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An approach to ancient Rome
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Bones Abroad: Catacombs of San Callisto

Bones Abroad: Catacombs of San Callisto | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
I am back in Rome again, doing some research and excavation at a museum here. On a previous trip to Rome I visited Pompeii and a couple of mortuary related locations in the city: the Capitoline Museo and Capuchin Crypt.
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Las legiones Romanas contra los Dacios (1-3)

Batalla que enfrentó a los Romanos imperiales contra los Dacios (actual Rumanía).
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A Pandect of Gripes: Crucifixions, Earthquakes, Open Access, and Outreach

A Pandect of Gripes: Crucifixions, Earthquakes, Open Access, and Outreach | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Okay … this one hit the internets yesterday and I’ve been nursing vipers in my breast ever since. It begins with an item at Discovery Newswhich begins thusly:
The front side (recto) of Papyrus 1, a New Testament manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew.
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The Oxford Roman Economy Project

The Oxford Roman Economy Project | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

The Oxford Roman Economy Project is a research project based in the Faculty of Classics, at the University of Oxford. The project, lead by Prof. Alan Bowman and Prof. Andrew Wilson, was originally funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for the period from October 2005 to end September 2010

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Roman Legal Tradition and the Compilation of Justinian

Roman Legal Tradition and the Compilation of Justinian | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

Long before the Roman Republic was established in 509 BCE, the early Romans lived by laws developed through centuries of custom. This customary law...

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Smuggled cargo found on ancient Roman shipwreck

Smuggled cargo found on ancient Roman shipwreck | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Evidence of ancient smuggling activity has emerged from a Roman shipwreck, according to Italian archaeologists who have investigated the vessel's cargo.
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Christians in the Roman Army: Countering the Pacifist Narrative

Christians in the Roman Army: Countering the Pacifist Narrative | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Christian pacifism has raised its profile in recent years, likely prompted by dissatisfaction with increasing political polarization, and promoted by some influential writers. Ideas promoted in the...
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Today in History: 17 April 392: Roman Law Bans Circuses on Sunday for Distracting Christians

Today in History: 17 April 392: Roman Law Bans Circuses on Sunday for Distracting Christians | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Emperors Valentinian I, Arcadius, and Theodosius I issue a new law banning circuses on Sunday because that would create a distraction for Christians.
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TRAJANO EMPERADOR DE ROMA.mp4

Trajano fue emperador romano a principios del siglo II d.C. Esta serie documental pretende acercar al espectador la vida de este emperador hispano nacido en ...
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Differential Diagnosis of an Unusual Lower Leg Pathology in an Imperial Roman ~ Powered By Osteons

Differential Diagnosis of an Unusual Lower Leg Pathology in an Imperial Roman ~ Powered By Osteons | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

A suite of skeletal pathologies was discovered on the remains of an older adult male from Imperial Rome.

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Roman Numerals

We see Roman numerals everywhere, from Super Bowls to popes. This video is a short introduction to Roman numerals, including how to add and even multiply wit...
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Pompeii receives cash boost

Pompeii receives cash boost | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
The Italian government has launched a 105m-euro (£87m) project to save one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures, the ancient city of Pompeii.
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The Bible and Interpretation - Prosopographic Note on Josephus Flavius

I propose to develop the prosopographic note on Josephus Flavius from my book published in 2001...
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Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog: Christianity and the Roman Empire – Part III The Second Century

Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog: Christianity and the Roman Empire – Part III The Second Century | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

So we arrive at the second century A.D. and find the Catholic Church’s administrative apparatus in place and the new church flourishing. As mentioned in...

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Uncovering the Great Theater of Apamea | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past

Uncovering the Great Theater of Apamea | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

The Great Theater at Apamea in northern Syria vies with the Large Theater at Ephesus, Turkey for the honor of being the largest extant Roman edifice of its type to have survived the ravages of time. Both buildings are estimated to have held audiences of over 20,000 persons...

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A Dozen Sets of Lorica Segmentata Found in Spain!!!

A Dozen Sets of Lorica Segmentata Found in Spain!!! | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Saw this on Reddit … hopefully some of the English-speaking press reads rogueclassicism and checks into this … it is an exciting find: La sede del CCAN, desalojada por el Ayuntamiento h...
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Discussion also going on at Roman Army Talk:
http://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat.html?func=view&catid=17&id=312825
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Rome's Legionnaires.

Exploring the day to day lives of Roman Legionnaires, some of whom were based at Vindolanda; a Roman auxiliary fort just south of Hadrian's Wall in northern ...
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Recipe for a Roman Diet ~ Powered By Osteons

Recipe for a Roman Diet ~ Powered By Osteons | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

Humans evolved to be omnivores. We'll eat anything we can get our hands on - fruit, vegetables, beans, grains, meat - and we've invented innumerable ways to cultivate and refine those basic ingredients...

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Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog: Christianity and the Roman Empire – Part II The First Century A.D.

Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog: Christianity and the Roman Empire – Part II The First Century A.D. | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

Rome was in constant conflict with the Jewish people during the first century A.D. because the latter had become tired of enslavement by foreign rulers. By the seventh decade that conflict would erupt into the war...

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Felix Dies Natalis Roma!

Felix Dies Natalis Roma! | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
… you don’t look a day over 2500! We’ll mark the event with a couple of interesting videos (with some familiar faces!) from the  Open University … much blogging to do today...
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'Pushy parent' syndrome in ancient Rome

'Pushy parent' syndrome in ancient Rome | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Mary Beard finds out what life was like for Roman children, who were expected to help support their families.
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Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog: Christianity and the Roman Empire - Part I

Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog: Christianity and the Roman Empire - Part I | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
history of ancient Rome and Greece including political systems and culture (Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog: Christianity and the Roman ...)...
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History Books Review: Could Julian the Apostate have defeated Christianity?

History Books Review: Could Julian the Apostate have defeated Christianity? | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

Julian has continued to fascinate people down the ages. He tends to be viewed favourably. In life he must have had a lot of charisma to do many of the things he did. He has left enough of his own writing and there are enough eye witness accounts that you can feel that you have got to know him. He is talented, engaged, idealistic and with a great sense of humour. He is very likeable. Add to that a hero's death and an against the odds struggle against history he becomes irresistible...

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Medea Sarcophagus, 140 - 150 C.E. - Smarthistory

A smarthistory video about an ancient Roman Sarcophagus in the Altes Museum in Berlin. This can also be seen in the Google Art Project.
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Roman Roads

Roman Roads | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
For many centuries, the expansion and protection of the Roman Empire rested upon the broad shoulders and discipline of heavy infantry legionnaires.
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