How far is the road to Rome, or even Virunum?

Virunum today (Photo: Wikipedia)

Roman horseman (Author photo of Marcus Aurelius in the Capitoline)

Travelling in the ancient world was different, fundamentally different. Young (and not so young) men were by far the most mobile in the Ancient Rome over the whole period whether you count it to AD 476 (west) or 1453 (east) because they fought in […]

An 'Extra' piece of Roma Nova...

Delighted to announce that the ebook of ROMA NOVA EXTRA is now available for pre-order on Amazon, B&N Nook and Kobo.

The official publication date is 19 October 2018 when the paperback edition will be available from online stores (Amazon, The Book Depository, etc.) and through bookshops.

Eight stories – four historical and four present […]

Ostia Antica and its importance in Roman sea trading

The Romans were organised, truly organised in complex ways not seen again until at least the 18th and 19th centuries. Trade was vital to Ancient Rome. The empire cost a vast sum of money to run and trade brought in much of that money. The population of the city of Rome grew to over one […]