The husbands of Nero

By |2018-11-03T00:12:04+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Roma, Ancient history|

Nerone. In addition to Three Wives, The Emperor also had 2 Nero did not love husbands and married women only (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/7169/storia-antica/statilia-messalina-la-moglie-meno-conosciuta-di-nerone). The emperor was able to outbursts of love and impetuous, sometimes, also unscrupulous, even in a culture of free customs as was the Roman. In particular, the bizarre monarch lost his head for two men. The [...]

Colosseo: a Discovery Interesting

By |2018-10-05T04:08:35+00:00September 29th, 2018|News, Roma, Ancient history|

Colosseo: interior view The following commentary was sent to pills History by Professor Pier Luigi Guiducci, professor of Church History at the Pontifical Lateran University. The article, written by Dr. Charles Mafera, concerns a recently discovered that affected the Colosseum and the related study of a cross and two [...]

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 [...]

Destruction of Pompeii: 24 August the 24 October?

By |2018-08-21T20:49:56+00:00August 21st, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Roma, Ancient history|

Pompeii overwhelmed by the fury of Vesuvius; the destruction of the city occurred on 24 August or 24 October year 79 d.C. Pompeii was buried by lava of Vesuvius in 79 d.C., that's for sure, but the precise day of the event it is not clear: see why. Pliny the Younger described the frightening incident in two [...]

Male Prostitution in Ancient Rome

By |2018-08-20T22:37:49+00:00August 20th, 2018|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

The Roman emperor Hadrian and his young lover Antinous not only female prostitution she lived in Ancient Rome (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/4429/storia-antica/suburra-quartiere-luci-rosse-dellantica-roma e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9171/storia-antica/aspetto-prostituta-dellantica-roma-rosso): although with characters and different rules than it in fact, in the large, varied and decidedly uninhibited sexual scene dell'Urbe, male prostitution was a space far from marginal, even becoming a luxury for [...]

Parthian chicken: a Recipe Apicius

By |2018-11-21T21:59:53+00:00August 19th, 2018|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Ancient mosaic depicting a chicken. The "Parthian chicken" is a recipe from the "Apicius" With its Apicius De re coquinaria (The art of cooking), Marco Gavius ​​Apicius left us the greatest gourmet cookbook of the Roman antiquity and all (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9767/storia-antica/antiche-ricette-un-dolce-apicio e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9764/storia-antica/ricette-dellantica-roma-la-salsa-bianca-apicio). La ricetta del Parthian Chicken, found that reported textually [...]

Martial: a Recipe for Garum

By |2018-08-16T23:39:58+00:00August 16th, 2018|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

A container yl garum. Even the poet Martial gives us a recipe for this sauce was Garum sauce seafood with which the Romans insaporivano countless dishes (you see: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/1787/storia-antica/garum-liquamen-salsa-preferita-dai-romani). In Rome it was possible to find different qualities of garum, also very expensive, as the ways to achieve it, e i [...]

The skeleton (Forgot) Pliny the Elder

By |2018-08-10T23:08:02+00:00August 10th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, News, Roma, Ancient history|

The "Skull Pliny". The skeleton of the great Roman writer was found in the early twentieth century Pliny the Elder (23-79 d.C.), writer, naturalist and Roman Admiral, was the most famous victim of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 d.C. submerged Pompei, Herculaneum and Stabiae. There is historical evidence that the man was engulfed by lava [...]

Orgies and incest: Rumors on Christians in Ancient Rome

By |2018-07-24T22:53:18+00:00July 24th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Persecution of Christians in Rome. The rulers spread the absurd rumor that they were addicted to orgies and incest Christianity has revolutionized the world and has been a major cause, as many scholars believe, the end of the Roman Empire, which for centuries it had based its power on principles antithetical to [...]

The Secret of Adrian Barba

By |2018-11-17T00:27:10+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 [...]