Alongside the great successes of Roman architectural feats were expensive failures. Who was to blame?
In Theoderic the Great: King of Goths, Ruler of Romans, Hans-Ulrich Wiemer fully reinforces his vision of Theoderic as a man grappling with challenges which still confront us today.
Early Christianity brought new opportunities for Roman and Byzantine women – it also brought new reasons to vilify them.
By 380, a small cult originating near the periphery of the Roman Empire had grown to become its official religion: Christianity. Things would change – but in what ways?
An account of the Roman Empire at its height amounts to a marvellous vademecum.
The Roman veterans village of Karanis in Egypt did not change the world. Its ordinariness is what makes it remarkable.
Julius Caesar was killed on 15 March 44 BC. We’ve heard about the ‘Ides of March’ – but what happened next?
Crassus: The First Tycoon by Peter Stothard follows Marcus Licinius Crassus on the Roman road to disaster in Parthia.
When Roman forces burned the Temple in Jerusalem in AD 70, the Flavian dynasty thought it had defeated the Jewish god in the name of Jupiter. It was mistaken.
Tall tales of Pompeii’s lost lives form part of a long history of sensationalism.