The Roman general and consul, Sulla, cast the die for the fall of the Roman Republic. Sulla was the first Roman consul to march on Rome, which he followed by an almost full seizure power over the Republic. Sulla redeemed himself in 81BC by relinquishing the powers he had seized and reinstating the Republic, but his actions were the model followed soon afterward by Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar marched on Rome in 49BC but did not reinstate the Republic and democratic rule was lost.
Sempronia---Giovanni Boccaccio Title Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation Origin France, Central (Paris) Date 1st quarter of the 15th century Language French
Portrait of Bruttia Crispina, wife of Commodus, ca. 183 C.E. She was Roman Empress from 178 to 191 as the consort of Roman Emperor Commodus. Her marriage to Commodus did not produce an heir, and her husband was thus succeeded by Pertinax. Crispina came from an illustrious aristocratic family, daughter of twice consul Gaius Bruttius Praesens and his wife Valeria. Crispina’s paternal grandparents were consul and senator Caius Bruttius Praesens and Laberia Hostilia Crispina.
As it would have appeared in Roman times: The Pantheon, Rome, reconstruction by Hadrian, Building inscribed: M·AGRIPPA·L·F·COS·TERTIUM·FECIT, means: Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, consul for the third time, built this. Built 27-25 B.C. rectangular form under consulship of Marcus Agrippa. Destroyed c. 80, reconstructed in round form. Truly incredible architectural feat for its time.