A time in ancient Rome lasting from about 150BCE until the assumption of power by Octavian in 30BCE. It covers a period when the foundations of the Republic became more shaky, with 'great men' achieving dominance and often ignoring the laws and traditions of the Senate.
Fact of the Day
Between 1513 and 1972 every single Danish monarch was called Frederick or Christian.
Quote of the Day
"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. "
~ Abraham Lincoln
On This Day
1660 Charles II marched into London and was restored to the throne after 11 years in exile.