Latest Roman mythology Stories

2008-08-21 06:00:40

By Matt Brereton AENEAS FAVERSHAM FOREVER *** PLEASANCE COURTYARD (VENUE 33) THE Penny Dreadfuls initially made a splash on the Fringe with their Victorian-era sketch-show tomfoolery. The trio attacked their work with relish and brio and, as The Scotsman reviewer who saw them back in 2006 correctly predicted, they were destined for big things. After being given a series on BBC radio, in which they developed character sketches under the Aeneas Faversham banner, the threesome have now...

2008-07-15 06:00:51

Australia-based Queensland Gas Company has announced that it will increase its offer for Roma Petroleum, from A$0.10 cash and 0.0177 QGC shares, to A$0.11 cash and 0.0177 QGC shares for each Roma share. Roma shareholders who have already accepted the Queensland Gas Company's (QGC) offer will be entitled to the increased consideration. QGC has also declared its offer free from defeating conditions. QGC also confirmed that Oil Drilling & Exploration (OD&E) has formally accepted its...

2007-11-20 18:00:00

By ARIEL DAVID ROME - Archaeologists on Tuesday unveiled an underground grotto believed to have been revered by ancient Romans as the place where a wolf nursed the city's legendary founder Romulus and his twin brother Remus. Decorated with seashells and colored marble, the vaulted sanctuary is buried 52 feet inside the Palatine hill, the palatial center of power in imperial Rome, the archaeologists said at a news conference. In the past two years, experts have been probing the space with...

2007-01-23 22:00:00

By ARIEL DAVID, Associated Press Writer ROME - Work on Rome's Palatine Hill has turned up a trove of discoveries, including what might be the underground grotto where ancient Romans believed a wolf nursed the city's legendary founders Romulus and Remus. Archaeologists gathered Tuesday at a conference to save crumbling monuments on the Palatine discussed findings of studies on the luxurious imperial homes threatened by collapse and poor maintenance that have forced the closure of much of the...

2006-01-20 06:42:54

ROME -- Archaeologists digging beneath the Roman Forum have discovered a 3,000-year-old tomb that pre-dates the birth of ancient Rome by several hundred years. State TV Thursday night showed an excavation team removing vases from the tomb, which resembled a deep well. Archaeologists were excavating under the level of the ancient forum, a popular tourist site, when they dug up the tomb, which they suspect is part of an entire necropolis, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. "I am...

2005-10-05 09:38:10

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will meet President George W. Bush when they travel to the United States for their first joint official tour, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Charles, who married Camilla in April after a 35-year affair, last visited the US in 2004 for the funeral of former president Ronald Reagan. He had previously visited the country with his first wife, Princess Diana, who was hugely popular there. She died in a car...

2005-02-15 07:29:50

ROME (AP) -- Legend has it that Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of Mars, the god of war, who were suckled as infants by a she-wolf in the woods. Now, archaeologists believe they have found evidence that at least part of that tale may be true: Traces of a royal palace discovered in the Roman Forum have been dated to roughly the period of the eternal city's legendary foundation. Andrea Carandini, a professor of archaeology at Rome's Sapienza University who has...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.