Tag Archives: Principate

Roman History: John Green’s Crash Course

John Green’s Crash Course in Roman History is about twelve and a half minutes well spent. Without seeming to breath, Green manages to cover a great deal of ground with a surprising amount of lucidity. For a quick introduction to Roman Republican Government and its down side, you could do worse. “When, if ever, is it OK to stab someone twenty-three time?” This is not a bad starting point for the discussion.

 

Latin Teaching: Some useful research links

Continuing on from my other post of useful things, below are some more handy on-line resources. These are more directed at research and cultural background, rather than language study

 

Dalton

  • Rome Project

http://blogs.dalton.org/rome/

Dalton has been around for a while as a very useful site for links across all aspects of Ancient Rome.

 

VROMA

  • Forum Romanum Project

http://www.vroma.org/~forum/

Much like Google, this gives you a computer generated view of Ancient Rome. They describe themselves as follows:

The Forum Romanum is an on-line resource project funded by the VRoma NEH grant aimed at creating an on-line community that collects and makes available materials related to the Roman Forum. This web site contains a clickable map and text links that will carry visitors to information about major structures of the Roman Forum. Each page contains a description of the structure, its function and an image. Links to related stories, more images and maps, textbook connections, literary references, famous characters, and relevant web sites are included.

 

BBCAncientHistory

  • BBC – History: Romans

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/index.shtml

BBC History has useful essays dealing with aspects of Roman History and in particular Roman Britain.

 

fordhamAHSB

  • Internet History Sourcebooks

http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/asbook.asp

The Internet History Sourcebooks have been on the web and have updated over time into a much more user friendly format.

 

 deImperatoribusRomanis

  • De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

http://www.luc.edu/roman-emperors/impindex.htm

This site contains a range of useful, referenced essays on the life of each Emperor. The coverage is less complete as the Principate moves on past  Late Antiquity in the Eastern Empire (Byzantium).