Tag Archives: Roman Empire

Beware the Ides of February

Tiberius Julius Alexander (10 AD – 70 AD) Let’s be clear here: I said that I was finished at looking for my past life in the 1st Century AD. I even stopped writing about Rome heroes and villains. But one … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots, Using Astrology

The Link Between Me and the First Century: Henry II The difficulty in tracking down past-life connections is one’s unwillingness to accept unpalatable truths. That is why I have been reluctant to see myself as Pontius Pilate. Somehow, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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The Crusader King and His Karmic Debt to Jerusalem

Richard the Lionheart (September 8, 1157 – April 6, 1199) The mental flash I got yesterday about the Henry II, Richard I and John being connected with the unholy trinity of Flavian emperors hasn’t gone away. Let’s call it 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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