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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

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

American Presidents and Roman Politicians

American Presidents and Roman Politicians

Luca Fezzi— In the creative chaos of the reflections on the first election campaign won by Barack Hussein Obama in 2008, a daring parallel emerged between the newly elected president… READ MORE

Josephus and Jesus: The Early Christian Movement

Josephus and Jesus: The Early Christian Movement

Paula Fredriksen— Priest, Pharisee, prophet, military leader, war captive, historian: Josephus. Josephus aids us, in crucial ways, in our quest for the assembly of Jesus’ earliest followers in Jerusalem. Indeed,… READ MORE

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