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Roman government – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T09:10:59+00:00September 2nd, 2017|Government, Romans|

The Senate house had great big bronze doors on it. (One of the Popes moved those doors to a Christian church in Rome, but they're still the same doors). From 500 BC to nearly 1500 AD, for two thousand years, Roman government had more or less the same system. Of course there were some changes in Roman government over that time too! [...]

Pliny, Trajan, and the Christians

By |2018-04-24T23:10:19+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, Romans|

The Roman emperor Trajan (A.D. 98-117) in the Vatican. By the time that Trajan was the Roman Emperor, around 100 AD, Christianity was definitely illegal. We have some letters written by Pliny, the governor of Bithynia (in Turkey) to the Emperor Trajan, asking for advice about some Christians Pliny had found in Bithynia. Pliny understood that if the Christians confessed they [...]

Ancient Indian government

By |2018-10-19T14:02:35+00:00July 20th, 2017|Government, India|

Indian government: Sanchi Stupa Northern Gateway (ca. 50 BC) Early Indian government Nobody knows what Indian government was like in the Harappan period. Probably they had a king over each city, the way West Asia did at this time. Probably they had some queens, the way Egypt did. Who were the Harappans? All our India articles The caste system [...]