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Funerary Relief of three former slaves

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Funerary Relief of three former slaves
Roman
Augustan Period
1st century BC- 1st century AD
Source: San Antonio Museum of Art
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Posca

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Posca, the Roman vinegar-based wonder-drink, is a bit of a mystery, because as much as people keep mentioning it, it is oddly absent from ancient literature.  Posca appears in books and articles, being sipped by soldiers...

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Victory with Cornucopia (Chariot Attachment)

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Victory with Cornucopia (Chariot Attachment) 40-68 AD Roman Bronze In Roman times, the arrival of Winged Victory—-touching down to earth, her drapery flying behind her—-was a moment not just of military conquest, but was the first step toward peace...
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Hidden life of the slave in Pompeii - Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Hidden life of the slave in Pompeii - Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Bringing the lives of Pompeii's slaves out of the shadows by drawing on literature, law, art and other material evidence

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David Connolly's curator insight, September 20, 2013 4:15 AM

insightful consideration of how you seek the hidden story

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Europeana EAGLE Project: Digital Bridge to the Ancient World

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Europeana EAGLE Project: Digital Bridge to the Ancient World EAGLE, The Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy is a best-practice network co-funded by the European Commission, under its Information and Communication Technologies...
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Bronze Statuette of a Lictor

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Bronze Statuette of a Lictor
Roman
1st Century AD
The official attendants and bodyguards of Roman magistrates known as lictors were usually citizens of low birth, such as freedmen (former slaves).
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Architectural Relief showing Gigantomachy

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Architectural Relief showing Gigantomachy (the battle between the Giants and the Gods)
Etruscan
3rd-2nd Century BC
The Etruscans often decorated their buildings with brightly colored sculptural...
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Traces of color...this is why I think that (although the sample above is etruscan) Roman art generally may have been brightly colored.

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Musonius - the Roman Socrates

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The biography and works of Musonius, the Roman Socrates who was thought to be executed sometiMusonius Rufus was born sometime before 30 A.D. to an Etruscan family in the town of Volsinii. Considered one of the great Stoic philosophers, some modern scholars refer to Musonius as “the Roman Socrates”, as Musonius, like Socrates, did not leave any writings of his own. Instead we only have reports of his lectures, dutifully transcribed by his students.

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A Literate Lady in Vindolanda

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On the early frontier between the province of Britain and the unruly Scots (Caledonii) stood the Roman fort of Vindolanda.  By the late 80s CE, it was a permanent turf and timber fort, with a stone...

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Hollow Cast Bronze Depiction of a Priest

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Hollow Cast Bronze Depiction of a Priest
Etruscan
c. 2nd Century BC
In his left hand, the priest holds an incense box, and, in his right hand, a “phiale” (shallow bowl) used to pour ritual liquid...
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Marble Dog

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Marble Dog
Roman
1st Century BC- 4th Century AD
Found Alexandria, Egypt
This white marble dog with a brown patina has been carved in the round. There are drill holes and rough chiselling on the base....
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Masterly sculpted...almost lifelike!

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Imperial Eagle

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Imperial Eagle
Late Roman
4th-5th Century AD
A rare example of the gem-carver’s art is this lapis lazuli eagle, possibly the finial (top) of an imperial scepter. Lapis enjoyed great popularity in the...
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Bronze of an Infant

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Bronze of an Infant Late Hellenistic/ Roman 1st Century BC- 1st Century AD Probably from the Fayum, Egypt Although baby fat abounds in this sturdy figure of the infant Herakles, its solid stance, mature face, and aggressively outthrust arm provide...
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The Crisis of the Third Century A.D. in the Roman Empire: A Modern Myth?

The Crisis of the Third Century A.D. in the Roman Empire: A Modern Myth? | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Until well into the seventies of the last century the third century A.D. was perceived as a period of crisis, a crisis which was already announced under the emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180), whose reign was characterised by warfare and epidemics.
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The Triumph of Augustus on the Actium Monument at Nicopolis

Dr. K. L. Zachoa Leads this lecture in a fascinating explaination of the Triumph of Augustus on the Actium Monument at Nicopolis.
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Roundel with bust of Atargatis-Tyche and Zodiac

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Roundel with bust of Atargatis-Tyche and Zodiac
50-150 AD
From Petra
Nabataean/ Roman
Source: Cincinnati Art Museum
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Hadrian goes to Phaselis - images from a Lycian harbour city

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Phaselis was an ancient Greek and Roman city on the coast of Lycia, today situated 35km south of Antalya. Shaded by towering pine trees, its ruins lie scattered around three small beautiful bays. O...
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LEGIO VII CLAUDIA: El escudo del legionario romano

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Via domingo vallejo
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Head of Mars

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Head of Mars
Roman
c. 2nd Century AD
Roman sculpture reached its most massive scale during the second century A.D., when enormous statues were created to adorn public buildings such as baths,...
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The face of mock battles - images of Roman cavalry helmets from Germania Inferior

The face of mock battles - images of Roman cavalry helmets from Germania Inferior | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
I recently resumed my travels on the Limes Germanicus and headed north along Rome's frontier in the Roman province of Germania Inferior. The Lower Germanic Limes extended from the North Sea at Katw...
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Roman Businesswomen. I: The case of the producers and distributors of garum in Pompeii

Roman Businesswomen. I: The case of the producers and distributors of garum in Pompeii | Roma Antiqua | Scoop.it
Roman Businesswomen. I: The case of the producers and distributors of garum in Pompeii By Piotr Berdowski Analecta Archaeologica Ressoviensia, Vol.3 (2008) Introduction: This paper is intended to be a beginning of a series of texts about the...
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Fragmentary Marble Head of a Helmeted Soldier

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Fragmentary Marble Head of a Helmeted Soldier
ca. 69-79 AD
Flavian
The Romans devised two new forms of public monument to celebrate their military victories—the triumphal arch and the column. The...
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Roman Sex, Sexuality, Slaves and Lex Scantinia

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In ancient Rome, Latin has no equivalent translation for defining homosexuality, nor heterosexuality as an individual’s sexual nature. Gay or straight, there would be no distinction.
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