History Stories
CATEGORY: Ancient Rome
8 Parties So Wild They Made It Into History Books
June 16, 2017

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6 Reasons the Dark Ages Weren’t So Dark
May 31, 2016

The centuries following the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D. are often referred to as the Dark Ages—but were they really? Read More

6 Civil Wars that Transformed Ancient Rome
August 28, 2015

Ancient Rome waged many campaigns of conquest during its history, but its most influential wars may have been the ones it fought against itself. Read More

8 Legendary Battle Cries
May 21, 2015

Learn the stories behind eight of military history’s most intimidating rallying cries. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About the Praetorian Guard
July 8, 2014

Equal parts secret service, special forces and urban administrators, Rome’s Praetorian Guard was one of the ancient world’s most prestigious military units. Read More

8 Ways Roads Helped Rome Rule the Ancient World
April 10, 2014

Explore eight reasons why this remarkable transit system helped unite the ancient world. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Roman Gladiators
March 4, 2014

Get the facts on the enigmatic men-at-arms behind Ancient Rome’s most notorious form of entertainment. Read More

8 Reasons Why Rome Fell
January 14, 2014

Find out why one of history's most legendary empires finally came crashing down. Read More

5 Things You Might Not Know About Julius Caesar
October 29, 2013

Find out five fascinating facts about the man who famously proclaimed “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Read More

10 Innovations That Built Ancient Rome
November 20, 2012

The Romans were prodigious builders and expert civil engineers, and their thriving civilization produced advances in technology, culture and architecture that remained unequaled for centuries. Read More