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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 [...]

Julio-Claudian emperors – ancient Rome

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

The Roman emperor Augustus Everybody was tired of all this fighting and killing. And everyone was afraid of Octavian. So when Octavian just kept ruling almost as if he were king, nobody tried to stop him. He made people call him Augustus (which means The Good) instead of Octavian. But he was smarter than [...]

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 [...]

Temple of Castor and Pollux – Roman forum

By |2018-04-24T23:44:28-07:00August 28th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

These three columns are what is left of the Roman temple of Castor and Pollux in the Forum The Temple of Castor and Pollux is at one end of the Roman forum, near the Arch of Septimius Severus. During the battle of Lake Regillus against the Etruscans, in 496 BC, some people said they had seen the [...]