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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.

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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.

Image Source: meisterdrucke.uk

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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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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.

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wikimedia.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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Julius Caesar on Fear

Posted by on Friday, April 4, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.

~ Julius Caesar ~
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Entellus vs. Dares

Posted by on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Art 


Title
:  L'Énéide

Datec.1927 (?)

Infomation:  Painting depicting the famous boxing contest between Entellus and Dares, as described in Virgil's epic poem, The Aeneid, written sometime between 29 and 19 BCE. The older Sicilian champion Entellus went on to win the fight against his younger opponent from Troy, which is said to have taken place in games held by Aeneas in Sicily.
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Retiarius vs. Secutor

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Friday, March 22, 2013, In : Art 


Artist:  Unknown
Date:  Second – third century CE
Info: In this mosaic from the villa at Nennig, Germany, a retiarius gladiator, who fought with a net and a three pronged trident, stabs at his opponent who is a secutor gladiator, whose weapon of choice was usually a short sword or a gladius.

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Hidden Worries

Posted by on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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For Beasts to Fight

Posted by on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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War Elephants

Posted by on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Art 


Title: The Battle of Zama

Datec.1890

Artist
:  Henri-Paul Motte (1846–1922)

Infomation: The war elephants of Hannibal’s Carthaginian army fighting
against the Roman infantry at the Battle of Zama in 202 BC
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