A Roman Trail in the Moselle Valley
The Moselle Valley is Germany's oldest winegrowing region. The Romans brought viticulture to this area and planted vines along the Moselle River 2000 years ago. After settling the region c. 50 BCE and establishing the city of Trier (Augusta...
Temple of Saturn, Rome
The 4th century CE Temple of Saturn is situated in the north west corner of the Roman Forum of Rome and has eight majestic columns still standing. Built in honour of Saturn it was the focal point of this ancient cult and stood on the site...
Roman Forum in the 5th Century BCE
A painting of the Roman Forum as it probably would have appeared in the 5th Century BCE. By Vilius Petrauskas. Courtesy of Ancient History Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.
Roman Forum, Butrint
Remains of shop buildings in the roman forum at Butrint (modern Albania), 2nd century CE.
In many societies, ancient and modern, religion has performed a major role in their development, and the Roman Empire was no different. From the beginning Roman religion was polytheistic. From an initial array of gods and spirits, Rome added...
House of the Vestal Virgins, Roman Forum
Roman Forum - House of the Vestal Virgins, Rome, Italy. The House of the Vestal Virgins was the residence of the Vestal Virgins, located behind the circular Temple of Vesta at the eastern edge of the Roman Forum, between the Regia and the...
The Romans assimilated earlier Greek science for their own purposes, evaluating and then accepting or rejecting that which was most useful, much as they did in other fields such as warfare, art, and theatre. This assimilation of Greek thought...
Forum of Constantine, Byzantium
Forum of Constantine before Constantine's bronze statue fell down during the windstorm in 1106 CE.
Legacy of the Ancient Romans
The legacy of the ancient Romans – from both the time of the Roman Republic (509-27 BCE) and the time of the Roman Empire (27 BCE - 476 CE) – exerted a significant influence on succeeding cultures and is still felt around the world in the...
Map of the Roman Forum
A map of the Roman Forum or Forum Romanum in Rome.