Roman onager - The onagers of the Roman Empire were mainly used for besieging forts or settlements. They would often be armed with large stones that could be covered with a combustible substance and set alight. They could be outranged by bows.
Illustration of the cena, or main meal with nine diners in the triclinium. the Roman dining room. Nine was the socially acceptable number of diners. More was boastful and less showed a stingy host of meager means.
Roman Tablet Recording the Sale of the Slave Girl Victoria, Dated May, 274 ADA wooden tabula with and handwritten ink text recording the sale of a ten-year-old slave girl; a rare and exceptional legal document, providing a fascinating insight.
The early Roman crowds have arrived for their day of entertainment at the Coliseum in this illustration of the upper tier. Cooking, eating, drinking, fighting and betting were all part of a typical day. As was carving graffiti on the benches.