The palm frond and the sword.
“The likes of which have never been found in Israel.”
Emperor Julian’s unfulfilled promise.
They were spectators, but there’s little evidence they were fighters.
And an ancient sect’s version of all-night study.
The dark side of ancient Rome’s glory.
The gold of a 2nd-century tomb.
What their gravestones tell us.
Berenice beyond her many marriages.
“Ozymandias” is a story not only of Egypt, but of nation after nation throughout history—except one.
A talmudic legend of a wicked emperor’s demise, set to verse.
Used for troop training, marching, speeches and, fun.
Antoninus Pius and the moon goddess Luna.