The Mystery of the Ninth Legion

What do we know for sure about the ninth legion in Britain? Did the legion really march under an Eagle? When did they “disappear” from Britain? Do we know anything about them after their “disappearance”? Who popularised the story of the Ninth legion? Why do you think the story of the Ninth is so popular? What do YOU think happened to the legion?   Sources: … Continue reading The Mystery of the Ninth Legion

Figures of the late Republic and early Empire

Choose three of the following figures from the Roman Republic/ early Empire: Gnaeus Pompey Magnus Marcus Crassus Mark Antony Marcus Cicero Cleopatra Julius Caesar Gaius Octavius Livia Drusilla Make enough notes about them to be able to tell someone in no more than sixty seconds: When they were born/died; Where they were born/died; What position(s) they held in the Republic; Why they are a significant … Continue reading Figures of the late Republic and early Empire