Ancient Romans

Fragment of Facade of Complesso di San Firenze, Florence, Italy

Italy: Place of Pilgrimage – Fusion of Art, Nature & Culture

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Italy and its wealth of historical ruins and art treasures still provides a rich record for visitors tracing man’s journey from prehistory to the present day

Roman Orator

Rome: City and Empire, National Museum Australia Summer Show

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National Museum of Australia exhibition Rome: City and Empire, opens 21 September – 3 Feb, 2019 showcasing 200 objects from cities of the Empire of ancient Rome

Villa Vetti

An Ancient Roman Villa – A Cultural Ideal of Rural Life Pt 1

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Roman commentator Pliny the Elder recorded two kinds of villas: villa urbana, a country seat easily reached from Rome and villa rustica, the farm-house estate

House of Augustus on Palatine Hill at Rome

House of Augustus on Palatine Hill at Rome

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The ancient Romans controlled the area around the Mediterranean for over six centuries celebrating their victories and expressing their politics and culture by holding great festivals, triumphal processions, fine oratory and stupendous spectacles. The first Roman Emperor Augustus, from all contemporary descriptions, preferred to live with his wife Livia and…