The Romans

Articles on the culture, history, and peoples of ancient Rome


The Legend of Rome

A legend is a story about a person who did something heroic. It is not based on fact nor can it be said to be the truth. Roman children were told the following legend about how the city of Rome was built. Romulus and Remus Romulus and Remus were twin brothers. Their...

Legend of Rome – Online Lesson

By the end of this lesson: You will know what a legend is You will know the story of Romulus and Remus You will have completed a quiz to check you understand the story You will have produced a cartoon to tell the story in your own words Begin the Lesson...

The Romans – Bibliography

Fall of the Roman Empire Roman Baths – Bath, UK Roman Games – Nettlesworth Primary School Roman Roads – KET Roman Society – Roman Empire Net The Romans – BBC The Romans in Britain – The Romans in...
The Romans – Trade

The Romans – Trade

Roman 4-wheeled chariot, photo by Binter at de.wikipedia The Romans traded goods throughout their Empire. By importing goods from other countries they raised their standard of living and were able to have many luxuries. The Romans used their network of...
The Romans – Roads

The Romans – Roads

Narbonne: Via Domitia uncovered in front of the Archbishop’s palace. The Romans are noted for their skill at building roads. At the time of the Empire there was a vast network of roads that all led to the centre of Rome. Many of these roads still exist today....
The Romans – Public Health

The Romans – Public Health

Pont du Gard, Roman Empire, October 2007, by Emanuele The Romans were the first civilization to introduce a public health system. They had to do this because Rome had grown in size and it was impossible to find a natural source of fresh water in the city. It was...
The Romans – Society

The Romans – Society

Painting from Pompeii, now in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples), showing a banquet or family ceremony In ancient Rome the population was divided into two groups: patricians and plebeians. Patricians Plebians The patrician class were the descendants of the most...

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The Romans – Roman Government

The Romans – Roman Government

The Roman government took on my different forms from its centuries-long existence, back to its legendary founding. For the sake of brevity, this article will skip over its city-state and kingdom periods to focus on its republican and imperial periods. From the time of...
The Romans – Invasion of Britain

The Romans – Invasion of Britain

  Although Julius Caesar had visited Britain in 55BC (Before the birth of Christ) and reported that the soil was good, there was plenty of food and people that could be used as slaves, the Romans did not have a large enough army to invade and conquer Britain. It...
The Romans – Roman Britain Timeline

The Romans – Roman Britain Timeline

Roman hemispherical sundial in the Side Archaeological Museum (Side, Turkey), photo by Ad Meskens.  The Roman invasion and occupation of Britain Date Summary Detailed Information 26th – 31st August 55BC Julius Caesar attempted to invade Britain...
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