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.
In the 1930s, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery at Pompeii: an ivory figurine that was originally created in faraway India.
One of the many problems plaguing the reign of Emperor Commodus was a supposed “War on Deserters”.
The story of the brothers Vibenna occupies the space between Etruscan myth and Roman history.
David Mattingly’s book on the Roman Empire argues that the term “Romanization” is outmoded and should be discarded.
Matilo or Matilone was a Roman castellum (fort) in what is now Leiden. Today, the site is an archaeological park.
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.