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Republican Rome

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook - Rome

Paul Halsall's extensive collection of academic qualities web resources relating to all aspects of ancient Roman society & culture thru the 2nd c. CE .

The Roman Calendar

Clickable cyber-version of the time chart used by pagan Romans complete with instructions for finding auspicious information on religious festivals & secular activities.


Learning module in Richard Hooker's cyber-anthology of World Cultures offers survey of early Roman history.


Roman Empire

Ancient Rome  

U of Caen's multi-lingual virtual tour of Paul Bigot's 70 sq. meter model of imperial Rome includes annotated aerial views of the forum, temples of Vesta & Jupiter Capitolinus, the Palatine hill, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, & the tombs of Augustus & Hadrian.

Augustus: Images of Power

Mark Morford's illustrated guide to relics of the cult of the first emperor: Augustus' Mausoleum, altar of Peace, statue, coins & cameo.

Metamorphoses by Ovid

Daniel Stevenson posts the classic 18th c. Garth-Dryden translation of the Roman satirist's interpretation of Greek mythology .

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Benjamin Sousa presents an on-line edition of the Latin text of the Roman satirist's masterpiece.

The Roman Empire in the First Century

Companion website to PBS documentary traces the tumultuous development of the empire from Augustus to Trajan, presents cameos of 1st century Latin authors, & surveys Roman social order & lifestyle.

The Stoic Place

Jan Garrett's introduction to stoicism (ancient & modern) features an archive of essays  on stoic history & a gateway to e-editions of stoic classics (including Cicero, Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius).


See Internet Classical Archive for a searchable on-line edition of Church & Bodribb's translations of imperial chronicler's Annals & Histories.

Virgil's Aeneid

See Internet Classical Archive for a searchable on-line edition of John Dryden's translation of the Augustan poet laureate's epic poem.


Mystery Religions

The Cult of Dionysos

Richard Shand posts excerpts from ancient sources & modern scholarship on the origins of the orgiastic cult & its rituals of ecstatic catharsis.


From Laurel Bowman's Classical Myth: the Ancient Sources: classical texts & images of the god of wine (U of Victoria BC).


Ora Zehavi archives dated images of the god of wine, his companions (satyrs, maenads & pan) & bacchanalian rites from coins, painting & sculptures of ancient & modern artists.

The Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras

E-version of David Ulansey's article for Biblical Archaeological Review (1994) reviews evidence that the cult's appeal was based on offering a means to transcend the cosmos.

The Cult of Mithras

Richard Shand's notes from modern scholarship on the Persian cult that swept across the Roman empire.

Virtual Mithraeum

Newcastle-on-Tyne's Museum of Antiquities offers a multi-media virtual tour of 3rd c. CE temple of Mithras in Hadrian's wall on the English-Scottish border.


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