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Peter Thonemann Christian Laes CHILDREN IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE Outsiders within 350pp. Cambridge University Press. £65. 978 0 521 89746 4 Véronique Dasen and Thomas Späth, editors CHILDREN, MEMORY, AND FAMILY IDENTITY IN ROMAN CULTURE 392pp.
Selected QuickTime VR panoramas in and around Insula I.9. Click on the node-markers to view the panoramas (in a new window). The panoramas contain clickable hotspots linking adjacent nodes - indicated by this cursor - so it is also possible to explore the site using these (eg along streets, through doorways) instead of the node-markers, or a mix of both. Although panoramas were made in nearly every room or space of the block, those presented here are a subset showing the surrounding streets and the interior of one house, (House of the Fruit Orchard). QuickTime required
For many, the only exposure to Ancient Rome comes from what they have seen in the movies or on television. Unfortunately, films like Gladiator, Spartacus, Barabbas, and Demetrius and the Gladiators don’t present a very accurate depiction of life in Rome and the arena. Considering the fact that the Roman Empire existed for so long, and so much of our own Western society has derived from it, it is no surprise that we all have at least one or two misconceptions about the Empire and its people. For this reason, we have put together a list of the most misconceptions people hold about the Ancient Roman society and customs. Fortunately most are easily proven wrong as you will see when you read on: Contrary to popular belief, the emperor did not give a thumbs up or down for a gladiator as a signal to kill his enemy.
Provides a chronological index of the history of Ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources. Emphasis is placed upon the use of primary source material, numismatics, and a focus upon the roles of women in ancient time. scroll down for the timeline Thank you for visiting! Timeline Menu