Life for the 95%. What was life like for the urban poor in Rome? What sources are available to us?
A catalogue of the Latin inscriptions held in the Ashmolean. You can use the search function, or browse by topic to explore the collection.
3D model of a domus which can be rotated and resized.
Article by Rena Van Den Bergh on the plight of the poor urban tenant, and what protections, legal and otherwise, were offered by the Roman system.
Blog post from Katharine McDonald at the University of Exeter about about migration in the Roman world and the demography of the city of Rome. Includes images and discussion of sources.
This site contains a computer reconstruction of Ostia created as a result of extensive study of plans, documents, drawing and images, as well as visits to the archeological site.
An extensive and detailed description of the House of Diana at Ostia, a well preserved building whose function is still being debated.
Description of the House of the Charioteers in Ostia, accompanied by many photographs and a plan of the site.
Accessible and clear essay by Dr. Jeffrey A. Becker describing insulae, their history and typology.
100 objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas.
Clear and detailed description of insulae, with a separate page detailing known and approximate locations of insulae.