Disease and death in the ancient city of Rome
This paper surveys textual and physical evidence of disease...
Early Temples of the Forum Romanum: Temples of the Roman Republic
The temple was an important physical and ceremonial structure in...
Fall of the Western Roman Empire
To many historians, the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the...
Financial Intermediation in the Early Roman Empire
In this paper I use a theoretical hierarchy of financial sources...
Food in the Roman World
The ancient Mediterranean diet revolved around four staples, which...
Genocide in the Ancient World
Genocide is often viewed as a particular feature of our own current...
Imperial Temples in the Roman Forum
The temples built in the Forum Romanum during the Imperial era...
Interview: Rome: A History in Seven Sackings
No city on earth has preserved its past quite like Rome. Visitors...
Julius Caesar: The Faults Behind the Myth
Last March marked the anniversary of Julius Caesar’s assassination...
Mausoleum of Augustus
The Mausoleum of Augustus was actually one of the first of many...
Mithridates’ Poison Elixir: Fact or Fiction?
King Mithridates VI of Pontus, also known as Mithradates VI Eupator...
Mythological Re-Enactments in Ancient Roman Spectacle
To this day the ancient Romans remain infamous for their dramatic...