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Ancient Roman Plays Posted by on Oct 7, 2010

When reading Ancient Roman plays, you’ll find that the Ancient Romans used stereotypical archetypes of characters that were used over and over in Ancient Roman plays. In fact, these characters were so recognizable; the audience knew who these characters were, just by looking at them. Here are some characters that you may have frequently seen…

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Ancient Roman Proverbs Posted by on Oct 4, 2010

Ancient Roman proverbs can certaintly be confusing, but they are certainly rich in meaning. Here are some of my favorite proverbs : adversus solem ne loquitor literally means, “do not speak against the sun. It’s used when someone is arguing or advocating something that is obviously and blatantly wrong. Since the sun is guaranteed to…

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Ancient Roman Roads Posted by on Oct 1, 2010

Milliarium Aureummeans “golden milestone” in Latin. The Milliarium Aureum was a monument built by Augustus. From this monument comes the term “all roads lead to Rome”, because the Romans believed that all roads could be traced to this monument. Ancient Roman roads were study. In fact, we still use those roads today. The Via Aemilia…

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