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  • Tacitus: The Annals (II)

    06/13/2016 1:54:43 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 13th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    I can almost see Tacitus (55-117AD) weep as he wrote of Rome’s transition from a free republic to a despotic empire. Tacitus: After Augustus won over the soldiers with gifts, and the people with cheap corn, he slowly concentrated in himself the powers of the senate, the magistrates, and laws. In this, he was unopposed, for the boldest spirits had fallen in battle or been murdered in the proscriptions. The remaining nobles, the readier they were to be slaves, were raised the higher by wealth and promotion. So aggrandized were they by revolution, they preferred the safety of the present...
  • Tacitus: The Annals

    06/11/2016 1:43:40 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 17 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | June 11th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Not long ago, certainly within the last couple of years, I yielded to the urge to start a squib when the US senate punted another enumerated power to president Obama. It might have been the power of the purse or maybe the treaty power, but in any event, I opened Tacitus’ (55-117AD) Annals, and tapped out a few notes below. Throughout the imperial period, Roman emperors kept up the façade of republicanism. They pretended to consult the senate and be guided by its votes. The senate in turn, pretended it had a will of its own. If men are willing...
  • Discovery of Roman fort built after Boudican revolt

    05/18/2016 1:36:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | May 13, 2016 | editors
    New research published by archaeologists from MOLA reveals a previously unknown Roman fort, built in AD63 as a direct response to the sacking of London by the native tribal Queen of the Iceni, Boudica. The revolt razed the early Roman town to the ground in AD60/61 but until now little was understood about the Roman's response to this devastating uprising. Excavations at Plantation Place for British Land on Fenchurch Street in the City of London exposed a section of a rectangular fort that covered 3.7acres. The timber and earthwork fort had 3metre high banks reinforced with interlacing timbers and faced...
  • Roman Treasure Hidden from Boudicca's Army Discovered in Colchester [UK]

    09/04/2014 1:43:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 4, 2014 15:12 BST | By Hannah Osborne
    A hoard of Roman treasure believed to have been hidden from Boudicca in the first century has been discovered by archaeologists in Colchester. The collection, including fine gold and silver jewellery, had been buried for safekeeping during the early stages of Boudicca's Revolt, Colchester Archaeological Trust said. It represents the first hoard of precious metals ever found in Colchester town centre and is thought to have belonged to a wealthy Roman woman, who stashed the treasure under her house when she heard the vengeful queen's armies were approaching. The archaeologists said the hoard was found under the floor of a...
  • Prehistoric gold coins found in Suffolk[UK]

    01/18/2009 2:24:46 PM PST · by BGHater · 21 replies · 1,028+ views
    EDP 24 ^ | 17 Jan 2009 | EDP 24
    The largest hoard of prehistoric gold coins in Britain in modern times has been discovered by a metal detectorist in Suffolk, it emerged today. The collection of 824 gold staters was found in a broken pottery jar buried in a field near Wickham Market. Jude Plouviez, of the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, said the coins dated from 40BC to AD15 and were thought to have been minted by predecessors of Boudicca - the Iceni Queen who spearheaded a revolt against occupying Roman forces. Their value when in circulation had been estimated at a modern equivalent of between £500,000 and...
  • She Crucified Her Enemies And Burnt London To The Ground. Meet Britain's First Feminist, Boadicea

    02/07/2008 3:19:53 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 999+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-6-2008 | Paul Johnson
    She crucified her enemies and burnt London to the ground. Meet Britain's first feminist, Boadicea By PAUL JOHNSON Last updated at 21:32pm on 6th February 2008 Britain's history is rich in fiery queens, and the first such heroine, tall with red hair down to her waist, commanding and brave, was Boadicea, warrior leader of the ancient Britons. She lived at the same time as the emperors Claudius and Nero, and led a surprisingly successful British revolt against Roman rule in AD60-61 (which, for reference, was when St Paul was writing epistles and St Mark composing his Gospel). She was a...
  • Boadicea May Have Had Her Chips On Site Of McDonald's

    05/24/2006 8:59:01 PM PDT · by blam · 74 replies · 1,808+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Nick Britten
    Boadicea may have had her chips on site of McDonald's By Nick Britten (Filed: 25/05/2006) Archaeologists believe they may have found the final battle site for the warrior queen Boadicea - on the site of a McDonald's restaurant. Having spent her life in fierce resistance to one empire - the Romans - her last stand is thought to have been overshadowed by another one, this time corporate. Having found ancient artefacts where new houses and flats are due to be built, experts have now asked the local authority to allow a full excavation of the area. Little is known about...
  • History Channel to air Ancient Battles [Persians-Greeks-Romans - starts 7/23]

    07/20/2004 10:29:52 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 2,821+ views
    CHN ^ | 7/21/04 | CHN
    The History Channel is going to air a new historical series entitled DECISIVE BATTLES including some classic wars between ancient Persian armies and Roman and Greek ones. The History Channel goes on location to the actual battlefields and integrates cutting-edge videogame technology to bring history and imagination together in the new series DECISIVE BATTLES. The half-hour series DECISIVE BATTLES premieres Friday, July 23 at 9-9:30pm ET/PT. The series is hosted by Matthew Settle (Band of Brothers) on location at the ancient battlefields and features expert commentary from the world©s foremost historians. DECISIVE BATTLES is unlike any series The History Channel...
  • Return of the queen

    06/30/2004 9:58:21 AM PDT · by orionblamblam · 12 replies · 377+ views
    The Guardian (boo, hisss) ^ | June 30, 2004 | Stuart Jeffries
    There are some lines of William Cowper inscribed on the plinth of the bronze statue of Boadicea near Westminster Bridge in central London: "Regions Caesar never knew/Thy posterity shall sway." The words have never been truer. Hollywood has four films in development about the British warrior queen. One of them, Warrior, is being produced by Mel Gibson, partly with money from the proceeds of his film The Passion of The Christ (a rare example of fundamentalist Christian money backing a project with a pagan heroine). Along with a DreamWorks project called Queen Fury, Paramount's Warrior Queen and another called My...
  • Gibson To Cause More Controversy?

    06/02/2004 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 30 replies · 1,740+ views
    IMDb.com ^ | 6-2-04
    Mel Gibson's forthcoming film about Britain's warrior queen Boudicca is guaranteed to cause fury amongst feminists and historians, experts predict. Folklorists believe Gibson - whose controversial The Passion Of The Christ movie sparked uproar among Jewish groups this year - faces widespread criticism in his efforts to bring Boudicca to the big screen, because she remains an enigma to historians. Scholars are also convinced feminists will attack Gibson if he fails to portray Boudicca as the icon they have turned her into. Folklorist Dr Juliette Wood, "Take any figure where there's been emotional investment and you're going to annoy someone....
  • Gibson to Produce 'Boudicca' Epic

    04/28/2004 7:25:58 PM PDT · by solitas · 40 replies · 1,575+ views
    newsmax ^ | 4/28/2004 | Newsmax staff
    With the success of "The Passion Of The Christ," Mel Gibson can pretty much make whatever movie he wants, and he is once again looking back in time – to produce an epic about Boudicca, who led Britain against Roman conquerors. The Scotsman newspaper reports that the film will be like "Bravehart - with a bra." Boudicca rose from peasant girl to military leader, and united the Celtic tribes of Britain. The film will be directed by Gavin O’Connor, who told the Hollywood trade paper Variety: "What drew me is that she was driven by personal revenge. Her goals were...
  • Mel Gibson To Produce 'Boudicca' Film Epic

    04/28/2004 9:29:31 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 164 replies · 11,551+ views
    NewsScotsman ^ | 28 April 2004 | Mark Sage
    Flush from the success of The Passion Of The Christ, Mel Gibson is looking back in time once again – to produce an epic about Boudicca, who led Britain against Roman conquerors. Dubbed “Braveheart with a bra”, the film will chronicle Boudicca’s rise from peasant girl to a military leader who united the Celtic tribes of Britain. Gibson’s production company, Icon, appears keen to cash in on further historical tales, after The Passion netted hundreds of millions of pounds at the box office. The film will be directed by Gavin O’Connor who told the Hollywood trade paper Variety: “What drew...
  • Complex rules make EU vulnerable to corruption, says report

    04/24/2014 4:54:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 24.04.14 @ 10:56 | Benjamin Fox
    Complacency and complex rules makes the EU’s own institutions vulnerable to corruption and conflicts of interest, a report by a leading transparency NGO has found. The 250-page “European Union Integrity System”, published by Transparency International on Thursday (24 April), is the first assessment looking at how ten EU institutions are dealing with internal corruption risks. “The EU institutions have done a lot to put their house in order; but strong foundations are being undermined by complex rules, complacency and a lack of follow up,” said Carl Dolan, director of Transparency International in Brussels. …
  • Nero was innocent of burning down Rome

    12/10/2001 6:16:55 AM PST · by H.R. Gross · 41 replies · 3,440+ views
    Sunday Times of London ^ | 12/9/01 | DIPESH GADHER AND JACK GRIMSTON
    THE Roman emperor Nero, a byword for cruelty and excess, has been falsely blamed for burning down Rome by propagandists covering up for Christian and Jewish saboteurs, according to new research. The fire, which destroyed most of the ancient city in AD64, has traditionally been blamed on a plot by Nero to destroy his opponents. However, Gerhard Baudy, professor of antiquities at Konstanz University in Bavaria, claims the fire was part of a revolt to overthrow the Roman empire by a group who believed they were fulfilling divine prophecies. “It was highly unlikely this fire was an accident,” said Baudy. ...
  • Unproductive Congress? Boehner: ‘Most Americans Think We Have Too Many Laws!’

    07/18/2013 8:49:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 18, 2013 - 12:31 PM | Elizabeth Harrington
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed the notion Thursday that Congress is unproductive, adding that the House should be repealing more laws, not adding new ones. … “Now listen, we made clear when we took over that we weren’t going to be doing commemorative legislation on the floor—a lot of changes. In addition to that, most Americans think we have too many laws! So, I reject the premise to the question,” he said. “We’ve got a big job to do here, we need to stay focused in on those things that are most important to the American people, and right...
  • Question for St. John's College, Thomas Aquinas College, or other "Great Books" college grads....

    03/11/2010 8:01:00 AM PST · by ConservativeDude · 22 replies · 498+ views
    Need Help on Roman History Reading List....
  • Written sources for Christianity outside the Bible (Interesting Stuff for all Christians)

    10/29/2008 1:03:10 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies · 738+ views
    Facing The Challenge ^ | Unknown | David Couchman?
    However, there are at least half a dozen non-Christian (that is to say Roman or Jewish) sources that refer to Christian origins. These are sufficient to provide some confirmation of the historical picture that is painted by the Bible. Some of the most important of these sources are: Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, Suetonius, The Babylonian Talmud, Josephus, and the letter of Mara Bar-Serapion.
  • Iron-masters of the Caledonians

    11/01/2007 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 85+ views
    Current Archaeology ^ | Ross Murray (and editor)
    The Roman writer Tacitus says that 30,000 Caledonians massed to stop the Roman invasion under Agricola in AD 84. The bloody battle of Mons Graupius may have been fought near Inverness. Now a major site of the period has been uncovered in the area -- complete with two huge residences, a cluster of smaller houses, and the biggest industrial complex ever found in Iron Age Scotland... In June 2005 we began excavating a palisaded enclosure at Culduthel Farm on the southern outskirts of Inverness in advance of a housing development... we uncovered part of an astonishingly wellpreserved Iron Age settlement...
  • The Romans in Ireland

    07/18/2004 8:54:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies · 3,458+ views
    Archaeology Today ^ | 2000? | L.A. Curchin
    Juvenal's claim was dismissed as poetic exaggeration until archaeological discoveries suggested that the Romans may, after all, have extended their power across the Irish Sea. In 1927 a unique group of burials was unearthed on Lambay, a small island off the coast of County Dublin... Irish archaeologist Barry Raftery plausibly suggests that the burials may represent Britons fleeing reprisals after the Romans crushed a revolt by the Brigantes in the year 74... At Drumanagh in County Dublin, trial explorations have revealed traces of a Roman coastal fort on a promontory jutting into the Irish Sea. The 40-acre site is defended...
  • Joseph Farah Examines "Persecution" of Christians in United States

    10/10/2003 5:55:58 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 266+ views
    WND.com ^ | 10-10-03 | Farah, Joseph
    Persecution? Posted: October 10, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com David Limbaugh has written an amazing book about Christian persecution – not in Sudan, not in China, but right here in the United States. It begins with the story of a judge threatening students in a public high school with arrest and incarceration for six months if they dare mention the name of Jesus. And the horror stories of anti-Christian bias, censorship and official intimidation continue throughout in his best-selling "Persecution." I had the pleasure of interviewing the WorldNetDaily columnist and author on my radio program yesterday. He explained...