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The Battle of Avaricum was a siege between the Gauls and the Romans. The Gauls had a number of tactics including stone walls so the Romans couldn’t break through, ditches and tunnels that would be set on fire. However, during the battle, it began to rain. The Gauls believed rain was a bad sign from the Gods and that they would lose the battle or the sky would fall on them.

The Battle of Avaricum was a siege between the Gauls and the Romans. The Gauls had a number of tactics including stone walls so the Romans couldn’t break through, ditches and tunnels that would be set on fire. However, during the battle, it began to rain. The Gauls believed rain was a bad sign from the Gods and that they would lose the battle or the sky would fall on them.

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Crixus was one of the leaders of the slave rebellion during the Third Servile War along with Oenomaus and most famously Spartacus. He met his end in 72BC at the battle of Mount Garganus along with his 30,000 strong army. Spartacus honored Crixus with funeral games where he had 300 Roman prisoners of war fight to the death like glaiators.

Crixus was one of the leaders of the slave rebellion during the Third Servile War along with Oenomaus and most famously Spartacus. He met his end in 72BC at the battle of Mount Garganus along with his 30,000 strong army. Spartacus honored Crixus with funeral games where he had 300 Roman prisoners of war fight to the death like glaiators.

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People think Caligula was ‘crazy’ because he declared war on the sea, and because he uncovered Alexander the Great’s burial place so he could wear his uniform. However, some things were darker than that. Emperor Caligula was really into incest and would regularly have sex with his sisters. He also enjoyed watching executions in which the criminal would be slowly put to death - “make him feel he is dying”. 

People think Caligula was ‘crazy’ because he declared war on the sea, and because he uncovered Alexander the Great’s burial place so he could wear his uniform. However, some things were darker than that. Emperor Caligula was really into incest and would regularly have sex with his sisters. He also enjoyed watching executions in which the criminal would be slowly put to death - “make him feel he is dying”. 

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Caligula’s name was actually Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus and succeeded his great-uncle in 37 AD. During his time in the army whilst growing up, he gained the nickname Caligula as he would wear a smaller version of the uniform. The feminine name for the boots they wore were caligulas. 

Caligula’s name was actually Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus and succeeded his great-uncle in 37 AD. During his time in the army whilst growing up, he gained the nickname Caligula as he would wear a smaller version of the uniform. The feminine name for the boots they wore were caligulas. 

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Most statues in Ancient Rome were made from marble taken from the Carrara Quarry in Tuscany, as it was said to have been a purer shade of white than any marble found in Greece, and it is strong. It is also where the marble used for Michelangelo’s David originated. It is the oldest quarry in Tuscany, and the whole mountain is practically marble. 

Most statues in Ancient Rome were made from marble taken from the Carrara Quarry in Tuscany, as it was said to have been a purer shade of white than any marble found in Greece, and it is strong. It is also where the marble used for Michelangelo’s David originated. It is the oldest quarry in Tuscany, and the whole mountain is practically marble. 

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Ptolemy Philopatra Philometer Caesar, also known as Ptolemy XV, Caesarion and Caesario was the son of Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar, born in 47 BC. When Cleopatra’s husband refused to recognise him as the next Pharoah, she had him killed. He ruled alongside Cleopatra VII from 44BC to 30BC, when he was killed in the Battle of Actium by Augustus. 

Ptolemy Philopatra Philometer Caesar, also known as Ptolemy XV, Caesarion and Caesario was the son of Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar, born in 47 BC. When Cleopatra’s husband refused to recognise him as the next Pharoah, she had him killed. He ruled alongside Cleopatra VII from 44BC to 30BC, when he was killed in the Battle of Actium by Augustus. 

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Ancient Romans admired Ancient Greek statues. However, they were too effeminate for the militaristic, imperial Romans. Each line on Ancient Roman realism shows experience that they were proud of. It depicts a more realistic image of what they looked like. It is known also that when a Roman man was unshaven, it was often a symbol of mourning.

Ancient Romans admired Ancient Greek statues. However, they were too effeminate for the militaristic, imperial Romans. Each line on Ancient Roman realism shows experience that they were proud of. It depicts a more realistic image of what they looked like. It is known also that when a Roman man was unshaven, it was often a symbol of mourning.

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