Roman History in a Nutshell – The Rest of the Med 20th Century BCE – 3rd Century BCE

A very brief look at about 2,000 years worth of history in around 1,000 words with lots of maps! Maps are good! Find out what was going on with the Greeks, the Hellenistic world and the Carthaginians in this installment of Roman History in a Nutshell.

Roman History in a Nutshell – The Gallic Wars ~390 BCE – ~284 BCE

In all of the history of Rome, besides themselves, there was only ever one enemy that came close to the total and complete destruction of the Roman state. For all of the talk of a ‘decline and fall’ narrative in the 5th century CE I don’t buy it. The mechanics of the Roman state wereContinue reading “Roman History in a Nutshell – The Gallic Wars ~390 BCE – ~284 BCE”

Roman History in a Nutshell – Wars with Sabines, Veii and Fidenae ~753 BCE – ~287 BCE

A short look at the Roman conflict with the Sabines and their allies, but mainly exploring how Rome was a military nation and made, and spread, their power through militarily.

Roman History in a Nutshell – Wars with Etruscans Pre-753BCE to ~264 BCE

A look at the 500 year long love-hate relationship between Roman society and their Etruscan neighbours that caused so many wars and conflicts it becomes impossible to realise how much the Etruscans influenced the Romans.

Roman History in a Nutshell: The Patrician Era and the Conflict of the Orders 494 BCE – 287 BCE

An overview of the first few centuries of the Roman Republic in socio-political terms. The establishment of the Republic by the Patrician class and the political enfranchisement of the plebeian class through the conflict of the orders leading to the election of Tribunes of the Plebs and the Lex Hortensia.