Tag Archives: Mark Anthony

He Saw Alexander the Great

Question: Who was the last to see Alexander, the greatest man of ancient times? Busts of Alexander the Great and Hephaestion (public domain photo by Neilwiththedeal) Answer: The Emperor Augustus, according to the Roman biographer Suetonius. But how could that … Continue reading

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Roman Funerals Were Like Plays

In old Republican Rome you didn’t want to miss the funeral of a great man. It was a real show. His body was carried in a procession to the Forum, the main square of the city, and laid on the … Continue reading

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