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An approach to ancient Rome
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Bronze portrait of a roman lady

Bronze portrait of a roman lady | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
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

Agripinna the Younger | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
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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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The Ghost of Remus

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(Vergil's) Aeneas and Creusa's Ghost NYPL Digital Gallery Since it's the season for ghost stories, here is a non-scary passage from the A.S. Kline
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Stele with an Oscan inscription

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Stele with an Oscan inscription
Translation: Vibius Popidius, son of Vibius, chief magistrate, had charge of this work and approved it.
300 BC - 100 BC
Found at Pompeii
(Source: The British Museum)
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Del “Carpe Diem” al salario, pasando por el “ciao”. Más de dos mil años de latinajos

Del “Carpe Diem” al salario, pasando por el “ciao”. Más de dos mil años de latinajos | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
© Alfred López Alfred López (Barcelona, 1965) coleccionista de curiosidades y anécdotas históricas desde la adolescencia, decidió en el año 2006 volcar todo lo que había ido recopilando a través de los años en un blog al que tituló “Ya está el...
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Buen articulo este. Aprendi un poquito mas hoy

Carpe Diem!

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Villa Romana de Carranque: El triclinium, espacio de encuentro y celebración

Villa Romana de Carranque: El triclinium, espacio de encuentro y celebración | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

Via domingo vallejo
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Sarah Bond: The Power to Divorce in Antiquity

Sarah Bond: The Power to Divorce in Antiquity | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

Yet, as Haaretzobserves, the hiring of rabbis to perform torture services is not without precedent. Though his views met with controversy, the twelfth century rabbi Maimonidesruled that a husband could be whipped into providing a get to his wife.

Turning to Rome (as I am wont to do)...

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PACE

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Welcome to the Project on Ancient Cultural Engagement. The links below offer a brief outline of the Project's aims and rationale, structure, and main features. This is only by way of quick orientation, however. The best way to get to know the site is to explore it on your own. Whatever the level and scale of your interest, we hope that you will benefit from this resource on the web.

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http://pace.mcmaster.ca/york/york/index.htm

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Etruscan urn with decorated lid

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Etruscan urn with decorated lid
Etruscan urns are often decorated with mythological scenes and carved image of the deceased on top of the urn. The urn is made from limestone. 104 cm high and 75cm long (40 15/16 by 29 ½ inch).
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Librarii y plagiarii

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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

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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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Descubren una antigua tablilla de maldición en Jerusalén

Descubren una antigua tablilla de maldición en Jerusalén | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Los arqueólogos de la Autoridad de Antigüedades de Israel han descubierto una tablilla de plomo de maldición, de 1.700 años de antigüedad, en una mansión romana que colapsó recientemente en la 'Ciudad de David' de Jerusalén.…...
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El Matrimonio Romano

El Matrimonio Romano | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it

En el Digesto encontramos la definición del matrimonio efectuada por Modestino: “la unión del hombre y la mujer, consorcio de toda la vida, comunicación de los derechos divino y humano”.


Via Jealennis Guzman
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Roman (French) Toast

Roman (French) Toast | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
So much of Roman cooking involves familiarising yourself with the unfamiliar - obscure ingredients, unusual methods of preparation, and nigh-on-non-existent instructions.
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Silver Ladle 
Romano-British
4th Century AD

Silver Ladle <br/>Romano-British<br/>4th Century AD | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Silver Ladle 
Romano-British
4th Century AD
(Source: The British Museum)
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Beautiful workmanship!

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Los alimenta

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En la Antigua Roma, algunos individuos de las élites realizaban tareas de asistencia como donaciones a los niños más necesitados. Con la llegada de Trajano al poder, estas labores asistenciales tuvieron su plasmación imperial en la institución de los alimenta.

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Roman Women's Occupations

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Artist Unknown: Head of Julia Titi Owner: J. Paul Getty Museum If you want to dress your little girl in a Roman costume for Halloween, this list of
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Sarcophagus with the triumph of Dionysos

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Sarcophagus with the triumph of Dionysos
Dionysos, better known as Bacchus to the Roman, was the god of wine and festivals. In the relief on the sarcophagus he is stepping into a biga which is drawn by two Indian elephants.
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