Caesar’s Civil War

Top 12 of Rome’s Greatest Battles

Nothing could be truer than the famous saying, “Rome was not built in a day.” While Rome is well known for its lavish and indulgent way of life, many wars were fought along the way to ensure the survival of the republic and the empire. Wars often led to changes in leadership which in turn allowed for the development of … Read more >>

Constantinople Ancient Rome

Top 11 Most Important Cities of the Roman Empire

The Latin expression imperium sine fine (“empire without end”) communicates the idea that neither time nor space could constrain the Roman Empire. The Romans’ enthusiasm for creating and expanding their cities led to significant changes to their environment, such as extensive quarrying and deforestation to provide wood. The Romans built many great cities throughout their empire, and these cities were … Read more >>

Gaius Caligula Roman Emperor

Top 11 Surprising and Fascinating Facts about the Roman Emperors

More than 150 sovereigns ruled over ancient Rome before the Western Empire fell; the Eastern Empire continued for a little longer. The first Roman emperor was Augustus Caesar in 27 BC, and the last was Romulus Augustulus whose reign ended in 476 AD. Roman sovereigns often took titles like “Augustus,” “Caesar,” and “Imperator” to stress their importance. In 27 BC, … Read more >>

Roman military tactics

Top 12 Important Roman Military Tactics

Military tactics have constantly evolved throughout history, but it was the Romans who contributed the most to progressive technologies and analytical military tactics. The Roman military was adaptable, and its approach to battle was quite different from other war units. This special ability of the Romans set them apart. They not only created their own tactics but also made use … Read more >>

Romulus and Remus story

Top 10 Popular and Fascinating Myths in Ancient Rome

Rome has long been known for its mystical stories relating to its origins and legendary gods. These have been represented in works of art and literature, with Ovid as the master of giving these Latin myths and legends a physical form. The Romans have always believed in the supernatural which is reflected in their beliefs, and the theme of heroism … Read more >>

Ceres, The Goddess of Agriculture, and Motherly Relationship

Top 10 Ancient Roman Goddesses

It is not only the Roman gods who are remembered in history, but the canon of Roman goddesses is equally important, being no less powerful or popular than their male counterparts. They are indeed the epitome of female strength. Mythological stories of the deities play a significant role in different religious rituals in Rome. Ancient Rome is full of spirituality, … Read more >>

Apollo- The Roman God of Sun, Music and Prophecy

Top 10 Ancient Roman Gods

The Roman pantheon of gods is considered to be the largest of all. The Romans had gods for every imaginable thing. They had Mars, the god of war, Neptune, the god of the sea, Bacchus, the god of wine, and many more. Like all cultures, they also had a rich and vibrant mythological background. While some of their gods are … Read more >>

The 10 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know about the Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum is a building that often provokes debate. While we all know what it looks like, what it was used for, and that it’s a huge and amazing structure, most of us do not know much more about it. So the question is, why is the amphitheater regarded as such a masterpiece? 10. The Colosseum Was Built by … Read more >>

Legio III Gallica

Top 10 Ancient Roman Legions

A couple of millennia ago, ancient Rome ruled over much of Europe, Africa, and western Asia. The formidable might and efficiency of the ancient Roman military played a pivotal role in the rapid expansion of ancient Roman civilization. Roman legions formed the largest units in the Roman army. In the early days of the republic, each legion consisted of around … Read more >>