Justinian’s Riot

Serious commentary on current political events is not my forte. While it may seem irreverent in light of the serious … More

Plan of the Saepta Julia (Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1756).Source Wikipedia ( Le antichità Romane. Tomo IV, tav. XLVII. // Opere di Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Francesco Piranesi e d'altri. Firmin Didot Freres, Paris, 1835-1839. Tomo 4)

Roman Elections

They say every vote counts, but does it? Did it in Roman times?

Moving Romans

“[T]he migration that we hear about the most in literary sources is elite migration, particularly the movement of Roman men to lead armies and take up administrative posts in the provinces.”

Ancient Roman latrines / latrinae, Ostia Antica. Public Domain, Courtesy of Wikipedia.

The Queen of Latrines

[Koloski-Ostrow]  got started on the topic nearly a quarter of a century ago, when classicist Nicholas Horsfall called her over … More

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "Odoacer." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/78a8a48c-3848-f0ed-e040-e00a18067625

Fall of Rome

Updated May 30, 2016 – Articles summarizing the rise of kingdoms in Europe from the ashes of Rome.