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Year of the four emperors – History of Rome

By |2018-04-25T10:02:49+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

The Roman emperor Nero With the end of the family of Augustus, some people thought that Rome might go back to being a real Republic again. But nobody really remembered how to do that, and anyway they were too afraid of civil wars. But they got civil wars anyway, for the next year. Nero killed [...]

Flavian dynasty – Roman emperors

By |2018-04-25T10:02:03+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

Flavian dynasty: The Roman emperor Vespasian Vespasian starts the Flavian Dynasty Vespasian finally left West Asia and sailed to Rome in the spring of 70 AD. He had to wait until it was safe to travel on the Mediterranean, after the winter storms were over. Vespasian turned out to be a pretty good emperor, though he was always more [...]

Nero’s Golden House – Domus Aurea – Rome

By |2018-04-24T23:35:24+00:00August 26th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

The inside of Nero's Gold en House: it's very dark! After the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD, the Roman Emperor Nero took advantage of the space where many buildings had burned down to build himself a new palace right in the middle of downtown Rome, which he called the Golden House ( in Latin, that's the Domus [...]

Roman Colosseum – ancient Rome – Roman architecture

By |2018-04-24T23:27:30+00:00August 26th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

Roman Colosseum - the Flavian Amphitheater - in Rome, Italy. Built about 70 AD Vespasian built the Roman Colosseum so people would like him When Vespasian became the new Roman Emperor in 69 AD, he wanted everyone to know that he cared about the people and was going to take care of them and not [...]

First Jewish revolt – West Asian history

By |2017-08-24T00:08:05+00:00August 24th, 2017|History, West Asia|

The Roman emperor Caligula The Roman conquest of Israel and Egypt in the last century BC brought many Jews into the Roman Empire (though many Jews lived in Babylon or elsewhere in the Parthian Empire as well). Many stayed in Israel, but others moved to Rome or other parts of the Roman Empire. Because they had a different religion [...]