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3 09, 2017

Julia Maesa and the later Severan dynasty – history of Rome

By |2018-04-07T17:04:33-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|0 Comments

Severan dynasty: The Roman emperor Septimius Severus and his family The Severan dynasty: Caracalla and Geta Septimius Severus died in 211 AD, and he left the Roman Empire to his two sons, Caracalla and Geta. His last advice to them was to take care of the army, and never mind anybody else. But [...]

3 09, 2017

Commodus to Alexander Severus – the Roman Empire

By |2018-04-25T10:08:45-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History|0 Comments

The Roman emperor Commodus, Marcus Aurelius' son Commodus becomes emperor Marcus Aurelius, unlike the other Good Emperors, had a son. His son's name was Commodus, and when Marcus Aurelius died in 180 AD Commodus took over the Roman Empire. But Commodus, like the later Julio-Claudians or like Domitian, had grown up at court, and liked partying more than [...]

31 08, 2017

Arch of Septimius Severus – Roman art

By |2018-04-25T08:58:48-07:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|0 Comments

Arch of Septimius Severus. You can see the Roman Senate in the background. Septimius Severus was a Roman emperor about 200 AD who decided to put up a stone triumphal arch in the Roman forum in order to remind people about his military victories over the Parthians east of Rome. In this picture, you can see the Roman Senate House in [...]

25 08, 2017

Baths of Caracalla – Roman architecture

By |2019-02-11T06:57:11-07:00August 25th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|0 Comments

Baths of Caracalla A good example of a Roman bath Roman emperors often built huge public bath buildings for the people of Rome to enjoy. The largest one, and one that also happens to be very well preserved so we can still see it today, was the one built by the Emperor Caracalla, about 200 AD. When you first [...]

1 08, 2017

Basil, Zoe, and the Armenian Dynasty

By |2019-02-11T05:19:54-07:00August 1st, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Basil starts the Armenian Dynasty In 867 AD, Basil killed Bardas and took over as Roman Emperor. That started the Armenian Dynasty. People call it that because of Basil's Armenian ancestors. (Sometimes people call it the Macedonian Dynasty because Basil was born in Macedon.) More about Bardas High Middle Ages All our medieval Europe articles Basil's foreign policy Basil continued [...]