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Emperor Wuzong of Tang
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Emperor Wuzong of Tang

Wuzong of Tang (also Wu-Tsung, formerly Li Yan) reigned as emperor of China from 840 to 846 CE. He is best remembered today for his persecution of Buddhists, the worst such attack in all of China’s history, and his early death by insanity...
Marcus Aurelius: Philosopher Emperor or Philosopher-King?
Article by Steven Umbrello

Marcus Aurelius: Philosopher Emperor or Philosopher-King?

Co-authored by Steven Umbrello and Tina Forsee It is very common to hear in both academic circles, as well as more close-knit Stoic circles, Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 CE) being referred to as the philosopher king. This is not...
What the Roman Emperor Tiberius Grew in His Greenhouses
Article by H.S. Paris and J. Janick

What the Roman Emperor Tiberius Grew in His Greenhouses

A number of cucurbits are mentioned and described in Mediterranean writings of the first and second centuries CE, including Dioscorides’ De Materia Medica, Columella’s De Re Rustica, Pliny’s Historia Naturalis, and the codices...
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Article by A. T. Sandison

The Madness of the Emperor Caligula

Throughout the centuries the name of Caligula has been synonymous with madness and infamy, sadism and perversion. It has been said that Marshal Gilles de Rais, perhaps the most notorious sadist of all time, modelled his behaviour. on that...
Life of Emperor Domitian #11 - The Last Flavian, Roman History Documentary Series
Video by The SPQR Historian

Life of Emperor Domitian #11 - The Last Flavian, Roman History Documentary Series

Emperor Domitian is remembered as a tyrant and his later years on the throne as a 'reign of terror'. And that his death brought about the restoration of liberty and the glorious rule of the 'five good emperors'. What is often less talked...
Trajan - The Best Emperor #13 (Optimus Princeps) Roman History Documentary Series
Video by The SPQR Historian

Trajan - The Best Emperor #13 (Optimus Princeps) Roman History Documentary Series

Named Optimus Princeps or the best emperor during his time. Trajan has been remember as one of the best Roman Emperors and he presided over a period of renewed conquest and during his reign the empire would reach it's greatest extent and...
Life of Emperor Nerva #12 First of the Best Emperors
Video by The SPQR Historian

Life of Emperor Nerva #12 First of the Best Emperors

Emperor Nerva is the first of the 'Five Good Emperor'. However, his reign proved to be fairly lackluster and he only reigned for 15 months and during his short time on the throne, his Praetorian Guards took him hostage and forced him to give...
Emperor Augustus #1 - Son of Caesar
Video by SPQR History

Emperor Augustus #1 - Son of Caesar

The first Emperor of Rome, the adopted son of Gaius Julius Caesar, Augustus. He helped shape the western-world. Born into a rich but fairly politically-insignificant family he was thrust into the tumultuous world of the Late Roman Republic...
10 Things You Didn't Know About THE JAPANESE EMPEROR 天皇
Video by Kento Bento

10 Things You Didn't Know About THE JAPANESE EMPEROR 天皇

10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE JAPANESE EMPEROR 天皇 ABOUT We do videos on interesting 'Asiany' topics - Asian stereotypes, Asian pop culture, Asian issues, Asian history, AMWF, and things you just didn't know about Asia! TEAM KENTO...
Statue of an Emperor: A Conservation Partnership
Video by Getty Museum

Statue of an Emperor: A Conservation Partnership

In 1999 Antiquities conservators from the Getty Museum began a collaborative project with the Pergamon Museum in Berlin to conserve a statue of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The two-thousand year old statue was becoming structurally...