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Ancient Volterra
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Volterra

Volterra (Etruscan name: Velathri, Roman: Volaterrae), located in the northern part of Tuscany, Italy, was an important Etruscan settlement between the 7th and 2nd century BCE. After its destruction by the Romans in the 1st century BCE it...
Volsinii
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Volsinii

Volsinii (modern Orvieto), located in central Italy, was an important Etruscan town from the 8th century BCE when it was known by the name of Velzna. Representatives of the Etruscan League met annually at the site in the most important Etruscan...
The Porta Praetoria of Saalburg Roman Fort
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The Porta Praetoria of Saalburg Roman Fort

The reconstructed Porta Praetoria, the main gate of the Saalburg Roman Fort. The gate takes its name from the Via Praetoria, the camp’s road running in a north-south direction. Between the two gates, a bronze statue of emperor Antoninus Pius...
Orosius
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Orosius

Paulus Orosius (usually given as Orosius, 5th century CE) was a Christian theologian and historian who was also a friend and protege of St. Augustine of Hippo (l. 354-430 CE). He is best known for his work Seven Books of History Against the...
Galen
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Galen

Galen (129-216 CE) was a Greek physician, author, and philosopher, working in Rome, who influenced both medical theory and practice until the middle of the 17th century CE. Owning a large, personal library, he wrote hundreds of medical treatises...
Life of Emperor Titus #10 - The Good Emperor, Roman History Documentary Series
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Life of Emperor Titus #10 - The Good Emperor, Roman History Documentary Series

Emperor Titus was the first emperor to succeed his biological father on the imperial throne. He is considered to be one of the few good emperors. His short reign is best remembered for the opening of the Flavian Amphitheater(Colosseum) in...
Roman Tombs - Ancient Rome Live (AIRC)
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Roman Tombs - Ancient Rome Live (AIRC)

Tombs in ancient Rome were structures of varying dimensions (holding individual bodies and/ or ashes of deceased or containing entire households or communities) that were the focus of daily and annual rituals. Burial plots would range from...
Sasa Jataka Narrative Sculpture
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Sasa Jataka Narrative Sculpture

Coping stone fragment depicting a scene from the Sasa Jataka, identified by the inscription at the top. Now housed at the Allahabad Museum, Allahabad, this narrative sculpture is about a story where the Bodhisattva is born as a rabbit and...
Suetonius
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Suetonius

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c. 69 – c. 130/140 CE), better known simply as Suetonius, was a Roman writer whose most famous work is his biographies of the first 12 Caesars. With a position close to the imperial court he was able to...
Dhameka Stupa, Sarnath
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Dhameka Stupa, Sarnath

The Dhameka Stupa, as seen from the Dharmarajika Stupa. The Dhameka Stupa was built during the Mauryan period (3rd century BCE) and enlarged in the 11th century CE. It is said to mark the spot where the Buddha gave his first sermon to a group...