First Jewish Revolt

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Roman army from the Republic to the fall of Rome

By |2018-04-25T10:26:45+00:00September 5th, 2017|Romans, War|

Testudo formation on the Column of Trajan, Rome Roman soldiers learned how to do a lot of complicated movements so that they could fight better. One of the most famous was the testudo or "turtle".  All the soldiers used their shields to make a sort of shell all around the unit, as you [...]

Arch of Titus – Ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T08:58:14+00:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|

Arch of Titus, Rome The Roman emperor Domitian built the Arch of Titus at one end of the Roman Forum in the 80s AD to remind people about his brother, the Emperor Titus' victories in the war against the Jews in Israel. The Jews objected to being part of the Roman Empire and wanted to be independent. They were leading the First [...]

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 [...]