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Roman clothing


Roman clothing
Roman clothing

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”. Weiterlesen →

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Roman carriages

Roman carriages, an ancient travel

Roman carriagesIn 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. Weiterlesen →

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Headless Game in Rome !

Cube drop heads ? – An outrageous anecdote:

Lucky at cards lucky in love roman diceThe 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: Weiterlesen →

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The Roman Empire

In the Roman Empire

roman empireThe 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. Weiterlesen →

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Roman games safe from a raid?

Roman Games

roman dices roman games
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. Weiterlesen →

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Finger computing and abacus with roman children

Finger Computing and roman abacus

finger computing roman childrenThe 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. Weiterlesen →

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Did Romans know about an employment contract?

Roman employment contract Yes or No?

roman contractsSince 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. Weiterlesen →

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Did Romans have vending machines?

Romans and  machines the amazing answer is: Yes!

Römische MaschinenThe Alexandrian mechanics Heron describes in his works “pneumatics” and “Automatopoiautoetike” (1st century AD), for example, a coin-operated vending machines in front of a temple, which donated a certain amount of holy water for ritual ablutions at the throw of a coin. Nevertheless, the machine didn’t come to much use in the everyday Roman life, since most machines were not application-oriented but were rather representative or for playful purposes. Weiterlesen →

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Cantharos

Cantharos a Greek original

CantharosA cantharos is a original greek mug with two set handles . The kantharoi (plural) are very closely associated with the cult of Dionysus (god of wine), which has the cantharos as an attribute. Weiterlesen →

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Roman Market

Roman Market – booths in the shape of a house

Roman market, merchants and craftsmen, a roman market-place

Hairstylist booth of a Roman ornatrix 
Roman plaited for children and adults in a Roman room

Mosaic booth of a musearius
The Roman mosaic worker demonstrates on models and with antique tools the craft of the mosaicists .

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