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Brancaster Rings tell the story of life in Britain during the twilight of the Roman Empire

Researchers from Newcastle and Oxford Universities have for the first time catalogued in detail each of the 54 Brancaster-type rings known to exist in the UK today and say that they can be dated with confidence due to their design and...Show More Summary

Hail, Caesars! Martin Scorsese Planning A TV Series On The Roman Empire

last weekHumor / odd : Badass Digest

King Marty is taking us on a field trip to the Coliseum. Read more...

New Games: KINGDOM COME - DELIVERANCE (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

> Video Game Description: Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your... For more, visit our blog !

Nonfiction: Why Did Christianity Prevail?

Bart D. Ehrman’s “The Triumph of Christianity” looks at how a new religion conquered the Roman Empire.

What I’ve been reading

1. Kathryn Lomas, The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars.  A very thorough, reasonable, and well-researched account and synthesis of what we know about the origins of the Roman empire.  By my standards it is insufficiently concerned with generalizations, but I do understand how many might consider that an advantage. Show More Summary

The Roman Empire – Interactive Map

The Roman Empire was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia. The post The Roman Empire – Interactive Map appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Sophist.

Stephen Halliwell’s TLS review of Prosopography of Greek Rhetors and Sophists of the Roman Empire, edited by Pawe? Janiszewski, Krystyna Stebnicka, and Elzbieta Szabat, starts with two paragraphs explaining the term “sophist” that I thought were useful (and entertaining) enough to post here: In his extraordinary work On the Death of Peregrinus, which recounts with […]

Rand Paul says America will go the way of Rome if ‘inexcusable’ spending doesn’t stop

last monthNews : The Raw Story

When discussing what led to the fall of the Roman Empire, much of it relates to today’s politics. That’s a point Rand Paul attempted to impart to his Washington colleagues recently according to an op-ed Thursday in the Washington Examiner: I ran into a couple of GOP senators the other day....

The Euro Disaster: Failed Monetary Unions, Past & Present

Via GEFIRA, A glance at history The beginnings of monetary union can be traced back to attempts to unify the coin standard. Emperor Augustus successfully unified the coins in the Roman Empire – for over 400 years the gold coins wereShow More Summary

Neither Holy, Nor Roman

But an Empire, in the same sense that a chihuahua is a dog.

Silver: Once And Future Money

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, The Roman Republic and the later Roman Empire had gold coins called the aureus and solidus, but they also minted a popular silver coin called the denarius. One denarius was the daily...Show More Summary

How Roman Ruins Ended Up Repurposed Into A British Garden

In short, cultural imperialism, "the heyday of the British Empire and the ancient world of Roman North Africa."

The Roman Empire Strikes Back

The accepted date for the collapse of the Western Roman Empire was approximately 476 CE, when the last true Roman Emperor Romulus was overthrown by Odoacer, the Germanic leader who became the first Barbarian to rule Rome. The post The Roman Empire Strikes Back appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

A Search for a Lost Hammer Led to the Largest Cache of Roman Treasure Ever Found in Britain

Today, archaeologists are still debating just how old the hoard is—and what it tells us about the end of the Roman Empire in Britain

Good Bones

2 months agoArts : Yanko Design

Good Bones The Patricius 1 chair by Sergey Senchin is a tribute to the golden age of the Roman Empire in which individuals paid great attention to the...

French hilltop home on the site of a Roman fortress – in pictures

Rule your own empire at this sprawling property featuring a large house, barns, turreted towers, medieval ruins and more Continue reading...

A debate about robust standard errors: Perspective from an outsider

OK, I don’t really want to make the “Holy Roman Empire” argument that they’re not robust, not standard, and not an estimate of error. All I want to say is that I haven’t found a use for them in my own work. The paradigmatic use caseShow More Summary

Jesus Was Born In A Police State

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, The Christmas narrative of a baby born in a manger is a familiar one. The Roman Empire, a police state in its own right, had ordered that a census be conducted. Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary traveled to the little town of Bethlehem so that they could be counted. Show More Summary

Traub: "The US Has Reached The Last Stage Before Collapse"

Authored by James Traub via Foreign Policy, The United States of America Is Decadent and Depraved The problem isn’t Donald Trump – it’s the Donald Trump in all of us... In The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city. Show More Summary

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