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Gold and the beast: a brief history of the Roman conquest of Dacia

Gold and the beast: a brief history of the Roman conquest of Dacia | Ancient World | Scoop.it
Roman soldiers bringing civilization to Dacia (from the Trajan column in Rome). The Roman empire invaded Dacia at the beginning of the 2nd century AD seeking the control of the Carpatian gold mines. The ascent of the ...
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A Companion to Roman Imperialism - Strategy Page

A Companion to Roman Imperialism - Strategy Page | Ancient World | Scoop.it
A Companion to Roman Imperialism
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A guide to the history of Roman expansionism from the earliest times in the Sixth Century BC to the height of the Empire in the Second Century. In these two dozen essays Prof.
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The Romans were truly brilliant because they were masters at conquering land but also utilizing those lands.  They understood how to control the conqueror land but also continue their vast conquest.  I have never bought this book before, but remember reading a snippet in an article or in the library before.

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The Roman Empire - Episode 7: Letters From The Roman Front (History Documentary)

The Roman Empire - Episode 7: Letters From The Roman Front (History Documentary) Two thousand years ago, one civilisation held the entire Western world in it...
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I love this video because it provides a primary source of real Roman letters from Rome!  This also shows the emotional side and life from the soldiers!  A great video and helps us understand the soldiers mentality more in the past.

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The empress and her relationship to the Roman army - History of the ...

The empress and her relationship to the Roman army - History of the ... | Ancient World | Scoop.it
The empress and her relationship to the Roman army. By Kai M. Töpfer. Proceedings of the XXIst International Limes (Roman Frontiers) Congress 2009 at Newcastle upon Tyne (BAR International Series), ed.
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Well this would be a really interesting paper to read especially because it talks about the social class of the empress in ancient civilization.  The Empress’s role in leading or commanding an army is intriguing especially in the past where a woman being in a role of power was unheard of.

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Sardinian History – The Roman Age | Beyond Thirty-Nine

Sardinian History – The Roman Age | Beyond Thirty-Nine | Ancient World | Scoop.it
Sardinian History – The Roman Age http://t.co/5QCyqhjeaS via @BeyondThirty9
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10 Innovations That Built Ancient Rome — HISTORY Lists

10 Innovations That Built Ancient Rome — HISTORY Lists | Ancient World | Scoop.it
From aqueducts to battlefield surgery, explore 10 inventions that epitomize the innovative spirit of ancient Rome. (10 Innovations That Built Ancient Rome

The Western Roman Empire may have fallen more than 1,500 years ago, but...
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How is it possible that the people of ancient Rome had the capability to create such advanced inventions?

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History Behind The Game - Ryse: Son of Rome - VentureBeat

History Behind The Game - Ryse: Son of Rome - VentureBeat | Ancient World | Scoop.it
History Behind The Game - Ryse: Son of Rome
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With her husband in power and their tribe an independent ally of the Roman Empire, his death caused Rome to forcefully annex the tribe's land instead of following the former king's will.
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It is awesome that main stream media is creating a video game based on ancient history.  I have a strong feeling towards video games and how sometimes video games can be used to teach important skills and lessons.  Everything might not be factual in the game but it gives some lessons to history that anyone could appreciate.

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8 Roman Ampitheatres in Britain

8 Roman Ampitheatres in Britain | Ancient World | Scoop.it
Roman amphitheatres are large, circular or oval open-air venues with raised seating – built by the Ancient Romans.
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I found this article really relevant to me because I am taking a few theater classes this quarter.  We are studying the fundamentals of sound and how it travels in a theater.  Looking at ancient Roman amphitheaters gives a visual representation of just how much we have transformed theater to control sound.

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Christ: Light of the East: A Brief History of the Old Roman Catholic Church - Part V

Christ: Light of the East: A Brief History of the Old Roman Catholic Church - Part V | Ancient World | Scoop.it
Christ: Light of the East: A Brief History of the Old Roman Catholic Church -... http://t.co/dMgUKehOFF
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Religion plays so a major role in history.  A lot of historical events occur because of religion and the passion behind followers.  The Roman Catholic Church is no different and being able to understand the story behind the church is crucial to understanding the world.  To be honest without the Roman Catholic, a lot of fundamental history would be missing.

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Early Evolution of Roman Letters 1

Early Evolution of Roman Letters 1 | Ancient World | Scoop.it
Roman capital letters are monumental in two senses. They were frequently inscribed on monuments. And, they are large and formal, bestowing importance on words and dates cut into the stone. Roman capitals are elegant, commanding attention and respect.
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One thing I learned from the article was about cursive.  It never ceases to amaze me how the ancient world is not that different from the modern day world.  I knew ancient civilization had a form of writing, but cursive?  That is just fascinating. 

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History of the Roman Bath (Full Documentary)

History of the Roman Bath (Full Documentary) . 2013 This documentary and the rest of the documentaries presented relate to important times and figures in his...
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The Ancient World’s version of a swimming pool, except people actually got clean here.  Everyone used the public bath system and the architecture design behind it, is just stunning. 

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Digital Map of the Roman Empire

RT @victorclick: Excellent work showing the topography of the Roman Empire http://t.co/EUYOzURpOP by @Pelagiosproject #maps #history #GIS
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This was interesting  because I did my blog on Roman roads.  This map puts into perspective just how massive the Roman road system was. Wow!

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Archaeology: ancient Roman house found in Arezzo - Culture - ANSAMed.it

Archaeology: ancient Roman house found in Arezzo - Culture - ANSAMed.it | Ancient World | Scoop.it
Archaeology: ancient Roman house found in Arezzo, Excavations continue, medieval knight burial found, Roman ruins, dating back to the early decades of the I century AD, emerged at the Medici Fortress of Arezzo in central Italy, during work for the...
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The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum | Ancient World | Scoop.it
Where did you go to buy groceries, work on business deals, sacrifice animals, pray to the gods, or pick up a companion of the night in ancient Rome?  The Roman Forum of course.  By taking the Sacra...
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I am very big on the Roman ancient history because the Roman and Greeks both were around the same time era but yet so similar and different.  Roman Forums are the equivalent of modern day online internet forums were ideas are shared

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Looter caught with Roman gold, silver hoard - The History Blog

Looter caught with Roman gold, silver hoard - The History Blog | Ancient World | Scoop.it
An unnamed and unauthorized metal detectorist found a late Roman gold and silver hoard in the forest near Ruelzheim in Germany's southwestern Rhineland-Palatinate state and dug it up so he could sell it on the black ...
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Do you not think it is funny that people attempt to loot thousand year old treasures that sell for millions.  Yet modern day gold is not even worth close to the amount of ancient items in the past.  I wonder in hundreds to thousands of years from now how much a modern day PC would cost and would be worth looting in the future.

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'Pompeii:' 10 Strange Facts About the Roman Empire - A Magical ...

'Pompeii:' 10 Strange Facts About the Roman Empire - A Magical ... | Ancient World | Scoop.it
History nerds should enjoy all the big-budget production values detailing the ancient Roman Empire. Before the fiery destruction, the movie depicts life at the height of the Pax Romana era -- the period of relative peace after ...
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I love to relate current history to our past history.  With the movie Pompeii getting its debut, I find this article particularly relevant.  It is important people understand Roman history before watching a movie to make sure all the facts are straight!  I am so glad there is a movie about Roman history out there.

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Why the so-called 'Dark Ages' were just as civilised as the savage Roman Empire - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Why the so-called 'Dark Ages' were just as civilised as the savage Roman Empire - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) | Ancient World | Scoop.it
Why the so-called 'Dark Ages' were just as civilised as the savage Roman Empire
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The Western Roman Empire had been disintegrating for centuries (just as the wheels had come off from under the Roman Republic before it).
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What We Learned About Rome From The Perfect Preservation Of ...

What We Learned About Rome From The Perfect Preservation Of ... | Ancient World | Scoop.it
What We Thought We Knew About Rome. The problem with history, especially Roman history, boils down to a lack of sources. As any historian can tell you, primary sources, that is, actual records from the people who lived ...
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Alternate History: The Modern Roman Empire

Alternate History: The Modern Roman Empire | Ancient World | Scoop.it
The Roman Empire was the mightiest Empire ever to inhabit the European continent, but as we all know it fell into ruin long ago. But what if it didn't? How would Europe look today? (This is interesting history about Rome.
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Roman SPQR, I first heard of this term when I read a children book back in middle school.  When I saw the article it brought back history lessons of how mighty and ruthless the Roman army could be.  Needless to say this article cleared up some of my make belief (unrealistic) ideas on the Roman Empire.

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14 Reasons to Visit This Country, Even Though the State Department Doesn't Want You To

14 Reasons to Visit This Country, Even Though the State Department Doesn't Want You To | Ancient World | Scoop.it
Pack your bags. (14 Reasons to Visit #Libya. Beaches, culture, history, Roman ruins, desert, Mediterranean Coast, and more.
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The Roman Catholic Church An Illustrated History By (author) Edward Norman - Germany Online Bookstore

The Roman Catholic Church An Illustrated History By (author) Edward Norman - Germany Online Bookstore | Ancient World | Scoop.it
Share on Tumblr The Roman Catholic Church: An Illustrated History By (author) Edward Norman Buy The Roman Catholic Church: An Illustrated History at a discount from Bookdepository @ US$20.97(S$26.79) with worldwide free delivery (including Dubai,...
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Archaeologists Unearth What May Be Oldest Roman Temple

Archaeologists Unearth What May Be Oldest Roman Temple | Ancient World | Scoop.it

The excavation has been particularly challenging because the temple lies below the water table.

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The article not only demonstrates Roman engineering but also early landscaping.  They constructed the temple as a landmark for traders to recognize where a safe trade zone.  We took this idea and built modern day landmarks that define the environment around us.

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History of Britain: Life Before the Romans | BBC Documentary

Britain BC: Life in Britain and Ireland Before the Romans Traditionally, British history has been regarded as starting with the Roman Conquest. Yet this is t...
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Christ: Light of the East: A Brief History of the Old Roman Catholic Church - Part III

Christ: Light of the East: A Brief History of the Old Roman Catholic Church - Part III | Ancient World | Scoop.it
RT @TheologyInn: Christ: Light of the East: A Brief History of the Old Roman Catholic Church -... http://t.co/CtC5ZvBo0J
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The importance of our roots and history is always great to learn.  It was crazy to think about how Christ was such a big deal even during the Ancient World.  The Roman Catholic really followed their religion.

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