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Republican Rome

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook - Rome

Paul Halsall's extensive collection of academic quality web resources relating to all aspects of ancient Roman society & culture thru the 2nd c. CE .

Romae Vitam: Everything Ancient Rome

Lucid panorama of Roman history, social life & technical achievements offers summary accounts of the kingdom, early, middle & late republic with pages on religion, calendar, etc. Website designed for general education.  

Rome

Learning module in Richard Hooker's cyber-anthology of World Cultures offers survey of early Roman history.

 

Roman Empire

Ancient Rome  

U of Caen's virtual reconstruction of Paul Bigot's 70 sq. meter model of imperial Rome includes views of the Roman forum, temples of Vesta & Jupiter Capitolinus, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, & the tombs of Augustus & Hadrian. Text in French.

Metamorphoses by Ovid

Daniel Stevenson posts the classic 18th c. Garth-Dryden translation of the Roman satirist's interpretation of Greek mythology.

The Roman Empire in the First Century

Companion website to PBS documentary traces the tumultuous development of the empire from Augustus to Trajan, presents cameos of 1st century Latin authors, & surveys Roman social order & lifestyle.

Roman Rulers

Chronological chart of rulers of Rome and their governors in Syria and Palestine from 60 BCE-100 CE includes the houses of Caesar & Herod, with hyperlinked biographies of all Roman rulers from Pompey & Julius Caesar to Domitian & Agrippa II [Into His Own: Perspective on the World of Jesus].

The Stoic Place

Jan Garrett's introduction to stoicism (ancient & modern) features an archive of essays  on stoic history & a gateway to e-editions of stoic classics (including Cicero, Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius).

Tacitus

See Internet Classical Archive for a searchable on-line edition of Church & Bodribb's translations of imperial chronicler's Annals & Histories.

Virgil's Aeneid

See Internet Classical Archive for a searchable on-line edition of John Dryden's translation of the Augustan poet laureate's epic poem.

 

Mystery Religions

Cult of Demeter

From Aaron Atsma's Theoi Project: a lavishly illustrated compendium of myths of the goddess of agriculture and classical author's references to images, worship, shrines across the Mediterranean world, including Eleusis.

Dionysos

From Laurel Bowman's Classical Myth: the Ancient Sources: classical texts & images of the god of wine (U of Victoria BC).

Dionysos Cult

From Aaron Atsma's Theoi Project: a lavishly illustrated compendium of myths of the god of wine and classical author's references to images, worship, shrines across the Mediterranean world.

The Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras

E-version of David Ulansey's article for Biblical Archaeological Review (1994) reviews evidence that the cult's appeal was based on offering a means to transcend the cosmos.

The Roman Cult of Mithras

Roger Pearse's illustrated collection of physical evidence & literary accounts of the Roman mystery religion with a hyper-catalogue of all ancient sources & a comprehensive gallery of digital images of artifacts found at archaeological sites such as mithraea at Marino (Italy), Castra Peregrinorum & Crypta Balbi (Rome), Hawarti (Syria) & Caesarea Maritima (Israel) .

 


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