According to tradition, the city of Rome was founded on 21 April, 753 BC. This city-state in the centre of Italy would grow and flourish over the course of the next millennium, eventually turning into an empire that encompassed not just the whole of Italy, but the entire Mediterranean and vast stretches of land beyond.
The story of Aeneas’ flight from Troy and his long and arduous search for a new home has inspired science-fiction.
There’s been lots of talk lately about immigration. Here’s a look at the topic from the point of view of early Rome.
Racing – in pretty much any form – was no less popular two thousand years ago than it is today.
The new Leiden exhibition Casa Romana focuses on everyday life inside a townhouse of a wealthy Roman family in the first century AD.
The promontories that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar were referred to as the Pillars of Hercules.
The Romans possessed the knowledge and technical skill necessary to treat cataracts to a decent extent.
The ruins of Pompeii offer an unrivalled look at everyday life in a small Roman city of the first century AD.
A beautiful mosaic from the Roman city of Pompeii depicts a group of musicians playing in the street.
There a number of episodes of the original Star Trek TV series that are clearly influenced by Classical myths and history.
Just why do all (modern) movies and TV series set in ancient times have a more or less similar look about them?