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The riot at Pompeii   Page 168

Tacitus, Annals XIV.17 extracts

In AD 59, a gladiatorial show in the amphitheater at Pompeii turned rowdy when elements of the Pompeian crowd started hurling abuse at the visiting spectators from nearby Nuceria. It soon turned violent and deadly...

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Boudica's rebellion   Page 170

Tacitus, Annals XIV.31-37 extracts

In AD 60 Suetonius Paulinus, the Roman governor of Britain, was engaged in the conquest of Anglesey. Boudica, queen of the Iceni tribe in East Anglia, took advantage of the absence of Suetonius to stage an uprising against the harshness of Roman rule.

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Unrest at Ephesus   Page 176

Acts of the Apostles XIX.24-41

The Apostle Paul's success in winning converts to Christianity was mainly at the expense of the pagan cult of Diana, whose temple at Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. In this extract we are told of the angry reaction of those whose livelihood depended on the popularity of the cult of Diana.

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