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Welcome to the ACE Historical Background Resource Group 

We are slowly building up this Category Folder with Historical Background information and resources, which can be used and referred to across various of the ACE activities........ our Essay Contests, our Image Contests, the Archaeological Simulation project, the ACE school Coin Museums, etc.   Some of the information to which we will direct you will be in our Image Gallery.

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The World in 250 BC according to ancient Greek, Eratosthenes


For example: here's a link to Maps of the Ancient World....

Whilst there you will also see another subfolder on Roman Mosaics  

Read  our " Mythology"  subfolder

To see examples of Roman Inscriptions in Stone, click on our folders entitled ... "Altars" or  "Tombstones"  or  "Dedications"  or find the lead Curse tablet inscription in  "Varied Inscriptions"

 

 
Timelines of Ancient Rome Print E-mail
Here are a couple of  Roman Timelines. The first is a timeline of the Roman Imperial period, courtesy of Dirty Old Coins. It starts with Julius Caesar and runs to Anastasius. It helps to illustrate the succesion of emperors, usurpers, and puppet emperors.
The second is a link to the  UNRV... United Nations of Roma Victrix, website. There are consecutive timelines with the earliest starting prior to Romulus and Remus and they then run through Roman Kings, the Roman Republic and the Imperatorial period...you need to click on the various dates from "Early Period" onwards....
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LINKS to Roman History sites Print E-mail

In order to save you searching, here are some links to Roman History sites


 
Mythology in the Ancient World Print E-mail

In their Mythology, the Ancient Greeks and the Romans often used different names for their various Mythological characters, here is a short list which we hope will help avoid confusion.

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Roman Inscriptions in Stone - Altars Print E-mail
The first installment of ACE Director Souzana Steverding's "Inscriptions in Stone". Romans used inscriptions pretty much the same way we do today. This article shows examples of ancient Roman inscriptions on altars, and gives their translations.
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Roman Inscriptions in Stone - Tombstones Print E-mail
The second installment of ACE Director Souzana Steverding's "Inscriptions in Stone". Romans used inscriptions pretty much the same way we do today. This article shows examples of ancient Roman inscriptions on tombstones, giving us a glimpse of the lives of the people they honour.
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Roman Inscriptions in Stone - Dedications Print E-mail
The third installment of ACE Director Souzana Steverding's "Inscriptions in Stone". Romans used inscriptions pretty much the same way we do today. This article shows examples of ancient Roman dedications on bullding, milestones and other monuments.
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Roman Inscriptions in Stone - Curse Tablet & Varied Inscriptions Print E-mail
The fourth installment of ACE Director Souzana Steverding's "Inscriptions in Stone". This article shows examples of various unusual ancient Roman inscriptions, as well as translations. 
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