In a later argument about the city, however, Romulus killed his brother Remus. Romulus went on to name the city after himself, calling it Rome or Roma. The presence and influence of gods and goddesses were integral parts of life in the Roman state. The people of Rome built temples to their gods and observed rituals and festivals to honor and celebrate them.
Any favorable or unfavorable circumstances in Roman life could be attributed to the mood of certain gods, so people would likewise make offerings to the gods in thanks, or in an attempt to appease their tempers.
Unlike many monotheistic religious or spiritual traditions, the Romans gods were seen as caring little about the morality of the Roman people. Rather, their chief concern was being paid tribute through very specific rituals. We can still recognize traces of the Roman gods and goddesses in the artifacts that remain from the ancient civilization and the art that pays homage to them.
Carvings of Janus still survive and statues of Neptune spout water from city fountains.
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Interest in the social life of the occupants of military sites has tended be at the more generalist level e.
Watson , and to concentrate on 'laws, rules, customs and numbers' James , In the last two decades there has been a marked shift in interest. There has been a growing concern for the relationships between military and civilian populations e. Thus, there has been a burgeoning interest in the settlements outside the fort proper, the vici and canabae e. Sommers ; Groenman-van Waateringe et al.
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Such settlements were often founded at the same time as the fort and are identified as accommodation for the many camp-followers and tradespeople who provided service for the soldiers within the fort walls. There has also been an increased interest in the interactions of the Roman army with local populations e. Groenman-van Waateringe et al.
Roman military bases are now being viewed as communities, involving a range of military and non-military personnel Goldsworthy and Haynes Michael Speidel has argued that legionary fortresses functioned like towns, involving families, slaves, craftspersons and businessmen. Figure 4: Idealised plan of a fort, with basic buildings drawing P. People And Spaces In Roman Incorrect offer? This shop is not currently part of our online partner program. The offer information is here to help you compare against other offers. As soon as it is part of our program, we will have a direct link to the product page here.see
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