Leptis Magna an ancient seaport and trading centre on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, near present-day Al Khums in Libya. Founded by the Phoenicians, it became one of the three chief cities of Tripolitania and was later a Roman colony under Trajan. Most of its impressive remains date from the reign of Septimius Severus (ad 193–211), a native of the city.
More From encyclopedia.com
Gaiseric , Gaiseric (died 477) was the ruler of the Germanic tribe of the Vandals who established a kingdom in North Africa and in 455 sacked Rome. The Vandals… Carthage , The destruction of Carthage in 146 bce ended the Third Punic War (149–146). It the violent anticlimax to more than a century of conflict between Rome… Boadicea , Iceni Queen Boudicca (died 61) ruled over a small tribe of Celts who challenged the colonization plans of the Roman Empire in England. The insurrecti… Roman Architecture , Roman architecture, structures produced by the ancient Romans. The Etruscans The origins of Roman architecture can be traced to the Etruscans, who mi… Romanist , Ro·man·ist / ˈrōmənist/ • n. 1. an expert in or student of Roman antiquities or law, or of the Romance languages. 2. chiefly derog. a member or suppo… Gaul , Gaul (gôl), Lat. Gallia, ancient designation for the land S and W of the Rhine, W of the Alps, and N of the Pyrenees. The name was extended by the Ro…
About this article
All Sources -
Updated Aug 24 2016 About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic