Designed by Archimedes, the famous engineer, Syracusia was built on the island of Sicily in 240 BCE. The ship was 360 feet long and 80 feet wide. It carried 1,943 passengers. It also featured a hot water pool, garden promenade, library, restaurant, and temple dedicated to Aphrodite. Marble statues and carved ivory lavishly decorated these features. It carried 200 armed soldiers, two large catapults and three (or more) protective towers rose above the deck manned by archers.
Dos nuevas actividades realizadas por Jesús González Molina de la Escuela Primaria Vicente Guerrero, desde Los Placeres del Oro, Guerrero, México, para repasar la civilización romana, mediante dos fichas, una de preguntas sobre al Romas antigua y otra para trabajar la elaboración de textos a partir de las siete maravillas de la Roma antigua. …
Daily life around a Roman insula. Roman apartment buildings contained vendors on the first floor and living quarters on the floors above. The apartments in the insulae lacked most basic amenities, such as kitchens and bathrooms. As a result, Romans lived a highly communal lifestyle. The lower classes used public baths and toilets, ate in restaurants, and spent leisure time in common spaces, like the forum.
Roman clothing styles, especially elite men's and women's ceremonial styles were remarkably stable. How one dressed and how well one wore the traditional toga (men) or stola and palla (women) said much about your social status and maturity. A male citizens put on his first toga (became "togatus") at puberty in a special ceremony, and a woman would adopt matronly garb when first married.
Roman testudo (tortoise) formation. In Ancient Roman warfare, the testudo or tortoise formation was a formation used commonly by the Roman Legions during battles, particularly sieges. Testudo is the Latin word for "tortoise". The Greek term for this formation is "chelone" and during the Byzantine era, it seems to have evolved to what military manuals of the era call the "foulkon".