The Romans in Roman Britain
Romani in Britanniarum Romanorum
These linked pages contain details of the customs and traditions that
the Roman conquerors brought to the backward island of Britain. Not
data on Roman Britain itself, but essential information for anyone
wishing to understand how Britain functioned under the Roman
- Roman Calendar
you ever wondered why 'there are 30 days in September, April, June and
November, while all the rest have 31, save February alone ...' ? Then
you probably don't get out enough. Anyway, this page explains the
origins of the modern Gregorian Calendar and its predecessor devised by
- Roman Festivals
page shows all of the Roman festivals and public holidays, which were
celebrated with animal sacrifices, gladiatorial games, public feasts,
orgies, flagellation, cavorting naked in the streets and painting your
- Roman Numerals
simple breakdown of the Roman numeric system, showing how it was
impossible for the Romans to do complex mathematics without breaking
thier fingers or otherwise ending up in the valetudinarium.
- Roman Emperors
list of all Roman emperors from Augustus Caesar, the Nephew of Julius
Caesar, to the last of the Western Emperors, Romulus Augustulus.
- Roman Consuls
- A partial list of the highest magistrates in Rome.
- Roman Governors
- A menu listing all known pro-praetorian governors of the Roman province(s) of Britannia.
- Latin Abbreviations
list of Latin abbreviations and acronyms used on monumental
inscriptions. We all know that on modern gravestones the letters R.I.P.
are an acronym of 'Rest in Peace', but what did the Romans put on the
tombs of thier dear departed? Find out here!
- Togo's Kak Latin
a bit of fun, here are a few choice Latin phrases and thier English
translations. This page contains a lot of swearing in Latin.
- Roman Appendix
- If there has been something missed out of the preceeding pages you'll probably find it in here.
- Roman Military Menu
of links to the Roman legions, auxiliary cohorts and cavalry wings
stationed in Britain, along with the fortresses, forts, temporary
marching camps and other types of encampments which housed these units.