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~AUGUSTUS: The first Roman emperor, also called Octavian, adopted by Caesar and gained power by his defeat of Antony, he then became the emperor in effect~

“In the intoxication of falling, man was prone to believe himself propelled upward.”Hermann Broch, The Death of VergilAnonymous Grave Painting in the Ruins of Pompeii

Wolf Mosaic, Aldborough Roman Town, Yorkshire, 300 AD (mosaic) legend of the foundation of Rome; a wolf suckles the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus. © Leeds Museums and Art Galleries (City Museum) UK

Tiberius, the 2nd Roman Emperor. Born 16 November 42BC. Died 16 March 37AD. Reigned 14 AD to 37 AD. Born Tiberius Claudius Nero, son of Tiberius Claudius Nero & Livia Drusilla. His mother divorced Nero and married Augustus in 39 BC making him a step son of Octavian. He married Augustus' daughter Julia & was adopted by Agustus.

Mosaic octopus covered in 30 to 40 feet of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii is like a time capsule taking you back to the exact day in which this natural disaster took place. Coins were still present on top of carts that carried fresh fruit for sale in the streets on that fateful day. I find this amazing.

Mosaic floors, Villa of Silene, Leptis Magna, Liby. The Roman city became prominent in the 4th century BCE. "It nominally remained part of Carthage's dominions until the end of the Third Punic War in 146 BC and then became part of the Roman Republic, although from about 111 BC onward, it was for all intents and purposes an independent city." wiki