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Livy – Roman historian – History of Rome

By |2019-01-27T08:16:01-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Literature, Romans|

The Roman historian Livy wrote about Hannibal. One of Hannibal's coins shows a man riding an elephant. When did Livy live? Livy was a Roman historian who was born in northern Italy about 59 BC, in the Late Republic, when Julius Caesar was just beginning his career. More about the Late Republic More Latin literature All our [...]

First Punic War – Carthage and Rome

By |2019-06-09T16:05:46-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

Sicily seen from space (the tip of Italy is on the right): the First Punic War was fought here. We know the Roman side Most of what we know about the First Punic War comes from either Polybius or Livy: they were on the Roman side. We don't have any Carthaginian history books anymore. Who [...]

Claudius – Roman emperor – Ancient Rome

By |2019-04-08T19:34:16-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

The Roman emperor Claudius (died 54 AD) Claudius's family Claudius was born in 10 BC in the city of Lugdunum in Gaul (modern Lyons, France). His mother was Antonia Minor, Mark Anthony's youngest daughter with Octavia, and his father was Drusus, Tiberius' younger brother. Who was Mark Anthony? Who was Tiberius? Julio-Claudian emperors All our Ancient Rome [...]