The original commission was for a medieval reliquary – an object to contain the remains of a saint, in this case the skull of San Rossore, a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity and was martyred ...
Roman soldiers were given an allowance of salt, or paid in it entirely. It is a tale made for a cocktail party, memorable, revealing of ancient habits—and very probably wrong.\nNo classical source whatsoever reports that Roman soldiers were paid in salt, said Peter Gainsford, a classicist in New Zealand, in an article on the topic several years ago.
Holden’s conviction came as the UK government sought to push ahead with controversial legislation to introduce a partial amnesty for former soldiers and individuals involved in the violence between mostly RomanCatholic nationalists supportive of a united Ireland and mostly ...
5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME. The Book of Isaiah’s third section is the source of this first weekend’s reading ... This would put this section of Isaiah at a date after the epic Babylonian captivity ... St ... This epistle was addressed to Christians living in Corinth, then one of the major cities of the RomanEmpire ... St ... Roman soldiers were paid in salt ... .
Did you know that the elephant was the most written about animal in the Roman world? Pyrrhus of Epirus, of victory fame, was the first to introduce it to Italy as an engine of war when he invaded in 280 BC. Roman soldiers could not decide whether it was an animal or a machine.
Two thousand years ago, beautifully carved Roman stones taken into an ancient pool were lost by the bathers ... The Great Bath, at Roman baths at Bath, England is a pool with hot, steaming spa water ... The bath house served as a recreational and bathing area for soldiers, including high-ranking military officials and Roman elites.
Matthew 5.13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.”.Jesus called his follower “the salt of the earth”. That’s a great compliment, but it came with a caveat ...Roman soldiers were often paid in salt ... ADVERTISEMENT ... .