The History of Rome

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In the winter of 367 Britannia was hit from all sides by a coordinated barbarian invasion. It would be more than a year before the Romans were able to reassert control over the island.
In the winter of 367 Britannia was hit from all sides by a coordinated barbarian invasion. It would be more than a year before the Romans were able to reassert control over the island.
148- The Cousin's Cousin Aug. 22, 2011
Shortly after Valentinian and Valens ascended to the throne, one of Julian the Apostate's maternal cousins seized control of Constantinople.
148- The Cousin's Cousin Aug. 22, 2011
Shortly after Valentinian and Valens ascended to the throne, one of Julian the Apostate's maternal cousins seized control of Constantinople.
148- The Cousin's Cousin Aug. 22, 2011
Shortly after Valentinian and Valens ascended to the throne, one of Julian the Apostate's maternal cousins seized control of Constantinople.
147- Capitulation Aug. 15, 2011
Jovian extracted the Roman legions from the east at a heavy price. He then ruled the Empire for eight months before suddenly dying on his way to Constantinople in early 364.
147- Capitulation Aug. 15, 2011
Jovian extracted the Roman legions from the east at a heavy price. He then ruled the Empire for eight months before suddenly dying on his way to Constantinople in early 364.
147- Capitulation Aug. 15, 2011
Jovian extracted the Roman legions from the east at a heavy price. He then ruled the Empire for eight months before suddenly dying on his way to Constantinople in early 364.
In 363 Julian launched an invasion of Sassanid Persia. He would die in battle just three months later.
In 363 Julian launched an invasion of Sassanid Persia. He would die in battle just three months later.
In 363 Julian launched an invasion of Sassanid Persia. He would die in battle just three months later.
145- Julian the Apostate July 31, 2011
Julian came to power in late 361 and immediately set about trying to turn back the clock on both Church and State.
145- Julian the Apostate July 31, 2011
Julian came to power in late 361 and immediately set about trying to turn back the clock on both Church and State.
145- Julian the Apostate July 31, 2011
Julian came to power in late 361 and immediately set about trying to turn back the clock on both Church and State.
Once he was established as a force to be reckoned with in the west, Julian revolted against Constantius II in 360 after the Emperor ordered half the Gallic army redeployed to the eastern frontier.
Once he was established as a force to be reckoned with in the west, Julian revolted against Constantius II in 360 after the Emperor ordered half the Gallic army redeployed to the eastern frontier.
Once he was established as a force to be reckoned with in the west, Julian revolted against Constantius II in 360 after the Emperor ordered half the Gallic army redeployed to the eastern frontier.
After a childhood spent mostly in exile, Juian was elevated to the rank of Caesar in 355. His first assignment was to clear Gaul of Germanic invaders.
After a childhood spent mostly in exile, Juian was elevated to the rank of Caesar in 355. His first assignment was to clear Gaul of Germanic invaders.
After a childhood spent mostly in exile, Juian was elevated to the rank of Caesar in 355. His first assignment was to clear Gaul of Germanic invaders.