- Roman clothing
Roman clothing and jewelry always revealed the social status of the wearer in rank and authority. It showed, for example, who was an Emperor, senator, soldier, Roman citizen, slave, wife or vestal (Roman priestess) and of course, who was gladiator. However, in general, Roman clothing was pretty easy.
They wore about two to three garments and – not all – sandals. The materials used varied. There was little change or even something like trends in fashion and style during the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.
Contact with the Greeks in the south and with the Etruscans in the north gave the Roman taste for beauty,and showed a certain expression in their “flowing robes”. Continue reading
Roman carriages, an ancient travel
In fact, there were a number of different roman carriages types. More than that, there were names for them, which cannot, interestingly enough, be brought in conjunction with the actual appearance of the carriages. Continue reading
Cube drop heads ? – An outrageous anecdote:
The Romans played a lot and very passionately. In particular, the dice game indulged in the upper class and not only a few emperors were even compulsive gamblers. Thus, the following happened: Continue reading
In the Roman Empire
The Roman Empire refers to the dominion of the Romans in the 8th Century BC until the Roman destruction of the western empires.
Rome, which was the capital of the Roman Empire for a long time, was the founding legend, and founded on 21 April 753 BC by Romulus. The forms of government changed over time, from the sovereignty over the republic, to empire. It experienced its greatest expansion under the leadership of Emperor Trajan. Continue reading
If you want to achive something …
Cicero, in divinatio Quintum Cäcilium 39
Marcus Tullius Cicero was a lawyer, politician and writer (philosopher), the most famous orator of Rome, consul in 63 BC, Cicero was one of the most versatile, but also one of the inconstant minds of the Roman antiquity. Continue reading
Do not trust the false light too much: When …
Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1.245
Ovid, a Roman poet, Publius Ovidius Naso his full name lived in the 1st yr BC and became famous for his work ” Metamorphoses ” or ” Ars Amatoria “ Continue reading
- Roman bone dices
Where there raids against “gambling halls” in Rome?
For notoriety of gambling money it certainly helped that this had to be done in secrecy. Continue reading
Finger Computing and roman abacus
The finger computing system was much more common with the roman than today, when we almost secretly use the fingers to do calculations. In ancient times they of course they also already reckoned in their heads and a computing board as a replacement for today’s calculators. Continue reading
Teaching material history – Romans
Teaching material history
The new bookmarks as a teaching material for history for a project assignment are finally online. The new Roman motifs have been designed and drawn by a museum educator. We are very excited about the new papyrus bookmarks for class or birthday parties. Continue reading
Roman employment contract Yes or No?
Since antiquity it shows that demonstrably employment was subject of a legal regulation. In Roman law the service contract (locatio conductio operarum) only a minor role due to widespread slave labor. Continue reading