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Rome looking toward St. Peter's Basilica built by Constantine;
This drawing dates to 1493

Thomas Jefferson in his letter to Dr. Joseph B. Priestley, Jan. 27, 1800, reflects his thanks to his teachers:
"To read the Latin and Greek authors in their original, is a sublime luxury; and I deem luxury in science to be at least as justifiable as in architecture, painting, gardening, or the other arts. I enjoy Homer in his own language infinitely beyond Pope's translation of him, and both beyond the dull narrative of the same events by Dares Phrygius; and it is an innocent enjoyment. I thank on my knees, him who directed my early education, for having put into my possession this rich source of delight; and I would not exchange it for anything which I could then have acquired, and have not since acquired."

Sunken Roman City Now Lies Beneath the Waves Off of Italy's West Coast: from DailyMail (UK)

Images of Rome: The Rodolpho Lanciani Digital Archive

Check out Vicaepedia: Libera Encyclopaedia: the Latin version of Wikipedia!

Ancientvine is a site which features 3D recreations of the ancient world and other cool information

Check out this impressive resource:

Take a look at this amazing video of the reconstruction
of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Want to see what Ostia Antica may have looked like?
Watch this 3D reconstruction video (in French)

Ancient Rome in AD 320 ( 2/28/26)

Rome is in the running to host the 2024 Olympic Games!
Rome 2024 bid will put Colosseum, Circus Maximus to use
 (Pantagraph: 2/17/16)

Back to the Future goes back to Ancient Rome in 36AD [sic]



Mark Keith,
Jan 19, 2015, 4:00 AM
Mark Keith,
Feb 11, 2013, 6:52 PM