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Polybius

Posted by on Sunday, January 31, 2021, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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The Battle of the Colline Gate

Posted by on Friday, January 15, 2021, In : Art 


A depiction of The Battle of the Colline Gate (82 BCE), when Lucius Cornelius Sulla entered Rome with his forces for the second time and defeated his enemies, the Marians. After the battle Sulla would declare himself Dictator of the Republic.

Image Source: 
historyhit.com
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The Death of Brutus

Posted by on Thursday, January 14, 2021, In : Art 


Death of the Consul Lucius Junius Brutus in a duel with Aruns by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

After usurping the last king of Rome Tarquinius Superbus (R. 535-510 BCE), Lucius Junius Brutus founded the Roman Republic. Here, his death is depicted at the hands of his cousin Arruns Tarquinius, the second son of the usurped king, when they fought in single combat during the Battle of Silva Arsia and simultaneously speared each other to death.

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The Kings of Rome

Posted by on Monday, April 6, 2020, In : Art 














According to 
Titus Livius there were seven kings of Rome from 625 - 510 BCE. From top to bottom they were; Romulus (R. 753-715 BCE), Numa Pompilius (R. 715-673 BCE), Tullus Hostilius (R. 673-642 BCE), Ancus Marcius (R. 642-616 BCE), Tarquinius Priscus (R. 616-579 BCE), Servius Tullius (R. 578-535 BCE) and Tarquinius Superbus (R. 535-510 BCE).
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Aristotle Tutoring Alexander the Great

Posted by on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, In : Art 


Aristotle Tutoring Alexander the Great, by American Painter Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1904).
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Romulus and Remus

Posted by on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, In : Art 



An image depicting two consecutive events taking place on the bank of the Tiber: Romulus and Remus, the mythical founders of Rome, are being suckled by a wolf while being discovered by the shepherd Faustulus. Above that, Faustulus is giving the infants to his wife Laurentia as the two go on to adopt the twins. The image was drawn in 1480 by the Master of the White Inscriptions and is currently housed at the British Library.

Source: 
wikimedia.org
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Bronze Age Swords from Scotland

Posted by on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, In : Photography 



Bronze Age swords found in Scotland and housed in the Museum of Scotland.

Source: wikipedia.org

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Evolution of Roman Armour

Posted by on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, In : Art 



An illustration of the evolution of roman armour, from the third century BCE to the fifth century CE.

Image Source: quora.com

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Plate Armour of a Roman Soldier

Posted by on Sunday, July 22, 2018, In : Photography 


Recreation of the plate armour (lorica segmentata) as worn by a soldier from the Roman Empire. On display at the National Military Museum, Romania. 


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Big Results

Posted by on Thursday, October 15, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"Big results require big ambitions".

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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The Same River

Posted by on Thursday, September 10, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"You cannot step into the same river twice".

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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Musashi Goro Sadayo

Posted by on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, In : Art 


Title:  Clearing Weather at Mt. Shimahiro

Date:  c.1850

Artist:  Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Information:  This image depicts a 15 year old 10th century samurai by the name of Musashi Gorō Sadayo defending himself against Imperial forces. The fighting came about after his lord, Taira no Masakado, proclaimed himself the new emperor in 939. However the rebellion was ill fated and the pretender and his men were defeated at the Battle of Mt. Shimahiro by troops led by Fujiwara no Hidesato just a few months a...
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A Man's Fate

Posted by on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"A man's character is his fate"

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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Regard Your Soldiers as Your Children.....

Posted by on Friday, January 30, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys;
look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death".

~ Sun Tzu ~

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The Cyrus Cylinder

Posted by on Thursday, January 29, 2015, In : Art 


The history of human rights is a long one and can be said to have started in 539 BCE when the first king of ancient Persia, Cyrus the Great, defeated the Babylonian army and took the city. Once this task was done, he freed the slaves there and introduced new laws that declared people’s right to equality and to choose their own religion.



These laws were recorded in cuneiform script on a baked-clay cylinder known as the Cyrus Cylinder, a law code that is recognised as the first known charter ...
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Siddhartha in a Wrestling Contest

Posted by on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, In : Art 


An 8th century Japanese silk print depicting Siddhartha in a wrestling contest prior to becoming the Buddha.

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Apollo and Artemis

Posted by on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  Apollo and Artemis

Datec.470 BCE

Artist:  Briseis Painter (real name unknown, this Athenian artist is known for his
particular style of decoration on pottery).

Information:  The artwork on this Attic red-figure cup features Apollo, the Greek god
of archery and his twin sister Artemis, the goddess of wild places and hunting. 
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