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ANCIENT ROME

Drusus the younger

In the summer of 15 BC Vipsania Agrippina, wife of Tiberius, was at Antium when she gave birth to Nero Claudius Drusus, called Drusus Julius Caesar to distinguish him from his uncle Drusus the Elder ...

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Fulvia Plautilla Empress

She was the first wife of Caracalla from 202 to 205. She was born in 182 by Fulvius Plautianus who became Prefect of the Praetorian in 197 during the reign of Septimius Severus. In 198 Septimius joined his son Caracalla in power; Caracalla was 10 years old and he was betrothed Plautilla who had already 16 years; for the wedding they had to wait at least 14 years old of the groom and so Plautilla became Augusta in 202 ...

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Flavius Etius the last Roman general

He was born in Durusturum, Moesia Inferior (modern Bulgaria) in 390 son of Gaudentius, a magister equitum of Shiite origin and of a noble and rich woman Italic; he began his career as a Praetorian and only 19 years old was already praetorian prefect. He was of average build but by energetic ways; knew several languages: the greek, Latin, Gothic and Hun because from 405 to 408 was given as a hostage to Alaric I, king of the Goths, from whom he learned to deal with the barbarians in peace and war and then sent to Rua chief Huns. The years passed between the Goths and the Huns fostered friendships with those people with whom later will partner or will face in battle ...

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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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Emperor Titus

The phrase by Suetonius "Amor ac deliciae generis humani", love and delight of mankind, expresses what his contemporaries thought to the Emperor Titus and ...

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AULUS VITELLIUS, IMPERATOR (15 D.C. – 69 D.C.)

Aulus Vitellius Germanicus was emperor for eight months, from April 16 to December 22 of A.D. 69, he came to power after Galba and Otho ...

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Nero and Otho, Poppea and Statilia

Love and marriage in imperial Rome. Nero and Otho they met very young and did a strange physical ...

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The Empress Tranquillina

She married the Emperor Gordian III in May of 241, its official name was Furia Sabinia Tranquillina Augusta; She was the daughter of the Praetorian ...

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Lucius Calpurnius Piso Pontifex

Augustus had elected Lucius Calpurnius Piso prefect of Rome in A.D. 13 and he was up to the date of his death in 32 AD; He came from a prominent ...

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Julia Aquilia Severa

In 220 A.D. the young Emperor Elagabalus, decided to marry the Vestal Maxima and in his madness was also able to impose its will to the Senate ...

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Marcellus, heir of Augustus

Marcus Claudius Marcellus was the designated heir by Augustus to the succession; was the son of his sister Octavia Minor and Gaius Claudius ...

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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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Gneo Domizio Corbulo: "Axios! I am worthy!"

He had to be a Caesar, but he was a great general whose name has crossed the centuries becoming a symbol of moral integrity: his name was Gneus ...

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Emperor Claudius: Nomen Omen

Guaranteeing success later is something that happens rarely in antiquity was almost impossible if you had malformations or disability, but history gives us ...

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Iulia Augusti Filia

Augustus loved his family, had a large family and very "enlarged" in the modern sense and bore this love to the whole world that ruled by raising throughout ...

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Statilia Messalina

She was the third wife of Nero: Statilia was born in Rome in 35 BC, she was descended from Tito Statilius Taurus who had built Statilius Theatre in ...

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Lucretia Romana

Rome was still a fairly small town at the end of the seventh century. B.C. and its expansion began with the annexation of the neighboring cities, in the early sixth ...

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