7 Historical Figures Posthumously Diagnosed With Illnesses
A recent study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine argues that the Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo may have suffered from a bout of osteoarthritis that left his hands gnarled and...
Julius Caesar Suffered From Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says
In the years preceding his assassination by the Roman Senate in 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was struck by a host of health problems including dizziness, limb weakness, headaches, depression and sudden fall...
'Beware the Ides of March'
People who believe in luck and bad luck -- that is to say, those considered superstitious – may think that some days or events are unlucky. In the United States, Friday the 13 is known as an “unlucky”...
The real story behind the assassination of Julius Caesar
On Feb. 15, in the year 44 BC, Julius Caesar, the all-powerful ruler of Rome, visited a soothsayer named Spurinna, who “predicted the future by examining the internal organs of sacrificial animals,” a...
The destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria
Alexandria, one of the greatest cities of the ancient world, was founded by Alexander the Great after his conquest of Egypt in 332 BC.  After the death of Alexander in Babylon in 323 BC, Egypt fe
Top 10 Ancient Military Commanders
A list of top 10 ancient military commanders, their military achievements and legacy.
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar was the most famous Roman leader of all, conquered more land than any other Roman and had a celebrated love affair with the Egyptian empress Cl...
7 Historical Figures Posthumously Diagnosed With Illnesses
A recent study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine argues that the Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo may have suffered from a bout of osteoarthritis that left his hands gnarled and...
First Triumvirate
The First Triumvirate was a political alliance between three prominent Roman politicians (triumvirs) which included Marcus Licinius Crassus, Pompey the Great, and Julius Caesar. The alliance was not i...
First Triumvirate - Wikipedia
Servius Sulpicius Galba (praetor)
Servius Sulpicius Galba, praetor in 54 BC.As legate of Julius Caesar's 12th Legion during his Gallic Wars, he defeated the Nantuates in 57 BC in the Battle of Octodurus. Later, however, angered due ...
Servius Sulpicius Galba (praetor) - Wikipedia
Antipater of Derbe
Antipater of Derbe was a tyrant or prince of Derbe. He was a friend of Cicero's, one of whose letters, of uncertain date, is addressed on Antipater's behalf to Quintus Philippus, proconsul of the prov...
Titus Pomponius Atticus
Titus Pomponius Atticus, born Titus Pomponius (end of 110 – 31 March 32 BC), came from an old but not strictly noble Roman family of the equestrian class and the Gens Pomponia. He was a celebrated ed...
Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus
Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (born April 27, ca. 85–81 BC, died 43 BC) was a Roman politician and general of the 1st century BC and one of the leading instigators of Julius Caesar's assassination. De...
Aulus Caecina Severus
Aulus Caecina was the son of Aulus Caecina, was defended by Cicero (69 BC), took the side of Pompey in the civil wars, and published a violent tirade against Caesar, for which he was banished.He recan...
Pompey
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (official nomenclature ; 29 September 106 BC – 29 September 48 BC), usually known in English as Pompey /ˈpɒmpiː/ or Pompey the Great, was a military and political lead...
Pompey - Wikipedia
Servius Sulpicius Rufus
Servius Sulpicius Rufus (c. 106 BC – 43 BC), surnamed Lemonia from the tribe to which he belonged, was a Roman orator and jurist.He studied rhetoric with Cicero, and accompanied him to Rhodes in 78 BC...
Lucca Conference
At the Luca Conference, in 56 BC, (named for the town of Luca — modern Lucca — in Cisalpine Gaul) Caesar met with his political partners, Pompey and Crassus. Rome was in turmoil. Clodius' populist c...
Constitutional reforms of Julius Caesar
The constitutional reforms of Julius Caesar were a series of laws pertaining to the Constitution of the Roman Republic enacted between 49 and 44 BC, during Caesar's dictatorship. Caesar died in 44 BC ...
Constitutional reforms of Julius Caesar - Wikipedia
Gaius Matius
Gaius Matius (fl. 1st century BC) (PW 1) was a citizen of ancient Rome notable as a friend of Cicero and Julius Caesar.A member of the gens Matia, he belonged to the party of Caesar, and helped Cicero...
Gaius Cassius Longinus
Gaius Cassius Longinus (October 3, before 85 BCE – October 3, 42 BCE) was a Roman senator, a leading instigator of the plot to kill Julius Caesar, and the brother in-law of Marcus Junius Brutus.<...
Publius Vatinius
Publius Vatinius was a Roman statesman during the last decades of the Republic.
Vatinius was quaestor in 63 BC, the same year Marcus Tullius Cicero was consul. Cicero believed that Vatinius was e...
Publius Cornelius Dolabella
Publius Cornelius Dolabella (c. 85-80 BC – 43 BC) was a Roman general, by far the most important of the Dolabellae. He arranged for himself to be adopted by a plebeian so that he could become a Tribun...
Aulus Allienus
Aulus Allienus was the name of two ancient Romans who lived roughly around the 1st century BC, and who may have been the same person:
Appius Claudius Pulcher (consul 54 BC)
Appius Claudius Pulcher (97 BC – 49 BC) was a consul of the Roman Republic in 54 BC. He was an expert in Roman law and antiquities, especially the esoteric lore of the augural college of which he was ...
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (triumvir)
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (Latin: (born c. 89 or 88 BC, died late 13 or early 12 BC) was a Roman patrician who was triumvir with Octavian (the future Augustus) and Mark Antony, and the last Pontife...
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (triumvir) - Wikipedia
Lucius Munatius Plancus
Lucius Munatius Plancus (born in Tibur, c. 87 BC; died in Gaeta, c. 15 BC) was a Roman senator, consul in 42 BC, and censor in 22 BC with Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus. Along with Talleyrand eightee...
Lucius Munatius Plancus - Wikipedia