Tag: Roman History
The History of Hadrian’s Wall
Written by Amy Hendrie. Hadrian’s Wall remains an enduring monument in the imagination of the English-speaking world, but what were it origins, utility and function? This piece reveals the wall to be more than just an enclosing measure, but a spatial site that created new connections.
Interpreting the Donatist Schism
Written by Nikita Nandanwad. The Donatist sect, centred in Carthage, and resulting schism is a prominent facet of Late Antique Christian history. Expunged by the Roman Catholics, the Donatists were deemed an isolated sect, and yet rose up against their opppressors through acts of martrydom and unwavering faith.
The Germanic Horse Guards of the Julio-Claudian Emperors
Written by Alex Smith. The Praetorian Guard are often the primary focus of discussion surrounding the private protectors of emperors, but there was actually a more personal body of soldiers who guarded emperors. Here, Alex Smith takes a look at the Germanic guards who are often overshadowed.
Io Saturnalia! How to Welcome in the Festive Season like a Roman
Written by Hazel Atkinson. Saturnalia pre-dated today’s Christmas. In Ancient Rome, how was it celebrated? And, why was it necessary?