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Roman Imperial Cult – emperors and Roman religion

By |2017-09-04T14:08:04+00:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|

The Roman general Pompey The Roman general Pompey conquered West Asia around 50 BC. He was embarrassed to find that people there were worshipping him as a god. They would come out of the cities to pray to him, and bow down to him. They made statues of him and put them in temples and even sometimes sacrificed animals or incense to these statues. [...]

Rome – the late Republic – Ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T09:12:35+00:00September 2nd, 2017|History, Romans|

Roman Republic 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. But there was trouble at home. First, two brothers named Tiberius Gracchus and Gaius Gracchus tried to get some of the Italian land given back to the poor [...]

Maccabees – Jewish history

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

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. [...]