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You can move through the site more like a book using the orange arrow buttons below.
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At the end of most sections, you'll be able to take a brief quiz to help you remember the information you've seen. Some are a bit tougher (eg Julius Caesar and Literature). The link to the appropriate quiz appears on the right in a blue/grey box:
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There are about 400 pictures on the site - all the pictures for a particular chapter can be looked at together if you visit the GALLERY page. Quite often the pictures here will be larger than on the main site. Maps can also be accessed directly from the MAPS page. There's also a map of Italy which can be brought up at any time from the link in the right hand column or at the foot of the page. Most of the maps (and some pictures) can be enlarged - when this is possible a magnifying glass appears when you move the mouse over them.
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Help for finding your way around, searching, interacting with the site (quizzes) and feedback.
The Classics Pages - the 'parent' site. Over 1000 pages of news, information, games and controversy about the life, literature, art and archaeology of the ancient world of Greece & Rome.
Site Map - the contents of the site as a table of contents.
Map of Italy showing places and other geographical features mentioned on this site. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group. NEW!
Gallery of illustrations used on the site. Many of the illustrations can be made larger than they are in the text by clicking on the appropriate image in the gallery. NEW!
List of maps used on the site. Maps can be enlarged when you see the magnifying glass (in some browsers).
Help on using "The Romans"
The Romans About the print version (second edition 2008), and how to order it.
Other Books by Antony Kamm
Acknowledgements - those who have contributed to the site
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