Ancient Rome

Interview
UK politics

'A democratic vote swayed by lies is not democracy'—Mary Beard on what antiquity can teach us about political spin

The recipient of the 2019 J. Paul Getty Medal discusses how understanding Cicero can help decipher the rise of populism

Archive
Books

Book Review: The arch of time

From its invention by the Romans, the monumental arch has been a feature of the built environment ever since

Archive
Books

Immortality, Roman style : Hadrian celebrated at the British Museum

Hadrian was a politically savvy, calculating, vicious, lion-hunting, married, gay general in the best tradition

Archive
Restitution

Metropolitan to return antiquities to Italy

20 items that were looted or likely stolen are to be restituted

Archive
Phoenix Ancient Art gallery

How the Aboutaams tried, and failed, to sue the Kimbell Art Museum over a Roman torso

Lawsuit against Kimbell Art Museum was dismissed last November

Archive
Letters

Letter: Nero is the subject of the Warren Cup

One of the British Museum's finest treasures may depict a notoriously licentious Roman emperor

Archive
Getty Museum

Getty returns three stolen works to Italy

Curator voluntarily collaborates with Italy in accordance with museum’s policy

Archive
Antiquities & Archaeology

Saxon warrior discovered in Roman vineyard

The find dates from around AD 650

Archive
Rome

In 1993 Rome’s town council began preparing for the Millennium. The debate has been over how much to alter Mussolini’s propagandistic exploitation of imperial remains

The archaeology of power

Archive
Ancient Rome

Radar helps find amphitheatre without digging

New combination of techniques leads to important finds at ancient Italica

Archive
Antiquities & Archaeology

Twice as much space for classical antiquities

Is a Roman bronze archaeology or art?