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Ancient Rome. To the ancient Romans, Venus wasn't a planet but a celestial body: she was the goddess of love and beauty.

Ancient Rome

The Romans built an empire of gigantic proportions. At its height, it encompassed nearly the entire European continent as well as parts of the Middle East and Africa. The Roman Empire's tentacles stretched from England to Egypt, from Spain to Iraq, and from southern Russia to Morocco. More significantly, ancient Roman civilization thrived for nearly one thousand years. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Capitolium.org - Imperial Forums Official Website - Rome, Italy - Il sito ufficiale dei Fori Imperiali di Roma. Welcome to the official website of the Roman Imperial Forums for the Y2K This project started in 1999 to celebrate the new millennium of the archaeological area of Rome, near the Colosseum, under the patronage of the Municipality of Rome and its mayor, sponsored by Canon and Microsoft Italy.

Capitolium.org - Imperial Forums Official Website - Rome, Italy - Il sito ufficiale dei Fori Imperiali di Roma

This website contains more than 1,000 files. Visit it all, if you want, but please don't miss: Hands on History: Romans. BBC: Primary History - Romans. BBC: Romans. What the Ancients Knew: Rome: Science Channel. Rome Reborn - An Amazing Digital Model of Ancient Rome. What did ancient Rome look like in A.D. 320?

Rome Reborn - An Amazing Digital Model of Ancient Rome

Rome Reborn is an international initiative to answer this question and create a 3D digital model of the Eternal City at a time when Rome’s population had reached its peak (about one million) and the first Christian churches were being built. The result is a truly stunning bird’s-eye and ground view of ancient Rome that makes you feel as if you were actually there. There are also some high-resolution images that lend themselves perfectly to being used as wallpaper for your computer. HT @amishare Related Content: How the Egyptian Pyramids Were Built: A New Theory in 3D Animation.

British Museum: Ancient Rome. In legend Rome was founded in 753 BC by Romulus, its first king.

British Museum: Ancient Rome

In 509 BC Rome became a republic ruled by the Senate (wealthy landowners and elders) and the Roman people. During the 450 years of the republic Rome conquered the rest of Italy and then expanded into France, Spain, Turkey, North Africa and Greece. Rome became very Greek influenced or “Hellenised”, filled with Greek architecture, literature, statues, wall-paintings, mosaics, pottery and glass. But with Greek culture came Greek gold, and generals and senators fought over this new wealth. Ducksters: Ancient Rome for Kids. Back to History for Kids Ancient Rome was a powerful and important civilization that ruled much of Europe for nearly 1000 years.

Ducksters: Ancient Rome for Kids

The culture of Ancient Rome was spread throughout Europe during its rule. As a result, Rome's culture still has an impact in the Western world today. AncientHistory.com: Roman Culture. History.com: Ancient Rome. Augustus’ rule restored morale in Rome after a century of discord and corruption and ushered in the famous pax Romana–two full centuries of peace and prosperity.

History.com: Ancient Rome

He instituted various social reforms, won numerous military victories and allowed Roman literature, art, architecture and religion to flourish. Augustus ruled for 56 years, supported by his great army and by a growing cult of devotion to the emperor. When he died, the Senate elevated Augustus to the status of a god, beginning a long-running tradition of deification for popular emperors. Augustus’ dynasty included the unpopular Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), the bloodthirsty and unstable Caligula (37-41) and Claudius (41-54), who was best remembered for his army’s conquest of Britain.

The line ended with Nero (54-68), whose excesses drained the Roman treasury and led to his downfall and eventual suicide. PBS: The Roman Empire. As with many cultures, a person’s quality of life depended in many ways on their rank within the social structure.

PBS: The Roman Empire

Two Romans living at the same time in the same city could have very different lives. Rich… For wealthy Romans, life was good. They lived in beautiful houses – often on the hills outside Rome, away from the noise and the smell. They enjoyed an extravagant lifestyle with luxurious furnishings, surrounded by servants and slaves to cater to their every desire.

…and poor Poorer Romans, however, could only dream of such a life. Although their lives may have been different, they did have some things in common. There were other traditions that all Romans shared. Vroma: Rome: Republic to Empire. Roman Emperors. Roman Empire: Childrens Section. Ancient Rome for Kids. Resources4History: Food in Roman Britain. This mosaic, from Chedworth Villa, illustrates how the British and Roman cultures integrated.

Resources4History: Food in Roman Britain

The character is depicted as Winter wearing a typically British hooded cloak (birrus) and carrying a brown hare introduced to Britain by the Romans. Fall of the Romans: Go History Go! The Fall of the Roman Empire Update in Progress I'm a paragraph.

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Augustus: Go Social Studies Go! Rome's First "Emperor" Augustus Caesar Ancient Rome is back to it's former glory thanks to Google Earth technology Enter the Empire History is full of quirky ironies. Take the assassination of Julius Caesar for instance. His assassins were so concerned that Julius was trying to take power for himself that they killed him to protect the Republic. Gladiators: Go Social Studies Go! Nat Geo: When Rome Ruled: Secrets of the Gladiators Source: Becoming a Gladiator. Death in Rome Game.