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4 09, 2017

Tacitus – Roman historian – ancient Rome

By |2017-09-04T08:11:49-07:00September 4th, 2017|History, Literature, Romans|0 Comments

The tombstone of Tacitus Tacitus' work is as well known for his skill in writing history as it is for the value of the facts he presents. His beautiful and efficient phrasing, his ability to bring characters to life with only a few words, his willingness to present the information fairly and in [...]

22 08, 2017

Nero and the Great Fire of Rome – Christianity

By |2017-08-22T16:54:57-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

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 [...]

22 08, 2017

Historical Jesus – Early Christianity

By |2019-09-18T07:51:22-07:00August 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. [...]

3 08, 2017

Boccaccio – Decameron – Medieval literature

By |2019-02-14T05:45:55-07:00August 3rd, 2017|Literature, Medieval|0 Comments

Florence, Italy Who was Boccaccio? Most of the people who knew how to write in the early Middle Ages were monks. So most of them wrote about serious things like God and Heaven and Hell. Even writers who weren't monks, like Dante, usually wrote about Christian ideas. Who was Dante? More medieval literature All our medieval Europe articles [...]