I'm learning that many of the customs and traditions that I think of as Roman actually originated from the Etruscans instead. Can anyone recommend some good books, videos, or websites about ancient Etruscan culture and history?
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Mar 13, 2013 -
What tunes would the roman emperor Nero have been likely to have played on his fiddle?
posted by Artw
on Jan 9, 2012 -
IN which work does the Roman historian Livy state that the Roman empire started to decay when cooks acquired celebrity status? [more inside]
posted by cheez-it
on Aug 14, 2011 -
It is a sad thing to realize that your primary history source of late is trashy romance novels. Help me fix this. [more inside]
posted by elizardbits
on Jun 18, 2011 -
Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Tacitus, and the rest of those familiar names are inextricably tied with the historical canon of classical "western" civilization. But who are the "eastern" equivalents? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer
on Jun 24, 2010 -
I'm looking for books about Italy, specifically Rome and Venice, and also books set in Rome and/or Venice. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by garlic
on Aug 24, 2009 -
When was the last time scholars discovered a previously unknown piece of literature from ancient Greece or Rome? Has it happened at all in modern times? If you were to speculate on the chances we'll ever rediscover another play from Euripides, Sophocles, et al, are there any relatively recent discoveries of new works from ancient Greek and Roman authors you could use as examples?
posted by mediareport
on May 19, 2008 -
What is the name for the people who were allowed to sit outside the Roman Senate and shout their opposition to whatever was going on inside?
posted by swift
on Nov 6, 2004 -
As a lay...very
lay...student of Roman Republic and Empire, and anticipating the upcoming HBO/BBC series Rome
with relish, I'm reading everything I can get my hands on about both Republic and Empire. Currently I'm reading an abridgement of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
I just inherited. What next? [insert Latin for "more inside" here].
posted by WolfDaddy
on Sep 2, 2004 -