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Life in Ancient Rome

Use the Library Catalogue

Search the library catalogue for useful sources of information about Ancient Rome. 

Most of the books about Ancient Rome are in the 937 section of the Non-fiction shelves.

Also check the general books on Ancient Civilisations at 930 using the contents pages and index to guide you to information about Rome.

BGS Databases

Explore our databases in the eResources page; there are 4 to try for Ancient Rome.

The first two are general sites:


This one is specifically for History. It is more academic too.

History Reference Centre

Google Earth

Use Google Earth to take a virtual tour in  Ancient Rome. You can see 3D representations of great Roman sites.

A Teenager in 73 AD

Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

Roman Mysteries

Explore the Roman Mysteries website...then borrow the books!

There is another site relating to the TV series here. Try out the fun game!

Ancient Rome

The Colosseum. Rome, Italy.

Image from: David Davis / Photo Researchers / Universal Images Group

Library Catalogue

Search the Library Catalogue


Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome

Rome Reborn presents a fly-through of a 3D digital model of the ancient city as it might have appeared in  320 CE.

Just for Fun!

Here are some games to play. You will need your headphones for some of them.

Gladiator: Dressed to Kill Game

Horrible Histories - the Terrible Treasures game.

Click on the Rotten Romans link.

Dig it Up - take part in an archaelgical dig.
Historical Pairs - test your knowledge or learn as you play!
Fling the Teacher - use your knowledge to throw your teacher away!

Gladiator books

If you are interested in the world of ancient Rome, borrow these books:

General Websites


Buidlings / Tehnology

Roman Society

Oral Presentation Help

Use these sites to get some tips for your presentation.

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