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Rome: A Quick Travel Guide




Ready for a splash of culture and non-stop sight-seeing but you only have a couple of days to get away? Look no further than Rome, Italy. With historical, architectural and religious wonders galore there are a plethora of sights and locations to explore within the Italian capital. But with so much to see, where do you start? Here’s a quick guide to the top attractions you don’t want to miss and some handy tips for getting around the city.» >

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Virtual model of Rome project wins award

Matthew Nicholls, Associate Classics Professor at the University of Reading has created a virtual model of Rome, the ancient capital city of Italy and is the winner of the Guardian University Awards 2014 Ideas Bank.

The model enables students to engage with digital modelling within a humanities degree whilst exploring each and every street of the ancient city from various angles using this unique digital tool.

The project was completed with input from both undergraduate and postgraduate students here at the University and it now forms a central part of the core teaching modules within the Classics department.» >

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Mary Beard

At the Classical Association conference 2013 hosted by the University of Readings Classics Department Mary Beard was awarded with a special award. I spoke to her very briefly during the conference and found out what plans she had for the future!

Congratulations on your OBE this year, did you enjoy the occasion?

Personally I am somewhat ambivalent towards it if I am honest, same as many I am sure. But it was a great thing for the subject – and that makes it something to celebrate.

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Lindsey Davis

I caught up with Lindsey Davis during the Annual Classical Associations conference at Easter 2013 which was held at the University of Reading. Lindsey is a fictional author with books set in classical Rome.

A lot of our readers would not of read your books, why do you think they should and what sort of audience are they aimed at?
I must say first that I am not a classicist, I am a retired civil servant who studied English literature.
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