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Salve! Some examples of insulae can be found at Ostia and Pompeii (remains of course. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ostia/index.html The insulae could have many different floors, I think in Rome they had sometimes up to seven or eight floors. These buildings ware badly illuminated and badly heated; ...
by Publius Dionysius Mus
on Fri Sep 20, 2002 4:03 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Salvete! First, the Romans defended their territory. In the early times they were sandwiched between the Etruscans and the Latins. But Roma had one advantage: they controlled the crossing over the river Tiber. A little later they were most likely conquered by the powerful Etruscans (the three Etr...
by Publius Dionysius Mus
on Fri Sep 20, 2002 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Prime mover of conquest ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Salve!

So you are looking for an easy Latin handbook? I suggest you check at local schools! I still have my first Roman handbook (of course in Dutch). I think school handbooks are the best way to start.

Vale bene
by Publius Dionysius Mus
on Fri Sep 20, 2002 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: What text to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 2201

Salvete! A good question! And I think I might have an answer: When Alexander the Great died, his mighty empire was divided by many of his adjudants ("Diadoches"). Most important: Ptolemaeus ruled Egypt, Seleucus ruled Asia and Antigonus ruled Macedonia. Macedonian kings also ruled the Greek ci...
by Publius Dionysius Mus
on Fri Sep 20, 2002 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Greece under Roman Rulers
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Of course, Attice! And would you also be so kind to upload the pdf document to the collegium website when you opdate it? Geocities does not allow pdf files to be uploaded... And I think it reads a lot nicer in pdf.

Vale bene
by Publius Dionysius Mus
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: small essay
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

small essay

Salvete! I have written a small essay on the Gallo-Roman 'vicus' in Velzeke, Belgium. If anyone wants to read it, I can send it as a .doc, .pdf or a .lit file. Just ask and I'll send it! Or you can also read it (possibly with some layout problems) at http://www.geocities.com/consulromanus/velze...
by Publius Dionysius Mus
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: small essay
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Salvete! Some internet links on this subject can be found at about.com: http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/ancientrome/ Also, Chapter Four of Carcopino's "La Vie Quotidienne à Rome à l'apogée de l'Empire" (Daily Life in Ancient Rome) covers this subject. If you would like to read this part...
by Publius Dionysius Mus
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 2:01 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Women
Replies: 16
Views: 12722
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