Now for the legions’ real authority– The Centurion

No one messed with these men-the Centurions. They were the experienced strength of Rome’s legions.  While the  officers were politically appointed by the Senate, these men- these centuirions-had THE EXPERIENCE. They had earned it by climbing through the ranks of the legion and were elected to their position by their unit. Every officer with the […]

Herculaneum’s ‘Real’ Threatened Loyalties

Today’s politics are no match to Rome’s politics in ancient Herculaneum… as Alexius discovers all too well and almost too late. Then Vulcan’s wrath erupts and everything changes. This  is where my book Threatened Loyalties happened. . August AD 79 the once thought as a mountain, Vesuvius did erupt and bury this magnificent city with […]

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