roman history

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    Masada - Mass Suicide in the First Jewish-Roman War C. AD 73

    The siege of the fortress of Masada and the resulting mass suicide of the defenders as the Romans breached the defences in AD 73 has assumed the same place in the Israeli psyche as the self-immolation of Leonidas and his three hundred Spartans at Thermopylae has in the Greek one. Both have come...
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    Roman Emperor Zeno: The Perils of Power Politics in Fifth-century Constantinople

    Peter Crawford examines the life and career of the fifth-century Roman emperor Zeno and the various problems he faced before and during his seventeen-year rule. Despite its length, his reign has hitherto been somewhat overlooked as being just a part of that gap between the Theodosian and...