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For History Buffs

Here are pages about various historical items of interest to me, and a little glimpse into some of my other collecting hobbies.

Ted's Roman Name Generator

Make your own Roman Name - for men or women.

Learn the mysteries of Roman naming conventions.

Dates and Times

Discover the secrets of the Roman calendar.


Here are a few fossils from my very modest collection.

Scutum Romanum

Here's a little blurb about the Romany army and the "classic" Roman shield.

Pitcher This

See some Early American Pattern Glass and memorabilia from the brief 1898 Spanish-American War.

Currier and Ives Dishes

Here's a little background info about my fancy Currier and Ives dinner service.

For the Birds

Yet another purchase I made. Check out these silver Viking salt and pepper shakers.

Cartwheel Pennies

I decided to sneak a coin page in here. Here's my 1797 cartwheel penny - a big coin for a small denomination.

Plus, I added a 1797 cartwheel two-penny to the same page - my biggest coin yet.

My reading list

If you're interested in reading fiction about the ancient world, here are a few well-known and not-so-well-known suggestions.

  • The Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Masada, Ernest K Gann
  • The Triumph, Ernest K Gann
  • Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace
  • Augustus, Allan Massie
  • The Last Days of Pompeii, Bulwer-Lytton
  • Cleopatra's Heir, Gillian Bradshaw
  • Aphrodite, Pierre Louys
  • The Course of Honour, Lindsey Davis
  • Spartacus, Lewis Crassic Gibbon
  • Family Favourites, Alfred Duggan
  • Constantine, Frank Slaughter
  • Word to Caesar, Geoffrey Trease

External Links

Ancient Worlds - the successor to Ancient Sites

The home of Senex Caecilius

Bill Thayer's comprehensive LacusCurtius

The Classics Pages of Andrew Wilson

Doug Smith's Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

Marc Moskowitz's Latin Poetry Page

Livius - articles on ancient history

Perseus Digital Library

Vates - The Journal of New Latin Poetry


Some famous Romans and me

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