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Roman Imperial Cult – emperors and Roman religion

By |2017-09-04T14:08:04+00:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|

The Roman general Pompey The Roman general Pompey conquered West Asia around 50 BC. He was embarrassed to find that people there were worshipping him as a god. They would come out of the cities to pray to him, and bow down to him. They made statues of him and put them in temples and even sometimes sacrificed animals or incense to these statues. [...]

The five good emperors – Rome’s golden age

By |2018-04-25T10:04:09+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

The Roman emperor Domitian, assassinated in 96 AD When Domitian was assassinated in 96 AD, people were very much afraid that it would be like after the assassination of Julius Caesar, or after Nero's suicide, and there would be another civil war. Quickly the Senate met and chose one of the senators to be emperor. The Roman emperor [...]