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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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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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