Warrior wearing iron helmet and red cloak.
Ancient History

Roman Soldier: Life in the Army and Beyond

December 31, 2020

The heroic deeds of the Roman army are etched in history. It followed a strict hierarchy and its soldiers enjoyed a lot of benefits, if they survived through their military careers. […]

Ancient Roman military helmet on a white background.
Ancient History

Challenging Life of a Roman Soldier

December 31, 2020

A person had to undergo a grueling training of four months to become a Roman soldier. Once trained, a soldier had to obey all the orders of the centurion and fulfill all the responsibilities, including guarding the temporary marching camps. […]

Isolated illustration of a Roman Helmet with a scarlet plume.
Ancient History

Being a Soldier in the Roman Army

December 31, 2020

Roman soldiers helped their generals win crucial battles. Citizens, non-citizens and free subjects who were allied to Rome made up the formidable Roman army. […]

Chains with a lock on the legs of a slave amidst stones. Chains at the ankle. The symbol of slavery
Ancient History

Duties and Life of a Roman Slave

December 30, 2020

The skills and master’s personality traits were very important factors in the life of a Roman slave and how they were treated. Their duties varied based on both their skills and the master’s life. […]

woman hands bound prisoner in room,hands bound
Ancient History

Roman Slavery: Who Were the Roman Slaves?

December 30, 2020

Slavery was so common in ancient Rome that it was one of the big businesses of the time. Roman slaves were normally Greek, as many Greeks were captured in wars, but even Romans could be enslaved. […]

Latin plaque
Ancient History

Records of Roman Life: Letters, Books, and Office Records

December 22, 2020

The written records of Rome tell us about the lives of the elite, as well as the lives of people like slaves and ordinary people. Reading through these records show us the similarities and profound differences between us and the Romans. […]

View of the Pantheon in Rome.
Ancient History

Echoes of Rome: Roman Influences in Everyday Modern Lives

December 22, 2020

When the Romans were building their empire, they wouldn’t have imagined that centuries later, people would be influenced by their thoughts, words, and lifestyle. We owe a lot to our Roman predecessors, not just in language, but even the way we entertain ourselves. […]

Dionysus Bacchus Wine statue portrait.
Ancient History

Roman Mindset, Society, and Economy

December 20, 2020

Rich Romans lived a comfortable and luxurious life, while many poor ones were begging, stealing, and urinating on the streets. The Roman mindset was not based on cruelty, but much of what they did was inevitably cruel because the acts of bloodiness were just a normal part of their lives. […]

Royalty-free stock photo ID: 89938249 Roman addressing people during dinner. Created by Levy, published on L'Illustration, Journal Universel, Paris, 1858
History

Ancient Roman Virtues and Power

December 20, 2020

For a while, all Romans had to serve in the military, regardless of their social rank and status. It was not a duty, but an honor to do so. Does that mean that war was one of the ancient Roman virtues? […]

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