Category Archives: Historical Figures

Famous Figures of Ancient Rome: Emperor Commodus

You may be most familiar with him from Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal in the 2000 film Gladiator, but here is the real story of the infamous Roman emperor, Commodus. Gladiator Armor: http://www.armorvenue.com/official-replicas-gladiator-movie.html Born as the tenth of fourteen children to Marcus … Continue reading

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What’s The Big Deal?

Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, is a historical figure that you have no doubt heard of.  Bearing the title of Holy Roman Emperor and King of the Franks, he is not only a man, but also a myth … Continue reading

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Long Live the King

After a long week of work and stress, there is nothing more relaxing than sitting back with a bowl of popcorn and enjoying a good movie.  But then there’s always the agonizing decision of what film to choose.  Well, let … Continue reading

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death: The Life of a Gladiator

Nowadays, the term “gladiator” is used to describe those people who demonstrate extreme courage and stamina, as they engage in intense and risky competitive sports.  Boxers, wrestlers, football players, and even Olympic athletes would qualify for the title of gladiator … Continue reading

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You Don’t Tamper with the Templars

Nowadays, an excursion to the Holy Land might come in a nice little package from your travel agent, complete with the option of first-class airfare. But in the 9th century, taking a pilgrimage to the sacred city of Jerusalem was … Continue reading

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