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A Gateway to Ancient Rome

A Gateway to Ancient Rome
William Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, an encyclopedic work containing a lot of good basic information (and references to primary sources), was published in 1875: it is thus an educational resource in the public domain. I've been putting a large selection of articles from it online, often as background material for other webpages. It is illustrated with its own woodcuts and some additional photographs of my own. Chariots and carriages, the theatre, circus and amphitheatre, roads, bridges, aqueducts, obelisks, timepieces, organs, hair curlers; marriage & children, slaves, dance, salt mines, and an awful lot more; among which special sections on law, religion, warfare, daily life, and clothing.

Ancient Rome — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts The decadence and incompetence of Commodus (180-192) brought the golden age of the Roman emperors to a disappointing end. His death at the hands of his own ministers sparked another period of civil war, from which Lucius Septimius Severus (193-211) emerged victorious. During the third century Rome suffered from a cycle of near-constant conflict. A total of 22 emperors took the throne, many of them meeting violent ends at the hands of the same soldiers who had propelled them to power. Meanwhile, threats from outside plagued the empire and depleted its riches, including continuing aggression from Germans and Parthians and raids by the Goths over the Aegean Sea. The reign of Diocletian (284-305) temporarily restored peace and prosperity in Rome, but at a high cost to the unity of the empire. The stability of this system suffered greatly after Diocletian and Maximian retired from office. Access hundreds of hours of historical video, commercial free, with HISTORY Vault.

Monumentum Ancyranum The Text on LacusCurtius As almost always, I retyped the text by hand rather than scanning it — not only to minimize errors prior to proofreading, but as an opportunity for me to become intimately familiar with the work, an exercise which I heartily recommend: Qui scribit, bis legit. (Well-meaning attempts to get me to scan text, if successful, would merely turn me into some kind of machine: gambit declined.) This transcription has been minutely proofread. Copyright The texts and English translation are those of Frederick W. Both chapters (large numbers) and lines (small numbers) mark local links, according to a consistent scheme, for which you should see the sourcecode; you can therefore link directly to any passage. Apparatus The Loeb edition provides, and I have reproduced, a detailed, possibly comprehensive apparatus criticus to the Latin text.

Ancient Roman History Timeline 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 Ridley Scott's GLADIATOR is a great film. Is it great history? Click here to learn the real story behind the events and characters portrayed in the movie. Kindly report any suggestions, problems, errors, or dead links by emailing david(at) Using info from this site? For detailed copyright information and bibliographic citation, click here contact the author by emailing david(at) (note: replace (at) with the @ symbol) Copyright © David Neelin: All Rights Reserved c. 2nd Millennium BCE || Archeological Remains Archeology reveals human remains, elk bones, bronze artifacts (rings, axes, etc.) c. 1st Millennium BCE || The Etruscans 753 BCE || Legendary Founding of Rome then later:

Latin Resources on the Internet - Hiberna Caroli Raetici Below I present a few of the most important Latin resources freely available on the Internet. Beware: Don't be fooled by the fact that I am not providing hundreds of links. I do not believe in swamping unwary visitors with links to obscure sites (which then often turn out to be dead ones). These links provide information and resources both for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners. Beginners' Learning Resources This web-site is the ideal place for anyone needing help in learning Latin. Using Latin Vicipaedia Latina: This is the Latin version of Wikipedia. Latin Texts Online This list of links to freely downloadable Latin books (text books, reading material) is simply superb. News in Latin Ephemeris: This excellent newspaper-style site has been providing news in Latin since 2004. Resources about Roman history, monuments, etc. Lacus Curtius: This is a web-site maintained by Bill Thayer and featuring several Latin texts. Spoken Latin Kulturzeit extra: O tempora!

Voci dal mondo antico Le parole di una donna | Satius est supervacua scire A suo tempo, quando stavo studiando Catullo, restai impressionato da uno dei suoi carmi, precisamente il 70. Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle quam mihi, non si se Iuppiter ipse petat. dicit: sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti, in uento et rapida scribere oportet aqua. La mia donna dice di non voler sposare nessuno, nemmeno se Giove stesso lo chiedesse, al di fuori di me. Parla: ma ciò che la donna dice all’amante bramoso, bisogna scriverlo nel vento e nell’acqua che scorre. Innanzitutto alcune considerazioni sulla traduzione, fatta al volo ma non per questo poco studiata: come Catullo ha messo a inizio verso la contrapposizione tra “Nulli” e “quam mihi”, per far risaltare l’importanza della promessa della donna (che in questo caso è Lesbia), così ho voluto rendere lo stesso effetto in italiano mettendo i termini in rilievo a fine verso. Dopo aver risolto le questioni formali, passo alla parte che mi interessa. Mi piace: Mi piace Caricamento...

English Translations of Seneca Quotations Seneca (actually, Seneca the Younger) was a Stoic philosopher and writer of Silver Age Latin literature, including tragedies and satire. He served as a tutor to the future Emperor Nero, but then was forced to commit suicide. Arma non servant modum."Armed hands observe no limit."Hercules Furens 407Artes serviunt vitae; sapientia imperat." "Gravior multo poena videtur, quae a miti viro constituitur"A punishment always seems much more severe when inflicted by a gentle man.De clementia I.XXII

250 Great Latin Phrases to Impress Your Friends Latin may be as obsolete as a 1998 personal computer but the ancient dead tongue of the world’s greatest thinkers pack a mind punch and often evoke a slight chuckle. As the Italic language spoken long, long ago in Rome, Italy, and other places, a great deal of scholars, clergy, and other people have managed to keep Latin alive. After all, many of today’s languages have grown in Latin roots. Plus the mottoes, phrases, and proverbs of yore are quite wise. And, at times, hilariously comical. Before you wrinkle your nose at the thought of how utterly dorky most people who know, study, or speak Latin are, give them and the following 250 Best Latin Phrases a chance. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. . 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85.