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Bye-Bye Blog

That's right, this blog is going away on May 31. About.com has decided to eliminate blogs from the sites. This site is NOT going away. There are still several thousand... Read Full Post

Hannibal: Enemy of Rome

Today St. Martin's Press releases the first in a new series by historical fiction author Ben Kane. This one is about the second Punic War and, as the title suggests,... Read Full Post

His Triumph Went on and on and on

On This Day in Ancient History - May 26: Trustees of the British Museum, produced by Natalia Bauer for the Portable Antiquities... Read Full Post

On This Day the Mother of the First Christian Emperor...

This Day in Ancient History - May 21: St. Helena © Clipart.com Saint Helena, mother of the first Christian emperor, Constantine I, traveled to the Holy Land where some believe she discovered the cross on which Jesus was crucified. It is possible that Helena was born Christian, but it is thought that she converted. Show More Summary

A 14-Year-Old Became Emperor

Elagablus Coin © Copyright the Trustees of the British Museum, produced by Natalia Bauer for the Portable Antiquities On this day in ancient Roman History - May 15: He... Read Full Post

Beans Appeased the Dead

On This Day in Ancient History - May 9: In ancient Rome, Romans appeased the spirits of the dead with beans. This was part of the Lemuria or Lemuralia, which... Read Full Post

The Games - Ludi Florales

From April 28 - May 3, the ancient Romans celebrated the Roman festival known as the Floralia, in honor of the Roman goddess Flora. The ancient holiday was celebrated... Read Full Post

Birth of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius © Trustees of the British Museum, produced by Natalia Bauer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme On this day in A.D. 121, the... Read Full Post

This Day in History

On This Day in History April 25 © NYPL Digital Gallery In 1940, Wilhelm Dörpfeld died. This was also the day... Read Full Post

Happy Birthday!

On this day in ancient history - Parilia and Rome's Birthday: What Happened on Rome's Birthday? In ancient Rome, this was the date of the Parilia and was the accepted date... Read Full Post

Birth of the Roman Emperor Gratian

On This Day in Ancient History: In the year A.D. 359, the future Roman emperor Gratian was born. Gratian was the son of Emperor Valentinian I. When Valentinian died,... Read Full Post

Roman Emperor Otho's Death

This Day in Ancient History : Otho © Trustees of the British Museum, produced by Natalia Bauer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme On this day in ancient Rome, in the... Read Full Post

Cerealia

On this day -April 12: In Rome,... Read Full Post

First of the Soldier Emperors, Septimius Severus

On This Day in Ancient History: Statue of Septimius Severus at the British Museum. Height: 198.000 cm. Roman, about AD 193-200 Found at Alexandria, Egypt. CC Flickr User cubby_t_bear... Read Full Post

Emperor Caracalla Was Assassinated

On This Day in Ancient History : Caracalla came to power honestly enough, but when he succeeded his father, Septimius Severus (of the Severan Dynasty ), in A.D. 211, he was... Read Full Post

The Megalesia

On this day in ancient history, Romans celebrated the Megalesia. Cybele CC Flickr User Marshall Astor At first, Rome was just one small city-state in the area of Latin-speaking... Read Full Post

Herbal Contraception in Ancient Times

Again, a correspondent has asked about an herb that appears on ancient coins from the Libyan coast. I'm resurrecting a blog that originally appeared in August 2003... Read Full Post

For More Information on the Battle of Salamis....

Battle of Salamis, by Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805-1874). 1868; oil on canvas PD Courtesy of Wikipedia See Battle of Salamis Themistocles Timeline of the Persian Wars Barry Strauss' Battle of Salamis

King Leonidas Said...

Battle of Thermopylae Owner: (Photo by Frederic Lewis/Archive Photos/Getty Images) In light of the renewed interest in the Persian War battles, here are sayings attributed by Plutarch to Leonidas, the Spartan king who led the 300 and...Show More Summary

When 2 Emperors Were Adopted

Photo Public Domain. Courtesy of Wikipedia. On This Day in Ancient History (February 26): On this day in... Read Full Post

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