Altar of Augustan Peace (Ara Pacis Augustae)

Top 10 Outstanding Pieces of Ancient Roman Art

It is well known that ancient Rome was one of the biggest empires in human history. For this reason, the topic of ancient Roman art is broad, since it includes traditional art practiced for over 1,000 years across the vast regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. The earliest recognizable pieces of ancient Roman art date back to before 500 BC. … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Roman Inventions

Throughout history, inventions have defined civilizations and changed the way we live our lives. The ancient world was full of possibilities when it came to making life easier since there was so much to invent and discover. Ancient Rome is undoubtedly one of the most well-known civilizations for inventions that changed the course of human development. However, in many cases, … Read more >>

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Top 8 Ancient Roman Painters

Rome has always been the place for art. The streets of Rome are filled with sculptures of the greatest artists that the world has ever known. Roman art thrived in the Augustan age, but the Augustan era was not the starting point for Roman art. Since ancient times, the Romans have been known for their indulgence in the finer things … Read more >>

Battle of Lake Trasimene (217 BC)

Top 10 Biggest Events of the Second Punic War

Ancient Rome and Carthage had a long history of conflict that lasted for more than a century. All this tension culminated in a series of three wars fought between the two states from 264 BC to 146 BC. These wars were called the Punic Wars. The Second Punic War was fought from 218 BC to 201 BC and is best … Read more >>

Justinian Roman Emperor

Top 10 Greatest Emperors of Ancient Rome

Roman emperors were the designated rulers of the empire which started after the end of the Roman Republic. The legitimacy of an emperor’s rule was dependent upon his control of the army and recognition by the Senate; an emperor would normally be proclaimed by his troops, invested with imperial titles by the Senate, or both. But the Roman people regarded … Read more >>

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Top 10 Religious Practices in Ancient Rome

The Romans had their own unique religion and religious observance was important for both family and state. Festival and ritual were commonplace and were occasions of great merriment. Every Roman house had a sacred fire, and people believed that the lit fire would protect the family. When the fire went out, they thought that something terrible would happen in the … Read more >>

Famous people in ancient Rome

Top 10 Famous People in Ancient Rome

There was a time when the Roman Empire boasted the most extensive political and social structure in the history of ancient Western civilization. At the peak of the empire in the first and second centuries AD, ancient Rome covered 6.5 million square kilometers of land, and the number of inhabitants was estimated to be around 50 to 90 million. Ancient … Read more >>

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Top 10 Important Events in the History of Ancient Rome (BC)

According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by Romulus and Remus and eventually became the largest empire of the ancient era with a population of 50 to 80 million. It started as an Iron Age hunting village in the middle of the eighth century BC and expanded to cover 6.5 million square kilometers. Its civilization shifted from a … Read more >>