Tis the season to wonder why Christmas is celebrated when it is. The unfortunate answer is that we don’t really know, and with no consistent clues in the Bible, all we have is speculation. Thankfully, we do at least know who declared 25th December as Christ’s birthday.Read More Who Decided that Christmas Would be Celebrated on 25th December?
In this week, Flavius Aetius was assassinated by Emperor Valentinian III, just three years after commanding the last great victory of Western Rome. Born in modern-day Bulgaria in 391 AD, by the time of his death in 454 AD he’d cemented himself as one of the greatest military commanders of the classical era. In the space […]Read More This Week in History: The Last of the Romans is Murdered
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.Read More Ye Olde Snippets: There’s No Place Like Rome
This week saw the Battle of Marathon commence, where Persian forces representing the world’s most powerful empire were beaten by a small, splintered group of Greeks in 490 BC. Athens had earlier supported the city of Ionia in their effort to overthrow the Persians. When the Ionians were eventually crushed, Persia’s King Darius vowed to […]Read More This Week in History: The Battle Of Marathon