Tag Archives: Emperors

An Eyewitness to Roman History (Circa 20 AD)

A Past Life Regression with Barbara Burgess (October 30, 2012) My first impression is of wearing sandals I’m wearing something loose-fitting, like a drape. Toga-like with a belt waist band Anything on your head? (long hesitation) a kind of crown: … Continue reading

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So, That Leaves This Last Man Standing

Patrick Leahy (May 31, 1940) The extended comparison of Roman Emperors with United States Presidents leaves just one position unaccounted for: who would be the likely fourth person if history repeated itself. I’m not entirely sure Patrick Leahy is the … Continue reading

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“Money Doesn’t Stink!”

You might be tempted to gloat that we don’t have such a taxation, but that shows you’re not paying attention: wastewater is part of our water bill. Some places even have a small fee for using restrooms. So, the joke’s … Continue reading

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Henry II’s Favourite Son: Nicknamed John Lackland

King John of England (December 24, 1166 – October 19, 1216) I’ve written about King John before, but only in connection with the Magna Carta. It was my inspired thought this morning about the echo between John and Domitian that … Continue reading

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The Roman Equivalent of England’s King John

Domitian (October 24, 51 AD – September 18, 96 AD) I was shoveling snow, when this analogy struck me: if Henry II was Vespasian, and Richard the Lionheart was Titus, then King John would be Domitian. The weaker younger brother … Continue reading

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Historical Proof that Patience is a Virtue

Vespasian (November 17, 9 AD – June 23, 79 AD) This man was never intended for Roman Imperial Glory. He came from an equestrian family, meaning that he was no better than a soldier, just like Pontius Pilate. But his … Continue reading

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Could a 1st Century Conquest be Echoed in the 13th Century?

The Destruction of the Second Temple (August 4, 70 AD) Sometimes, I surprise even myself. No, I am not putting myself in the thick of things during Titus’ destruction of Jerusalem, but I am being shown some interesting echoes. The … Continue reading

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A Larger Than Life Footnote in Roman History

Vitellius (September 24, 15 AD – December 22, 69 AD) It’s a shame, really. This man was probably best suited for the debauched lifestyle that being Emperor could afford him, but he wasn’t really right to rule the Roman Empire. … Continue reading

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All Hail! The Conquering Heroes of Judea

Rome’s Trinity of Emperors Have you ever why our calendar system uses the term Anno Domini? Up until this morning, I presumed it was because of Jesus. And in a way, I was correct, but during the night I kept … Continue reading

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The Second Roman Emperor After Nero

Otho (April 28, 32 AD – April 16, 69 AD) I always thought Roman busts were meant to be serious, but this one looks like he’s pouting. Otho was made Emperor after Alba was killed, but his rule was short-lived. … Continue reading

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