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  • Elagabalus

    The young son of Julia Soemias and the late Senator Sextus Varius Marcellus, was acclaimed emperor by soldiers of Legio III Galica and Legio II Parthica stationed in Emesa, in May 218 AD. They were his mother and his grandmother Julia Maesia, sister of Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, who claimed his right to succeed Caracalla, but not so much for the royal kinship, but because they did believe the legions that the real father of Varius Bassianus, this it was his name, it was truly Caracalla, a fact that seemed confirmed by a certain resemblance as well as by the presence in Rome of Giulia Soemias at the time of conception ...

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  • Volcanal

    The first buildings In the Forum valley were the temples dedicated to the archaic deities; the oldest temple is the Volcanal, an altar erected in honor of the God Volcan nearby Comitum ...

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  • When elephants lived in Rome

    200,000 years ago elephants lived along Aniene river. The valley of Aniene, the tributary that joins the river Tiber at gates of Rome, was the natural habitat of extinct animals that divided it with men who were the ancestors of the Italic aborigines ...

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  • Rome Renaissance in 12th century

    Pasquale II, pope from 1099 to 1118, faced his pontificate with a clear program that also included an urban revolution of Rome.In twenty years he tried to give a new face to Rome; centuries of raids and destruction to the detriment of monuments, fires and floods had transformed the capital of the Roman Empire into a sequence of semi-collapsed buildings. Historians believe that the Pope's commitment to the arrangement of entire areas of Rome was closely linked to the need to create liturgical paths to be proposed to the many pilgrims who each year came to Rome ...

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  • Antonia the Younger

    In the Acta Collegium Fratrii Arvalium, her birth was registered on January 31st of 36 BC; she was conceived in Athens in 37 BC before his father Marc Antony left for the war against the Parties, he would never return to Rome and little Antonia will never see him ...

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  • Neo-Pythagorean Basilica of Porta Maggiore

    In 1917 occurred some landslides along the railway line coming out from Termini towards Cassino, near Porta Maggiore opened a chasm in which collapsed a ...

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  • Discovery Historia of Seneca in a papyrus of Herculaneum

    A new technology and the expertise and patience of Valeria Piano have given back to the world an important text by Anneo Seneca the Elder: "Historiae ab initio bellorum civileum", a historical work related to events from the period of civil wars to Emperor Tiberius, probably the last work written by the historian who died in 37 AD; until today expected the work lost instead it was hidden among the charred papyri in the library of the Pisons Villa in Herculaneum ...

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  • Aurelia Cotta - The mother of Julius Caesar

    She was born in Rome on May 21, 120 BC, daughter of Lucius Aurelius Cotta who was consul in the year after hers birth; the mother was called Rutilia and even her family was of consular rank. The gens Aurelia had cognomina Cotta, Scaurus, and Orestes and, in the first century, a branch was called Fulvus, to this belonged Titus Aurelius Fulvus who became emperor under the name of Antoninus Pius ...

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  • The Hercules and Cacus myth

    The Hercules and Cacus myth expresses the progressive insertion of the Hellenistic culture on the primordial Italic cultures: Hercules is the ...

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  • Lucius Junius Brutus

    He was the founder of the Roman Republic and who led the revolt of the people and the Senate of Rome against the Tarquini and, after their expulsion ...

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  • Theatre of Marcellus

    Theatre of Marcellus is perhaps the most ancient theater of which even today's architecture is visible; its construction was begun by Caesar, but ...

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  • The small fountain of lovers

    Near the most famous fountain in the world, Trevi Fountain, there is a small fountain that the architect Nicola Salvi created next to the monumental ...

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  • The Prisons of Ancient Rome

    In ancient Rome, the prison was not a penalty in itself, but served to guard the guilty of a crime awaiting lawsuit and sentenced to capital punishment or other corporal punishment according to the "ius talioni", the law of retaliation. In the Republican age the sentences were carried out immediately, then during the empire the sentences began to be less rigid and the more complicated procedures for which it happened that a lot of time passed between the sentence and the execution ...

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  • The secret name of Roman women

    In ancient Rome, a own woman's name had to remain secret, in fact, while men have their name, then the name of the gens and finally the cognomen, women are always written as the name of the gens to which they belong - that often induces errors in historical treatises - and are distinguished with maior or minor based on the seniority or by an ordinal number, secunda, tertia ...

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  • Temple of Janus

    Nothing remains of the Temple of Janus of which we only have a representation on the back of a Nero coin. It was located not far from the Forum ...

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