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Roman art & archaeology

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Roman art & archaeology (V471): The study of the material culture of the Roman world from 700 BC to 500 AD.

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This link takes you to an enchanting website all about Roman roads

Ancient history, Classics, Rome view

The Roman Empire called them “barbarians” – tribes beyond the fringe of civilization that live a primitive, savage existence. But they are also...

Rome, Ancient rome, Barbarians, Attila the Hun, Attila, Geiseric, Alaric, Goths, Huns, Decline and Fall view

The poet Juvenal famously wrote:

The public has long since cast off its cares; the people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions...

Rome, Gladiators, Bread and Circuses, Venationes, Colosseum view
Image collection Victorious charioteer, Hunting scene, El Djem Amphitheatre, El Djem Amphitheatre, Damnatio ad bestias, Damnatio ad bestias, 'Riot in the Amphitheatre', Paestum tomb painting, Paestum tomb painting, Bread handouts, Gladiatorial 'stats', Pompeii Amphitheatre, Colosseum and Ludus Magnus, Colosseum, Gladiators, Damnatio ad bestias, Damnatio ad bestias, Beast hunt

These images illustrate the venues and activities associated with 'Bread and Circuses'.

Bread and Circuses, Roman architecture, Roman art, Amphitheatre, Gladiators, Venationes, Mosiac, Wall painting, Colosseum, Pompeii view

This podcast is the second of two that give some information about 'Bread and Circuses' at Rome. In Part 2 we talk about what happened during the...

Rome, Bread and Circuses, Gladiators, Venationes, Colosseum, Chariot racing view
Course British Collectors of Classical Antiquities

This course is an exploration of British collectors of classical antiquities, their activities and attitudes, and the wider influence of this...

Sir John Soane, Sir William Hamilton, Elgin Marbles, Ashmolean Musem, Dilettanti, C.R. Cockerell, Lord Elgiin, Collectors, Enlightenment, Long 18th Century, Arundel Marbles, Pomfret Marbles, Wedgwood view
Link British Museum collections database

A searchable catalogue of over two million objects held by the museum, including many full colour images. The collection ranges from World...

Prehistory, Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Greek, Classical, New World, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Post-Medieval, artefacts, coins, Roman coins, Sculpture, Britain, Europe, World view
Image collection Coin of the Emperor Titus

Coin with an image of the Emperor Titus (ruled 79 - 81 CE)

Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

© S.P. Kershaw...

Ancient history, Classics, Emperors, History, Numismatics, Roman coins, Titus view

Géza Alföldy is a specialist in reconstructing ‘ghost’ inscriptions from the pin holes that once held bronze letters on inscriptions. This article...

Ancient history, Classics, Epigraphy, Latin, Roman architecture, Vespasian view
Link Digital Roman Forum

Digital reconstruction of the Roman Forum as it would have looked in 400 CE.


Rome, Roman, urban, city, monuments, Architecture, Sculpture view
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