Category: Rome

Spartacus

Do you know why we love the story of Spartacus? And why it is told and retold over and over again in television, movies, and literature? I bet you do, but I’m going to say it anyway because I absolutely have to. Spartacus is the ultimate underdog. It’s like a militant rags to riches fairytale […]

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Emperor Titus Flavius Vespasian

No one in their right mind would have predicted that Titus Flavius Vespasian would ever be anything more than an eccentric senator. They were an obscure family from the small village of Reate. His father had been a banker and his mother from a family of modest means. However, according to Sutonius’ Life of the […]

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