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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...
Life of Emperor Titus #10 - The Good Emperor, Roman History Documentary Series
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Life of Emperor Titus #10 - The Good Emperor, Roman History Documentary Series

Emperor Titus was the first emperor to succeed his biological father on the imperial throne. He is considered to be one of the few good emperors. His short reign is best remembered for the opening of the Flavian Amphitheater(Colosseum) in...
Roman Tombs - Ancient Rome Live (AIRC)
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Roman Tombs - Ancient Rome Live (AIRC)

Tombs in ancient Rome were structures of varying dimensions (holding individual bodies and/ or ashes of deceased or containing entire households or communities) that were the focus of daily and annual rituals. Burial plots would range from...
Romulus and Remus
Definitionby Brittany Garcia

Romulus and Remus

In Roman mythology, Romulus and his twin brother Remus were the founders of the city of Rome. They were the children of Rhea Silvia and Mars (or in some variations the demi-god hero Hercules) and their story is recorded by many authors including...
Dhameka Stupa, Sarnath
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Dhameka Stupa, Sarnath

The Dhameka Stupa, as seen from the Dharmarajika Stupa. The Dhameka Stupa was built during the Mauryan period (3rd century BCE) and enlarged in the 11th century CE. It is said to mark the spot where the Buddha gave his first sermon to a group...
Sasa Jataka Narrative Sculpture
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Sasa Jataka Narrative Sculpture

Coping stone fragment depicting a scene from the Sasa Jataka, identified by the inscription at the top. Now housed at the Allahabad Museum, Allahabad, this narrative sculpture is about a story where the Bodhisattva is born as a rabbit and...
Eleusis
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Eleusis

Eleusis was a deme of Athens and most famous for its annual festival of the Mysteries in honour of Demeter and Persephone. The site was also an important fortress protecting Attica and held several other important festivals, notably the Thesmophoria...
Ancient Volterra
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Volterra

Volterra (Etruscan name: Velathri, Roman: Volaterrae), located in the northern part of Tuscany, Italy, was an important Etruscan settlement between the 7th and 2nd century BCE. After its destruction by the Romans in the 1st century BCE it...
Volsinii
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Volsinii

Volsinii (modern Orvieto), located in central Italy, was an important Etruscan town from the 8th century BCE when it was known by the name of Velzna. Representatives of the Etruscan League met annually at the site in the most important Etruscan...
Ancient Jordan
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Jordan

Jordan is a country in the Near East bordered by Israel, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia which was part of the Land of Canaan in ancient times. The country is named for the River Jordan which flows between modern-day Jordan and Israel and whose...