Classical Roman culture
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-06 18:24
Oriented east to west instead of north to south, the Tabula Peutingeriana, a seven-meter-long parchment scroll, records the network of roads of the late Roman Empire. From Spain to India, the map elongates the continents and reduces the Mediterranean Sea to a squiggle, but is the earliest known map of Roman roads.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-06 09:08
Those interested in the re-creation of Roman armor will want to visit Anthony Congiano's website for a tutorial on creating a leather Cuirass Lorica Musculata.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-01 12:02
The remains of four adults dating to the 1st century have been discovered in Staverton near Trowbridge, England. The area is known to locals as the Blacklands and is said to be haunted. (photo of Roman coin)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-30 16:32
Archaeologists have discovered a Roman street dating to the 2nd-4th centuries in the Western Wall tunnels of the city of Jerusalem. The side street is believed to have connected two major roads near Temple Mount.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Fri, 2007-11-30 07:57
Italian archaeologists believe they have found the cave where, according to legend, a she-wolf nursed Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of Rome.
Submitted by margaretc on Tue, 2007-11-20 20:26
A red sandstone Roman Tombstone, the first Scottish example ever found, has been unearthed near Inveresk, Scotland proving "that Inveresk was a pivotal Roman site in northern Britain."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-11-19 15:23
The Colosseum in Rome will be the site of a special exhibition of Roman theatre, hosting "statues, mosaics, painted vases and fragments of wall paintings depicting actors and their masks, dancing girls, musicians, acrobats and jugglers" in a display that will continue until February 17, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-18 00:26
Archaeologists working on a site near Coriscada in northeastern Portugal have discovered a hoard of over 4,000 coins dating to the 4th century inside the wall of the home of a Roman blacksmith.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-11-13 12:04
Roman Conventus is a gathering for Roman enthusiasts (NR, SCA, SVR, Legio, civis) to be held in Birmingham, AL on Sat., Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. This event is being organized by members of Nova Roma for anyone who would be interested in attending--military, civilian, cultores deorum, et cetera.
It is a wonderful opportunity
for networking and getting to know other "Romans" from different
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-11 09:03
Danish archaeologists have discovered a rare 4th century Roman cemetery near Copenhagen, Denmark. "It is something special and rare in Denmark to have so many (ancient Roman) graves in one place," said archaeologist Rune Iversen.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-11-01 07:58
Fl. Galerius Aurelianus, aka Padruig the Uncle in the SCA, reports on his recent attendance at the Legio V Alaudae Roman Festivus in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he took part in the encampment and gladiatorial combat.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-30 10:40
The English National Archives has created a website to teach medieval Latin through a series of fun activities and lessons. The tutorial is aimed at teaching the Latin used to create documents written between 1086 and 1733.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-23 16:10
Bored with the usual blog gossip sites? Want something with a little more challenge? Try Vicipaedia Latina, the Latin version of Wikipedia, a "labor of love for a small group of Latin buffs and weekend philologists whose motto might well be 'What would Julius do?'"
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-16 10:21
The Barony of Rowany invites you to celebrate the Festive season with them in grand style. In the tradition of the Italian renaissance we will be doing what we do best, re-enacting the past. As we are fascinated by the middle ages so were the 15th century Italians fascinated by the Roman age. So get out your best Italian frock and top it with a toga.
Tournament: Armour inspection 11am Combat starts 12noon
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-10 15:37
The Legio V Alaudae (based in Knoxville, TN) is holding a recruiting & demonstration event in conjunction with Austin Peay State University and Nova Roma on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13. For any SCAdians in the area who have ever wanted to be involved in Roman re-enacting, this is a good event to attend.
You are invited to take part in the FESTIVAL OF THE LEGION!
Hosted by the Fifth Legion Alaudae and Austin Peay State University, The festival will be on the Austin Peay campus Oct. 12-13. The event will be open to the public Friday and Saturday (12-13) with available setup and take down days on Thursday Oct. 11 and Sunday Oct.14.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-07 13:55
DK (Publishing) Online is seeking to enter the Guiness Book of Records by creating the world's largest virtual army. On the Roman Army Online website, players are encouraged to win prizes by joining up and taking quizzes.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-29 17:44
Have an extra UK£300,000? If so, you can purchase an authentic Roman bath house in the town of Battle, East Sussex, England built in the first century C.E. for officers in the Roman navy.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2007-09-27 15:11
The Peutingerian Map, thought to be the oldest surviving road map in the world, is now available for study on the Internet through collaboration between the Austrian National Library and Christos Nüssli of Euratlas.com.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-17 17:51
Contrary to popular belief, the Gauls during the time of Julius Caesar may not have been the rough barbarians as depicted in the Asterix books but a civilized society whose leaders lived in palaces.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-16 15:56
Archaeologists working on the Gask Ridge Project in Scotland now believe that the fortification, which predates Hadrian's Wall by 50 years, was an important part of the Roman defense in northern Britain. The forts were later incorporated into the Antonine Wall.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-16 12:15
The Guardian reports that the rights have been obtained to produce a big-screen version of Robert Graves's novel I, Claudius. The film could star Leonardo DiCaprio.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-01 16:29
The footprint of a hobnailed sandal has caused quite a stir since it was discovered during work at the Roman city of Sussita, east of Lake Kinneret in Israel.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-01 08:10
A large statue of the Roman emperor Hadrian has been discovered by archaeologists from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) in Sagalassos, an ancient Greco-Roman city in south-central Turkey. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-13 09:24
DK Eyewitness publishers allows visitors to "join the Roman Army" and create a Roman centurian to do their fighting for them.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-10 14:20
London's building boom has also produced a boom for archaeologists by uncovering the city's Roman past. Recent finds include a 2nd century dining room decorated with plaster murals.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-22 09:39
Archaeologists working in Rome have discovered a lavish, two-story Roman bath complex complete with "decorated hot rooms, vaults, changing rooms, marble latrines and an underground room where slaves lit the fire to warm the baths."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-20 08:44
The Rum and Monkey website has created a Roman name generator for when "your own name just doesn't suit your rich Roman fantasy life."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-18 18:14
Archaeologists working in the Tronçais forest of France have discovered over 100 Roman settlements, the legacy of which continue to affect the ecology of the area.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-01 08:03
What Hollywood didn't tell you! In an article for Cosmos reporter Hilary Jones looks at the lives of the gladiators using evidence from recent discoveries.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-06-27 11:14
A team of international technology experts has created the world's biggest computer simulation, a model of the city of Rome at the time of the Emperor Constantine.