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4 09, 2017

Pliny the Younger and his Letters – Roman history

By |2017-09-04T08:27:09-07:00September 4th, 2017|History, Literature, Romans|0 Comments

Forum of Pompeii Pliny the Younger was the nephew of Pliny the Elder. He was a teenager visiting his uncle near Pompeii when his uncle died in the eruption. Pliny the Younger, however, did not die. He left us the only eye-witness account of what the eruption was like. But Pliny also went on to become a [...]

3 09, 2017

Latin Literature – the writers of ancient Rome

By |2019-08-04T09:19:47-07:00September 3rd, 2017|Literature, Romans|0 Comments

Latin literature: A Roman papyrus scroll from a library of Epicurean philosophy (Herculaneum, Italy) Where did Latin come from? The Roman Empire lasted for more than a thousand years, so there was plenty of time to produce a lot of writing. Latin, an Indo-European language, was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet, with some letters [...]

3 09, 2017

Pliny the Elder – Roman literature and Pompeii

By |2019-03-22T08:33:04-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Literature, Romans|0 Comments

Mt. Vesuvius Who was Pliny the Elder? Pliny the Elder was a very rich man from one of the most important families in the Roman Empire. He lived during the end of the Julio-Claudians and into the Flavian period, and he died in 79 AD. Roman ships and sailing More Roman literature All our Ancient Rome articles [...]

23 08, 2017

Pliny, Trajan, and the Christians

By |2018-04-24T23:10:19-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

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 [...]

22 08, 2017

Historical Jesus – Early Christianity

By |2019-10-15T05:41:55-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Romans|2 Comments

Historical Jesus: One of the earliest drawings of Jesus - here he is healing a man who was paralyzed. Now he gets up and carries his own bed. (Dura Europos, Syria, ca. 232 AD) Historical sources Nobody knows whether anybody wrote anything about Jesus during his lifetime. If they did, we don't have it anymore. [...]

8 06, 2017

Old World Cotton History – India, Africa, Asia, Europe

By |2019-04-27T06:12:40-07:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing, India|0 Comments

India cotton bolls hanging from the plants India cotton farming About 2500 BC, a thousand years after people started to grow cotton in Peru, the Harappan people in India also started to grow cotton. Cotton in the Americas Who were the Harappans? All our India articles We know because people wrote about cotton [...]