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Rome and China

The Ancient World was not a small contained place. Two great civilisations, the Romans and the Chinese, knew about eachother - there may even have been some contact of sorts, though very limited due to the vast distances and slowness of travel. Sino-Roman relations on Wikipedia      

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Roman clothing

Focussing on men's clothing because I'm far more familiar with it - also I got irritated by a story I was reading on AO3 in which the author quite obviously doesn't know the difference between a tunic and a toga. With screenshots because I like pretty pictures!! If there are any errors in this, I apologise for them! Please note I am not going to discuss military gear in this post as I don't know enough about it to give any accurate descriptions. I don't have any pics of the underwear! This

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Roman stables

Trying to find what the Whites (Blues, Greens and Red...) racing factions stables might have looked like, I ended up with these results from a Google images search and figured I'd share them to help those of you who also like visuals. (If I was an artist, I'd attempt my own illustrations, but I'm not!) While not racing stables, I did come across this neat article by English Heritage about cavalry stabling, which may be of use to anyone whose character is or has been associated with cavalry

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Some resources

This is by no means an exhaustive list, a lot of links are to Wikipedia articles, but it will hopefully serve as a quick reference list for people who want ideas, maybe for a throwaway reference in a single thread or similar. Names: Roman names - Forum Romanum; text of The Private Life of the Romans by Harold Whetstone Johnston Some Roman slave names Roman names - Carol Ashby; a wordpress site with research by a published author Roman personal names Roman Names on Nova Roma

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Quick Latin pronunciation primer

I have pinched this bit directly from my nice handy Latin dictionary a - a as in rat ā - ah as in rather e - e as in pen ē - ay as in pay i - i as in kin ī - ee as in keen o - o as in rob ō - oh as in robe u - u as in full ū - oo as in fool ae - y as in try au - ow as in town ei - ayee as in payee oe - oy as in toy ui - oo-ee as in Louis (Lewis) Any other pairs of vowels are pronounced as two separate syllables. Double consonants prolong the sound of the consona

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Slaves and the Roman army

I fell down a research rabbit hole and discovered something you guys might find interesting, an academic article about slaves and the Roman army. Download it here.

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The (IRL) Roman Empire

This is the Roman Empire at its largest historical extent, c. 117AD, shwoing the provinces and whether the governors of those provinces were appointed by the Emperor or by the Senate. Map unashamedly pinched from Wikipedia. Click here for the full-size map. Please note that this is the RL Roman Empire; conquests made during the course of AeRo won't necessarily match up.

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Roman baking!

One of the youtube channels I'm subscribed to is How To Cook That, and she's just put up a video where she's trying a honey cake recipe...  

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Interior design the Roman way

I have a collection of images showing various (recreated) rooms of a Roman house, or houses, and thought you might like to see them! Very image heavy!! A cubiculum:   Triclinium: Private reception room? (Don't think this one was actually labelled as anything other than 'Roman room'!) Another private reception room, with a very contemporary-looking sofa Cubiculum:   Another triclinium: The kitchen, this one a reconstructio

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Money money money

I ended up practically tying myself in knots working this out for Reasons. This is pretty much the conclusion I came to, and a copy of something I posted elsewhere, for those reasons. I hope you find it helpful; if people would like, I could copy/paste this whole thing into an actual post somewhere to make it easier to find down the line... Back to the topic at hand. Roman currency: 4 quandrantes = 1 as (both bronze coins) 2½ asses = 1 sestertius (a silver coin - well, 'silver') (als

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A Different Look at Roman Roads

Discovered on the Internet: Tube-style map of Roman roads by Sasha Trubetskoy. Scroll down the page for a more detailed look at province level... The included pic is merely a teaser! Britannia; Gallia Iberia; Italia;    

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Anyone for a game...?

While not specifically a Roman game, this was still being played in the days of the Empire... Youtuber Tom Scott and Irvine Finkel, a curator at the British Museum, go head-to-head in one of the oldest board games we still have the rules to!  

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