March 11, 2018
On 11 March 222, the teenage Roman Emperor Elagabalus was assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, the first woman accorded the official title of Augusta in the Roman Senate.

February 25, 2018
When Roman Emperor Hadrian died on 10 July 138, he left, as did his predecessors, an adopted son as his successor, Antoninus Pius.

February 18, 2018
As Perseus and Andromeda Rise, Medusa is the Star For stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere, the constellations of Perseus and Andromeda reach ascendance on 18 February, and are easy to see high overhead during the spring.

February 11, 2018
Two young Roman emperors met untimely ends on 11 February, Britannicus in 55 and Gordian III in 244.

January 25, 2018
Following the assassination of Emperor Caligula the day prior, Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) served his first day as Emperor of Rome on 25 January 41 CE.

December 21, 2017
Vespasian was declared Emperor of Rome by the Roman Senate on 21 December 69 CE.

December 20, 2017
Today’s post comes from the top of the Colosseum!

December 17, 2017
The Roman god Saturn’s feast began being celebrated in Rome on 17 December 497 BCE.

December 3, 2017
Roman Emperor Diocletian Died 3 December 312.

October 26, 2017
A far-reaching vision: 27 October marks the date of ancient Roman Emperor Constantine’s purported “Vision of the Cross.”

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