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The Arch of Titus, Rome
Article by Mark Cartwright

The Arch of Titus, Rome

The Arch of Titus is a Roman Triumphal Arch which was erected by Domitian in c. 81 CE at the foot of the Palatine hill on the Via Sacra in the Forum Romanum, Rome. It commemorates the victories of his father Vespasian and brother Titus in...
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Article by Patrick Hurley

Life of Caracalla

NOTE: This article has now become the definition of Caracalla. Even though it is now a duplicate entry we're keeping it for all those who have linked to it. The emperor Caracalla was born Lucius Septimius Bassianus on the 4 of April...
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Article by Edward Champlin, Princeton University

Tiberius the Wise

This is one of five parerga preparatory to a book to be entitled Tiberius on Capri, which will explore the interrelationship between culture and empire, between Tiberius’ intellectual passions (including astrology, gastronomy, medicine...
Life of Emperor Titus #10 - The Good Emperor, Roman History Documentary Series
Video by The SPQR Historian

Life of Emperor Titus #10 - The Good Emperor, Roman History Documentary Series

Emperor Titus was the first emperor to succeed his biological father on the imperial throne. He is considered to be one of the few good emperors. His short reign is best remembered for the opening of the Flavian Amphitheater(Colosseum) in...
Faces of the Roman Empire: From Augustus to Domitian
Image Gallery by Arienne King

Faces of the Roman Empire: From Augustus to Domitian

A series of facial reconstructions of early Roman emperors from the Julio-Claudian dynasty (27 BCE - 68 CE) to the Flavian dynasty (69-96 CE). From the peaceful reign of Augustus (27 BCE - 14 CE), Rome's first emperor, to the chaotic...
Julio-Claudian Dynasty
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Julio-Claudian Dynasty

The Julio-Claudian dynasty is the collective name given to the first five emperors of the ancient Roman Empire. The name of the dynasty derives from the names of the two families from which its members came: the Julii Caesares and Claudii...
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...
Egyptian Weapons and Battles
Video by Ancient Civilizations Documentary

Egyptian Weapons and Battles

This video describes the origins and details of the weapons used by the Egyptian army.
Roman Emperor Galba
Image by Carole Raddato

Roman Emperor Galba

Statue of an emperor, heavily restored by Bartolomeo Cavaceppi as a portrait of emperor Galba. (Sala Rotonda Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican Museums)
Roman Emperor Domitian, Louvre
Image by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Musée de Louvre)

Roman Emperor Domitian, Louvre

A 1st century CE marble bust of Roman Emperor Domitian, r. 81-96 CE. (Musée de Louvre, Paris).