Apr 5, 2004
In order to better clarify the acquisition of Roman Provinces, we’ve added a table listing the acquisitions in chronologic order. Roman Province Chronology lists the year of conquest or provincial assignment along with important leaders or events that shaped the circumstances. Also included are the dates or time periods that the particular territories fell out [...]
Apr 3, 2004
The Province of Moesia was an important territorial buffer between the mainland Greek provinces and the Germanic Goths, while providing important economic advantages in its own right. During his reign, Augustus commissioned, Marcus Licinius Crassus, grandson of the original Caesarian Triumvir, as proconsul of Macedonia to subdue the local tribes and brings its wealth under [...]
Apr 2, 2004
Today’s update is a brief look at the history of the Roman Navy. “The imperial navy after Augustus, aside from the occasional conflicts in civil wars, once again was primarily charged with the protection of shipping and deterring piracy. Rome maintained two large fleets, the Classis Praetoria Misenensis and Classis Praetoria Ravennatis based in the [...]
Apr 1, 2004
The actual battles that occured throughout the history of Roman warfare are as important as the wars themselves. We’ve collected and organized the known battles, significant and insignificant and ordered them by historical period. Included are the dates, places, victors and detrimentum (losers). With the large collection of information (over 200 entries), there are bound [...]
Mar 30, 2004
Closing out a series of Samnite Wars the Third Samnite War put an end to threats from Rome’s neighbors in Central Italy and left only the Greek city-state of Tarentum as opposition on the Italian Peninsula. Final victory over the Samnites consolidated Rome’s strength in Italy, but also exposed her to more dangerous threats abroad, [...]
Mar 29, 2004
Nearing the conclusion of the Conquest of Italy chapter, we’ve added the Great or Second Samnite War. Initially a bitter struggle that saw several Roman defeats, victory established Rome’s permanent establishment in central Italy and opened the door to the south.
Mar 26, 2004
A Roman Empire Map has been added to the Empire section. It contains all the Roman provinces, regardless of timeframe, and the Roman names for the seas and oceans. Expect more original maps to be added in the future.
Mar 25, 2004
With the end of the first Samnite War, Rome faced another challenge from her Latin neighbors. Open revolt turned into a war that would clearly make Rome the master of Central Italy. The Latin Revolt has been added as a new chapter of the Conquest of Italy section of the Roman History series.
Mar 19, 2004
Focusing some attention on the UNRV.com Roman Culture section, we’ve added a short treatment on the history of the Latin Language. From its humble beginnings as a local dialect, this Indo-European tongue grew into the dominant language of western Europe for a millenia. Its roots still survive today in various forms in many of the [...]
Mar 18, 2004
In continuing the History of Rome series, the Conquest of Italy gets another update. The Samnite Wars is the first of 4 articles in the chapter. They will reflect on Rome’s 3 successive conflicts with their Sabellian neighbors interrupted only by the Latin Revolt.
Mar 12, 2004
The Roman Economy section has been updated with an additional page regarding Roman Taxes. The page gives an overview on the taxes were the paid and the methods for collection within the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.
Mar 11, 2004
With the recently added Roman Coins pages, we’ve also added Roman Coin Denominations. This page reflects the various coinage that was available in the Roman world from the early Republic through the end of the Empire.
Mar 10, 2004
The Roman Coins section has been updated with a page on the Roman Mints which illustrates the oversight and production of coins. Additionally, Roman Mints Index highlights the facilities that were operational for Imperial Roman coins.