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Roman Ballista
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Roman Ballista

The ballista was a Roman artillery weapon which used torsion to propel bolts or stones over several hundred metres. They were in use from the 3rd century BCE to the 4th century CE.
Roman Naval Vessel
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Roman Naval Vessel

A marble relief depicting a Roman naval vessel with a ram on the prow. Augustan period from the Palatine, Rome. (Forum Museum, Rome)
Roman Warship Relief
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Roman Warship Relief

Relief from a monument near the Roman naval base at Misenum. At the stern of the ship, the pausarius is keeping the rowers in time with a drum. The larger man facing the rowers is possibly the trierarch, the ship's captain. End of 1st century...
Sulla's Reforms as Dictator
Articleby Jesse Sifuentes

Sulla's Reforms as Dictator

Lucius Cornelius Sulla (l. 138 - 78 BCE) enacted his constitutional reforms (81 BCE) as dictator to strengthen the Roman Senate's power. Sulla was born in a very turbulent era of Rome's history, which has often been described as the beginning...
Hadrian's Wall
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall (known in antiquity as the Vallum Hadriani or the Vallum Aelian) is a defensive frontier work in northern Britain which dates from 122 CE. The wall ran from coast to coast at a length of 73 statute miles (120 km). Though the...
Masada
Definitionby Rebecca Denova

Masada

Masada (“fortress” in Hebrew) is a mountain complex in Israel in the Judean desert that overlooks the Dead Sea. It is famous for the last stand of the Zealots (and Sicarii) in the Jewish Revolt against Rome (66-73 CE). Masada...
Kublai Khan
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Kublai Khan

Kublai Khan (Qubilai-Qan) was the ruler of the Mongol Empire from 1260 to 1294. His accomplishments include establishing Mongol rule in China under the name of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), thus becoming the first non-Chinese to rule the...
Battle of Teutoburg Forest [Artist's Impression]
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Battle of Teutoburg Forest [Artist's Impression]

This is an artistic 3D impression of what the Battle of Teutoburg Forest (September, 9 CE) may have looked like. Germanic tribesmen led by Arminius wear down the Roman column, as its general Varus is trying to lead it back to safety. The...
Aqueduct
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Aqueduct

In antiquity, aqueducts transported water from one place to another, achieving a regular and controlled supply to a place that would not otherwise have received sufficient quantities. Consequently, aqueducts met basic needs such as the irrigation...
The Masaesyli and Massylii of Numidia
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Masaesyli and Massylii of Numidia

The North African Berber kingdom of Numidia (202-40 BCE) was originally inhabited by a tribe (or federation of tribes) known as the Masaesyli, to the west, and a coalition of smaller tribes, known as the Massylii, to the east. The meaning...
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