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Articles (Politics and events)

The Roman state existed in practice for XIII centuries, being the power which was impacting the history. Therefore, I decided that I would tell the history of ancient Rome in the articles below, which will not necessarily cover only the Eternal City.

I encourage you to send articles and point out any corrections or inaccuracies.

Julius Caesar – genocide of Germans

Gaius Julius Caesar, we evaluate today through the prism of the most famous facts from his life: the romance with Cleopatra, betrayal of Brutus and death as a result of the Ides of March 44 BCE, or the establishment of the Julian calendar. Caesar claims to be an excellent leader, humanist, excellent speaker, author of works written in beautiful Latin: “About the Civil War”, “About the Gallic War” and the creator of the quotes used until today: “the dice were thrown” or “I came, I saw, I conquered”.

Julius Caesar

Monetary propaganda of Emperor Domitian

The reign of Domitian (81–96) is an interesting and at the same time controversial period in the history of the Roman Empire. Writers from senatorial circles described the emperor as cruel and authoritarian. A completely different image of this ruler is presented by the works of the court poets Statius and Martial, who were the emperor’s apologists.

One of the first coins with the new title of Emperor Domitian. It will be a permanent element of his coinage until the end of his reign, that is, until 96 CE

Tacfarinas – African rebel

In the history of the principate, there were revolts of the provincial population, most of which had a small range and could not permanently threaten the security of the Empire. An example was the fights in Africa, where in 17 CE the Numidian Tacfarinas, a former auxiliary soldier, stood against the Roman authorities.

African warriors. From the left: Numidian aristocrat, Moorish horseman, light Moorish infantry

Romans on Arabian Peninsula

Any military and political activity by the Romans in the Arabian Peninsula is related to the actions taken by Emperor Octavian Augustus. The Roman legions, however, never conquered the territories of Arabia, which was largely dictated by the harsh climatic conditions and problems with food supply at a long distance.

Marib

Edict of Caracalla

The Edict of Caracalla, also known as Constitutio Antoniniana, was a document issued in 212 granting all free inhabitants of the Roman Empire (except peregrini dedicti1) rights Roman citizens. The name of the edict comes from Caracalla, meaning Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Roman emperor credited with the document.

Caracalla

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