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History Of Ancient Rome

UNRV Roman Empire aims to give visitors a substantial look into what Rome was. We will delve into all aspects of its society and those of her neighbors, and perhaps share a greater understanding of our own world through that of the past.


The superstar sportsmen of their day.


Trade, taxes and coinage of the Ancient Romans.


The clothing and changing fashions of the Empire.


A dark but significant part of Ancient Roman life.


Discover how military success fuelled expansion.


Religion played a major part in everyone's lives.


Construction that was ahead of its time.


Overseeing it all was an extremely difficult job.


How were the sick and the injured looked after?

UNRV.com is thrilled to present a wall map of the Roman Empire. Exhaustively researched over the course of two years and subject to five months of design and historical scrutiny, this 'poster' is not simply an artistic work, but truly an educational resource in its own right.

This large map is unique wall decor that is perfect for the den, office or classroom and will delight history buffs; particularly those with a special interest in the Ancient Roman Empire. With the map features presented in the original Latin, it will also make an educational tool for the student, teacher or professor. No classroom focused on ancient history or classical studies should be without this spectacular reference and conversational piece.

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Newest Article

The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

The magnificent Pantheon towers, above what was once ancient Rome's Campus Martius, are among the best-preserved ancient structures in the world today. They have been kept safe from the ravages of time by its continued use throughout the centuries and its transition into a Christian church.

Yet this monumental building bears an inscription not to an emperor, but rather reads "M·AGRIPPA·L·F·COS·TERTIVM·FECIT." The words link the Pantheon directly to Marcus Agrippa; general, admiral, architect, and the ultimate right-hand-man of Octavian Augustus.

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Latest UNRV Site News

A statue of Julius Caesar
18 - September 2019

New Julius Caesar Section

Gaius Julius Caesar rose from fairly humble beginnings to become the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. Unsurprisingly, his rise to power is a story filled with incidents and significant moments.

This new section brings together the content on the UNRV site into a 21-part chronological series. Starting with Caesar’s humble beginnings and the influence of his uncle Marius, each part covers the significant events in his life, until it was ended with his assassination by rival senators.

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Roman and Ancient History Books

Latest Book Reviews

See below to read the latest reviews of new book releases.
Attila the Hun: Arch Enemy of Rome by Ian Hughes
24 - May 2019

Attila the Hun: Arch Enemy of Rome

by Ian Hughes

Attila the Hun is a household name. Rising to the Hunnic kingship around 434, he dominated European history for the next two decades. Attila bullied and manipulated both halves of the Roman empire, forcing successive emperors to make tribute payments or face invasion.

Ian Hughes recounts Attila's rise to power, attempting to untangle his character and motivations so far as the imperfect sources allow.

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25 - January 2019

Rome and America: The Great Republics

by Walter Signorelli

In Rome and America: The Great Republics, author Walter Signorelli chronicles and compares these two greatest and enduring republics of history, explaining how they formed, grew, and prospered. He evaluates their strengths and weaknesses, the environments from which they emerged, and the values and practices they had in common.

More than an historical narrative or a collection of biographies, Rome and America: The Great Republics examines the political, social, economic, and moral factors that affected both nations, considering the successes and mistakes of the Romans and their implications for American society today.

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09 - September 2018

The Middle Ages in 50 Objects

by Elina Gertsman and Barbara H Rosenwein

The extraordinary array of images included in this volume reveals the full and rich history of the Middle Ages. Exploring material objects from the European, Byzantine and Islamic worlds, the book casts a new light on the cultures that formed them, each culture illuminated by its treasures. Lavishly illustrated, this is an appealing and original guide to the cultural history of the Middle Ages.

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20 - August 2018

Women at War in the Classical World

by Paul Chrystal

Paul Chrystal's Women at War in the Classical World is a useful overview of how women experienced warfare in the Classical World. He emphasizes that no matter where and when the warfare has occured, women were, and are, always involved. Chrystal primarily discusses the women involved in the wars and traditions of warfare of Greece and Rome, though he does address women of other ancient cultures in the introduction.

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28 - July 2018

Return of the Barbarians

by Jakub J. Grygiel

Return of the Barbarians re-examines the threat of violent non-state actors throughout history, revealing key lessons that are applicable today. From the Roman Empire and its barbarian challenge on the Danube and Rhine, Russia and the steppes to the nineteenth-century Comanches, Jakub J. Grygiel shows how these groups have presented peculiar, long-term problems that could rarely be solved with a finite war or clearly demarcated diplomacy.

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10 - April 2018

The Bible and Early Trinitarian Theology

by Christopher A. Beeley and Mark E. Weedman

The past thirty years have seen an unprecedented level of interest in early Christian biblical interpretation, from major scholarly initiatives to more popular resources aimed at pastors and general readers. The fields of Biblical Studies and Patristics/Early Christian Studies each arrived at the study of early Christian biblical interpretation largely from their own standpoints, and they tend to operate in relative isolation from one another. This books aims to bring the two fields into closer conversation, in order to suggest new avenues into the study of the deeply biblical dimension of patristic theology as well as the contribution that patristic exegesis can make to contemporary views of how best to interpret the Bible.

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Audiobooks are becoming increasingly popular. On the move? Simply plug in your earphones and listen on the go. Busy at home? Have them on speaker and keep both hands free to do other tasks. Listening in bed? If you fall asleep just resume playing from where you got to last night. Plus there's no need to keep your partner awake in bed with lights like you would do if you were reading a book.

Amazon Audible currently have thousands of books of all genres available as audiobooks, with 154 at time of writing in the "History: Ancient" category alone, including Theodor Mommsen's The History of Rome... nealy 100 hours worth of listening spread over five volumes for those who really love their Roman history audiobooks!

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