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Underground Rome – Ancient Architecture in Rome
A good way to study ancient Rome is to explore the cellars — and subcellars — of modern Rome. Ancient Rome articles.
Tom Mueller, The Atlantic 1997
A Victim of Its Own Success: Mary Beard Discusses the Collapse of the Roman Republic. Ancient Rome articles. – History of Rome Empire
Don Franzen interviews classical scholar Mary Beard
Mary Beard, LA Review of Books 2016
Vindolanda: uncovering the secrets of a Roman fort – Ancient Architecture in Rome
Just south of Hadrian’s wall, in Northumberland, the remains of a Roman fort are being uncovered. Vindolanda’s story is ever-evolving: each summer a team of archaeologists and volunteers uncover more of the fort, discovering buried structures and artefacts that continue to enrich our knowledge of this amazing site. Roman Empire history.
Caroline, Flickering Lamps 2016
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Five myths about the decline and fall of Rome – History of Rome Empire
Roman Empire history.
Nathan Pilkington, Washington Post 2016
Piecing Together a Plan of Ancient Rome – Ancient Architecture in Rome
For the past several hundred years, historians and archaeologists have been doggedly working to solve one of the world’s largest jigsaw puzzles: the Forma Urbis Romae. Sometimes known as the Severan Marble Plan, the Forma was an enormous marble map of ancient Rome created between the years A.D. 203 and 211. Ancient history of Rome, Ancient Rome articles.
Jason Urbanus, Archaeology 2016
Rome Reconstructed – YouTube video – Ancient Architecture in Rome
10-min video simulation of the ancient history of Rome.
MyMax Edutainment 2008
Story of cities #2: Rome wasn’t planned in a day … in fact it wasn’t planned at all – Ancient Architecture in Rome
The grid system which the Roman republic exported all over Europe was never employed in the capital itself. The city has always lacked a coherent plan – save for the monumental temple that once towered over it. Ancient Rome articles, Ancient Roman culture and society.
Adrian Mourby, The Guardian 2106
Rome’s Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past – Ancient Architecture in Rome
The presence of ancient artifacts underground is a daunting challenge for urban developers. For archaeologists, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. The ancient history of Rome, Ancient Roman culture and society.
Christopher Livesay, NPR 2018
How to Decode an Ancient Roman’s Handwriting – Ancient Life in Rome
Between 2010 and 2014, archeologists digging in London’s financial district, made an astonishing discovery—a collection of more than four hundred wooden tablets, preserved in the muck of an underground river. Eighty of them carried legible texts—legible, that is, to Roger Tomlin, one of the world’s foremost experts in very old handwriting. Ancient Rome articles.
Charlotte Higgins, The New Yorker 2017
The Mithraic Mysteries worshipped a pagan god from subterranean temples buried throughout the Roman empire. Ancient Rome articles, Ancient Roman culture and society.
Kerry Wolfe, Atlas Obscura 2017
In a new book, history podcaster Mike Duncan describes what preceded Caesar’s rise to Emperor. Ancient Roman culture and society.
Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian.com, 2017
How an Obscure Oriental Cult Converted a Vast, Pagan Roman Empire – Ancient Life in Rome
Michael Kulikowski is professor of history and classics at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Late Roman Spain and Its Cities (2004) and Rome’s Gothic Wars from the Third Century to Alaric (2007). His latest book is The Triumph of Empire: The Roman World From Hadrian to Constantine (2016).
Michael Kulikowski, Aeon
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Did the Romans Invent Christmas? – Ancient Life in Rome
Did the first Christian Roman emperor appropriate the pagan festival of Saturnalia to celebrate the birth of Christ? Matt Salusbury weighs the evidence. Ancient Rome articles.
Matt Salusbury, History Today, 2009
Of all the lost cities in the world, ancient Pompeii is the most “found”. The volcanic eruption that destroyed the Roman city also froze it in time – but now, 2,000 years later, it is alive with people who threaten its existence all over again
Emily Mann, The Guardian, 2016
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The Discovery of a Roman Gladiator School Brings the Famed Fighters Back to Life – Ancient Life in Rome
Located in Austria, the archaeological site is providing rich new details about the lives and deaths of the arena combatants. Ancient Roman culture and society.
Franz Lidz, Smithsonian Magazine, 2016
The Evolution Of Roman Battle Tactics – History of Rome Empire
This fascinating graphical video concocted by YouTuber Historia Civilis aptly showcases the ‘reactionary’ evolution of Roman battle tactics. And while the content treads a simplistic (though nifty) overview, we can get the core idea behind the Roman military system and how its adaptability set it apart from most of the ‘stagnant’ armies of the ancient world. Roman Empire history.
Dattatreya Mandal, Realm of History, 2018
The Health Risks of Living in Ancient Rome – Ancient Life in Rome
From parasites to malaria, the health risks facing ancient Rome were numerous. Ancient history of Rome. Ancient Rome articles.
James MacDonald, JSTOR Daily, 2016
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The Vatican just digitized this 1,600-year-old epic – Ancient Life in Rome
Virgil wrote his classic poem, “The Aeneid”, more than 2,000 years ago. Thanks to the Vatican, you can now read one of the the world’s oldest versions of the ancient Latin text online. Ancient Roman culture and society.