The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial holdings in Europe and around the Mediterranean. The term is used to describe the Roman state during and after the time of the first emperor, Augustus. The 500-year-old Roman Republic, which preceded it, had been weakened by several civil wars.
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 and new perspectives upon the roles of women in ancient time.
Ancient Rome - a forum for contributions from interested parties updated regularly. Information on many aspects of roman life, including - trade in amphorae with Britain, internal politics, roman classes, relations between the senate, people and institutions. 3d models, images of ancient Rome. Links to other sites and newsgroups
The Italian peninsula was inhabited principally by several native tribes before the Greeks settled there and the Etruscans rose to prominence sometime after 800 B.C.E. The Greeks founded several city-states in the south of the peninsula and in Sicily, and the Etruscans rose to power on the western coast where they brought their culture to the Latin peoples settled in small villages along the Tiber ...
Butser Ancient Farm is a replica of the sort of farm which would have existed in the British Iron Age circa 300 BC. Founded in 1972, it moved to its present site at Bascomb Copse in 1992. The farm has buildings, structures, animals and crops of the kind that existed at that time. It is much more than a museum though.
Jews and the Later Roman Law 315-531 CE
Edward Gibbon: General Observations on the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West
In the steps of Hannibal at the scene of the battle
The Centre of Roman Studies was set up in 1995 to promote inter-disciplinary research in the study of ancient Roman culture and its reception in the more recent past. The Centre integrates the research interests of 18 members of staff from the departments of Archaeology, Classics and History of Art.
I took the photographs on this site myself, with very few exceptions. A catalog of several thousand photos (not slides, by the way), most of them of Roman and medieval remains, is available on this site. Researchers and teachers may find it useful
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