Ancient Rome

Lusus Troiae

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-rome/lusus-troiae The ''Lusus Troiae'' was an Ancient Roman equestrian (horsemanship) Event, which can be traced (in part), to the 6th Century BC (and perhaps older). The ''spectacle'' was …

Paedagogi

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-rome/paedagogi A ''Paedagogi'' was an educated Slave, who was purchased by a Roman Nobleman to educate His or Her Male Heirs (whereas Females were to be excluded). In The early 5th Cent …

Homo Sacer

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-rome/homo-sacer The Concept of ''Homo Sacer'' – or the loosely translated ''Accursed Man'', was related to Ancient Roman Law. A part of the Act of Exile or Banishment, it first app …

Legio I Germanica

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-rome/legio-i-germanica 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 Pompey. Unlike other Le …

Pompa Circensis

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-rome/pompa-circensis The Pompa Circensis was a form of Procession (Celebration), which was similar to a modern parade. It was held only for official Government celebrations (State) and later, …

Haruspex

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-rome/haruspex ''Haruspex'' was a form of Ancient Roman Divination – by which a trained Priest or Priestess ''read'' the Future by discerning the entrails of specific animals (she …

Manus and Sine Manus Marriage

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-rome/manus-and-sine-manus-marriage Devised by Ancient Roman Law, Manus and Sine Manus Marriage was a form of two civil Marriage Contracts seen as legally binding in Late Kingdom and Early Republican Rome. …

Epulones

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-rome/epulones Translated to the term ''Feasters'' – The Epulones were a fixture of late Kingdom and Early Roman Republic Social Events. They were primarily responsible for settin …

Legio II ''Italica''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-rome/legio-ii-italica The Roman Legio II was formed in 165 AD, under the dual Emperorship of Marcus Aurelius and Lucis Verus (Brothers). Numbering roughly 3,000 Soldiers, they were known as Th …

Labarum

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-rome/labarum Relating to Emperor Constantine (''The Great''), The Labarum was the late 3rd Century AD version of The Roman Vexillum (or Military Standard). These were Cloth Standards …