Roman History

How did the Praetorian Guard shape Roman History?

From The Praetorian Guard was critical in the politics and government of Imperial Rome for approximately 300 years. This military unit was unique and wielded power and influence in Rome. They were the guardians of the Emperors and sometimes… Read More ›

The Roman Empire and Inflation

From In the modern world, nation-states, empires, and civilizations are often compared to and judged by the perceived success of the Roman culture. There is no doubt that Roman culture was successful and enduring, which has contributed to make… Read More ›

Gladiator’s Historical Accuracy

Gladiator was a film released in 2000 starring Russell Crowe that focused on General Maximus Decimus Meridius, who was enslaved after escaping his execution for not supporting the new Roman emperor Commodus (starring Joaquin Phoenix). Maximus rises as a well-skilled gladiator,… Read More ›

How Did Cleopatra Die?

Cleopatra is perhaps one of the most recognized names of all ancient personalities. She is known as a clever temptress who helped reignite the Roman Civil Wars and oversaw the collapse of the Ptolemaic-Egyptian kingdom. Her life and death has… Read More ›