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Caesar in Gaul
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Caesar in Gaul

Artist's impression of how Caesar and his army marching through Gaul may have looked like. This is a marketing picture for the Rome II: Total War DLC "Caesar in Gaul".
Late Period of Ancient Egypt
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Late Period of Ancient Egypt

The Late Period of Egypt (525-332 BCE) is the era following the Third Intermediate Period (1069-525) and preceding the brief Hellenistic Period (332-323 BCE) when Egypt was ruled by the Argead officials installed by Alexander the Great prior...
Inscription, Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome
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Inscription, Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome

The inscription on the arch of Septimius Severus in Rome (203 CE). It is repeated on both façades, and shows that the triumphal arch was dedicated to Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons Caracalla and Geta who ‘restored the Republic...
Temple of Saturn, Rome
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Temple of Saturn, Rome

The Temple of Saturn in Rome which was the location of the Roman state treasury. This was supervised by the quaestors during the Roman Republic.
Illyria - Exploring Ancient Albania
Articleby Carole Raddato

Illyria - Exploring Ancient Albania

Albania is located at the crossroads of the eastern Adriatic and was known as Illyria and Epirus throughout the Classical era. It played a strategic role in ancient times and was a point of contact between Illyrian, Greek, and Roman civilizations...
Temple of Portunus, Rome, c. 120-80 B.C.E.
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Temple of Portunus, Rome, c. 120-80 B.C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=5u1Nrmdyd-A Temple of Portunus (formerly known as, Fortuna Virilis), travertine, tufa, and stucco, c. 120-80 B.C.E., Rome A smarthistory.org video by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
The Spread of Islam in Ancient Africa
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Spread of Islam in Ancient Africa

Following the conquest of North Africa by Muslim Arabs in the 7th century CE, Islam spread throughout West Africa via merchants, traders, scholars, and missionaries, that is largely through peaceful means whereby African rulers either tolerated...
Villanovan Culture
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Villanovan Culture

The Villanovan culture flourished during the Iron Age in central Italy from c. 1000 to c. 750 BCE. It was a precursor of the Etruscan civilization, although the two populations are actually the same and the term Villanovan should not imply...
The Porta Praetoria of Saalburg Roman Fort
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The Porta Praetoria of Saalburg Roman Fort

The reconstructed Porta Praetoria, the main gate of the Saalburg Roman Fort. The gate takes its name from the Via Praetoria, the camp’s road running in a north-south direction. Between the two gates, a bronze statue of emperor Antoninus Pius...
Orosius
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Orosius

Paulus Orosius (usually given as Orosius, 5th century CE) was a Christian theologian and historian who was also a friend and protege of St. Augustine of Hippo (l. 354-430 CE). He is best known for his work Seven Books of History Against the...