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The downfall of the Roman empire

Celebration of Rome’s birthday under Maximian and Diocletian
Comparison of Constantine with Alexander the Great
Trier, the imperial residence competing with Rome
About the revival of the city of Autun thanks to Constantius Chlorus’s generosity
The citizen-emperor
The complaint of the Gauls regarding the neglect of the imperial centre towards their fate

Attalus, the Roman citizen

Preserved in Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History V.1.43-44, 50-52

Titus in the Temple

Titus in the Temple, in the sea and in Rome

Livy’s comparison of Alexander the Great and Rome.
Mars, the father of the Roman people.
The city of Alabanda builds a temple to the goddess Roma
First mention of the Genius of the Roman people.
A Macedonian anti-Roman speech assimilating the Romans to barbarians.
In 196 BCE, Titus Quinctius Flamininus proclaims “the Freedom” of the cities in Greece and in Asia Minor.
Lucan’s apostrophe to Roman citizens for having allowed the civil war between Caesar and Pompey to happen.
Before the crossing of the Rubicon, Caesar met with an image of patria.
Lucan’s invocation to Nero

After Caesar’s progression in Italy and Pompey’s retreat to Capua, Lucan imagines the speech that Pompey would have addressed to his soldiers before his departure for Brundisium.

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