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# Classical History

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# Classical History

Sixteenth-century bust of Julius Caesar. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Public domain image.

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Tales of tragedy, ambition and heroism from the Battle of Marathon and Hannibal’s passage of the Alps to Caesar’s fateful crossing of the Rubicon.

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The Golden Age of Carausius

A Roman commander facing court martial took refuge in politics, and for ten years London was an imperial capital.

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The Surrender of Vercingetorix

As Rome’s grip on Gaul tightened, one man still dared to defy them.

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The Boldness of Junius Mauricus

Pliny admired Julius Mauricus because he spoke his mind, and Emperor Nerva because he let him.

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A Ransom of Iron

When Brennus the Gaul broke through the gates of Rome, Marcus Furius Camillus was far away in exile.

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An Execrable Crime

Marcus Furius Camillus knew he must make the Falisci submit to Rome, but the method one man proposed was more than he could stomach.

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The Tragedy of Coriolanus

Roman statesman Gnaeus Marcius Coriolanus was thrust out the City for his hardline politics, but he did not stay away for long.

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Treat Me Like a King!

When Porus, the Indian king, surrendered to Alexander the Great at Jhelum, he had only one request to make of him.