A military ensign carried by each Roman regiment.
The Roman Republic
The form of government in Rome before Julius Caesar took power.
The Roman Empire
A military dictatorship that ruled over most of the civilized western world for centuries.
The Julio-Claudian Dynasty
A family of emperors that led Rome for roughly one hundred years.
The Roman Senate
The principle governing body of the Roman government.
Rome (The City)
The capital city of the Roman Empire.
Rome (The Civilization)
The historical setting for this novel.
Capri (The Island)
Where Tiberius lived for the last years of his life.
The Roman Religion
A polytheistic system that relies heavily on ritualistic sacrifice and divine augury.
An ancient city in which Claudius witnesses his first real battle.
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