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4 09, 2017

Roman Imperial Cult – Roman religion

By |2019-09-11T05:24:18-07:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

Imperial cult: The Roman general Pompey Worshipping rulers as gods The Roman general Pompey conquered West Asia around 50 BC. He was embarrassed to find that people there were worshipping him as a god. Who was Pompey? Roman religion and gods All our ancient Rome articles Sacrifice and statues They would come out of the cities to pray [...]

2 09, 2017

Rome – the late Republic – Ancient Rome

By |2019-08-04T09:35:05-07:00September 2nd, 2017|History, Romans|0 Comments

The Roman Empire in the Late Republic Rome rules the Mediterranean Sea By 146 BC, after the Third Punic War, the Romans were the only important power left in the Mediterranean Sea, and they controlled almost all of its coastline. Third Punic War The Mediterranean Sea The Roman Republic All our Ancient Rome articles Senators murder [...]

24 08, 2017

Maccabees – Jewish history

By |2017-10-09T17:20:27-07:00August 24th, 2017|History, West Asia|0 Comments

Alexander the Great Under the Persians the Jews did very well. They were able to worship their own God, and even to travel around the Persian Empire converting people to Judaism. But in 331 BC Alexander the Great, who was from Macedon, conquered the Persian Empire and "liberated" (as he called it) the Jews from Persian rule. [...]