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Category: Ancient History

Rome’s Secret Disrupter

Rome’s Secret Disrupter

Peter Stothard — Marcus Licinius Crassus was in his early sixties in the summer of 54 BCE, fit but old for a Roman army commander, red-cloaked and almost ready to… READ MORE

The Legend of Cleopatra

The Legend of Cleopatra

Francine Prose — If we view Cleopatra through any lens except that of her appearance, her seductiveness, her sexual agency, and her relationships with two men, we see a brave… READ MORE

Migration and the End of Empire

Migration and the End of Empire

Peter Heather — However you line up the different factors involved, there’s no doubt that immigration played a major role in the unraveling of the western half of the Roman… READ MORE

What If Julian the Apostate Had Lived?

What If Julian the Apostate Had Lived?

Philip Freeman— Sometimes when I’m teaching ancient history to my undergraduate students, I like to ask them how the world today would be different if some key event in the… READ MORE

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