Tag Archives: Roman Empire

Render Unto Caesar the Things that are Caesar’s…

Tiberius (November 16, 42 BCE – March 16, 37 AD) Interesting, isn’t it, how I’ve managed to avoid looking at Emperor Tiberius, until now? Why is that? Could it be that I ‘know’ something about him, too? Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Did Livia Poison Augustus or Just Assist His Dying?

Livia Drusilla (January 30, 58 BCE – September 28, 29 AD) It’s one of those dirty little secrets that gets whispered around the corridors of power in Rome and caused a bit of dissension between a mother and her son, … Continue reading

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Augustus: “Have I played the part well? Then applaud as I exit”

The Roman Empire Began on January 16, 27 BCE Two thousand and forty-seven years ago today, the Republic of Rome became the Roman Empire. (Since there is no year ‘dot’, 27 BCE is actually twenty-six years before the change to … Continue reading

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The Emperor who Followed Nero

Servius Galba (December 24, 3 BC – January 15, 69 AD) The significance of this individual might be overlooked, until you see that following Nero is similar to the role that Joseph Biden is doing with becoming #46 after Trump. … Continue reading

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No Matter How Nero, No Matter How Far Out

Emperor Nero (December 15, 37 AD – June 9, 68 AD) The face looks right, but the title around the coin says, “Caesar Augustus”. Hmm. I’ve talked about Nero before (and not always in a positive light). But I haven’t … Continue reading

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After a Long Gestation Period, and Extended Labour Pains…

The State of Israel is Born Strange prompt, this one: I was listening to Andy Williams sing “The Exodus Song (This Land is Mine)” and I suddenly connected two events in history in my mind. Firstly, though, I’d like to … Continue reading

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February 23, 303 AD: The Day Fascism Was Born?

The Empire Strikes Back at Christianity I’m reading a book about the New Testament, called Encountering The Manuscripts, by Phillip Comfort. There is a passage describing what Diocletian did on this day: What we do know is that by the … Continue reading

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The Last “Peaceful” Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius (April 26, 121 AD – March 17, 180 AD) By any ordinary standards, Marcus Aurelius lived a ‘good life’. The fact that he was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher doesn’t do him … Continue reading

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Constantine: In Hoc Signo Vinces

Emperor Constantine (February 27, 280 AD – May 22, 337 AD) People (especially historians) don’t like supernatural events. They go against the ‘order of things’. But to the individual that has one, it’s a sign that Heaven is on your … Continue reading

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Constantine and the New State Religion called Christianity

The First Council of Nicaea Why I should think this is a good event to chart in astrology may be dependent on what that chart shows. It was a council convened by Constantine to get the bickering bishops of his … Continue reading

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