///Anecdotes and curiosities

Because Caligula it called So? The Roman Caliga

By |2018-09-03T23:02:19+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Roma, Ancient history|

Caligola. The nickname came from the murky ', the typical Roman military footwear Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (12-41 d.C.), son of Germanicus, one of the bravest leaders and loved Ancient Rome (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/4060/storia-antica/lamatissimo-germanico) ruler by the name of Gaius Caesar, It has gone down in history as Caligula, but why? The calighe were robust military worn sandals [...]

The Secret of Adrian Barba

By |2018-10-13T03:08:06+00:00July 1st, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Roma|

Bust of Hadrian. He was the first Roman emperor to wear beards Emperor Hadrian (76 d.C.-138 d.C.) It was the first ruler of Rome to wear beards, rather thick and curly, as we can see from the numerous busts portraying him and that we can still admire. Mainly cosmetic choice was due [...]

The Dream Silla

By |2018-10-13T05:23:38+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Roma, Ancient history|

Lucio Cornelio Silla. It is said that it was a dream to score the success of his military and political career Ancient Romans tended to be superstitious and therefore careful to catch any warning signs coming from the most disparate events, Also from dreams. It is said that Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at a crucial time of [...]

Parioli: Why So They call?

By |2018-10-13T22:53:08+00:00November 14th, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Roma, Ancient history|

The Parioli district in Rome Everyone knows, at least by hearsay, Parioli, and everyone knows that this term refers to an uptown, in the sense of well-off, From Rome, But who or what that name is derived? To look at her now, and to walk in the streets now dominated by [...]

That Disguised Caligula…

By |2018-10-14T01:43:30+00:00July 2nd, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Roma, Ancient history|

Caligola. According to Suetonius, Once the emperor appeared in three of his former consuls disguised as a woman The following story, a step of Suetonius, It gives an idea of ​​the bizarre personality of Emperor Caligula (12-41 d.C.). The historian writes: "One night at the palace summoned three former consuls and when they came full of the most terrible apprehensions, at the [...]

Caligula Schizophrenic

By |2018-10-14T01:47:17+00:00June 29th, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Roma, Ancient history|

So Caligula, the Roman historian Suetonius speaks of the Emperor Caligula: "During the day he secretly consulted with Jupiter, Now speaking softly and holding his ear, now shouting and not without adding offenses". In practice, the mayor of Rome was considered a god and the gods interloquiva as equals, [...]

Tiberius was a Pedophile?

By |2017-06-29T01:33:59+00:00June 29th, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Roma, Ancient history|

Statue of Tiberius The Roman Emperor Tiberius (42 a.C.-37 d.C.) It is described by sources as a cruel man, miser, cantankerous and prone to vice, but not only. Suetonius says that with age, man is hopelessly sharpened the existing and unhealthy sexual desire against boys and girls, always according to what [...]

What architect built the Colosseum?

By |2017-05-25T23:09:06+00:00May 25th, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Roma, Ancient history|

the Colosseum. The architect who devised it has been lost We know (quasi) all about Colosseum, but because you never mentions the architect who devised it? Easy: his name has been lost. In fact they remain unknown for us almost all the names of the authors of the most famous Roman monuments and [...]

The Coliseum and the Legend of the Demon

By |2018-10-14T21:49:31+00:00March 27th, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

A beautiful night view of the Colosseum. The name comes from the devil really? Because the Colosseum is so named? Originally the one that became the most famous monument in the world was simply the Flavian Amphitheater, name he derived from Vespasian and Titus, the emperors of the Flavian dynasty who had wanted [...]

83 d.C: the first “Pub” Italiano

By |2018-10-14T22:18:37+00:00March 24th, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Beer. The first Italian pub dates back to Ancient Rome The beer has ancient origins, but also the first "alehouse" Italian no joke, since it dates back no less than 83 d.C. The creator of this "pub" nostrano was Gnaeus Julius Agricola, that after years of being governor of Britain, He returned to Rome in the company of three experts [...]