Augustus's long line of high-profile admirers see him as a great statesman who brought peace to a Roman Republic long afflicted by civil wars. But how admirable was he, really?
Without the scientific knowledge we have today, ancient cultures turned to myths and legends to understand celestial objects.
From the Temple of Heliopolis to the centre of Rome, the massive stone column has boosted the egos of several powerful men.
An ancient Roman fable imagines a cinaedus, well-known for his brazen effeminacy, fighting heroically. The story raises concerns over gender identity in the military -- much like those seen today.