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Julio-Claudian Family Tree
Image by Rursus

Julio-Claudian Family Tree

Family tree of Julio-Claudian Dynasty, which produced five emperors at the start of the Roman Empire (27 BCE - 68 CE).
Cleopatra's Nose
Image by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo

Cleopatra's Nose

In the comic Asterix and Cleopatra (1963), Caesar exclaims, “she is kind, but the spices that easily go up her nose... she is pretty, too, though!” The joke (translated in the English edition as “only her nose is so easily put out of joint”...
Caesar in Gaul
Image by The Creative Assembly / SEGA

Caesar in Gaul

Artist's impression of how Caesar and his army marching through Gaul may have looked like. This is a marketing picture for the Rome II: Total War DLC "Caesar in Gaul".
Caesar's Campaign against the Belgae
Image by US Military Academy

Caesar's Campaign against the Belgae

A map of Caesar's campaign against the Belgae tribe in Gaul, 57 BC.
Recreation of the Battle of Thapsus
Image by Ancient Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers

Recreation of the Battle of Thapsus

A recreation of the Battle of Thapsus in 46 CE, by Seán Ó’Brógáín. The Battle of Thapsus was an important battle during Caesar's Civil War (49-45 BCE), and was one of the last engagements where elephants were used in Mediterranean warfare.
Caesar's Campaign against the Helvetii
Image by US Military Academy

Caesar's Campaign against the Helvetii

A map of Caesar's campaign against the Helvetii in Gaul, 58 BC.
Prodigies: Earthquake Perception from Julius to L'Aquila
Article by Irene Fanizza

Prodigies: Earthquake Perception from Julius to L'Aquila

The beauty of being an archaeologist is having the good fortune to find something on an archaeological dig that remains in a relatively good state of preservation. In various degrees, there are those who study how nature can actually help...
The Wooden Walls of Thermopylae
Book Review by Nick Brown

The Wooden Walls of Thermopylae

When one thinks of historical military fiction, the mind perhaps turns to the great works of established authors like Michael Shaara, Bernard Cornwell, and C.S.Forester, to name a few. Their works, as a foundation, have literally stacks full...
Ancient Rome
Book Review by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Rome

Originally a small town on the banks of the Tiber River, Rome grew in size and strength through trade. The location of the city provided merchants with an easily navigable waterway on which to traffic their goods. Greek culture and civilization...
The Complete Roman Legions
Book Review by James Lloyd

The Complete Roman Legions

This book is a brilliant addition to Thames and Hudson’s series on the Ancient World. This volume, co-authored by Nigel Pollard and Joanne Berry, lecturers of Roman History and archaeology at Swansea University, is a great general account...