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Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea, it became one of the largest empires in history. The Roman Empire was so big that there were a lot of different people with different cultures living in it, so you can't really say there was one way of living in the Roman Empire. There were many different ways of living.

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Rescuing Creusa: New Methodological Approaches to Women in Antiquity

www.indiana.edu/~ancmed/midwife.HTM

The following article is from a special issue of Helios entitled "Rescuing Creusa: New Methodological Approaches to Women in Antiquity," (Helios, New Series 13(2), 1986, pp. 69-84). This article is particular enlightening not only for its detailed discussion of midwives and maternity care, but also because it examines the gap between "professional" care (the midwifes and doctors) and folk medicine ...

The Internet Classics Archive

classics.mit.edu/index.html

Original source texts by 59 ancient authors (441 works) with search function, many biographies

Roman Rulers - Biographical Data

virtualreligion.net/iho/rome.html

Basic biographical data of Roman political figures of the late Republic and early Empire.