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The Great Conspiracy: The Coordinated Attack of Barbarian Tribes on the Romans in Britain and Northern Gaul

As we know, Valentia Edenatorum is the name the Romans gave to the colony founded in 138 B.C. along the Turia River in the Spanish Levante, meaning Valor of the Edetani. However, the term valentia was commonly used in colonial foundations because it referred to military virtues, which is why it appears in other locations […]

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Kingdom of Soissons, the Last Roman Stronghold in Gaul that Survived Ten Years after the Fall of the Western Empire

In the tumultuous era of the fall of the Western Roman Empire, a small but significant domain known as the Kingdom of Soissons emerged. This territory, located in the northwest of Gaul, was successively led by three Roman generals: Aetius, Aegidius, and Syagrius, all holding the title of Magister Militum per Gallias (commander-in-chief of Roman […]

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Female Figures Identified in Trajan’s Column, Previously Considered Male

In a recent article published in the American Journal of Archaeology, a group of researchers presented an innovative analysis of the representations in Trajan’s Column in Rome. The study, led by Elizabeth Wolfram Thill, Maryl B. Gensheimer, and Elizabeth M. Greene, proposes a significant revision in the identification of certain figures in the friezes of […]

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Lex Oppia, the Law that Banned Colorful Dresses and Excessive Jewelry, which Roman Women Managed to Abolish Through Mobilization

Hannibal Barca never imagined that his brilliant victory at the Battle of Cannae (216 BC) would not only be studied in future military academies but would also allow him to leave the Italian peninsula at his mercy, attract the southern half of the territory to his side, and sow panic among the Romans to the […]

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The Temple of Hadrian at Cyzicus was the Largest Built in Antiquity, and its Corinthian Capitals the Largest Ever Sculpted

Founded by Greek colonists from Miletus in the 7th century BC and located on a peninsula in northwest Anatolia, the city of Cyzicus was one of the most thriving metropolises of the ancient world, flourishing in the shadow of the imposing Dindymus mountain massif and bathed by the waters of the Propontis strait, which connected […]