THE KINGDOM OF ETERNAL GOLD
“For our history now descends from a kingdom of gold to one of iron and rust.”
~~Cassius Dio ~~
Cassius Dio was commentating on the passing of Marcus Aurelius in 180 AD, when he was replaced on the throne of the Caesars by his waste of space son, Commodus.
It was the high water mark of Roman power never to be achieved again, and the beginning of the centuries long decline of the world`s first super power.
Rome has fascinated me since the time when as a small boy of eight my school teacher decided to teach us the histories of the four great civilisations that influenced the modern world, and one in particular which shaped western civilisation in it`s own image……..Rome.
She started with the Egypt of Pharaohs and pyramids, then the Land of the Two Rivers, Mesopotamia; the Greece of Alexander, the Gordian Knot and world conquest, and…
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