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Roman freedmen and freedwomen

By |2019-06-16T06:47:06-07:00September 4th, 2017|People, Romans|

Roman freedmen - A gravestone for a freedwoman, put up by her husband, who was also a freedman (ILS 1221, Rome, 80 BC) What are freedmen and freedwomen? Freedmen and freedwomen were people in ancient Rome who had once been enslaved but had managed to get legally free. Slavery in ancient Rome The Roman family [...]

Tiberius – Roman emperor – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T09:12:36-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

Tiberius (thanks to Justin Paola) Tiberius was Augustus' step-son. He was the son of Augustus' wife Livia, from Livia's first marriage. He was born in 42 BC. Tiberius' father was also called Tiberius. The dad's name was Tiberius Nero, and he was from the Claudian family - a very rich and powerful family. But [...]