Researching Ancient Rome

Your Task:

This activity is an exercise in finding evidence that support statements. Use the links on your right to find statements and facts that support the statements below.

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Statements:

  1. The Roman Empire became a powerful force because of the use of slavery.

  2. Law played a key role in the government of the Roman Empire.

  3. The Roman Empire flourished because of superior technology.

  4. The Roman Empire grew to immense power because of "enfranchisement".*

  5. Rome was a class-conscious society.

  6. The Roman education system was influenced by Greek culture.

  7. "All Roads Lead To Rome".

  8. In Roman culture the man had total control over family matters.

  9. Rome was the first culture to develop public water and plumbing systems.

  10. Bathing was perhaps the most important leisure activity for many Romans. 

 

* To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

 

COMPREHENSIVE SITES

Frequently Asked Questions About the Roman Empire
Ancient Rome History 101
The Ancient World Web 
Rome and Its Power
The Roman Empire
Rome and Rome: Contents 
EAWC: Ancient Rome
PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century  
Rome: Republic to Empire
The Roman Civilisation Main
Early Roman History - (C. Mackay, Univ. of Alberta)
Ancient Classical History
THE ANCIENT ROMAN WORLD (good for primary sources)

TIMELINES
A Roman History Timeline
Ancient Roman History Timeline (lots of primary source text)
EAWC Chronology: Rome
The Roman World 509 B.C. To A.D. 180
TIMELINE: Roman Republic: 753-31 BC
TIMELINE: The End of the Roman Republic, 149-31 BC
Chronology of the Emperors
Major Battles in Roman History
Timeline of The Old Testament
Timeline of The Byzantine Empire
Byzantium: Timeline

MAPS
MAPS AND CODICES OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Classical Atlas Project -- Home Page
MAP: The Etruscans, 530 BC
Map of the Roman Empire
Map of the Second Punic War
Ancient Trade Routes
Rome: Map of Trade Routes
Athena Review Image Archive: Gaul, Caesar's campaigns
Map: Italy and Sicily
Rome Map: The Peoples of Ancient Italy BC
Rome Map: The Etruscans, 530 BC
Rome Map: The Carthaginian Empire in the Third Century BC
The Roman Empire, A.D. 12
The Roman Empire, A.D. 150
The Roman Empire, A.D. 500
Antique and Medieval Atlas
Map: Seven Hills of Rome
Map: CITY-PLAN OF ROME

MYTH & THE FOUNDING OF ROME
The Seven Hills of Rome
The Origins of Rome
The Aeneid of Virgil - Caesar Augustus' attempt at the beginning of the Empire to link Roman might with a direct lineage to the Bronze Age Greeks and Greek Mythology.

JULIUS CAESAR
Rome: Julius Caesar
Gaius Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar: Historical Background
Caesar's Consulship (C. Mackay, Univ. of Alberta)

ROMAN LAW
Roman Law
Roman Law
Roman Law: Questions and Answers
Ancient History Sourcebook: The Twelve Tables, c. 450 BCE
The Justinian Code and the Catholic Faith.
Roman Government and Laws: Symbols of Authority and Power

THE ROMAN EMPIRE
TIMELINE: The Roman Empire: 27 BC- AD 312
The Roman Empire
Camelot Village: Rome
Travel Throughout the Roman Empire
After Caesar's Death, part 1 and part 2 (C. Mackay, Univ. of Alberta)
Antony in East (C. Mackay, Univ. of Alberta)
Early Roman Empire (C. Mackay, Univ. of Alberta)
Augustus (C. Mackay, Univ. of Alberta)
Octavian Returns to Rome
Imperator
Caesar Augustus
The Reign of Augustus

WAR AND WARFARE
MAPS: Imperial Battle Map Index
TIMELINE: Major Battles in Roman History
GLOSSARY: Romand Arms and Armor
GLOSSARY: Roman Military Sites in Britain
Imperial Battle Description Index
ARMAMENTARIVM: the Book of Roman Arms and Armour
ARMAMENTARIVM: Beginners' Guide
Hannibal

ROMAN EMPERORS
List of Roman Emperors
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
Roman Emperors - The Imperial Index
Roman Emperors - DIR Alphabetic Emperor Index
DIR Index of Imperial Stemmata of Roman Emperors - Family Trees

WOMEN & DAILY LIFE
 
Rome: Daily Life
Ancient Rome Daily Life
A Brief Social History of the Roman Empire
Roman Society
Camelot Village: Rome
Classics Department: Daily Roman Life

ROMAN WOMEN, MOTHERS, FATHERS, CHILDREN & FAMILY
Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World
Roman Marriage Laws: Corpus Iuris Civilis
Marriage in Ancient Rome and more Marriage in Ancient Rome
Roman Pregnancy and Childbirth
Feminae Romanae: Women of Ancient Rome
Roman Society: The Father of the Roman Family
"Wives and Mothers": The Roman Family

ROMAN FOOD & FARMING
Antique Roman Dishes - Collection - Food and Recipes of the Ancient Romans
A Taste of the Ancient World: Greco-Roman eating, drinking, & farming
Links: Roman Food
The Roman Diet

ROMAN HOMES
Roman House
The Roman Home
The Roman Villa

THE BATHS & PLUMBING
Roman Baths Home Page
Roman Baths
The Hadrianic Baths at Leptis Magna
Roman Baths
The Roman Baths
More on the Roman Baths
The History of Plumbing - Pompeii & Herculaneum
The History of Plumbing - Roman and English Legacy

ROMAN CLOTHING
Roman Clothing, Part I and Part II
Togaman - Main Page
Ancient Roman Clothing
Diotima: Glossary of Roman Clothing
The Roman Makeover
Links: Roman Clothing

ROMAN HEALTH & MEDICINE
Roman Health and Medicine
Roman Medicine
Antiqua medicina: Etruscan and Roman Medicine
Antiqua Medicina: Surgery
Antiqua Medicina: The Doctor in Roman Society


POMPEII
Pompeii, AD 79 - Humanities-Interactive.org
Vesuvius "The Day it Rained Fire"
POMPEII FORUM PROJECT
Centre for Roman Studies: Pompeii Interim Report
The History of Plumbing - Pompeii & Herculaneum
Scavi di Pompei - Ruins Pompei - in Italian, but some super pictures!
Unguided Tour of Pompeii

SLAVERY IN ROME
MADDEN: Roman Slavery
Aspects of Slave Life
The Roman Slave Trade
Roman Slavery
The Roman Slave Trade
Historical Background for Spartacus
SPARTACUS AND A DECLINE IN SLAVERY
Slavery

ROMAN ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, & TRANSPORTATION
Ancient Roman Technology Home (UNC-CH)
Roman Technology Handbook (UNC-CH)
Links: Roman Construction and Civil Engineering
Contruction and Makeup of Roman Roads
Roman Technology
Travel in the Empire
LacusCurtius - Codrington's Roman Roads in Britain
Ancient Roman Transport
WATERS OF ROME FRONT PAGE