Ancient Romans

What's Happening in the City

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Gladiators Attract Thousands to Colosseum

Gladiators from the areas we have conquered gathered yesterday to slay lions and each other. It was a bloody, gory event that attracted over 50,000 spectators from around the world.


Gladiator Marcus Maximus was the crowd favorite as he battled the most ferocious lion I have ever seen. It took an exhausting and exhilarating 30 minutes for Marcus to bring the lion down.


I would not recommend this event for children under 13 years of age. The elderly may also find it offensive.

Civil Engineers on Schedule to Open Appian Way

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Civil Engineers on Schedule to Open Appian Way

Civil engineer Gaius Albanus assured the Roman Senate that the Appian Way will be opened to the public on schedule. The roadway spans from Rome to the southern most tip of Italy in Appulia. The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and completed the first section as a military road in 312 BC. The Appian Way not only helps the military travel faster, it is also used by many traders.

The Roman Forum

Rome, Italy: Roman Forum