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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? […]

View of the sea and the statue of a Roman emperor, from the top of Monte Solaro, Anacapri, Capri Island, Italy.
History

Late Antiquity: Barbarian Invasion or Settlement?

December 8, 2020

The relationship between barbarians and Romans during Late Antiquity has divided the historians. Some believe that the barbarians took over the Mediterranean world through bloodshed and killing, while others think that they settled peacefully. […]

One of the most popular travel place in world - Roman Coliseum.
Ancient History

When did the Roman Empire Fall?

December 4, 2020

As one of the most powerful empires in the entire history, the Roman Empire has raised many questions about the time of its collapse. There is not an exact date that shows when the fall of Rome happened. But some of these dates are more acceptable for historians. […]

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