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Curiosities of ancient Rome

The world of ancient Romans abounded in a number of amazing curiosities and information. The source of knowledge about the life of the Romans are mainly works left to us by ancient writers or discoveries. The Romans left behind a lot of strange information and facts that are sometimes hard to believe.

Expansion and Hellenization of city of Rome

The city of Rome, despite great military successes in the republican times, could not be compared to the powerful and beautiful metropolises of the Mediterranean world, such as Alexandria. To this end, in the 2nd century BCE Intensive construction and modernization works began in the Eternal City. The conquered Greek world had a great influence on these transformations.

Macedonian Perseus surrenders to Paulus

Via Traiana – Roman road in Egnatia

Roman road Via Traiana. Photo was taken in the ancient city of Egnatia, in the south-east of Italy. The road was created during the reign of Emperor Trajan in 109 CE and was intended to shorten the distance between Brindisi (Brundisium) and Benevento (Beneventum). Strabo reports that the new road made it possible to shorten the distance between the cities by a day.

Via Traiana - Roman road in Egnatia

Roman footprint

Roman footprint on a clay roof tile, dated 160-180 CE. The object was discovered at the Vindolanda camp (England).

Roman footprint

BT KN’NYM – Punic house

The most important building for any civilization, culture or family is undoubtedly the house. Whether it is a snow refuge in the polar regions or tents in African deserts, the house always serves the same function for its users, and allows scientists to learn, at least to a small extent, the everyday life of peoples from the past.

Reconstruction of the Phoenician house

Examples of honorable Romans

Valerius Maximus, a Roman writer from the 1st century CE, tells us the stories of courageous and honourable Romans throughout history, on which successive generations should follow. Great examples are Publius Crassus and Scipio Metellus.

Legionnaire photo

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