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  • What if Belisarius had accepted the Gothic offer to become Western Roman Emperor in AD 540 ~ And why he didn't

    06/06/2024 10:28:37 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 14 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | June 5, 2024 | Florentius
    I left off the previous post considering what might have happened if Belisarius had accepted the imperial diadem of the Western Empire when it was offered to him at the end of the first war in Italy in AD 540. Could he have remained on the throne? How would Justinian have reacted? Did Belisarius have the diplomatic and administrative skills to manage the Western Empire? Would his men have remained loyal to him and willing to advance his military goals abroad? In a best-case scenario that's perhaps not too far-fetched, the answer is yes, Belisarius could certainly have ruled...
  • Ancient China and Rome: 1000 Years of Contact // DOCUMENTARY

    06/02/2024 12:01:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Voices of the Past ^ | 25/9/21 | Dr. Raoul McLaughlin
    -------------- 00:00 Introduction 07:25 China 35:54 Rome 1:13:01 The Fall
  • America Is Not Yet Rome, But Democrats Better Worry That It Is Going That Way

    05/31/2024 1:03:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/31/2024 | Kurt Schlichter
    American men typically think about ancient Rome several times a day, but apparently, Democrats do not. They ignore history, probably because it consists largely of the doings and transpirings of dead white males, but they should not. Rome’s decline from greatness from its mythical founding by Romulus in 753 BC – I don’t do “BCE” – to its final death rattle in 476 AD, when a kraut warlord named Odoacer deposed the last Roman emperor Romulus Augustulus, is not a precise template for the USA’s arc of history, but if you are wise enough to listen you will hear echoes...
  • I've been a tour guide in Rome for 16 years. Here are 5 tourist attractions that are worth it and 5 you can skip.

    05/29/2024 7:50:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Business Insider via AOL ^ | May 28, 2024 | Sarah May Grunwald
    I always recommend visiting the Park of the Aqueducts and the Ostia Antica archeological site.But I think the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Mouth of Truth attractions are overcrowded...I would never say certain attractions have no merit. But after years of interacting with travelers, I understand that people want alternatives.Luckily, Rome has priceless art and artifacts around every corner.Here are five popular attractions that are worth visiting... The Capitoline MuseumsBasilica di San Giovanni in LateranoThe Park of the AqueductsBasilica of Sant'AgostinoOstia Antica ...and five you might want to skip.. Vatican Museums are overcrowdedYou can get a good view of the Colosseum...
  • "Men Are by No Means Wont to Wage War According to the Judgment of their Enemies." ~ Belisarius rejects Gothic surrender terms, March AD 537

    05/21/2024 10:32:28 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 7 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | May 20, 2024 | Florentius
    "Whoever of you has hopes of setting foot in Rome without a fight is mistaken in his judgment. For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city."~Belisarius to the Gothic envoys in AD 537 The above quote is taken from The History of the Wars by the late-Roman historian, Procopius of Caesarea. To set the scene, envision the grand Gothic army of over 100,000 mail-clad warriors newly arrived at their camps about the walls of Rome. Within the walls, Belisarius and his paltry force of less than 6,000 men could barely defend a fraction...
  • America Isn’t The First Empire Doomed By Open Borders

    04/25/2024 6:37:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/25/2024 | Jeremy Carl
    Like empires before us, we have lost our cultural confidence and moorings, increasing the risk of being overrun by newcomers.No subject is as central to America’s future and no subject gets to the heart of the failure of our current regime more than immigration policy. As a result, few subjects are as riddled with taboos in their public discussion. What will happen when the ethnic composition of large parts of America is transformed in ways America’s European founders never could have foreseen? And in the interim, what will happen to whites as they continue to lose political power amid their...
  • Pompeii breakthrough as ancient scroll finally deciphered after 2,000 years

    04/18/2024 3:58:01 PM PDT · by mairdie · 40 replies
    Express UK ^ | Apr 18, 2024 | Richard Ashmore
    A £560,000 prize was on offer for scholars who could read the ancient Roman texts buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Scrolls cocooned in volcanic ash that consumed the Roman city of Pompeii have been deciphered for the first time in 2,000 years. Using AI researchers were able to discern some meaning from the writings which were discovered in the doomed ancient Italian city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. ...In a statement the Vesuvius Challenge revealed some of the information hidden until now in the scrolls which appear to be philosophical treatises concerning...
  • 222: Elagabalus

    03/11/2024 10:05:09 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 7 replies ^ | March 11, 2018 | Headsman
    March 11, 222 marked the downfall of the Roman emperor Elagabalus (or Heliogabalus, in the Greek rendering).* Notorious to posterity for lapping the field in outrageous sensuality, he was the 14-year-old cousin of the deposed brute Caracalla and stepped into the purple because his crafty grandma won the civil war that ensued Caracalla’s assassination. By family heredity he was by that time already the high priest of the Syrian sun-god Elagabalus,** in the city of Emesa (present-day Homs, Syria). History has flattered the youth with the name of his novel god, although in life the former was simply Marcus Aurelius...
  • Evidence that Pontius Pilate Converted to Christianity

    03/08/2024 9:48:35 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 37 replies ^ | March 1, 2022 | Global Orthodox
    While Pontius Pilate's wife, Claudia, has been glorified as a saint, what happened to Pontius Pilate himself? There are three writers from the Early Church who say he became a Christian. There is a similar tradition in Ethiopia, and sometimes there one can find icons of Pontius Pilate, together with his wife Claudia. The fate of Pontius Pilate after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is disputed among historians. According to some, Pilate killed himself while in exile to Gallia. Others suggest that he was executed during the reign of Emperor Nero. According to legend, the bad omens accompanying...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Leader: Oct 7 Paves Way for Conquest of Rome - "Rome will one day be in our hands, and every house and every tent will have a Muslim in it."

    03/06/2024 7:22:27 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 6 Mar, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    The first rule of Islamic fight club is that non-Muslims aren’t allowed to talk about it. And if it must be talked about, it has to be treated as a local phenomenon. That means insisting that Hamas is attacking Israel for political reasons, the Houthis are shooting at ships for political reasons, the Fulani are massacring Christians in Nigeria for political reasons, the Pakistanis, the Taliban, the Iranians, the Syrians, the Iraqis, ISIS and Mohammed who decided to stab someone on a train are all doing it for completely unrelated reasons. On the other side, devout Islamic leaders focus on...
  • Wooden furniture of Herculaneum preserved from Vesuvius [9:21]

    02/13/2024 9:29:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 8, 2024 | Ancient Rome Live (host: Darius Arya)
    What are we usually missing from the ancient world? Wood! Fortunately, the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 preserved a lot of wooden objects- ranging from a bed and crib, to a table, bench, and shrine, and more! Usually, these items are not on display, but on the occasion of a new exhibit, we are now able to examine the world of carpentry through these objects of everyday life- and many other artifacts- rarely preserved from Antiquity. A truly unique collection of artwork from ancient Herculaneum.0:00 Introduction2:00 Fabri2:43 small boat3:15 Telephos relief wooden coffered ceiling (recently discovered)3:57 bed, table, crib,...
  • Forging a Roman Gladius Sword

    02/04/2024 8:56:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Step-by-step time-lapse video of how to make a Roman sword from what appears to be leaf stock.
  • Roman dodecahedron uncovered by amateur archaeologists in the UK

    01/31/2024 7:45:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies
    Live Science ^ | January 19, 2024 | Tom Metcalfe
    More than 100 dodecahedrons have now been found in northwestern Europe, but archaeologists still don't know what they were used for.Amateur archaeologists in England have unearthed a stunning Roman dodecahedron — a mysterious class of objects that has baffled experts for centuries.The dodecahedron — a 12-sided metal shell about the size of a grapefruit — was found this past summer during a dig in a farmer's field near the Lincolnshire village of Norton Disney, located about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of Sheffield.A previous geophysical survey, which had detected underground areas where the Earth's magnetic field had been disturbed, had...
  • Face of Fenstanton Roman crucifixion victim revealed

    01/25/2024 9:04:48 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | January 22, 2024 | Miranda Bryant in Stockholm
    The skeleton of a man was discovered with a nail through his heel in Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire, in 2017...The reconstruction of the man's face was revealed in a BBC Four programme, which explored details of his life.Prior to the Fenstanton discovery, the only other Roman crucified remains discovered had been in Israel, according to Ms Duhig, an osteologist from the university's Wolfson College.Other injuries were found, suggesting the man had suffered before he died, and his legs had signs of infection or inflammation caused by either a systemic disorder or by being bound or shackled.Analysis of the remains revealed he spent...
  • Bureaucracy Kills: A Lesson from Rome

    01/25/2024 7:53:22 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education. ^ | January 1, 1963 | William Henry Chamberlin
    The greatest collapse of a mighty state, a large human so­ciety and a fruitful civilization of which we possess a reasonably ac­curate record, has been immortal­ized by Edward Gibbon’s histori­cal classic, The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire. Henry Adams remarked that Gibbon did not really explain the fall; but this criticism is not altogether just. As the following excerpts from The Decline and Fall show, the philosophic historian offered a number of reflections on the symp­toms and causes of the drama which he set out to describe: "This long peace and the uni­form government of the Romans introduced...
  • Ancient Rome is rebuilt digitally

    06/11/2007 2:21:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies · 1,135+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6 minutes ago | ARIEL DAVID,
    ROME - Computer experts on Monday unveiled a digital reproduction of ancient Rome as it appeared at the peak of its power in A.D. 320 — what they called the largest and most complete simulation of a historic city ever created. Visitors to virtual Rome will be able to do even more than ancient Romans did: They can crawl through the bowels of the Colosseum, filled with lion cages and primitive elevators, and fly up for a detailed look at bas-reliefs and inscriptions atop triumphal arches. "This is the first step in the creation of a virtual time machine, which...
  • Italy: Hundreds perform fascist salute in Rome

    01/14/2024 11:29:11 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/24
    Video A viral social media video shows hundreds of men dressed in black standing in a central street in Rome and performing the Nazi salute several times. The gathering was held in memory of three neo-fascist activists who were killed in 1978. The three were members of the ‘Italian Social Movement’ and two of them were killed, presumably, by left-wing activists, with the third killed by a police officer after a riot broke out in that spot. The video has caused controversy in Italy. Italian authorities have announced they are opening a criminal investigation. The ceremony is held each year...
  • Ancient letter written by Roman emperor leads archaeologists to "monumental" discovery in Italy

    01/13/2024 5:12:38 PM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 9, 2024 / 9:14 AM EST | BY KERRY BREEN
    A letter written by a Roman emperor helped lead a team of archaeologists to an ancient temple that "adds significant insights into the social changes" from pagan beliefs to Christianity in the Roman Empire, experts announced recently. The lead archaeologist on the expedition, Douglas Boin, Ph.D., announced the "monumental discovery" at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, according to a news release from St. Louis University, where Boin is a professor of history. Boin said he and his team discovered "three walls of a monumental structure" that appears to have been a Roman temple from the Constantine...
  • Everything Must Change: Burt Lancaster in The Leopard

    01/13/2024 12:02:17 PM PST · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | January 13, 2024 | Rick McGinnis
    Nobody does political cynicism like the Italians. As a country it hasn't been crucial since the fifth century AD, but it knows more about how politics works – and more importantly how it doesn't work – than any other nation on the planet. After refining Greek democracy into a workable system for a growing empire, Rome set about discovering all the ways government could corrupt itself, then descended into over a millennia of decline and division. The moment – brief, hopeful and doomed – when Italy struggled to reemerge as a national entity again is the setting for this week's...
  • Explore the secret rooms of the Pantheon [11:00]

    01/09/2024 10:42:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 7, 2024 | Darius Arya Digs
    The Pantheon is the best preserved temple of Ancient Rome, but in this episode we'll explore some huge, structural rooms of the Pantheon (the grottoni) that are rarely accessed. Indeed, most people don't even know they exist! How is this possible? What purpose did they serve? Let's explore!0:00 Introduction1:14 Pantheon's secret rooms (the grottoes- grottoni)- floor plan; grottoni rooms and Basilica of Neptune: engineering necessities of Pantheon4:13 Tour of the grottoni rooms6:42 Pantheon brickstamps and Basilica of Neptune decorations8:09 Grottoni vaultingExplore the secret rooms of the Pantheon | 11:00Darius Arya Digs | 17.6K subscribers | 127,898 views | January 7,...