Quotes of Cato the Younger3 mins ago
Cato the Younger (Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis) lived between 95-46 BCE. Roman politician and philosopher-stoic, living in harmony with righteousness and honesty….Read more
Quotes of Lucretius19 mins ago
Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived around 99-55 BCE. He was a Roman poet and philosopher. “Life isn’t given to anyone, but just given on loan to everyone”…Read more
Quotes of Sallust36 mins ago
Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus) lived in 86-35 BCE. Roman historian and writer. “Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through…Read more
Quotes of Scipio Africanus the Elder1 hour ago
Scipio Africanus the Elder (Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Maior) lived from 236-184 BCE. The commander during the the Second Punic War. He went down in history…Read more
Quotes of Terence2 hours ago
Terence (Publius Terentius Afer lived in the years 190–159 BCE. It was a Roman comedy writer. “I am human, I consider nothing human alien to me” latin: source:…Read more
Quotes of Cato the Elder2 hours ago
Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato) lived from 234-149 BCE. He was a speaker, politician, and Roman writer. A talented commander, administrator and statesman….Read more
Quotes of Ennius2 hours ago
Ennius (Quintus Ennius) lived from 239-169 BCE. He was a Roman poet, considered the father of Roman poetry. Only fragments of his works have survived to our times….Read more
Tragic games of elephants3 hours ago
Elephants were exotic animals that often appeared in the arenas of Roman amphitheatres and circuses. The enormous size and unusual appearance made the Roman crowd…Read more
The remains of a Roman villa were discovered on the Aventine Hill in Rome in 2014. Now, after years of archaeological work, the place is to be open to visitors from November.
The remains of the Roman baths in the city of Patara (southern Turkey) will be made available to visitors for viewing next year. They were one of the first thermal baths that were built in the region during the Roman times.
In late August, there was an act of vandalism on the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre in Caerleon (Wales). Graffiti was discovered on the stone, which is another illegal and punishable destruction of the monument. The police are looking for the perpetrators.
From July 25 to August 29 in 2020, there will be night tours in Colosseum every Saturday. The tour takes about an hour and starts in the arena. Tourists will see, among others the underground, where gladiators and animals were kept, or the first level of the amphitheatre.