The Romans

Antony Kamm’s



Richard Stoneman


To coincide with the publication of the second edition of Antony Kamm's bestselling book, The Romans: an introduction, this accompanying web site also had a makeover.

There are new maps of Italy and the empire, additional illustrations, and fresh material on Roman society, religion and traditional values and customs, as well as character sketches of Lucretia, Livia, and Agrippina the Younger. Visit the site map for further details.

The site surveys the history, life, and culture of Rome from its foundation to the end of the Roman empire in the east. It is illustrated with over 400 photographs from numerous sources, with authentic drawings of the famous, and infamous, people who governed the republic or ruled the empire; religion; society and daily life; literature; art, architecture and technology; and the army. There are sections on state officials and assemblies, the role of women, slavery, education, food, dress, entertainment, the Roman calendar and numerals, and the legacy of Rome.

Additional features include page overviews, parallel notes supplementing the information given in the text; extended captions to illustrations; period, subject, and individual timelines covering the whole of Roman history, and regular interactive quizzes.

Amazing Grades 5-star rating.

An outstanding free online resource. Latinteach

A new and extensive introduction to all things Roman ... The timelines are clear and colour-coded. Navigation is easy, and the pages are clearly set out and well illustrated. They are long, but an overview of each page is given in a panel at the top right, and a 'Believe it or not' box at the bottom right of each page reveals interesting oddities. Bob Bass, ICT and AVA editor, Journal of Classics Teaching.

A treasure trove of interesting and useful things.

Oxford University Classics Outreach

Impressive and extremely well done.

Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Updated June 2009

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Copyright © 2006, 2008, 2009 Antony Kamm & Andrew Wilson

Designed by Andrew Wilson


Overview of this page [Ref:0]


Antony Kamm's introduction to the Romans, from the book published by Routledge, a member of the Taylor & Francis group.

The text and pictures remain copyright. For permission to use images, text and other material on the site, see the foot of page.


Links to other pages on the site:

The Classics Pages - the 'parent' site. Over 1000 pages of news, information, games and controversy about the life, literature, art and archaeology of the ancient world of Greece & Rome.

Site Map - the contents of the site as a table of contents.

Map of Italy showing places and other geographical features mentioned on this site. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group. NEW!

Gallery of illustrations used on the site. Many of the illustrations can be made larger than they are in the text by clicking on the appropriate image in the gallery. NEW!

List of maps used on the site. Maps can be enlarged when you see the magnifying glass (in some browsers).

Help on using "The Romans"

The Romans About the print version (second edition 2008), and how to order it.

Other Books by Antony Kamm

Acknowledgements - those who have contributed to the site

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Acknowledgements - those who have contributed to the site

Believe it or not:

Keep an eye on this box: there will be strange or unexpected information here!