Posts Tagged 'rome'

stdyngs:

so as an aspiring classicist (slash medievalist) i like roman history A Lot, and i read about it A Lot, and over time i’ve come up with A Lot of reliable resources for studying it. 

online:

ancient sources:

  • the history of rome (livy) – covers from rome’s (obscure, semimythological) early history all the way up to the reign of augustus. long, dull, but relatively worth it.
  • lives of the twelve caesars (suetonius) – deals with the lives of julius caesar through to emperor domitian. fair warning: people don’t call suetonius an ancient gossip columnist for nothing, so take him with a grain of salt.
  • annals (tacitus) – reign of tiberius to reign of nero, everyone loves this one.
  • de bello gallico (julius caesar) – caesar’s own record of his campaign in gaul, aka roman war propaganda. short but important part of roman history.

books:

i’ve read most of these and been recommended the rest, but they reflect my own interest in specific subjects. you can find a more comprehensive list here.

audio:

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Rome celebrates its 2769th birthday today, 21st of April!

langsandlit:

Known as Natale di Roma, the annual birthday celebration is based on the legendary foundation of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC. According to the legend, Rome was founded by the orphaned twins Romulus and Remus, who were suckled by a wolf. After a dispute with his twin brother Remus, Romulus murdered him and named the newly founded city after himself.

Every year the people of Rome dress up in traditional clothes and reenact historical events for the Eternal City’s birthday.

Useful articles about the legendary founding of Rome

Hadrian: The Roamin’ Emperor

c-aesarion:

This is actually a super fun game to play if you want to either learn about Hadrian or test how much you know.

Hadrian: The Roamin’ Emperor

Mary Beard: why ancient Rome matters to the modern world

flamininus:

Failure in Iraq, debates about freedom, expenses scandals, sex advice … the Romans seem versions of ourselves. But then there’s the slavery and the babies on rubbish heaps. We need to understand ancient Rome, but should we take lessons from it?

Mary Beard: why ancient Rome matters to the modern world


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