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Roman Informational Sites

Roman Times -- -- An online magazine about current archaeology and classical research into the lives of inhabitants of the Roman Empire and Byzantium. Edited by Mary Harrsch, this site, really a blog on steroids, has an AWESOME amount of good info on it. Definetely, give it a look! More than one look actually.

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Yorkshire Archaeological Society -- This website aims to increase the profile of our Roman heritage, and provide a focal point for anyone with an interest in Roman Yorkshire, whether they be a professional archaeologist, or just have a passing curiosity in what happened in our region nearly 2000 years ago. This is a new project and will take some time to fully develop, so please bear with us whilst that happens. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to let us know - we will take all comment on board - and might even publish them!

Romae Vitam: a site dedicated to the history of ancient Rome and to the culture, way of life and technology of the ancient Romans.

RAT and RAT-satellite sites:

Ancient Warfare Magazine--A great magazine, in English, about, what else, Ancient Warfare.

The Roman Hideout -- An awesome websie with really great info AND pix of original Roman kit. Helmets and weapons and everything. AND... they are nice people, freely allowin gus to use stuff form their website. Helping one another, at least all of us "Romans" doing so. A good thing!


Wheelock's LatinWheelock's Latin -- When Frederic M. Wheelock’s Latin first appeared in 1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness; one reviewer predicted that the book “might well become the standard text” for introducing students to elementary Latin. Now, nearly six decades later, that prediction has certainly proved accurate.

This new edition of Wheelock’s Latin, has all the features, many of them improved and expanded that have made it the bestselling single-volume beginning Latin textbook :

  • 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings drawn from the works of Rome's major prose and verse writers;
  • Self-tutorial exercises, each with an answer key, for independent study;
  • An extensive English-Latin/Latin-English vocabulary section;
  • A rich selection of original Latin readings—unlike other textbooks, which contain primarily made-up Latin texts;
  • Etymological aids, maps, and dozens of images illustrating aspects of the classical culture and mythology presented in the chapter readings.

Also included are expanded notes on the literary passages, comments on vocabulary, and translation tips; new comprehension and discussion questions; and new authentic classical Latin readings, including Roman grafitti in every chapter.

Mike Bishop Stuff

Mike Bishop's Home Page--One of our favorite authorities

Lorica Segmentata vols I and II complete online,

Roman Military Equipment by Bishop and Coulston--Black and white figures from the second edition 

Other Stuff

Auxilia by GL Cheeseman in digital format 

Archaeologica News page 

Demetrius at the Australian National University--Image galleries from several museums.  Roman items start on page 7: 

Corbridge Hoard Photos by Mike Bishop 

Roman Numismatic Gallery--Military Equipment

More Vindonissa photos by Paul Mullins 

Online Collection of Roman Artifacts 

De Legione Romana--Includes parts of the Legio XX site in Italian, plus various articles in English as well 

ROMEC--Roman Military Equipment Conference

Carlisle Millenium Project 

National Museums Scotland, Database search of archeological finds 

Legio XX Valeria Victrix --A site dedicated to the history of the original Legio XX.V.V., including lists of all known personnel.

Catalog of Roman Legions

VRoma: A Virtual Community for Teaching and Learning Classics --Among other things, a HUGE archive of images.

Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute Links page--Massive! 

Journal of Roman Archaeology

ROMARCH discussion group 

The British Museum--Use the "Compass" to search the site for photos of MANY of their artifacts!

Roman Hideout Armamentarium--Photos of artifacts

Roman Officer Art & Design--Artifact photos

Illerup finds, Denmark 

Arms and Armour of the Etruscans--Helmets, the famous Vatican shield, and more 

Samnites: Archaeology of Ancient Samnium--Includes lots of photos of armor and weaponry. 

Nola Samnite fresco 

Celtic Armor and Weaponry Photos (and pre-Celtic) 

A ROMAN FRONTIER POST AND ITS PEOPLE: The Fort of Newstead in the Parish of Melrose, by James Curle, F.S.A. SCOT., F.S.A.

Fayum Mummy Portraits  

Roman365--Another link clearinghouse with discussion forum, etc.

Chester: A Virtual Stroll Around the Walls.  This was the home of the original Legio XX for many years.

Chester Tourism and History Website

Trajan's Column website --Photos and drawings. Age Ballistics--A number of great articles on slings and slinging, links, etc.

Roman Military Equipment--Not to be confused with the book by Bishop and Coulston!  Good photos of some reconstructions and many artifacts, but the captions should not be trusted completely.  Part of the Roman Numismatic Gallery.

Varusschlacht--Museum and Park at Kalkriese

Guder & Grave--Danish bog and grave finds

Archeological Sewing--list of known garments and fabric with surviving stitching 

Iberian Weapons, Armas y Ritos en la Iberia Prerromana--all in Spanish, but numerous photos of artifacts.

Horse Archery

Vindolanda Tablets Online

Quseir al-Qadim Project--Excavation of an Egyptian Red Sea site, with TONS of organic finds.

Virtual Sculpture Gallery--Roman sculpture restored to original colors 

Legionary Fortresses in Arabia

Guerreros, Caballos y Dioses en la Cultura Iberica  (For a translation, try using .)

Diotima--Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World

The Roman Makover--Cosmetics, perfumes, wigs, etc. 

Archeon--Archeological Theme Park in the Netherlands

Vindolanda and Roman Army Museum

Photo Archive of ancient art and architecture

David Moore's Roman Concrete Research--Another fascinating site!

Roman Locks, by Donald Jackson 

Galleria Navale--Catalog of Roman ship images from many sources (Text in Italian) 

Roman Medicine websites

Roman Reenactment and Archery--Jess Jephcott, Colchester, England

Alesia, The Battle against the Romans--great views of reconstructed siegeworks

Time Elevator Roma, Rome, Italy 

Classics Technology Center on the Web--Free curriculum and instructional materials for teachers

Roman Empire.Net--Illustrated History of the Roman Empire

Forum Romanum

Society of Ancient Military Historians

Pompeii Forum Project

British Archaeology magazine--articles appear online about 2 months after published in paper

Military Resources--A long page of links to Roman military websites.

C.A.W.N.Y., Classical Association of Western New York 

Livius--Articles on Ancient History 

Homepage of Simon James, archeologist--Great section on Dura Europas (which apparently can NOT be seen with Netscape, but Explorer works)

Roman Military Diploma from Slavonski Brod

Roman Numismatic Gallery

Biblical Faces by Dick Stenbakken  

The Province of Judaea

The Hebrews: A History of Costume 

Ancient History Sourcebook: Roman Sources on the Jews and Judaism

The Jewish Diaspora: Rome

From Jesus to Christ: A Portrait of Jesus' World 

Barbarians Against Rome discussion group

Ancient Literature

Vegetius: De Re Militari

Vegetius English translation online 

Labyrinth Library--Latin Texts

Vindolanda Tablets Online  

Perseus Project

Online Medieval and Classical Library

APIS: Advanced Papyrological Information System--Papyrus documents online

Livius--Articles on Ancient History 

OTHER COOL SITES, not necessarily Roman

Hotels in Rome -- The culture of Britain is strongly influenced by the Romans. An archeological trip to Rome, the eternal city, will allow a great comparison and recognition of the similarities with archeology in Britain. If you want to book a Hotel in Rome or take a look at sights, history, museums and restaurants, please visit Rome is where the heart is!

"reenactor.Net"--a central clearinghouse for ALL reenacting.

Sword Forum International--Site for sword enthusiasts, collectors, makers, etc., with discussion forums

Armour Archive--Patterns, essays, discussion boards, etc. and armoring

Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland 

Catswhiskerstours--Tours of Roman Scotland of military history dealers, books for sale, travel guide, and more

"Der Salzherr von Hallstatt"--Reconstruction of a Hallstatt-era Warrior.  GORGEOUS stuff!

The Costume Page--links to thousands of sites for info, materials,products, etc.

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