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Suetonius – Roman historian – Lives of the Caesars

By |2017-09-04T08:00:03-07:00September 4th, 2017|History, Literature, Romans|

A manuscript of Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars, copied out in Austria in the 1470s Suetonius lived just a little later than Seneca, during the reign of the Flavian emperors and then into the reigns of Trajan and Hadrian. He lived at the same time as the younger Pliny, and was a friend of his. Suetonius was [...]

Caligula – Emperor of Rome – Ancient Rome

By |2019-02-26T20:45:28-07:00September 2nd, 2017|History, Romans|

The Roman emperor Caligula Why was his nickname Caligula? Caligula's real name was Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (after his ancestors Julius Caesar and Augustus). But everyone called him Caligula because when he was a little boy he lived in military camps where his father was the general. In the camps, he wore [...]

St. Paul – Early Christianity – Religion

By |2018-10-29T09:43:28-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, Romans|

Oldest known portrait of Paul (catacomb of Thecla, Rome, 300s AD) Paul starts out as Saul Saul was a Jewish man who converted to Christianity near the very beginning of the new religion. After he converted, he took the Christian name Paul. Judaism in the time of Jesus More about Christianity Roman Empire articles Paul preaches [...]

Nero and the Great Fire of Rome – Christianity

By |2017-08-22T16:54:57-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Religion, Romans|

The Roman emperor Nero In the reign of the Roman Emperor Nero, during the night between the 18th and the 19th of July, 64 AD, there was a great fire in the city of Rome. It started in a very poor area downtown called the Subura (suh-BOO-rah), and at first none of the rich people cared very [...]

Historical Jesus outside the Bible – History of Christianity

By |2019-04-08T06:46:15-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Religion, Romans|

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. [...]