The battle at Cannae (216 B.C.) between the Romans and Carthaginians

The Romans elected (216 B.C.) Lucius Aemilius Paulus and Gaius Terentius Varro. On their appointment, the Dictators laid down their office, and the Consuls of the previous year, Gnaeus Servilius and Marcus Regulus who had been appointed after the death of Flaminius were invested with proconsular authority by Aemilius, and taking command in the field directed the operations of their forces as they thought fit. Continue reading “The battle at Cannae (216 B.C.) between the Romans and Carthaginians”

Septimius Severus and administration of justice; one of the most important tasks of Roman emperors

There is a people on earth that wages wars for the freedom of others, at its own expense, its own toils and risk—and stands firm not just for those at its borders, or peoples in its near vicinity, or those joint by connecting lands, but crosses the seas so that there would be no unjust rule in the world and justice, and divine and human law would everywhere prevail.” – Livy, 33,33 Continue reading “Septimius Severus and administration of justice; one of the most important tasks of Roman emperors”

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