The emperor’s new senators

The emperor’s new senators

The emperor’s new senators   by Christian Schaller A consideration of the “other powerful people” in the early Roman Empire The reign of Augustus, the Saeculum Augustum, glorified by both ancient and later historians, is often considered the...
The power of food

The power of food

The power of food           by Christian Schaller Comparison of food culture in the Roman Empire (c. 0) and in the early modern period (c. 1500) Despite all the contrasts in our modern world and despite all the differences between the cultures...
Roman History: Principate

Roman History: Principate

The Principate           by Christian Schaller The Principate       by Christian Schaller Introduction to Roman History. Part 2: Principate (27 BC – 284 AD) When people speak of the Roman Empire, they usually mean the early and high imperial...
Roman History: Late Antiquity

Roman History: Late Antiquity

The ancient world       by Christian Schaller The ancient world       by Christian Schaller Introduction to Roman History. Part 3: Late Antiquity (284-476 or 6th century AD) After seven hundred years of the Republic and three hundred years of the Principate,...

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