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  • The Nine Greatest Rulers of the Christian Roman Empire

    11/16/2019 8:41:57 PM PST · by Antoninus · 10 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 11/14/19 | Florentius
    The 4th through 7th centuries are often considered periods of decay and decline for the Roman Empire. I view them, however, as times of crisis and regeneration, as the previously pagan Empire was transformed into an amazingly resilient Christian Empire which persisted for another millennium despite attacks on all sides and myriad convulsions from within. Who were the most effective rulers during this period? Opinions vary, but here are my choices. Portraits of all, taken from antiquity, may be found in the above image: Constantine the Great (AD 306-337). Constantine may be considered the founder of the Christian Roman...
  • March 23, AD 536 ~ Mutiny of Justinian's Army in Africa

    03/23/2019 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 14 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | Florentius
    After his stunning re-conquest of Roman north Africa, and destruction of the Vandalic kingdom, Belisarius returned to Constantinople late in AD 534. He left prematurely because a conspiracy had sprung up accusing him of seeking to usurp the imperial power and set himself up as king of Africa. To defuse suspicion, he packed up his household and returned to the capital, his ships laden with the Vandal royalty as captives and the legendary Vandal treasure. Once in Constantinople, Belisarius received a traditional Roman triumph. But while the imperial court celebrated, the situation in Africa deteriorated. Belisarius had left his former...
  • Book TV: After Words...Victor Davis Hansen

    06/29/2013 3:58:20 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 4 replies
    zap2it ^ | First Aired: June 29, 2013 | CSPAN2
    NEW Episode: Victor Davis Hanson.... ``The Savior Generals: How Five Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost -- From Ancient Greece to Iraq.''...10:00 - 11:00 PM EST on CSPAN2 ...The author discusses his new book. (-VDH is as good a speaker as an author)
  • British Historian Claims to Have Found the Temple Treasures

    10/09/2006 12:29:32 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 58 replies · 2,408+ views
    What happened to the 50 tons of gold, silver and sacred treasures looted from Herod's Temple following the Roman legionnaires' sack of Jerusalem on Tisha b'Av in the year 70 CE? The Arch of Titus in Rome, erected shortly after the death of Titus who reigned as emperor from 79 to 81, clearly depicts Roman soldiers bearing on their shoulders the golden candelabrum, silver trumpets and bejewelled Table of the Divine Presence which the Roman emperor Vespasian and his son Titus carted back to Rome as trophies of war. Between 75 CE and the early 5th century, the treasure...