De Tweede Illyrische Oorlog en het Lot van Saguntum: De Jaren 220-219 BCE

Samenvatting Gaius Flaminius wordt tot censor gekozen en laat het Circus Flaminius bouwen en de Via Flaminia aanleggen (220 BCE); De voormalige Romeinse bondgenoot Demetrios van Faros maakt zich opnieuw schuldig aan piraterij, hetgeen tot een Romeinse veldtocht tegen de Illyriërs leidt (219 BCE); De Tweede Illyrische Oorlog eindigt met…

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Rome: Ara Pacis Augustae

The Ara Pacis Augustae – the Altar of Augustan Peace – is what one could call a monument in the wrong place. The large open-air altar is not in its original position. It can now be found next to the remains of the gigantic circular Mausoleum of Augustus, but it…

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The Second Illyrian War and the Fate of Saguntum: The Years 220-219 BCE

Summary Gaius Flaminius is elected censor and has the Circus Flaminius and the Via Flaminia built (220 BCE); Rome’s former ally Demetrios of Faros resumes his piratical activities, prompting a Roman campaign against the Illyrians (219 BCE); The Second Illyrian War ends in a decisive Roman victory. The consul Lucius…

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Rome: San Lorenzo in Lucina

The San Lorenzo in Lucina is one of many churches in Rome dedicated to Saint Lawrence. Lawrence was a church deacon who was martyred in 258 during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Valerianus. He can very well be considered historical, much unlike the many legends that surround him. Tradition…

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