On This Day – 7 December 43BC
Cicero was one of the greatest orators of Rome, and lived through some of the most turbulent events at the end of the Republic. He was born on the 3rd of January in 103 BC in Arpinum, to a well-off equestrian family.
Octavian celebrates the first of three consecutive triumphs at Rome, this one celebrated his victory over Illyricum. The war against Illyricum actually took place several years earlier.
Workers building a new church in Casal Bernocchi, Italy have discovered a Roman bathhouse. Continue reading “Roman bathhouse discovered in Italy”
While workers were digging a trench to lay some electrical cable for home owner Luke Irwin in Wiltshire, they discovered a Roman era mosaic floor which would lead to the discovery of one of Britain’s best preserved Roman villas.
Diocletian (245–311) was a Roman emperor from 284 to 305. Born to a family of low status in the Roman province of Dalmatia, Diocletian rose through the ranks of the military to become cavalry commander to the Emperor Carus. Continue reading “284 – Diocletian is chosen as Roman emperor”
The Hoxne Hoard is the largest hoard of late Roman silver and gold discovered in Britain, and the largest collection of gold and silver coins of the fourth and fifth century found anywhere within the Roman Empire. Continue reading “1992 – The Hoxne Hoard is discovered”
There appears to be a direct connection between the Roman goddess Juno and Roman coinage, Continue reading “The goddess Juno and the currency of Rome”
18 September – On this day
The battle of Chrysopolis took place near Chalcedon between two Roman emperors Constantine I and Licinius. Continue reading “AD 324 Constantine carries the day at Chrysopolis”
University of Leicester archaeologists are excavating sites that show evidence of Roman and Medieval occupation. Continue reading “Archaeology found beneath Bus depot”