When and by whom was Rome built?

Here we present selected excerpts from Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ book ‘The Roman Antiquities‘ (The Loeb Classical Library). Dionysius here refers to the various different ancient narrations about when and by whom Rome was built in the first place. Continue reading “When and by whom was Rome built?”

The Greek origin of the Romans – Part 3: Aeneas and his Trojans

Here we present selected excerpts from Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ book ‘The Roman Antiquities‘ (The Loeb Classical Library). Apparently, there had been hardly any doubt for Dionysius and the majority of ancient Greek and Roman historians up to his time (1st century B.C.) that the Romans were a nation of mostly Greek origin/genealogy. Continue reading “The Greek origin of the Romans – Part 3: Aeneas and his Trojans”

The Greek origin of the Romans – Part 1: Aborigines & Pelasgians

Here we present selected excerpts from Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ book ‘The Roman Antiquities‘ (The Loeb Classical Library). Apparently, there had been hardly any doubt for Dionysius and the majority of ancient Greek and Roman historians up to his time (1st century B.C.) that the Romans were a nation of mostly Greek origin/genealogy. Continue reading “The Greek origin of the Romans – Part 1: Aborigines & Pelasgians”

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