the Roman Republic. Caesar crossed the Rubicon and marched on Rome while Pompey, supported by the Senate...
Caesar's Campaign against the Belgae
A map of Caesar's campaign against the Belgae tribe in Gaul, 57 BC.
Great Military Commanders from Antiquity
In antiquity, certain military commanders were so formidable on the battlefield that they were responsible for the rise and fall of civilizations. Epaminondas saw off mighty Sparta and almost single-handedly gave Greek Thebes its one and...
Western Civilization is forever indebted to the people of ancient Greece and Rome. Among the numerous contributions these societies made are in the fields of art, literature and philosophy; however, perhaps their greatest gift to future generations...
Beware the Ides of March! Death of Julius Caesar & Living History! Ancient Rome Live
The Ides of March is one of the most important dates in Roman history. Watch this incredible dramatic production by Gruppo Storico Romano (Ides of March 2015) in the Republican era Largo Argentina temples precinct, physically next to the...
History in Five: The Death of Julius Caesar
Historian Barry Strauss, author of 'The Death of Caesar,' explores the political, military, and social motivations behind history's most famous murder.
According to legend, Ancient Rome was founded by the two brothers, and demigods, Romulus and Remus, on 21 April 753 BCE. The legend claims that in an argument over who would rule the city (or, in another version, where the city would be located...
Caesar's Campaign against the Helvetii
A map of Caesar's campaign against the Helvetii in Gaul, 58 BC.
Juba II (c. 48 BCE - 23 CE) was a Numidian prince and the king of Mauretania from c. 25 BCE until his death in 23 CE. He was raised in the household of Julius Caesar (c. 100-44 BCE) and married Cleopatra Selene II (40 - c. 17/5 BCE), the...
Prodigies: Earthquake Perception from Julius to L'Aquila
The beauty of being an archaeologist is having the good fortune to find something on an archaeological dig that remains in a relatively good state of preservation. In various degrees, there are those who study how nature can actually help...