Augustus: Images of Power

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
Michael DiMaio, Jr. of Salve Regina University is manager of this new web site dedicated to Roman Emperors. De Imperatoribus Romanis "allow[s] its users to retrieve short biographical essays of all the Roman emperors from the accession of the Emperor Augustus to the death of the Emperor Constantine XI Palaeologus. Each essay on this site, which is peer reviewed, is written by a scholar and is accompanied by a bibliography, illustrations, and footnotes." Scholarly and well-presented, this site promises to be an excellent resource.

Diocletian's "Palace" at Split
Michael Greenhalgh of the Australian National University presents this exhibition. "Split - or Spalato - is one of the most extraordinary places of the later Roman world, being no less than the palace which the Emperor Diocletian began building in 293 AD in readiness for his retirement from politics in 305. On the Dalmatian coast, adjacent to the Roman city of Salonae, it takes the dual form of a legionary camp similar to those still to be seen on the frontiers of Syria (appropriately so, for Diocletian was of necessity a military emperor) but also, with its splendid loggias, of an Italian house." This well-presented exhibition of Diocletian's "Palace" at Split features sections on the Emperor Diocletian and the "palace" itself.

The Ecole Initiative
Founded by Anthony F. Beavers and administrated by Karen Rae Keck and Norman Hugh Redington, the Ecole (Early Church On-Line Encyclopedia) Initiative coordinates the efforts of scholars across the internet to build a hypertext encyclopedia of the early Church. Though the initial title index is small, the supplementary files are quite detailed and growing. The site features an extensive glossary, hyperlinked to a central chronology, and a documents page linked to a large selection of early Church texts on the internet.

The Forum Romanum

The Gnosis Archive
The Gnosis Archive provides a variety of information on Gnosticism, a religious tendency that has grown up alongside the Judeo-Christian traditions, though its precise relation to these traditions has been difficult to discern. The site also includes The Gnostic Society Virtual Library, a collection of primary texts on Gnosticism. The Gnosis Archive is maintained by Lance Owens.

Illustrated History of the Roman Empire
An impressive site by Franco Cavazzi offering much for casual exploration and indepth learning. The main content of the site currently is divided into 10 chapters: The Founding, The Kings, The Republic, The Early Emperors, The Decline, The Collapse, Constantinople, Religion, Society, and The Army. Each chapter is further internally divided into sections to make for easier reading and all but the last three chapters provide a chronology of events relating to its subject. The site also contains interactive maps, quizzes, and a children's section exploring Roman culture.

The New Testament Gateway
Far-reaching and regularly updated, Mark Goodacre's The New Testament Gateway is a thorough guide to internet academic sources regarding the New Testament. The site is divided into 18 sections: Featured Links, Greek New Testament, Bible Translations and Editions, Textual Criticism, Non-Canonical Christian Texts, Gospels and Acts, The Apostle Paul, Revelation, Historical Jesus, Judaica, Early Church and Patristics, Jesus in Film, Academic E-lists, New Testament Scholars, General Resources, Maps, Archaeology, and Bibliography. with each section containing extensive links to quality sites on that topic.

The Pompeii Forum Project
This site "is a collaborative venture that focuses on the urban center of Pompeii. (The forum at any Roman town was the urban center housing the town's main religious, civic, and commercial institutions.) There are three components to the project: documentation of standing remains; archaeological analysis; and urban study that seeks a) to interpret the developments at Pompeii in the broader context of urban history and b) to identify at Pompeii recurring patterns of urban evolution that can be applied to contemporary issues in American urbanism." This internet site is quite detailed, offering text complemented by several images, archetectural plans and reconstructions to analyze the remains of this ancient city.

Roman Art and Architecture

Roman Portraits from Egypt (Berger Foundation)

Romarch: A Resource for the Art and Archeology of Ancient Italy and the Provinces of Rome
This site "is a crossroads for Web resources on the art and archaeology of Italy and the Roman provinces, from ca. 1000 B.C. to A.D. 600." Prepared by Pedar Foss and based at the University of Michigan, Romarch is by far the most important index of art and archeology resources dedicated to Roman Culture, with separate pages for Italia, Hispania, Gallia, Britannia, Germania (with Raetia, Noricum and Thule), Pannonia (with Dalmatia, Moesia, and Dacia), Graecia (with Thracia) and Asia Minor. This Romarch web page is associated with the internet discussion group of the same name. "Romarch is...sponsored by the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) at the University of Michigan, currently with more than 400 subscribers world-wide."

Roman Recipes
Have you ever wondered what the Romans ate? Micaela Pantke presents this collection of Ancient Roman Recipes taken from the Roman Cookbook De Re Coquinaria by Marcus Gavius Apicius. Recipes are included for Isicia Omentata (Roman Burgers), Pepones et Melones (Water and Honey Melons), Patina de Pisciculis (Soufflee of Small Fishes), Patina de Piris (Pear Soufflee), and Minutal Marinum (Seafood Fricassee), along with several others.

Women's Life in Greece and Rome
See the EAWC Site Index for Greece for more details.