Sean Andrew Murray - Environments
That bridge with a colon…I can’t think of any pleasant story that could be behind that.
Gray Morrow - The planet wreckers, 1967.
Gray Morrow - Outpost of Empire, 1967.
Recreation of an Ancient Roman hairstyle from the Flavian period (69-96 A.D.)
Joseph Vargo - Sorceress
30 Day Monster Girl Challenge - Day 1: Harpy
So Michaela started doing the monster girl challenge a little while ago, and I was going to do it too after finishing the Pokemon one. I got impatient though so I’m posting it now, I’m not going to do it every day either way. Instead I’ll poke at this challenge every once in a while when I feel like it.
… Don’t ask what she’s doing with her hands, I guess she’s dancing or something.
Vespasian and the Year of Four Emperors,
The 14 year rein of Nero had been disastrous for the Roman Empire, bankrupting the Imperial Treasury, creating an atmosphere of corruption, incompetence, and lawlessness within government, and sparking rebellions all over the vast Roman world. The death of Nero plunged the empire into civil war as various Roman warlords and strongmen attempted to fill the power vacuum that Nero once filled. The year was 68 AD, almost 100 years since the death of Mark Antony and the last Roman Civil War. During the period between 68 and 69 AD there were four emperors on the Imperial throne (Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian), each vying for power as Roman Emperor, and each quickly defeating each other to only in turn become the defeated.
By 69 AD the empire was near collapse, and it seemed that the Roman world would fall with it. In the meantime Vespasian had just finished quelling a rebellion in Judea, a rebellion which led to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple. A general famous for a lifetime of victories, he had a large, well equipped, well trained, and well disciplined army. Sweeping from the east Vespasian ended the civil war by crushing the various factions that were dividing up the Empire. He was proclaimed Emperor by the Senate on the 1st of July, 69 AD.
During his imperial reign Vespasian would restore the fractured empire, revitalizing the Roman economy, bring discipline and order to the military, purging the government and civil service of corruption and incompetence, and end the various rebellions and invasions that were occurring at the empires borders. Today his legacy is best known as the emperor who began the building of the Colosseum. He died in 79 AD at the age of 70.
I definitely love this historical period. I mean look at the Greatness of Rome.
This is the great beauty.
Ohh I could read loads of stuff about this *gets emotional*