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Articles (Unknown facts)

The Roman state existed in practice for XIII centuries, being the power which was impacting the history. Therefore, I decided that I would tell the history of ancient Rome in the articles below, which will not necessarily cover only the Eternal City.

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Province of Osroene in Roman politics

Looking through the list of Roman provinces, most of them are easily identified on a modern map, e.g. Gaul is today’s France, Moesia is Bulgaria and Serbia, and Britain is England. Libya and Egypt function as countries with the same name even today.

An iconographic depiction of the king of Osroene - Abgar V - reigned in the years 4 BCE - 7 CE and 13 CE – 50 CE

About ancient gluttons

Greeks taught the Romans not only philosophy but also feasting. Greek symposiums were imitated by Roman elites, and the tables were simply laden with dishes, the splendour of which can be seen, for example, thanks to the preserved cookbook of Apicius.

Roman mosaic showing a feast

Advertising in ancient Rome

In the modern world, advertising accompanies us at every step. It may concern all manifestations of human activity: trade, politics, art, etc. The desire to promote one’s own products or a person seems to be inscribed in human nature. It was no different in ancient Rome. However, the means of disseminating advertising were very different from those we know today.

Garum of Scaurus

Julius Caesar – genocide of Germans

Gaius Julius Caesar, we evaluate today through the prism of the most famous facts from his life: the romance with Cleopatra, betrayal of Brutus and death as a result of the Ides of March 44 BCE, or the establishment of the Julian calendar. Caesar claims to be an excellent leader, humanist, excellent speaker, author of works written in beautiful Latin: “About the Civil War”, “About the Gallic War” and the creator of the quotes used until today: “the dice were thrown” or “I came, I saw, I conquered”.

Julius Caesar

Polish excavations in Nea Paphos

The origins of the Cypriot Nea Paphos date back to the Hellenistic period, and its first stone buildings were built in the 4th century BCE. Researchers assume that the founder of the city could have been the king of Paphos – Nikocles, or the Egyptian ruler – Ptolemy I, under whose reign was the territory of Cyprus.

Hellenistic House Complex

What did you not know about Romans?

While reading (or watching) the adventures of Asterix, you must have come across Obelix’s statement: “But those Romans are stupid”. It turns out, however, that the Romans weren’t so stupid after all. Their everyday life may surprise us sometimes, but when you look closely… they are not so distant for us.

A picture showing the Romans having a meal

Roman moneyboxes

Almost every child learned the difficult art of saving on the example of piggy banks. They come in various shapes and sizes – the best-known one is the honest “piggy bank”.

A terracotta piggy bank from Priene

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