Ancient Rome

Antium, Shakespeare, and Imperial Palaces

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Author: Marian Vermeulen.  The specific origins of Antium remain unclear, but archaeologists believe that the Volsci were not the first residents. Later Roman myths would claim that Anteias, the son of Odysseus, founded Antium in the aftermath of Troy. The Romans found themselves in frequent conflict with the Volsci tribe, who made their capital in the city. Antium was a center point in [...]

2020-08-20T22:29:34+00:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Hidden Gems, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

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: , , |

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 [...]

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