Introduction to Antiquity

Introduction to Antiquity

Introductionto antiquity           by Christian Schaller Introductionto antiquity         by Christian Schaller When we speak of “antique” today, it can mean many things: an old piece of grandparents’...
Roman Slavery and Christian Charity

Roman Slavery and Christian Charity

Roman Slavery and Christian Charity     by Christian Schaller Of the friction between two world views in late antiquity According to former German President Theodor Heuss, there were “three hills from which the Occident took its starting point.”  He...
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...