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Details: What is known about the role that music played in Roman society is that, unlike Greece where music was an integral part of life, philosophy and proper education, Rome did not embrace music with the same level of awe, nor was it considered central in its importance to a proper life. Nevertheless, music did still play a critical and inseparable

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Roman Music and Ancient Roman Musical Instruments

Details: Tuba: Contrary to the modern use of the word, the Roman tuba was a long, straight horn usually made of bronze and averaging about four feet long and had a detachable bone mouthpiece. It was brought into military prominence around 500 B.C. as a giver of signals, such as the charge and retreat and changing of the guard.

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Roman Gods Roman Religion at UNRV.com

Details: God of war, spring, growth in nature, agriculture, terror, anger, revenge, courage and fertility. Protector of cattle. The son of Jupiter and Juno, he was the god of war. Mars was regarded as the father of the Roman people because he was the father of Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome, and husband to Bellona.

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Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus UNRV.com Roman History

Details: Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus (c.365 - 450 AD) Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, now referred to simply as Vegetius, wrote one of the most important military works in the ancient world. Little is known of his life, other than that he wrote his five book collection in the 4th century AD and dedicated it to then emperor Theodosius the Great.

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Female Gladiators in Archaeology and Re-enactment

Details: It is not clear if they refer to the games in 59 AD upon Agrippina's death or to the year 63 AD. But it seems to have been only one occasion where Nero made upper class women become gladiators. Martial Sp.6 and 6B and Cassius Dio 66.25.2 mention female venatores (beast fighters) at the inauguration games of the Colosseum.

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Marcus Aurelius UNRV.com Roman History

Details: Marcus Aurelius (originally Marcus Annius Catilius Severus) was born in Rome on April 26, AD 121 into a distinguished and wealthy family originating from Hispania. His great grandfather, Marcus Annius Verus, was the first in the family to gain a Senate seat while also reaching the office of praetor.

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Marcus Terentius Varro UNRV.com Roman History

Details: Marcus Terentius Varro (116 - 27 BC) Marcus Terentius Varro was a great Roman scholar, with academic achievements in many fields. He studied under the philogist Lucius Aelius Stilo and the philosopher Antiochus. Of equestrian birth and rank, Varro was a supporter of Pompey in the civil wars at the fall of the republic, and even served as a

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Caesarean Section Roman Medicine

Details: One form of surgery in ancient Rome was the Caesarean section childbirth procedure. A common misconception is that Gaius Julius Caesar himself was born under this procedure, but that is completely without merit.. A Caesarean Section in the ancient world was a last resort operation to comply with Roman ritual and religious custom and had little to do with saving either mother or …

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Titus Maccius Plautus UNRV.com Roman History

Details: Titus Maccius Plautus was one of ancient Rome's greatest playwrights. He was born in Sarsina, Umbria in about 254 BC. Little is known about his life but it is believed that he worked as a stage carpenter as a young man. Plautus eventually went into business as a merchant shipper and, according to tradition, worked as a miller's labourer after

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Claudius Galen Roman History at UNRV.com

Details: Claudius Galen (129 - 199 AD), after Hippocrates, may be the most prominent physician of the ancient world, and certainly of the Roman era. He had an exhaustive education and undertook in-depth research to advance medical knowledge of the time.. He rose to prominence and was appointed to be the personal surgeon of Commodus, who was the son of Marcus Aurelius.

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Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) UNRV.com Roman History

Details: It is with that backdrop in mind one needs to consider Ovid and his career. Publius Ovidius Naso was born in Sulmona in 43 BCE, east of Rome in a region whose people were known as the Paeligni. The Paelignia region had served as a capital in the Italian revolt against Rome during the Social War, but upon surrender its inhabitants were granted

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Roman Gladiators Gladiators in Ancient Rome

Details: Gladiators (from Latin gladiatores) were both professional and amateur fighters in Ancient Rome who fought for the entertainment of its "civilized" spectators.These matches took place in arenas throughout the Roman Empire and for the bulk of its history. Man vs. man and man against animal engagements, in combat that was at times to the death, was the ancient world sport that …

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Roman Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Medicine in Ancient Rome

Details: Roman Drugs, Pharmaceuticals and Medicine. While medications today are intended to provide relief of symptoms or attack a disease itself, there were few successes regarding this in the ancient world. The Romans had an excellent knowledge of anesthetics, but all other so called 'cures' were developed through practices as similar as mixing poisons.

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Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil) UNRV.com Roman History

Details: Publius Vergilius Maro is the mostly highly regarded Roman poet. Born in Cisalpine Gaul to a farmer, he received the finest education possible to a family of moderate means. He studied first in Cremona, then Milan, Naples and eventually Rome. His rural farm life had a significant impact on his work and his first published pieces, the Eclogues

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