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  • Marmor lunensis and others

    The contact with the Hellenistic civilization made to discover the beauty of marble to Romans; in fact until the third century BC the temples and domus were built with stones and covered with earthenware bricks and even the ornamenta, statues and bas-reliefs, were in terracotta ...

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  • Magni Dives Romani

    The meaning of the term "dives" is "rich" and wealth in Rome had its champions who were not only the emperors but also others before them in the republican age; perhaps the real champion in this special classification was Marcus Licinius Crassus who earned the nickname of dives ...

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  • Figurae Veneris

    In his work Ars Amatoria Ovid tells about loving positions by calling them mille modi Veneris; in the intentions, the poet wants to explain how love should be governed by providing recipes which are nothing more than techniques for procuring pleasure; in these we can define lessons of love technique, Ovid will surely have been inspired by figurae Veneris ...

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  • Felix Feriae Augusti

    Twenty centuries have passed but in Italy the feriae Augusti is still celebrated, or the Ferragosto whose literal meaning is "Augustus' rest". The feast was established in 18 AD to celebrate the end of the harvests and together with the other feasts that fell in the same period, it was a moment of rest between the hard work of the harvests and those to be faced with the vintage and sowing ...

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  • Cameos jewels of Ancient Rome

    When the Senate granted Pompey the Great the Triumph for defeating Mithridates, behind the chariot of the winner the Roman citizens could admire the enormous treasure of the Pontus King that also included "precious stones to fill nine tables", as Pliny Senior tells. The Roman aristocracy was conquered by those precious stones and many were those who began to collect them, first of all Scaurus, son of the wife of Sulla, but also Caesar and later Augustus ...

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  • The most popular arguments
  • Julius Caesar’s funeral

    Caesar assassination’s was on 44 B.C. at Ides of March (March 15) in the Curia of Pompey in the Campus Martius, was killed with 23 stab wounds; on the eve ...

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  • The Hercules and Cacus myth

    The Hercules and Cacus myth expresses the progressive insertion of the Hellenistic culture on the primordial Italic cultures: Hercules is the ...

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  • Magni Dives Romani

    The meaning of the term "dives" is "rich" and wealth in Rome had its champions who were not only the emperors but also others before them in the republican age; perhaps the real champion in this special classification was Marcus Licinius Crassus who earned the nickname of dives ...

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  • Figurae Veneris

    In his work Ars Amatoria Ovid tells about loving positions by calling them mille modi Veneris; in the intentions, the poet wants to explain how love should be governed by providing recipes which are nothing more than techniques for procuring pleasure; in these we can define lessons of love technique, Ovid will surely have been inspired by figurae Veneris ...

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  • Aurelia Cotta - The mother of Julius Caesar

    She was born in Rome on May 21, 120 BC, daughter of Lucius Aurelius Cotta who was consul in the year after hers birth; the mother was called Rutilia and even her family was of consular rank. The gens Aurelia had cognomina Cotta, Scaurus, and Orestes and, in the first century, a branch was called Fulvus, to this belonged Titus Aurelius Fulvus who became emperor under the name of Antoninus Pius ...

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  • The Battle of Cremera - 478 BC

    Livy reminds on July 18, 478 BC as the dies Cremerensis, the day of the Battle of Cremera; It was one of the bitterest defeats to Roma who had to lose all ...

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  • The Prisons of Ancient Rome

    In ancient Rome, the prison was not a penalty in itself, but served to guard the guilty of a crime awaiting lawsuit and sentenced to capital punishment or other corporal punishment according to the "ius talioni", the law of retaliation. In the Republican age the sentences were carried out immediately, then during the empire the sentences began to be less rigid and the more complicated procedures for which it happened that a lot of time passed between the sentence and the execution ...

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  • Theatre of Marcellus

    Theatre of Marcellus is perhaps the most ancient theater of which even today's architecture is visible; its construction was begun by Caesar, but ...

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  • The rock crystal

    Rock crystal stone was consecrated to Juno because among its many powers was to channel the positive energy and bring out the capabilities of each. Rock crystal had in Roman times a very high value. Important criteria for assessing the rock crystal were naturally the transparency and the absence of inclusions; if the crystals were not always perfectly clear they were used to make objects artfully worked with decorations that dissembled impurities, it preferred not to decorate those without defects; the maximum value was by absolute transparency, the most popular must have the color of the clear water ...

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  • Lucius Junius Brutus

    He was the founder of the Roman Republic and who led the revolt of the people and the Senate of Rome against the Tarquini and, after their expulsion ...

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