I generally don't have music on when I write these days, but I do have (and keep wanting to expand) a playlist of various soundtracks I like listening to when I want something to set the mood. And I thought you guys might like them, too. Links will be to Amazon UK but they're digital so you ought to be able to get them where you are. If anyone knows of any others, let me know!
HBO's Rome - not sure if this is available as a download from Amazon, I had to go hunting for somewhere to purchase
(Mostly because I have to hunt for them and this'll make then easier to find - hopefully!) I'm also hoping to be able to get these full-size, or at least to have a link to the full-size version, if I can figure it out...
Link for bigger
Link for bigger
I'm honestly not quite sure how to describe this... the link is to someone's dissertation (in English!!) on Roman sleeping habits. Being a dissertation, it's a little waffly especially at the beginnings, but it's pretty interesting nonetheless.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!!
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
The kitchen, this one a reconstructio
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
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;
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!