Ancient Roman Empire

Ostia Antica – A tranquil gem a short stop from Rome

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Despite being so close to Rome, few tourists visit Ostia. For those that do, it’s a relaxed suburban train ride from Ostiense (near the Piramide Metro station) and a leisurely 5-minute walk to an archaeological site that recreates the past in a way that Rome cannot. Where the grand temples and monuments of the ancient Roman capital have undergone centuries of modification, and [...]

2019-04-22T12:33:38+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , |

Prows on the wall: True Rostra significance and meaning

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We are starting a new series of posts dedicated to Roman coins. Our focus will be places and monuments that are shown on ancient coins. The first post is about the most emblematic monuments of the Ancient Rome: Rostra.  Get our app on Apple store Get our app on Google play A rostrum was not a mere platform or podium for the talkers, [...]

2019-04-19T09:53:06+00:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Coins and travel|Tags: , , |

Exploring Modern Pompeii

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Pompeii is an amazing park. It plunges the visitor into a vision of Roman life, and also brings its human tragedy into sharp focus. Yet years of digging, poor early oversight, and improper protection of the site have forced frequent rebuilding. Many buildings are not ancient, but reconstructions meant to return the city to some semblance of its former glory. It doesn’t detract [...]

Telesilla Comes to the Defense of Argos

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Situated on the northeast of the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece, Argos was inhabited as early as 7000 B.C.. In the Classical Period, Argos was one of the most powerful cities on the Peloponnese.  Yet in the 6th century B.C., the city faced extinction until Telesilla, arguably the most famous female poet of her age, came to the defense of Argos and became a [...]

2019-01-27T23:49:46+00:00January 27th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , |

The Battle of the Teutoburg

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The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD was one of the darkest episodes in Roman military history. Inflicted upon an Empire at its pinnacle, at a time when contemporary writers were boasting of an imperium sine fine, the defeat at Teutoburg resulted in the complete and sudden annihilation of the XVII, XVIII and XIX legions, some sixteen to twenty thousand men [...]