Ancient Roman Gladiators alive and fighting in Spain

| May 21, 2009

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

It amazes me how modern-day bullfighting is so similar to ancient Roman Gladiator fights.

Did the ancient Romans have conscience?

| May 25, 2009

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

In researching the ancient Romans and how early Christian evangelists tried to reach them, the main concept they had to work with was that there was only One God. The ancient Romans could not understand “atonement of sins.” This leads me to the conclusion that they didn’t have a conscience. Or they just didn’t listen to it.

Vesuvius then and now.

| May 28, 2009

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

What did Vesuvius look like before it erupted in 79 AD?

Villa de la Misteria (Villa of the Mysteries)

| July 3, 2009

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Ancient RomeI needed a villa in Pompeii to be the “Metellus” family vineyards and after some research, I found the “Villa de la Misteria” Click here to view it on Bing Maps It’s located northwest of Pompeii, just outside the city walls, in the foothills […]

Greco-Roman Columns

| July 14, 2009

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Ancient RomeThey are the current symbol of government, banking and finance, but did you know that there are 3 distinct styles of columns? The earliest and simplest of the columns are the Doric. They lack any decoration. Next are the Ionic columns,  more slender than […]

Government Welfare Programs of the Ancient Romans

| August 17, 2009

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Ancient RomeSince ancient times governments have been concerned about the welfare of its citizens. The Ancient Roman Empire established a program called  annona  when they realized that the agriculture around the city of Rome could not feed the population of Rome. Initially, they imported grain […]