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Tiberius – Roman emperor – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T09:12:36+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

Tiberius (thanks to Justin Paola) Tiberius was Augustus' step-son. He was the son of Augustus' wife Livia, from Livia's first marriage. He was born in 42 BC. Tiberius' father was also called Tiberius. The dad's name was Tiberius Nero, and he was from the Claudian family - a very rich and powerful family. But [...]

Julio-Claudian emperors – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T09:12:36+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History|

The Roman emperor Augustus Everybody was tired of all this fighting and killing. And everyone was afraid of Octavian. So when Octavian just kept ruling almost as if he were king, nobody tried to stop him. He made people call him Augustus (which means The Good) instead of Octavian. But he was smarter than [...]

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 [...]

First Jewish revolt – West Asian history

By |2017-08-24T00:08:05+00:00August 24th, 2017|History, West Asia|

The Roman emperor Caligula The Roman conquest of Israel and Egypt in the last century BC brought many Jews into the Roman Empire (though many Jews lived in Babylon or elsewhere in the Parthian Empire as well). Many stayed in Israel, but others moved to Rome or other parts of the Roman Empire. Because they had a different religion [...]