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Guest posts

Guest’s entries on topics related to the history of ancient Rome and antiquity. If you would also like to share your work with others I encourage you to send a text.

Horse or cook?

The value of the horse was enormous in terms of communication, transport and, above all, its military use in battle. Traditionally, the ancients emphasized the uniqueness of Bucephalus, the horse that had long accompanied Alexander the Great during his military conquests.

Seneca among gladiators!

The fate of the gladiators was difficult. Although despised and kept briefly in closed barracks, they knew very well about the views of the notables of their time, especially in matters concerning them.

Woman in light of law…

In the Greco-Roman and Jewish worlds, women had very limited rights. Roman jurists knew this. Papinianus stated directly: In many provisions of our law, the position of woman is worse than of man.

Eifel aqueduct in Cologne

The capital of the province of Lower Germania, the city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (today’s Cologne, Germany), due to its importance, had a high demand for running water. It was collected from the mountainous Eifel region 100 km away, thanks to an aqueduct capable of transporting up to 200,000 cubic meters of water per day.

Roman walls in Cologne

Cologne was founded in the 1st century CE through the Romans, and they can be traced to this day. An example of this is the remains of the defensive walls located within today’s city centre.

Act of Rullus

Year 63 BCE is remembered mainly because of the consulate of the Cicero and the Conspiracy of Catiline. However, those were obviously not the only significant events of this year. One of his most interesting episodes was the law concerning the division of land in Rome, proposed by Servilius Rullus.

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