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4 09, 2017

Roman women: Women in ancient Rome – gender and power

By |2018-05-16T23:44:59-07:00September 4th, 2017|People, Romans|2 Comments

Roman women: an old woman, about 50 AD. The sculptor has made her look silly on purpose to make fun of old women Were women oppressed in ancient Rome? Roman women lived under many restrictions that did not apply to Roman men. Roman women knew that men were treating them unfairly, and they [...]

2 09, 2017

Caligula – Emperor of Rome – Ancient Rome

By |2019-02-26T20:45:28-07:00September 2nd, 2017|History, Romans|0 Comments

The Roman emperor Caligula Why was his nickname Caligula? Caligula's real name was Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (after his ancestors Julius Caesar and Augustus). But everyone called him Caligula because when he was a little boy he lived in military camps where his father was the general. In the camps, he wore [...]

2 09, 2017

Agrippina the Younger – history of Rome

By |2019-01-19T11:22:49-07:00September 2nd, 2017|History, Romans|0 Comments

Agrippina the Younger. 49-50 AD. Now in Milan, in the Civic Archaeological MuseumA Who was Agrippina the Younger? Agrippina the Younger was Caligula's oldest sister, so like him she was the daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder, and she was a great-granddaughter of Augustus. Who was Caligula? The early Julio-Claudians All our Ancient [...]

3 08, 2017

What is a regent? Kings and Queens

By |2017-08-03T16:11:32-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Empress Wu of the T'ang Dynasty A regent is someone who rules for somebody else. Usually it is an uncle or mother who rules for a child. Maybe the child is too young to be king. Or maybe they're ruling for a mentally disabled king. The regent rules only until the child is old [...]