Drink of the Gods: Wine in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean
A symbol of fertility, immortality, and divinity, wine was the favored drink of choice across the ancient Near East...
Early Temples of the Forum Romanum: Temples of the Roman Republic
The temple was an important physical and ceremonial structure in any Roman city. Originally a gathering place (a templum...
Everyday Life in Pompeii
Two thousand years ago, Mount Vesuvius - a stratovolcano located close to the Gulf of Naples - erupted with tremendous...
Exhibition: A History of the World in 100 Objects
When I heard the British Museumâs exhibition A History of the World in 100 ObjectsÂ was coming to Canberra, Australia...
Fall of the Roman Empire
To many historians the fall of the Roman Empire has always been viewed as the end of the ancient world and the onset...
Financial Intermediation in the Early Roman Empire
In this paper I use a theoretical hierarchy of financial sources to evaluate the effectiveness of financial markets...
Food in the Roman World
The ancient Mediterranean diet revolved around four staples, which, even today, continue to dominate restaurant menus...
Forum of Augustus, Rome
A reconstruction of the Forum of Augustus in Rome with the temple of Mars Ultor, late 1st century BCE.
The ruins of the Forum Romanum in Rome.
Four sisters in Ancient Rome - Ray Laurence
How did the young, wealthy women of Ancient Rome spend their days? Meet Domitia and her sister Domitia and her sister Domitia...