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Roman women: Women in ancient Rome – gender and power

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

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 [...]

Caligula – Emperor of Rome – Ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T09:11:18+00:00September 2nd, 2017|History, Romans|

The Roman emperor 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 little soldier boots. So the [...]

Agrippina the Younger – history of Rome

By |2018-03-18T13:38:08+00:00September 2nd, 2017|History, Romans|

Agrippina the Younger. 49-50 AD. Now in Milan, in the Civic Archaeological MuseumA Childhood and family of Agrippina 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. Agrippina was born at Colonia Agrippinae (modern Cologne) in [...]

What is a regent? Kings and Queens

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

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 [...]