Why did Emperor Domitian banish all the philosophers in Rome in around 93 A.D.?


By Sunil Kumar According to historians; Titus Flavius Domitianus or Domitian was hated by the aristocracy; and is mainly known for the reign of terror in the final years of his reign. Writers Tacitus and Pliny the Younger claim that …

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What is the difference between Cleopatra and Tryphaena?


Tryphaena was a Ptolemaic princess; the oldest daughter of the Egyptian king Ptolemy VIII Physcon and his niece and wife Cleopatra III. Therefore, she was the sister of Ptolemy IX Lathyros, Ptolemy X Alexander I, Cleopatra IV and Cleopatra Selene …

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How was Cleopatra related to Alexander?


By Sunil Kumar Cleopatra VII was from the Ptolemaic dynasty who ruled Egypt for 275 years; from 305 to 30 B.C. Ptolemy, one of the seven somatophylakes(bodyguards) serving as Alexander’s generals and deputies was appointed satrap of Egypt; after his …

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