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  1. 15 December 2023 - Legal Affairs

    Resolving contract disputes uses principles both ancient and cosmopolitan

    All societies make agreements, so contract law is the perfect site to discover intercultural notions of justice, says University of Melbourne expert

  2. 3 August 2023 - Humanities

    Beauty, wine and death in the ancient world

    A new archaeology exhibition at the University of Melbourne gives insights into the hidden lives of ancient Graeco-Roman women, children, slaves and artisans

  3. 11 May 2023 - Humanities

    Happy ancient Roman Mother’s Day

    No breakfast in bed and a bouquet, on ancient Roman Mother’s Day, women served their slaves, says University of Melbourne historian and archaeologist.

  4. 4 April 2023 - Humanities

    All rivers lead to Rome

    University of Melbourne research has unearthed the somewhat forgotten role of rivers as the trade arteries of the ancient Roman Empire

  5. 2 June 2021 - Humanities

    What was it like to be a child in the Roman Empire?

    In researching a new children’s novel set in Ancient Roman times, a University of Melbourne archaeologist found herself hunting answers to unusual questions

  6. 14 August 2020 - Humanities

    Volcanic winter and pandemic pandemonium

    Bubonic plague in the sixth century ended dreams of reunifying the Roman empire and caused decisive geopolitical upheaval, says a University of Melbourne expert

  7. 8 May 2020 - Humanities

    How plague helped make Rome a superpower

    Epidemics like COVID-19 shape history, as happened in 212 BC when a plague set Rome on the path to becoming a superpower, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 2 March 2020 - Humanities

    Out of ancient marshes

    Archaeologists co-led by University of Melbourne uncover massive ancient reclamation work in the Pontine Marshes that was a harbinger of Rome's determination

  9. 10 September 2019 - Humanities

    Bringing ancient Rome to life

    What film adaptions of Ancient Rome do historians like the most? We ask four University of Melbourne experts to give us their favourite screen visions of Rome.

  10. 6 September 2019 - Humanities

    Narcissus and the drawbacks of being a hot teenage boy

    The myth of Narcissus isn’t so much about narcissism as about what it is to transgress society's norms of male sexuality, says a University of Melbourne expert