Julian the Apostate

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4 09, 2017

Roman sacrifice – animals and incense – Roman religion

By |2018-04-09T10:31:19-07:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

Sacrificing a cow, a sheep, and a pig in the Late Republic Probably around the time people began farming their food and raising tame animals for their meat, which in Italy was about 5000 BC, people also began to sacrifice animals to their gods. This was the same thing people did in West Asia - including the Zoroastrians and the Jews - and in Greece at the [...]

3 09, 2017

Constantius and Julian – Later Roman Empire

By |2019-04-23T21:36:54-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|0 Comments

The Roman emperor Constantius II, son of Constantine Constantine II, Constantius, and Constans The Roman emperor Constantine died in his 60s in 337 AD. His three surviving sons split the Empire among them, but they soon fought among themselves, and with rebels in Gaul (France). There was a big civil war. Who was Constantine? [...]

30 07, 2017

Conciergerie – Paris, France

By |2019-03-26T06:43:44-07:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Conciergerie: the king's castle in Paris (parts of it from the 1300 AD) What is the Conciergerie? The Conciergerie was the castle where the kings and queens of France lived when they were in Paris. (But it wasn't called that in the Middle Ages.) More about castles The rulers of France Medieval architecture All our [...]