Ancient Rome


Who painted the School of Athens September 10

Plato and Aristotle are the most prominent figures in the painting, though individuals from various sectors of knowledge are presented, including poets, lawyers and theologians. Fresco was used as the primary medium, which is a paint made specificall

Why did the Barbarians invade Rome September 8

Why did the Barbarians invade Rome
By the late 5th century A.D., the Roman army was staffed by officers from the aristocratic families of Rome, but with increasing numbers of auxiliary soldiers from the ranks of the non-citiz ...

What did poor Ancient Romans eat July 29

What did poor Ancient Romans eat
Credit:Pascal Deloche/GodongPhotononstopGetty ImagesThe Roman government believed in keeping the masses satisfied so it provided free bread to the poor. Most food was boiled as a majority of ...

Who was Julius Caesar July 29

Caesar's military achievements greatly expanded the limits of the Roman Republic, turning it into an empire that stretched from modern-day Spain to the Middle East. Caesar ruled alongside Pompey for a number of years, but eventually turned against hi

What ideas did the Romans borrow from the Greeks July 29

What ideas did the Romans borrow from the Greeks
Credit:Alfred Huber / EyeEmEyeEmGetty ImagesFor example, Mercury was the Roman god that was the equivalent of Hermes in Greek mythology. Similarly, the Roman god Bacchus had a cult, which wa ...

Did Julius Caesar have any kids July 29

Did Julius Caesar have any kids
Credit:De Agostini / S. VanniniDe Agostini Picture LibraryGetty ImagesCaesarion was merely a nickname; the boy's full name was Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar. He adopted his last ch ...

What was the purpose of the Roman Coliseum July 28

What was the purpose of the Roman Coliseum
Credit:Rex TC WangMomentGetty ImagesThe Coliseum measured 190 by 155 meters and was a freestanding building. It had a seating capacity of approximately 50,000. Besides gladiatorial combats a ...

How did ancient Rome begin July 28

In the early days of the republic, any male who was 15 years old that was a descendant of the original Roman tribes became a citizen. Citizens could vote, conduct acts of commerce and marry freeborn women.The wealthy class, or Patricians, dominated t
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