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The Roman Empire was the largest empire of the ancient world. Its capital was Rome, and its empire was based in the Mediterranean. The Empire dates from 27 BC, when Octavian became the Emperor Augustus, until it fell in 476 AD, marking the end of the Ancient World and the beginning of the Middle Ages, or Dark Ages.


See below for lots of Roman related activities, weblinks, Presentations and videos.


"Veni Vidi Vici!"

The Roman Empire

The Roman Army

The spread of the Roman Empire was partly due to the fact that the Roman army was so well organised. At the time of its invasion of Britain, the Roman army was the most disciplined and efficient killing machine that the ancient world had ever known. Its men were well-equipped and highly trained, and operated in strict formation on the battlefield. Links and activities below...

A day in the life of a Roman soldier

Romans - Meet a Roman Legionary

Roman Artifacts Excavation

Click below for a really fun sensory activity where students can use their archeological skills to excavate Roman artifacts from ice. Great fun and simple to do. Enjoy!


Gladiators were combatants who fought against each other, condemned criminals and wild animals during the time of Roman Republic and Roman Empire. They were armed with deadly weapons and in most cases fought till either one of them accepted defeat or was killed fighting. Gladiators fought for the entertainment of Rome’s rich and mighty and also for public. 

The Insane Real Life of a Roman Gladiator

Roman Gods

The Romans believed in lots of gods. There were gods for just about everything. The Romans even took on many of the gods of the people they conquered. They especially liked the Greek gods. Many Romans had a shrine in their house to worship their personal household god.

So Many Gods | Rotten Romans | Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories - Romans vs. Celts Game

Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon

Click below for some excellent Roman resources from the National Roman Legionary Museum in Caerleon, and from the Vindolanda Trust...

Roman Mosaics

Roman mosaics were a common feature of private homes and public buildings across the empire from Africa to Antioch. Not only are mosaics beautiful works of art in themselves but they are also an invaluable record of such everyday items as clothes, food, tools, weapons, flora and fauna. They also reveal much about Roman activities like gladiator contests, sports, agriculture, hunting and sometimes they even capture the Romans themselves in detailed and realistic portraits. Check out the resources below which are all about Roman mosaics. Perhaps you could try to make your own...