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.
April 16, 2017
Though he had reigned only three months, Roman Emperor Marcus Salvius Otho had showed in this short time more wisdom and grace than anyone had expected when he committed suicide on 16 April 69 following defeat at the Battle of Bedriacum.
January 22, 2017
The joint feast day of Saint Vincent of Saragossa, executed by Roman Emperor Diocletian in 304, and Saint Anastasius of Persia, a Christian convert killed in 628, is celebrated on 22 January.
January 14, 2017
The British Museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759.
October 23, 2016
By the fall of 42 BCE, a little more than two years after they had assassinated Julius Caesar, the Roman senators Brutus and Cassius had managed to raise more than 80,000 troops still loyal to the idea of the Republic.