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4 09, 2017

Cicero – Stoicism – Roman philosophy

By |2019-04-03T19:17:23-07:00September 4th, 2017|Philosophy, Romans|0 Comments

Cicero's philosophy: a bust of Cicero (Capitoline Museum, Rome) Who was Cicero? In the last years of the Roman Republic, great men like Julius Caesar and Pompey fought over which of them would rule Rome. Cicero was one of the last men to stand up for the old Republic. The Roman Republic Roman philosophy All [...]

25 08, 2017

Roman amphitheaters – ancient Rome

By |2019-01-25T05:14:50-07:00August 25th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|0 Comments

The Colosseum - the Flavian Amphitheater - in Rome, Italy. Built in the 70s AD by the emperor Vespasian What were Roman amphitheaters for? Most people have heard of the Colosseum in Rome, but there were many other amphitheaters all over the Roman Empire. The first gladiatorial fights, in Etruscan times, were held anywhere that there was a flat [...]