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An approach to ancient Rome
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The Ascendancy of Octavian

The Ascendancy of Octavian | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
The great sociologist Max Weber asserted that political leadership can only achieve legitimacy through one of three forms: traditional, charismatic, and rational-legal.
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Here Mike Anderson summarizes the events that led Octavian to become Agustus. It is always fascinating to run through these events to appreciate the skills and celerity of mind possessed by Augustus, even at such a young age. No wonder he ruled the empire for as long as he did!

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One of the amazing finds from Herculaneum

One of the amazing finds from Herculaneum | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
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One of the amazing finds from Herculaneum: preserved food from 79 A.D.
Pottery and carbonized food: bread, peas, figs, fava beans, wheat, and chickpeas from Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City.
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Black Woman with Coiffure in the style of the Trajanic period.

Black Woman with Coiffure in the style of the Trajanic period. | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
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Ancient Art Week!
Black Woman with Coiffure in the style of the Trajanic Period
Roman Greece, Reign of Trajan (A.D. 98—117).
Marble, 11.6 cm.
Agora Museum, Athinai.
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Sarah Bond: Girls with Pearl Earrings: The Pearl Trade in the Roman Mediterranean

Sarah Bond: Girls with Pearl Earrings: The Pearl Trade in the Roman Mediterranean | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Roman, 2nd century ADMummy Portrait, Antinoopolis (Egypt)Now at the Harvard Art MuseumIf there is one person within the ancient literary record known for disliking pearls, it was Pliny.
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Roman Wall Painting

Roman Wall Painting | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Roman Wall Painting Governor’s palace at Aquincum (Budapest) Fourth century CE source: By Wandmalereibudapest2.JPG: Udimu derivative work: Mediatus [CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)...
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Venationes: Panes et circenses

Venationes: Panes et circenses | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

Las luchas de gladiadores eran la estrella de los espectáculos con los que el poder agasajaba al pueblo de Roma y le mantenía alejado de posibles rebeliones.


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Librarii y plagiarii

Librarii y plagiarii | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Escriba romano - Alma-Tadema En Roma había numerosas tabernae que estaban calificadas de librerías (tabernae librariae) por los anuncios que lucían sobre las jambas de las puertas o los pórticos de las casas, y que contenían listas con los libros a...
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Terra cotta urn

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Terra cotta urn 
This Etruscan urn shows the supreme craftmanship of Etruscan terra cotta molding. It shows reliefs of high emotion and drama, for which Etruscan urns are known. On the urn there are still traces of red, blue, brown and yellow paint.
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Mosaic depicting a sitting dog, 2nd century A.D.

Mosaic depicting a sitting dog, 2nd century A.D. | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
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Mosaic depicting a sitting dog, 2nd century B.C. Egypt, Alexandria, El Shatby, Bibliotheca Alexandrina 
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Almost modern in its depiction...beautiful!

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Head of Julia Titi

Head of Julia Titi | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Today from the J Paul Getty Museum, the head of Julia Titi, daughter of the Emperor Titus and, so Domitian-baiters would have it, her uncle's mistress. She died in AD91. Cassius Dio writes: "Domitian planned to put his wife, Domitia,...
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'Pristine' Roman sculpture dating back 1,900 years unearthed in London

'Pristine' Roman sculpture dating back 1,900 years unearthed in London | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Experts from the Museum of London Archaeology said the sculpture of the bird clasping a serpent, found close to the Tower of London, was almost unrecognisable when it was found.
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Nice!

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"Deformity and Disability in Greece and Rome."

"Deformity and Disability in Greece and Rome." | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Nicole Kelley's essay "Deformity and Disability in Greece and Rome," which is part of the edited volume This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities and Biblical Studies, offers an interesting and brief engagement with disabilities and deformities in...
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Fist fighter. Roman mosaic (glass paste) from Pompeii

Fist fighter. Roman mosaic (glass paste) from Pompeii | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
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Fist fighter.
Roman mosaic (glass paste) from Pompeii.
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Exqusite mosaic.

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Damásipo: especulación, lujo, derroche, finanzas… y filosofía en la primera globalización económica

Damásipo: especulación, lujo, derroche, finanzas… y filosofía en la primera globalización económica | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Damásipo, o Damasipo, fue en un personaje muy conocido en la Roma del final de la República y del principado de Octavio.
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Interesante...ya que no he oido de este personaje.

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Roman rock inscription near Trencin castle.

Roman rock inscription near Trencin castle. | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
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Roman rock inscription near Trencin castle in Slovakia (177-178 CE).
To the victory of emperor
dedicated by 855 soldiers
of II. Legion of an army
stationed in Laugaricio.
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Open Access Pubblicazione degli atti del convegno "Lazio e Sabina 9"

Open Access Pubblicazione degli atti del convegno "Lazio e Sabina 9" | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Pubblicazione degli atti del convegno "Lazio e Sabina 9" Nell’intento di diffondere la conoscenza di studi e ricerche archeologiche attraverso mezzi di comunicazione rivolti non solo agli addetti ai lavori ma a un pubblico più vasto,  la...
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Ancient naval battle site ‘rammed’ with relics of war

Ancient naval battle site ‘rammed’ with relics of war | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
A naval battle took place between the Romans and their archenemies the Carthaginians
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Roman glass with a painted figure of gladiator

Roman glass with a painted figure of gladiator | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Roman glass with a painted figure of gladiator. It was actually found at Begram in Afghanistan
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Bronze portrait of a roman lady

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Bronze portrait of a roman lady
This beautifully made portraits shows great workmanship and a very high level of skill. These large busts are rare.
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Denarius with bust of Diva Marciana

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Denarius with bust of Diva Marciana, struck under Trajan
Roman, about A.D. 113
silver
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
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Sarah Bond: The Whole World in His Hands: Maxentius, Roman Scepters, and Power Symbols

Sarah Bond: The Whole World in His Hands: Maxentius, Roman Scepters, and Power Symbols | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Christ enthroned upon the world.  San Vitale, Ravenna.One of the most popular songs for Christian kids to sing in Sunday school is 'He's Got the Whole World in His Hands,' though it also became a favorite on the American folk music scene.
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Agripinna the Younger

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Not to confuse with her other ancestral namesake, Agrippina the Older, she has been named as Agrippina the Younger. Agrippina was born in the 6th of November of the year 15 AD. Although written in Italian, I found it to be a great summary of her life.

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La scritta "Roma" più antica trovata su una spada del quarto secolo avanti Cristo

La scritta "Roma" più antica trovata su una spada del quarto secolo avanti Cristo | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
ROMA - La scritta più antica "Roma" è del quarto secolo avanti Cristo. Lo testimonia la spada di San Vittore, un reperto archeologico ritrovato nel 2003.
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Si entiendo correctamente es la forma escrita mas antigua del nombre de "ROMA" que remonta al 4to. siglo a.C.

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