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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 22 February 2019 - Humanities

    Lucky discoveries of lost ancient history

    Chance discoveries have been key to our understanding of ancient times. Here, University of Melbourne experts tell the stories of some of these important finds.

  7. 23 October 2018 - Arts & Culture

    A pressing matter: Ancient Roman food technology

    University of Melbourne researcher finds Ancient Roman text has long been misinterpreted, shedding new light on how oil and wine press technology developed