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My field of expertise is Ancient Greek and Roman History.

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I received my Classics (summa cum laude) from Genova University (Italy).

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2016-10-03 Helvidius priscus of Rome:

Hello,    the marriage year of AD 42 or  maybe late  AD 41 for Thrasea Paetus and Arria Minor is documented.   We know, in fact,  that in AD 42, when Caecina Paetus was implicated in the revolt of Scribonianus

2016-09-29 Helvidius priscus of Rome:

Hello,    I think that, when the Oxford Classical dictionary says that "about 55" Helvidius Priscus  married Thrasea Paetus‘s daughter, Fannia, as a his second wife (see Pliny the Younger’s Letters, book

2016-09-22 ancient Roman nomenclature:

Hi Felicia,    you can name Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus and Arria’s  daughters  from eldest to youngest as  “Clodia Prima” (referred to as their actual daughter Fannia) , “Clodia Secunda “, “Clodia

2016-09-21 ancient Roman nomenclature:

Hello,    First of all I have to point out that every member of the Roman families had “tria nomina” (tree names), i.e. the “praenomen” (forename/personal name/first name), the “nomen” (a hereditary surname

2016-07-01 The First Year of the Latin Language:

Hello,    It is correct that  “at around 400 BC, Latin is still a minor language that cannot be compared with Etruscan, Oscan-Umbrian, or even Greek” which however started to spread outside Greece only


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