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Boudica: scourge of the Roman empire. A freedom fighter, the woman who almost drove the Romans out of the country, Boudica is one of the most iconic queens of Britain.

Boudica: scourge of the Roman empire

Despite being one of the first ‘British’ women mentioned in history, there is no direct evidence that she even existed. Instead, we have to rely on the accounts of two classical authors, Tacitus and Cassius Dio, both writing decades after the alleged battles between Boudica’s rebel army and their new Roman overlords. Their accounts were constructed with a specific political agenda, and a Roman audience, in mind but they are the only references we have.

We don’t even know her real name: Boudica derives from bouda, the ancient British word for victory. Let's travel through the ancient Roman Empire: Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World. The Roman Empire at its height of power spanned over one-ninth’s of the earth’s surface over three continents, ruling over a quarter of humanity.

Let's travel through the ancient Roman Empire: Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

No wonder that Roman Empire is something that finds a way to all our history books. But ever wondered how the connectivity was? How long it took and so on? What would you use if you wanted to travel between Roma and Constantinople (nope, the aeroplane is not an option) ? A Very Roman Game of Thrones » Turning Points of the Ancient World. Rome's Imperial Port. (De Agostini Picture Library/Bridgeman Images) Portus, now some two miles from the Mediterranean shoreline, was built by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. to be their main maritime port.

Rome's Imperial Port

A 16th-century fresco in the Vatican Palace shows an idealized reconstruction of Portus’ grand architectural and engineering features. Twenty miles southwest of Rome, obscured by agricultural fields, woodlands, and the modern infrastructure of one of Europe’s busiest airports, lies what may be ancient Rome’s greatest engineering achievement, and arguably its most important: Portus.

Although almost entirely silted in today, at its height, Portus was Rome’s principal maritime harbor, catering to thousands of ships annually. Primary curriculum content « English for the Australian Curriculum. Content descriptions Cross-curriculum priorities General capabilities Content elaborations in sequences This resource provides new elaborations of curriculum content for the Australian Curriculum (Version 4.1), to support your use of the curriculum in teaching.

Primary curriculum content « English for the Australian Curriculum

In the units of work, the sequences and activities have links via codes to Australian Curriculum content descriptions, and each unit has a summary table that maps those links, and takes you directly to individual sequences in the unit where the elaborations are made. Ancient Rome's Immigration Policy Reframes Today's Refugee Question, says classicist scholar Mary Beard. Mary Beard: I think it’s always very hard to learn lessons from Rome, direct lessons.

Ancient Rome's Immigration Policy Reframes Today's Refugee Question, says classicist scholar Mary Beard

I don’t think that certainly there’s much where we can say oh look, the Romans did that and we should do it too. There are I have to say quite a lot of things that the Romans did extremely badly. I wouldn’t fancy being a woman in the Roman Empire. I certainly wouldn’t have fancied being a slave. So we can see them as offering a rather anti-model of how you should treat women and the conquered.

I think for me very instructive to look back to Rome and to see in Rome a world where there was no such thing as an illegal migrant. What does he do? Rome - Online Course. Take a guided tour around ancient Rome with University of Reading expert, Dr Matthew Nicholls, using his detailed, historically accurate and award-winning, 3D digital model of this awe-inspiring city. Immerse yourself in the architecture and history of Ancient Rome Join Matthew on a walk around the city of Rome, and ask yourself: Why was this ancient city built where it was?

The curious tale of Roman emperors as judges. The first dynasty of Roman emperors, collectively known as the Julio-Claudians, knew how to make headlines.

The curious tale of Roman emperors as judges

From the frequent accounts by contemporary and later writers of their use of torture, rape, and murder to the more recherché ways of humiliation and abuse such as seeking to appoint a horse as consul (as the historian Cassius Dio says of Caligula), there is little to suggest that the administration of justice was very high on their agenda. Even if we make allowance for the motives of the authors who reported these salacious events, it remains puzzling that at the same time these very same emperors began to undertake extensive judicial tasks such as acting dutifully as legislators, judges, and legal administrators. How did that happen? One of the greatest enigmas surrounding this issue is that there is no information concerning the way in which this came about. This is not to say that there was no precedent for it.

Virtual reality helps visitors transport back in time to ancient Roman sites. Cutting-edge technology is helping bring ancient Rome back to life.

Virtual reality helps visitors transport back in time to ancient Roman sites

Visitors at historic sites thousands of years old can now use virtual reality headsets to see what they once looked like. Digital artists used Renaissance-era artists’ depictions to help re-envision the relics. CBS News correspondent Seth Doane went inside the ancient underground ruins in Rome, where tourists can see what’s no longer there. Recipe – Roman bread – Primary KS2 teaching resource - Scholastic. Theconversation. After gorging on a feast of sausages, blood pudding, young sow’s udder, sea bream, lobster, mullet, Attic honey, and Syrian dates, all washed down with a few glasses Falernian wine, it is little wonder that a Roman diner might begin to feel quite full.


It was once thought that a diner could, at this point in the meal, make a quick visit to the vomitorium – a room adjacent to the dining room replete with a basin and feathers to tickle the throat – in order to make room for the next course. There is a delightful array of Latin words associated with the act of throwing up, from the verbs vomo (“I vomit”) and vomito (“I keep on vomiting”) to the nouns vomitor (“one who vomits”) and vomitus and vomitio, both of which can either refer to the actual business of chundering or the yucky stuff itself.

Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville. In 1830, a French farmer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville, in rural Normandy, accidentally discovered a hoard of spectacular silver-gilt objects that were deliberately buried during antiquity.

Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville

The items, all dated to the first or second century AD, were dedicated to the Roman god Mercury and collectively became known as the Berthouville Treasure. After four years of meticulous conservation at the Getty Villa this splendid collection of Roman silver comes to San Francisco in Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville. The exhibition features more than 160 pieces, including selections from this find as well as precious gems, jewelry, and other Roman luxury objects from the royal collections of the Cabinet des médailles at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

The most impressive items bear Latin inscriptions stating that they were dedicated to Mercury by a Roman citizen named Quintus Domitius Tutus. Roman legionary's clothing, armour and equipment. Virtual Roman House 2. Stephen Biesty - Illustrator - Exploded Views - Roman Forum. Make a Roman Fibula Brooch - Without a Torch! This Instructable will show you how to make a simple pin suitable for hanging whatever you like on it, with just a few tools and some wire.

Make a Roman Fibula Brooch - Without a Torch!

My instructions assume you have some basic experience with jewelry making, but even if you don't, this is still pretty simple. Practice on some thin, cheap craft wire if this is your first project, and if you have any questions, just ask. I'm happy to help! But why do you call it a "fibula"?

It looks like a safety pin. Simple. While this pin is appropriate for light to medium fabrics, I made it specifically for my SCA and Rennie friends to hang favors, bits of largesse, or even small tools on. Roman Houses and Villas. The Roman House An Elementary Conspectus Handbooks tend to distinguish among three basic types of late Republic/early imperial houses, as follows. In developmental terms: the "atrium house" is said to be the original "Italic" house, followed by the introduction of the peristyle garden in Hellenistic times; the peristyle gradually dominates, and the atrium is eventually lost altogether, perhaps under influence of Domitian's palace (said to be modelled on Hellenistic Greek palaces, and lacking an atrium).

But this evolutionary model remains in lively dispute: cf. e.g. Wallace-Hadrill in Laurence 1997. The images below are taken from E. 1. A. B. 2. A. B. Romatre project - Roman villa, Auletta. The Ancientvine Domus. 3d max roman villa rustica. A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence. These Photos of Pompeii Show Slice of Ancient Roman Life that Was Buried Under 20 Feet of Ash - History Daily. Sep 172016. 360° Gladiatoren im Kolosseum. Secrets of Lost Empires. By Dennis Gaffney Aqueducts are one of the wonders of the Roman Empire. These graceful structures are not only majestic, but are engineering marvels that survive to this day. In "Construct an Aqueduct," you are hired as Chief Water Engineer by the Roman Emperor. Your job: to build an aqueduct that will supply the Roman city of Aqueductis with clean water to private homes, public baths and glorious fountains.

Succeed, and citizens of Aqueductis will drink clean water and bathe happily. NOVA's Roman Aqueduct Manual Helpful hints for building your aqueduct Construct an Aqueduct Java applet (120k) To play the Java version of this game, you need a Java 1.1-enabled browser. Special thanks to Peter Aicher for his invaluable help creating "Construct an Aqueduct. " Rome Reborn 2.2: A Tour of Ancient Rome in 320 CE. Ancient Rome for Kids - The Roman Empire Facts. A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence. Primary History - Romans. Ancient Rome - Middle School History for Kids. A History of Ancient Rome.

The Roman Empire. Ancient Rome for Kids. History - Ancient Worlds. Rome Reborn 2.2: A Tour of Ancient Rome in 320 CE. Rome: Ancient Supercity Infographic. Discover Ancient Rome in 3D using Google Earth. ORBIS. Gracchi Brothers.