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An approach to ancient Rome
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The Roman Empire according to the Ancient Chinese Sources

The Roman Empire according to the Ancient Chinese Sources | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
The Chinese annals not only give information on and the interpretation of the name of that mysterious country but also add details about its geography, administration, economy – including agriculture, domesticated animals and products –, trade and...
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Roman man's face finally revealed

Roman man's face finally revealed | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
The face of a wealthy Welsh Roman citizen is revealed nearly two millennia after he died.
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Interesting how forensics can decipher otherwise unknown facets of the visible remains. That always impresses me.

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AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Bibliographies: Late Antique and Early Medieval Inscriptions

AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Bibliographies: Late Antique and Early Medieval Inscriptions | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

The purpose of this website is to provide a full collection of links to on-line databases, books, Phds, and articles on late antique and early medieval inscriptions, covering the period from A.D. 300 to 900. So far there are over 520 such links.

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Marc Antony’s Assault of Publius Clodius: Fact or Ciceronian Fiction?

Marc Antony’s Assault of Publius Clodius: Fact or Ciceronian Fiction? | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
This paper aims to examine the historicity of an episode described by Cicero three times: namely Marc Antony’s attempt to assassinate Publius Clodius Pulcher in 53 BC.
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AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: Empúries: revista de món clàssic i antiguitat tardana

AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: Empúries: revista de món clàssic i antiguitat tardana | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

Empúries (ISSN 0213-9278) és una publicació bianual del Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya, que publica, des de l'any 1939,...

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Electronic Journal of Mithraic Studies

Electronic Journal of Mithraic Studies | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

The Electronic Journal of Mithraic Studies (EJMS) is a revival of the Journal of Mithraic Studies edited by Dr. Richard Gordon....

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Roman Mater: The Etruscan influence on the role of Roman women

Roman Mater: The Etruscan influence on the role of Roman women | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Roman Mater: The Etruscan influence on the role of Roman women
By Elizabeth Davis
Honors Bachelor of Arts Thesis, Xavier University, 2012
Introduction: During the early Roman Empire, the role of the upper class married women became a civic duty.
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Excelente informacion sobre la influencia Etrusca en la mujer Romana!

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Il cantiere della Domus Aurea | Il progetto di risanamento del complesso monumentale

Il cantiere della Domus Aurea | Il progetto di risanamento del complesso monumentale | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Il diario dei lavori in corso sul complesso della Domus Aurea a Roma; il progredire dei progetti e degli interventi di consolidamento delle strutture e delle superfici decorate, delle sperimentazioni in corso, ma anche delle attività di ricerca e...
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Macrobius on the date of Saturnalia

Today is the first day of Saturnalia, the Roman winter festival which lasted from 17-23rd December.  In honour of the day, I thought that I would collect what the 5th century writer Macrobius has to say about the date, in book 1 of his book,...
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Getty Villa Deciphers Ancient Curse Tablet, Reveals First Century BCE Call for Vengeance

Getty Villa Deciphers Ancient Curse Tablet, Reveals First Century BCE Call for Vengeance | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
The ancient Greeks and Romans had a surefire way of exacting revenge: etching their dark wishes on tablets and tossing them in a well. Burying them near fresh tombs was also an option (the logic being that these people were close to both the living and the gods of death, thus ensuring optimum message delivery), or perhaps placing them in some subterranean temple, but the goal was always the same — to implore the gods to carry out vengeance.
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Petition Save the Gladiator Tomb in Rome (Mausoleum of Marcus Nonius Macrinus on the Via Flaminia)

Petition Save the Gladiator Tomb in Rome (Mausoleum of Marcus Nonius Macrinus on the Via Flaminia) | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
The so-called Tomb of the Gladiator was named in 2008 by the press with the discovery of the impressive marble mausoleum of Marcus Nonius Macrinus, an
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Submitted my signature. I would urge others to do the same.

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Dorothy King's PhDiva: Sarah Bond: The Tale of the Leather Asses: Numa Pompilius and Leather Coinage

Dorothy King's PhDiva: Sarah Bond: The Tale of the Leather Asses: Numa Pompilius and Leather Coinage | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

A wealthy Roman by the name of Valentinus came into possession of an illustrated codex for the year 354 CE. Beyond the lists of consuls, bishops, and kings it transmits,...

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Leather coins...interesting...but not impossible.

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AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Tools of the Trade: Bibliographies for Roman Studies

AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Tools of the Trade: Bibliographies for Roman Studies | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
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Cultural Exchange in Roman Society: Freed Slaves and Social Values

Cultural Exchange in Roman Society: Freed Slaves and Social Values | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Although the nature, treatment, and manumission of slaves were all raised as points of contention by ancient thinkers, the abolition of slavery per se hardly ever emerged as a possibility.
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Cambridge Classical Journals Freebies

Cambridge Classical Journals Freebies | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
From the mailbag: We are pleased to announce that the 2012 volume of The Cambridge Classical Journal (http://journals.cambridge.org/ccj ) is now online with Cambridge Journals. To celebrate we are ...
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For my purposes I was interested in the one from Horace's Odes. I thought I would share.

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Carthago Nova: Augusteum

Carthago Nova: Augusteum | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

El Augusteum, construido en el siglo I d.C., bajo el imperio de Tiberio, era el Colegio Augustal de Carthago Nova, constituido por sacerdotes o augustales encargados del culto al emperador en la ciudad. Reconstrucción en 3D.


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Nunca me dejan de sorprender estas graphicas.

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Review: Rome’s Lost Empire

Review: Rome’s Lost Empire | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Not sure how long this one will be up on Youtube, so it might be a good idea to watch it now … my review follows: We’ll begin by noting that when this one first appeared on the BBC a we...
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Dormice and other Saturnalia Gifts

Dormice and other Saturnalia Gifts | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
by Caroline Lawrence
a dormouse?Marcus Valerius Martialis (AKA Martial) is one of my favourite Roman poets. His acerbic, gossipy, sometimes shocking poems were a kind of ancient Sex in the City for the Flavian period in late first century Rome.
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Battle of the Trebia, 218BC

Battle of the Trebia, 218BC | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Mention Hannibal to a group of people and someone might say something about elephants, another might mention Cannae, most will have an image of a hamster appear.
It’s a weird situation that one of...
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In my humble opinion very good coverage on this battle. What I found interesting is that they fought as late as this (dec. 22nd) when suppossedly campaigning season was over. The climate might have been very agreeable for this to take place. Please, read on and enjoy!

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Entrevista con Elena Ruiz Valderas: "no había referencias escritas a la existencia del Teatro Romano de Cartagena"

Vista panoráimca del recinto del Teatro Romano con laCatedral Vieja en la parte superior derecha. Foto cedida porel Museo del Teatro Romano.El Teatro Romano de Cartagena es uno de esos espacios recuperados del olvido no hace mucho tiempo.
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The Byzantine Fort of Gheriat el-Garbia, Libya ~ Roman News and Archeology

The Byzantine Fort of Gheriat el-Garbia, Libya ~ Roman News and Archeology | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Roman heritage news excavations digs history Roman Empire Ancient Roma Archeology Julius Caesar histoire Rome antique fouilles archéologiques empire romain Jules Cesar archeologie
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