The Limes in the Germanic Provinces and Rhaetia during the Imperial Period – Gateway to a New World or Border Wall of Civilization? — European Origins

1 Introduction The Limes in the Germanic provinces and in Rhaetia was long regarded in older research as a „bulwark against the barbarians“ (Bakker 1997, p.111), as a border wall of the Imperium Romanum and thus as the border of the civilized world of antiquity against the Germanic „Barbaricum“. In recent decades, however, this view […]

The Limes in the Germanic Provinces and Rhaetia during the Imperial Period – Gateway to a New World or Border Wall of Civilization? — European Origins

Roman Gods: Juno — Neptune’s Dolphins

Like Jupiter, Juno has many aspects. In the Religio Romana (Roman Religion), the different Junos are separate Goddesses. In fact, Cicero argued that They were all unique. Later, Augustus brought the Latin Junos together to be one Goddess. However, Juno still has various aspects Who are distinct from the “composite” Juno. Juno Regina is the […]

Roman Gods: Juno — Neptune’s Dolphins

Seven Kings of Rome (2/2) — History Vault50

King Tarquinius Priscus 616-579 BC According to legend, Tarquinius the son of a Corinthian noble and refugee named Demaratus, moved to Rome, to rid themselves of their past, and claim a social status, made up by their own doings. Tarquinius wealth and behaviour won him many friends in Rome, including King Ancus who appointed him […]

Seven Kings of Rome (2/2) — History Vault50

Split: A city of history, rich traditions and natural beauty; Rory Tingle; Daily Mail — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: Guardian The city of Split was born inside this old imperial palace, before expanding beyond its walls as it grew rich through trade and commerce – aided by an enviable location. Source: Split: A city of history, rich traditions and natural beauty

Split: A city of history, rich traditions and natural beauty; Rory Tingle; Daily Mail — All About World Heritage Sites

Roman Gods of the Month: May — Neptune’s Dolphins

For Romans, May (Maius) is sacred to Maia, the Goddess of the Growth of Living Things. As the Mother of Mercury, She is also honored with Him at the Mercuralia on May 15. On May 1st, Maia’s festival day and on the 15th, a priest of Vulcan (God of Fire) will sacrifice a pregnant sow […]

Roman Gods of the Month: May — Neptune’s Dolphins

The Ancient Gloucestershire Stadium Bigger than Cheltenham Town’s and Forest Green Rovers‘ — The Old Spot

Almost two thousand years ago there was a stadium in Gloucestershire thought to have had a greater capacity than the modern day homes of either of the county’s professional football teams Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers. Cirencester Amphitheatre was built in the early 2nd century AD. At the time, Cirencester (then called Corinium) was […]

The Ancient Gloucestershire Stadium Bigger than Cheltenham Town’s and Forest Green Rovers‘ — The Old Spot

Roman Gods of the Month: April — Neptune’s Dolphins

April for Romans is the time of opening buds. Flowers appear, trees come into leaf, and new crops are coming up. At this time, most of the festivals are centered on honoring the fertility of the land and protecting the crops. The Gods honored are either female or ambiguous. Of the various festivals that I […]

Roman Gods of the Month: April — Neptune’s Dolphins

Beware the Ides of March — novelromealone

The Ides of March fall on 15 March and are known as the day the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was murdered in 44BC by the senators Brutus and Cassius and their supporters, who feared Caesar’s thirst for absolute power. He was murdered on his way to a senate meeting at the Theatre of Pompey, after […]

Beware the Ides of March — novelromealone

Roman Gods: Divine Julius Caesar — Neptune’s Dolphins

Because of his feats of defeating the Gauls and ending the Roman Civil War, Julius Caesar was considered an “unconquered God.” Moreover, the Roman Senate decreed him to be a Cult Image (Simulacrum) with Mark Antony as his priest (the Flamen of the Divus Julius). As a simulacrum, Caesar’s picture would be carried in a […]

Roman Gods: Divine Julius Caesar — Neptune’s Dolphins