THE ROMAN CAT (PART 3)

Theodosius I

The Death of Paganism and the Downfall of the Cat           The foundation of our fair feline being reviled throughout most of the rest of history lies in the final years of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity. With Theodosius’ rule from 379-395 AD, Christians gained more rights, and Paganism was declared illegal […]

THE ROMAN CAT (Part 2)

felices-seniores

The Roman Cat Accompanied Roman Legions            In war the cat accompanied Roman legions emblazoned upon their shields and flags (Simpson, 1903).  “The company of soldiers, Ordines Augustei, who marched under the command of the Colonel of Infantry, sub Magistro peditum, bore on their ‘white’ or ‘silver’ shield, with a light […]

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