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    Roman Armor, Briton, 100-200 AD

    Hi, It would depend wether your soldier would be of legionary or auxiliary status (the two main types of soldiers at the time), serve in the infantry or the cavalry, be a simple soldier, a centurion or an higher officer, ... So you'll have to give us a bit more detail before we can help you
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    Bust of Roman Emperor

    Face seems too large to be a Marcus Aurelius, but it could be a Lucius Verus more than a Septimius Severus to me...
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    Things to do in Londinium

    You might find some things in the Petrie museum (I've never had the opportunity to visit, but I think they may have roman-period Fayoum pieces).
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    Hadrian's hall

    You too are planning to go on the wall Artimi ? I shall most probably go there during the first two weeks of July, after I'll have given a talk at the Science Fiction Foundation Conference at Liverpool's university (and I'll make a reference to the last King Arthur movie, so it'll be roman themed too, if only somewhat...).
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    Senatorial Titles

    Hi, Looking at my copy of Mitchell's "A history of the Later Roman Empire A.D 284-641", 2007, I find the following informations on page 182, diagram 5.2 : equestrian class : called "perfectissimi" from at least the time of the Notitia Dignitatum onward senatorian class : Notitia Dignitatum Clarissimi (lower) spectabiles Illustres (higher) [*]Theodosian Constitution (412 A.D.) clarissimi (lower) senatores spectabiles illustres (higher) Together those categories made the imperial aristocracy But those who did reach the consulship made a sort of sub-class. Around 530 A.D., in the time of Justinian, only the illustres would seat at the senate : they were former consuls, patricians and some member of the emperor's inner circle. Sons would inherit only the status of clarissimi and would have to prove themselve to reach higher levels.
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    Merry Christmas!

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    Guess the ancient city!

    Yes it is, it seems Albania's Butrint was too easy for the crowd
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    It's indeed the Cato of Volubilis, now on display at Rabat's archeological museum !
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    So, who want to guess who this republican chap was ?
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    Guess the ancient city!

    And here is another place for you to, hopefully, struggle with :)/>
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    Guess the ancient city!

    It's the Alp's trophy, also known as Augustus's trophy, in the town of La Turbie in south-eastern France.
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    Yes this gentleman was from the Republican time.
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    Ok. I'll make things quite a bit more difficult with the next one, but will provide hints when needed :)/>
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    Let's start then... Trajanus ?
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    Classical Etiquette

    What you're thinking of is mostly the Illiad and the Odyssey, the references which drove the greek culture and were in part adopted by the romans (first greek books translated to latin, some of first attempts of latin higher litterature being attempts to do roman equivalent of the story, place of the Enneid from the Augustean era onward) : Homer's books were really the closest the ancient western world had to chivalry code. It spoke of what a man could, should and would do if he truly was manfull, and what he should not, what would ashame him and what would bring him honour. The romans added their own concepts of, amongst others, Majestas, Gravitas and all that made up the Mos Maiorum (behaviour of the ancestors) to this greek heritage, and this made up what the higher class at least would take as a good and respectable etiquette.
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    road signs

    I've never heard of signposts in the ancient world, directions were given by the mile markers and asking peoples at the roadside inns or relay stations. Also people relied on local guides, and on written itineraries like the Antonine itinerary or the ones on those goblets from Vicarello currently at the National Museum of Roman Archeology of the Palazzo Massimo, in Rome :
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    Roman Demeter

    This is really Athena-ble !
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    Guess the ancient city!

    Indeed Ummidia Quadratilla, this is one of the houses of Volubilis ! Well done ! And to you the next game
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    Guess the ancient city!

    No, the place is not this nice tunisian place.
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    Guess the ancient city!

    Every thing that has been said until now, including (especialy ?) Melvadius comment on North Africa, is false
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    Guess the ancient city!

    And you would be wrong too, Auris, for the place is neither in Greece, in Albania nor in France...
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    Guess the ancient city!

    No you were not looking at the right area of the ancient world...
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    Guess the ancient city!

    I'm afraid Maladict that this place is not one of those you just mentionned... (it may reconfort you that I never went to Spoleto either, but used my pictures to confirm or, as it proved, infirm your hypothesis before using google to look for arches, a picture which turned of as being from a wikipedia page on roman arches giving me the answer...)
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    Guess the ancient city!

    Ahah I did really win against our great lord Maladict ? godness ! thanks Minerva ! :P/>/> But I'm sure he'll humble me back with just one look at the following picture :
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    Guess the ancient city!

    I'm not so sure, my pictures of the arch show neither inscription nor such a metal guard underneath. Also their is a line inside the arch not present here, and the arch of Trieste is also much more ornate (pilaster and such) so it can't be him I think... On the other hand the Arch of Drusus in Spoleto could maybe fit the bill better.