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”.
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.
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.
The relationship between the Romans and the Jews was extremely intense over the centuries. Initially, the relationship was based on trade and culture. However, with the expansion of Rome, relations became inflamed.
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.
Marcus Junius Brutus seems to be one of the most recognizable figures in the ancient world. His image has been deeply rooted in literature, theatre, cinema and widely understood popular culture. Due to such great popularity, many myths and misunderstandings have arisen around his character. It can be said that he fell victim to his fame, both in life and after death.
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.
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.
When in 58 BCE Julius Caesar was starting his military campaign in Gaul, no one expected a Roman to lead of his legions in just two years he will conquer virtually all of Gaul. At the news of Caesar’s great victory in GaulSenate, at the request of the 2 remaining triumvirs in the capital (Crassus and Pompey) announced over 2 weeks of thanksgiving prayers; the Games were also organized for the Roman people.