"Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real."

Cormac McCarthy

Last updated 19 March 2020  © Julia Edwards

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Click on the buttons to be whisked off on a whistle-stop tour of what was what in Roman times.

There's a timeline, to show you what happened when, and where The Leopard in the Golden Cage fits in (sorry, this page doesn't show if you're browsing on a mobile).


Then there are a few famous Romans, a guide to how to name your child if you're a Roman, some useful links to other websites about the Romans, and even a couple of Roman recipes you might like to try! If you decide to cook wild boar, let me know how you get on.

Caesar invading Britain, apparently:

"Over there, men! No, I said over THERE! And why didn't anyone get properly dressed before we left for the invasion?"