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Why did the Emperors leave Rome?

By the third century, Rome was basically irrelevant to the Empire. (1) Rome and Italy was no longer the rich center of the Empire -- the provinces had long since equalled Italy in most respects. (2) ...
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What was the value of a thousand talents in Roman Palestine about AD 33?

My question is simple, "what was the value of a thousand talents in Roman Palestine about AD 33?" Assuming Roman measurements used between 200 BC to 64 AD: 32,745.26415 Kilos of silver € ...
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Were there punishments in the Roman Empire for not believing in the official religion?

This is a bit of a loaded question. Rome did not have an official or state religion. While the Romans were a highly religious society their religion was too fragmented and divisive to have a state ...
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