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This site is dedicated to bringing you information about the wonder that was the Roman Empire and how its legacy still shapes our history, our language, and the foundations of our society and its institutions. The Roman Empire endures!

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Latest Changes and Additions to the Site

This site about the Roman Empire was created around 2000 and has been in operation since. Its content is slowly expanding as more texts are added to the collection from time to time. Up to now, we have not tracked the changes to the site. This page will record all of the updates and changes as they occur.

  • December 19, 2021 -- revamped this page dedicated to the Song of the Roman Legions.
  • December 17, 2021 -- Completed extensive overhaul of many parts of the site but still have many sectios to do.
  • December 11, 2021 -- Started making some much needed upgrades to the site. Added images. Revamped and standardized template in many sections. Added cross links. Improved the section of maps of the Roman Empire as well as many others.
  • May 22, 2020 -- Converted the front page of many sections and added a bit of content for each index as well as some illustrations. Gradually I am going to convert the main pages of each section to the new Bootstrap based template. Once that is done I will convert the deep content and then add new content.
  • May 20. 2020 -- Converted the main page and the index page of Decline and Fall to a new template. Will convert the rest of the site later. Link later to the subdomains and convert everything to SSI
  • October 26, 2015 -- converted sextion on docial life in Rome during the time of Cicero into a mobile friendly design.
  • October 17, 2015 -- By now I have reonovated and converted about a third of the site, making the pages mobile friendly and updating the navigation. Sections completed include The Decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Julius Caesar and the Failure and Grandeur of Roman Civilization among many others.
  • October 12, 2015 -- Started the long and labor intensive process of upgrading the look as well as the nuts and bolts of the site. GRadually, section by section, I will be converting the site to a mobile friendly design with a better layout and less cofusing maze of navugation. This is going to take some time. The first sections converted were Age of Fable and the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
  • April 8, 2014 -- Added an article about the Etruscan city state of Volaterrae, site of the present day Volterra.
  • April 8, 2014 -- Added an article about the Etruscan city state of Veii, which challenged Rome for supremacy.
  • March 30, 2014 -- Added significant content to the subdomain about the Etruscans. Made improvements to the Egyptian and Greek subdomains.
  • . January 21, 2013 -- Minor site tweaks. Major content addition and overhaul coming soon.
  • May 15, 2011 -- added a section on the conversion of Rome from a pagan city into the capital of Christianity.
  • May 11, 2011 -- added a section on the life and role of women within the Roman Empire.
  • April 4, 2010 -- Amended the front page by adding a large detailed map of the roman empire at its greatest extent.
  • Added some links to the section of maps of the Roman Empire
  • October 12, 2009 -- added a section on the barbarian leader Theodoric the Goth, who contributed to the Fall of the Roman Empire and just perhaps to the preservation of many of its institutions. Also implemented a new site design (currently used in the new sections only) and a new Logo. Also built a section on Roman Medicine
  • September 21, 2009 -- improved the map section displaying maps of the Roman world including large maps of Roman France (Gaul or Gallia) and Roman Italy. Also added chitika ads, and corrected some problems with the navigation in that section.
  • Added section on Roman religious beliefs and how they changed over time, prior to Christianity becoming the dominant religion in the Empire.
  • September 21, 2009 -- Added an interesting book about the daily life of the common people in the Roman Empire
  • September 19, 2009 -- updated the privacy policy.
  • Added section on Roman religious beliefs and how they changed over time, prior to Christianity becoming the dominant religion in the Empire.
  • Added a new section of Roman myths and legends and how they shaped the Roman world view.
  • October 21, 2007 -- added google search to the front page. Now you can search the entire collection of Roman Empire texts and information online.
  • October 10, 2007 -- added a new widget from Amazon to the front page which displays a slide show of products related to Rome and the Roman Empire. The screen below is an example of this.

Future Planned Upgrades

  • Add a section of Latin Phrases, Sayings and Quotes in current usage today.
  • Add Greek and Roman Ghost Stories
  • Add a More link to the bottom of the front page linking to the second index page
  • Add Latin for Beginners
  • Add the Satyricon
  • Add Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • Add Best Roman Classics
  • Revamp the page layout for all new additions

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