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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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Audio BREAD & CIRCUSES (PART 1)

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
Audio BREAD AND CIRCUSES (PART 2)

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
Image collection The Lex de Imperio Vespasiani, The Lex de Imperio Vespasiani, The Lex de Imperio Vespasiani, , The Lex de Imperio Vespasiani

The Lex de imperio Vespasiani, photographed here in the Capitoline Museum in Rome,defined the legal position of the Emperor Vespasian. It...

Vespasian, Emperors, Ancient rome, Roman empire, Epigraphy view
Image collection Relief panel from the proscenium of the theatre at Delphi illustrating scenes from the mythology of Hercules , Relief panel from the proscenium of the theatre at Delphi illustrating scenes from the mythology of Hercules , Relief panel from the proscenium of the theatre at Delphi illustrating scenes from the mythology of Hercules

These panels decorated the proscenium of the theatre at Delphi. They illustrate scenes from the mythology of Hercules (Cerberus; Nemean Lion;...

Ancient history, Nero, Roman art 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
Image collection The Portland Vase, The Portland Vase, The Portland Vase, Blue jasperware copy of the Portland Vase. Wedgwood c. 1791., Black jasperware copy of the Portland Vase. Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, c. 1790., Black jasperware copy of the Portland Vase. Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, c. 1790.

The Portland Vase is a cameo glass vessel which was probably made in Rome circa 15 BCE - 25 CE. It is unquestionably one of the finest surviving...

Portland Vase, Cameo, Roman art, Octavian, Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Theseus, Sir William Hamilton, Wedgwood, 18th century, Collectors, vases, Ancient rome, Roman empire, Jasperware view
Image collection Wall Painting, Villa Oplontis, Wall painting, Villa Oplontis, Wall painting, Villa Oplontis, Wall painting, Villa Oplontis, Wall painting, Villa Oplontis, Wall painting, Villa Oplontis

These wall paintings come from Villa Oplontis, a.k.a. Villa Poppaea. It is regularly associated with Poppaea Sabina. Oplontis appears on the...

Nero, Poppaea Sabina, Villa Oplontis, Ancient history, Interior design, Roman art, Wall painting, Pompeii view
Image collection Portrait of Vespasian, Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome., Portrait of Vespasian, Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome., Gold coin portrait of Vespasian, Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

Portraits of Vespasian, Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

A shrewd, plain-speaking man with a nice line in self-...

Ancient history, Classics, Emperors, History, Roman art, Vespasian, Year of the Four Emperors view
Image collection Sestertius of Vespasian with the legend IUDAEA CAPTA

Sestertius of Vespasian (69-79 CE) minted at Rome, bearing the legend IUDAEA CAPTA (British Museum BMC Vespasian 342). VEspasian issued a large...

Vespasian, Jewish History, Numismatics, Roman coins, Roman empire, Ancient rome 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
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