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Ancient Rome was a civilization centred around the city of Rome, that lasted from the 8th century BC to 476 AD (West); 1453 AD (East).

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The empire was at its greatest extent under Trajan. Borders of the Roman Empire on Wikipedia is poorly sourced, but a few maps are useful: So, who added or created imperial provinces? Un …
answered Jun 15 by LangLangC
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This is most likely not a real pattern. "The Romans" did not all subscribe to Pythagorean math-magic or numerology. The pattern that was observed in the question is not a real pattern: Calenderial …
answered Jun 12 '18 by LangLangC
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It seems that the term "penal colony" would be evoking quite modern, if not 'Australian', imagery. When we look at Roman sources, not that much springs to mind. True: They frequently sent people in …
answered Apr 24 by LangLangC
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This answer is related to the Mesopotamian god "Dagan" and how he may have been represented in ancient Rome. Note that "Dagon" is the Hebrew name version of a Philistine god. And the short answer is: …
answered Sep 14 by LangLangC
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This joke was supposed to be funny: A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers and shouts "Five beers, please!" But disregarding the funniness, it made me actually think about the real syst …
asked Nov 19 '18 by LangLangC
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Looking at the Roman-Jewish relations reveals a complicated relationship extendending far beyond Judea Capta coins. While at first the Jews were largely left to their own devices – even after the Gre …
answered Dec 2 '17 by LangLangC
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The personal name in the Roman naming system is composed of several independent elements. A Roman male name of the late Republic such as Q. Numerius Q. f. Vel. Rufus comprises the fo …
answered Jul 1 by LangLangC
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The water alone in Bath was warm enough, sure. But Britannia is quite chilly almost year round and people were very scantily clad, if at all, when perusing these establishments. Keep in mind that a vi …
answered Nov 21 '18 by LangLangC
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There is quite a problem in concluding that that decree even existed in the first place, as it is now interpreted, whether it is really about circumcision or castration. If it existed, who decreed it …
answered Dec 10 '18 by LangLangC
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The Roman builder Lucceius Peculiaris would be another pre-medieval example. Lucceius ; Peculiaris ; Ex Biso ; Redemptor ; Fecit ; Prosceni. Unfortunately it is apparently even a bit younger …
answered Nov 22 '18 by LangLangC
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What are these 'possible inventions' [of slaves, freedman ]? I am tempted to reply almost all of them? There are countless inventions, only the smallest part of all those inventions is really attri …
answered Jun 11 '18 by LangLangC
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It is in integral part of the ritual of public sacrifice. Its meaning seems to be purely symbolic, as the ingredients are indeed edible parts of staple foods, but not the most nutritious parts, to the …
answered Jul 12 by LangLangC
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While this whole era – before the Third Samnite War (298 to 290 BC) – remains a bit in the dark for Rome itself, and data for this regarding its allies are even harder to come by, some of these are de …
answered Apr 4 '18 by LangLangC
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Cursory netsearch brings up very common blips of history relating to the past evolution of reading aids or eyeglasses. There are some early Greek objects that have magnifying properties, although it i …
answered Oct 28 '17 by LangLangC
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A caveat for the motivating theory: A. Momigliano has theorized that the plebeians were more affected and propelled by Greek influences than the patricians, and that such influences account for th …
answered Mar 20 by LangLangC

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