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Top 10 Popular and Fascinating Myths in Ancient Rome

Rome has long been known for its mystical stories relating to its origins and legendary gods. These have been represented in works of art and literature, with Ovid as the master of giving these Latin myths and legends a physical form. The Romans have always believed in the supernatural which is reflected in their beliefs, and the theme of heroism … Read more >>

Ceres, The Goddess of Agriculture, and Motherly Relationship

Top 10 Ancient Roman Goddesses

It is not only the Roman gods who are remembered in history, but the canon of Roman goddesses is equally important, being no less powerful or popular than their male counterparts. They are indeed the epitome of female strength. Mythological stories of the deities play a significant role in different religious rituals in Rome. Ancient Rome is full of spirituality, … Read more >>

Apollo- The Roman God of Sun, Music and Prophecy

Top 10 Ancient Roman Gods

The Roman pantheon of gods is considered to be the largest of all. The Romans had gods for every imaginable thing. They had Mars, the god of war, Neptune, the god of the sea, Bacchus, the god of wine, and many more. Like all cultures, they also had a rich and vibrant mythological background. While some of their gods are … Read more >>

The 10 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know about the Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum is a building that often provokes debate. While we all know what it looks like, what it was used for, and that it’s a huge and amazing structure, most of us do not know much more about it. So the question is, why is the amphitheater regarded as such a masterpiece? 10. The Colosseum Was Built by … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Roman Legions

A couple of millennia ago, ancient Rome ruled over much of Europe, Africa, and western Asia. The formidable might and efficiency of the ancient Roman military played a pivotal role in the rapid expansion of ancient Roman civilization. Roman legions formed the largest units in the Roman army. In the early days of the republic, each legion consisted of around … Read more >>

Mail Armor (Lorica Hamata)

Top 10 Ancient Roman Armor and Costume

The ancient Roman legions played a key role in the rapid expansion of contemporary Roman civilization. The average Roman soldier was trained to fight in a formation of about 5,000 fellow warriors, each group forming a Roman legion. Their disciplined fighting tactics played a crucial role in crushing their opponents in battles. It also helped that the Roman infantry came … Read more >>

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Top 10 Magnificent Examples of Ancient Roman Architecture

Roman architecture took over right where the builders from ancient Greece left off after the decline of Greek civilization. But unlike their predecessors, the Romans placed far more emphasis on the practicality of their architectural designs. This was a major departure from contemporary practices which had always placed the focus on a structure’s exterior design and aesthetic appeal. The Greeks, … Read more >>

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Top 10 Famous Ancient Roman Gladiators

The ancient Romans were not as into philosophy and teaching as the Greeks, but they absolutely loved finding new forms of entertainment to spice up their otherwise mundane lives. Today, even the thought of gladiators beating each other to death in a huge arena full of enthusiastic onlookers would create unprecedented outrage, but to the ancient Romans this was a … Read more >>

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Top 10 Amazing Facts about Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome is one of the biggest cradles of civilization in human history. Rome started off as a small town on the banks of the Tiber in central Italy at the beginning of the eighth century BC. After countless wars and military campaigns, it soon encompassed the whole of continental Europe around the Mediterranean basin, all of Britain, and a … Read more >>