***NATALE DI ROMA 2770 AUC*** The national epic of mythical Rome, the Aeneid of Virgil, tells the story of how Trojan prince Aeneas came to Italy. The Aeneid was written under Augustus, who claimed ancestry through Julius Caesar from the hero and his mother Venus. According to the Aeneid, the survivors from the fallen city of Troy banded together under Aeneas and underwent a series of adventures around the Mediterranean Sea, including a stop at newly founded Carthage under the rule of Queen Dido, eventually reaching the Italian coast. The Trojans were thought to have landed in an area between modern Anzio and Fiumicino, southwest of Rome, probably at Laurentum or, in other versions, at Lavinium, a place named for Lavinia, the daughter of King Latinus whom Aeneas married. This started a series of armed conflicts with Turnus over the marriage of Lavinia. Before the arrival of Aeneas, Turnus was betrothed to Lavinia, who then married Aeneas, starting the war. Aeneas won the war and killed Turnus. The Trojans won the right to stay and to assimilate with the local peoples. The young son of Aeneas Ascanius, also known as Iulus, went on to found Alba Longa and the line of Alban kings who filled the chronological gap between the Trojan saga and the traditional founding of Rome in the 8th century BC. Toward the end of this line, King Procas was the father of Numitor and Amulius. At Procas' death, Numitor became king of Alba Longa, but Amulius captured him and sent him to prison; he also forced Numitor's daughter Rhea Silvia to become a virgin priestess among the Vestals. For many years, Amulius was the king. The tortuous nature of the chronology is indicated by Rhea Silvia's ordination among the Vestals, whose order was traditionally said to have been founded by Romulus's successor Numa Pompilius. ROMULUS AND REMUS: The myth of Aeneas was of Greek origin and had to be reconciled with the Italian myth of Romulus and Remus, who would have been born around 771 BC if taken as historical figures. They were purported to be sons of Rhea Silvia and either Mars, the god of war, or the demi-god hero Hercules. They were abandoned at birth, in the manner of many mythological heroes, because of a prophecy that they would overthrow their great-uncle Amulius, who had overthrown Silvia's father Numitor. They were abandoned on the Tiber River by servants who took pity on the infants, despite their orders. The twins were nurtured by a she-wolf until a shepherd named Faustulus found the boys and took them as his sons. Faustulus and his wife Acca Larentia raised the children. When Remus and Romulus became adults, they killed Amulius and restored Numitor. They decided to establish a city; however, they quarreled, and Romulus killed his brother. Thus, Rome began with a fratricide, a story that was later taken to represent the city's history of internecine political strife and bloodshed.
Myrmillo and Hoplamochus.
Centurio Titus continuing his presentation on ancient Pompeii.

Ladies and Gents,

It is with great sadness I must announce that Castra Romana 2017 is canceled. A series of unfortunate events has struck that have proven insurmountable. As many of you know, SOTW underwrote Castra (and all that Legio VI gear) for years. Since in only made money one year, any loss was just written off as advertising. This year sales were so bad that I delayed in reserving the park. When I finally went to do it I found that Givhans was booked. I looked a...t moving it back a week, but I have work commitments as do several other of the heavy lifters. Same problem moving it forward a week. I contacted Colonial Dorchester since they asked us about moving Castra a few years ago, but have been told as a Historic Site and not a State Park they cannot host the event. In short the bureaucratic brush off. I do not want people making plans when I cannot guarantee the event happening anywhere. In truth, SOTW cannot afford it this year anyway, so perhaps it is for the best. I hope to have an event in 2018, but I know this is a big disappointment to you all. I can do without the expense and work of Castra, but I will truly miss seeing my friends more than anything. I'm sorry.



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Brothers, sisters, Romans, our great father is dead! In 44 BC Dictator Giaus Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times in an assassination plot by 60 conspirators.

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Snowy Rome is an ancient winter wonderland 😍❄️

Oliver Astrologo

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The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.

Clash 2018 will be April 13 to 15.
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Early Registration for Clash of Iron will be March 15....
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The 13th February in Ancient Rome saw the beginning of the Parentalia, a period of nine days dedicated to the celebration of deceased family members, which ended on the 21st - the date of the true Festival of the Dead.
In the picture we see some photos from the Necropolis of Porta Nocera

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A fabulous helmet liner reconstruction

Legio XXI Rapax added 6 new photos.

Looks like something aimed at undermining authority & seriousness of the Roman army But our centvrio here wears a replica of a finding from Mons Claudianus, ...which can remind a hat (pileus) worn by legionaries & auxiliaries under their helmets. There are other similar findings, also woven.

Just like the original, it's sewn from various textile pieces with added felt below. As you can see, the shape corresponds well with a typical Roman helmet. Was it just someone's funny winter hat? Could a padding for the helmet (which is necessary anyway) look like this? It's definitely plausible that soldiers could do something similar ad hoc themselves, using recycled pieces of fabric.
Wygląda to jak sabotaż wymierzony w autorytet i powagę rzymskiej armii Ale nasz centurion ma na głowie replikę czapki (łac. pileus) znalezionej w okolicy Mons Claudianus, wyglądającej w sam raz jak wyściółka pod hełm - taką, jakich używali rzymscy legioniści i żołnierze posiłkowi. Są inne podobne znaleziska, w tym tkane.

Podobnie jak oryginał, ten egzemplarz pozszywano z różnych kawałków tkanin, dodając od spodu filc. Jak widać, kształt czapki odpowiada typowym rzymskim hełmom (w których tak czy inaczej żołnierze musieli stosować jakąś wyściółkę). Czy była to tylko czyjaś śmieszna zimowa czapka? Czy też rzeczywiście przypomina to czapkę pod hełm? Jest całkiem prawdopodobne, że coś takiego żołnierze mogli wykonywać sobie sami, wykorzystując dostępne "zrecyclingowane" kawałki materiału.

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Glossary of typical ornamental Roman mosaic patterns with pictures linked to examples from our Roman mosaics for sale. After looking at this glossary, you will be able to easily recognize mosaic patterns and give name to the typical Roman mosaic adornments. Swastika meander The swastika is a sign of...
Arqueología Romana added 6 new photos.

Magnífico hallazgo de un pozo y mosaico de época romana localizado en el casco histórico de Cantillana en Sevilla...

It was recently revealed that a large piece of marble mosaic that was part of a pleasure barge built for Caligula, a 1st century AD Roman emperor famous fo
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History of Libya

تصوير 3D لمدينة لبدة وأشهر معالمها وكيف كانت تبدو عندما كانت مكتملة
3D historical reconstruction of Leptis Magna

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Greek Statues Were Once Covered in Colorful Paint.
Photoshoped by ©Amarildo Topalis.

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The Roman Baths reveal some surprising revelations about how the Romans might have conquered Britain.

Sol Ottmeier shared TED-Ed's video to the group: Roman History Reading Group.

Nicely done.

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2,500 years ago, the writing of history as we know it didn’t exist. Then Herodotus came along: