Marius and Sylla

The Setting Just before the time of Caesar, there existed a great rivalry between two men who had filled the world with their hatred for each other. This was the rivalry between Marius and Sylla. At that time Rome was divided into two great parties: 1. The patrician 2. The plebeian Sylla was a patrician. … More Marius and Sylla

The Tarpeian Rock

The Tarpeian Rock is a steep cliff about fifty feet high which is still to be seen in Rome, from which the worst of state criminals were sometimes thrown. They were taken up to the top by a stair, and were then hurled from the summit to die miserably in agony after falling upon the … More The Tarpeian Rock