Ancient Rome

Culture and History from 8th Century BC to the 4th Century AD.

Lusus Troiae

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/lusus-troiae 31st Jul 2021 - The ''Lusus Troiae'' was an Ancient Roman equestrian (horsemanship) Event, which can be traced (in part), to the 6th Century BC (and perhaps older). T …

Acta Diurna

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/acta-diurna 31st Jul 2021 - In Ancient Rome, News was important. More so because Newspapers were many centuries away. So how did a (hopefully) literate Roman get His News? From t …

Haruspex

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/haruspex 31st Jul 2021 - ''Haruspex'' was a form of Ancient Roman Divination – by which a trained Priest or Priestess ''read'' the Future by discerning the entrails of s …

Balatro

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/balatro 31st Jul 2021 - The ''Balatro'' was the Ancient Roman equivalent to The ''Court Jester'' of the later Middle Ages. They could be ''hired'' to perform privately &ndash …

Pompa Circensis

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/pompa-circensis 31st Jul 2021 - The Pompa Circensis was a form of Procession (Celebration), which was similar to a modern parade. It was held only for official Government celebration …

Mamertines

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/mamertines 31st Jul 2021 - The Mamertines were a Force of Regional Italian Mercenaries, that existed in the 3rd Century BC. They were a hired Soldiers who worked for Agathocies, …

Temple of Concord

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/temple-of-concord 31st Jul 2021 - Dating to perhaps the 1st Century BC, various versions of The Temple of Concord have existed within Rome. Dedicated to The Goddess Concordia (Reconcil …

Legio I Germanica

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/legio-i-germanica 31st Jul 2021 - The Roman Legion known as ''Legio I Germanica'' was formed in 48 BC by Julius Cesar, as a ''Loyalist'' Force in His Civil War against Rebel German Pom …

Arch of Augustus

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/arch-of-augustus 31st Jul 2021 - Although there were as many as (8) different ''Arches'' dedicated to The Emperor Augustus, the oldest is that which is located in Rome. It was commiss …

Paegniarius

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/paegniarius 31st Jul 2021 - The ''Paegniarius'' were a specialized form of Fighter that were actually not considered Gladiators. These ''Fighters'' were tasked with performing mi …

Venator

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/venator 31st Jul 2021 - Much as we have seen with The Ancient Roman Gladiator known as The Bestiarius (who were Gladiators trained to fight wild, captive animals to the death …

Bustuarius

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/bustuarius 31st Jul 2021 - A very odd category of Ancient Roman Gladiator – that existed very early in The Arena Games ''creation'', The Bustuarius were Gladiators that '' …