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VILLA DE MATERNO

VILLA DE MATERNO CARRANQUE Ciencias Soci@les

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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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Arachne

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This digitized version of the CIL will initially comprise of the more than 50 parts (of vols. I-XVI + auctaria and of v. I (edition altera)) published before 1940...

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AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: De Rebus Antiquis

AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: De Rebus Antiquis | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
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Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Welcome to the official site of the Archeological Site of Ostia Antica. The Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Ostia Antica wishes you a good navigation.
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Villa reconstruction 1— Pompeii, Italy.

Villa reconstruction 1— Pompeii, Italy. | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
The purpose of this reconstruction is to investigate the relationship of the Triclinium, the famous dining room at the villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii, Italy to its setting within its gardens and its extensive views.The room itself is still relatively…...
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DE RE COQVINARIA: EL ÚLTIMO BANQUETE DE CAECILIUS VALLIANUS

DE RE COQVINARIA: EL ÚLTIMO BANQUETE DE CAECILIUS VALLIANUS | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

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How the end of a book was marked in ancient rolls

How the end of a book was marked in ancient rolls | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Ancient works were frequently divided into many books.  What did the end of a book look like, in an ancient roll?
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Some excerpts from Festus, De significatione verborum at Roger Pearse

I have been idly looking through the section of Festus for the letter ‘M’ — the first book preserved in the damaged manuscript. Here are a few extracts. Perhaps others will find these interesting also...

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Nutrition and Well-Being in the Roman World: The Evidence from Human Bones ~ Powered By Osteons

Nutrition and Well-Being in the Roman World: The Evidence from Human Bones ~ Powered By Osteons | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

On Sunday, I returned from Rome, where I participated in the one-day conference Nutrition and Well-Being in the Roman World: The Evidence from Human Bones...

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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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El descubrimiento de un Carnyx lleva a los arqueólogos a investigar su sonido real

El descubrimiento de un Carnyx lleva a los arqueólogos a investigar su sonido real | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Carnyx desenterrado en Tintignac, Francia. Fotografía: Patrick Ernaux / Inrap
Fuente: The Guardian | Arthur de Pas | 11 de…
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Buen articulo este. Es bien interesante cuando se lleva a cabo la arqueologia experimental de tal modo.

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Defining the Roman family

Defining the Roman family | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
I’ve been talking around the idea of the Roman family, and the idea is central to my work, but I’ve realised that I’ve never actually explained what the family is on this blog The...
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Villa reconstruction 2, Pompeii, Italy

Villa reconstruction 2, Pompeii, Italy | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
The reconstruction of the Boscoreale Villa was undertaken for the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of Art in New York to study and recreate the context of the villa in its landscape and to provide setting for the various frescoes which are now sitting in eight...
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Laudator Temporis Acti: Wine and Oysters

Laudator Temporis Acti: Wine and Oysters | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

To the soul of Gaius Domitius Primus...

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Roman Culture in Etrurian and Campanian Archaeology

Roman Culture in Etrurian and Campanian Archaeology | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Roman culture is detectable archaeologically throughout Etruria and Campania in the cities and landscapes of the regions.  We still see Roman roads in use today! But what can these and other archae...
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Inscriptions from Syria and Sinope | Dickinson College Commentaries

Inscriptions from Syria and Sinope | Dickinson College Commentaries | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

I’ve been translating inscriptions lately, and that has gotten me interested in finding older publications of inscriptions available on Google books...

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More on the manuscript of Festus’ Lexicon at Roger Pearse

An early editor, Antonio Agustin, in his preface to his edition of 1559, describes the transmission as follows:..

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