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Herodotus in Art
Articleby Pietro Maria Liuzzo

Herodotus in Art

Herodotus' Histories with their historical, geographical, ethnographic, and religious aspects, have always been a source of delight and interest, not only for generations of readers, students, and storytellers, but also for artists. A...
The Heritage of Cuicul
Articleby Irene Fanizza

The Heritage of Cuicul

There are few places on earth where we can say that these stones, on which we are standing, are the same stones where feet rested centuries before. These places are important. We walk in the Roman Forum, we explore the ruins of the...
Curses & Fines on Epitaphs
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Curses & Fines on Epitaphs

The concept of a curse laid on a tomb or gravesite is best known from ancient Egypt but the practice was quite common in other civilizations of antiquity. The tomb or grave was the eternal home of the physical remains of the deceased to which...
Museums in the Ancient Mediterranean
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Museums in the Ancient Mediterranean

Museums have been around much longer than one might think, but in the ancient world, they were principally institutions of research and learning rather than places to display artworks and artefacts, even if they were often located in grand...
Game Interview: Old World by Mohawk Games
Interviewby Jan van der Crabben

Game Interview: Old World by Mohawk Games

In this article, we interview the creators of Old World, the new upcoming game by Mohawk Games. We are here with Leyla Johnson, the head writer of the game and CEO, and Soren Johnson, who is the creative director. Jan (Ancient History...
Plautus
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Plautus

Titus Maccius Plautus, better known simply as Plautus (actually a nickname meaning 'flatfoot'), was, between c. 205 and 184 BCE, a Roman writer of comedy plays, specifically the fabulae palliatae, which had a Greek-themed storyline. His plays...
Legio XXI Rapax
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Legio XXI Rapax

Legio XXI Rapax was a legion of the Roman army whose name name "Rapax" means "rapacious" or "greedy". It is not clear when the legion assumed this name; it may or may not be the same 21st legion Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE) formed before his...
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Videoby thecreativeassembly

Perils of Empire & Teutoburg Forest

Blending commentary from noted historians with footage created using the Total War: ROME II engine, this documentary short takes a close look at one of the most devastating defeats the Roman Empire ever faced. The Battle of the Teutoburg...
The Colosseum
3D Imageby Néstor F. Marqués

The Colosseum

The Flavian amphitheatre in Rome, better known as the Colosseum, was built between May 24 70 CE and June 29 80 CE under the reign of Emperor Vespasian and later inaugurated by his son Titus. It was one of the most important spectacle buildings...
Roman Forum - 3D View
3D Imageby Lithodomos VR

Roman Forum - 3D View

The home of Roman civic and social life, the Roman Forum lay in the very heart of Roman cultural topography. Nestled amidst the greatest monuments of Rome - the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, the Capitoline complex and the Circus Maximus -...
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