23 thoughts on “Have we found a link?

  1. Nearly all of the planets were named after Roman gods and goddesses. Jupiter,Mars, Saturn, Venus and Mercury were given their name thousands of years ago. The other planets were not discovered until much later, when telescopes were invented.

  2. Julia Ceasar was born on 13th of July 100 BC. He was a great soldier and general. He helped to take over new Land for the roman empire. In 55 BC Ceasar with 80 Ships and 80000 men tried to conquer England but failed. He tried again with only 800 men and failed. He was stabbed to death at the meeting of Senate on 44 BC and the era of the Republic ended. He was born in 100 BC and died at 44 BC.

  3. Augustus was Ceasas nephew and was the first ruler of Rome. He was not always called Augustus in fact he was born with the name Octavian. He changed his name to Augustus in 27 BC when he won the civil war that followed Ceasars death and became emperor.

  4. Claudius was the emperor who conquered Britain. He was murdered by his wife!!! He was born AD 10 and died AD 54.

  5. Gladius means sword. Roman soldiers would carry a sword. There were no more than 50 cm long and were light as well as short making it easy to stab people with. They wore the sword high on the right side of their body making it easy to be drawn from the underarm without interfering with the shield which he held in his left hand.

    Jupiter – King of the Gods
    Juno – Queen of the Gods
    Neptune – God of the Sea
    Pluto – God of Death
    Apollo – God of the Sun
    Diana – Goddess of the Moon
    Mars – God of War
    Venus – Goddess of Love
    Cupid – God of Love
    Mercury – Messenger of the Gods
    Minerva – Goddess of Wisdom
    Ceres – The Earth Goddess
    Proserpine – Goddess of the Underworld
    Vulcan – The Smith God
    Bacchus – God of Wine
    Saturn – God of Time
    Vesta – Goddess of the Home
    Janus – God of Doors
    Uranus and Gaia – Parents of Saturn
    Maia – Goddess of Growth
    Flora – Goddess of Flowers
    Plutus – God of Wealth
    Cerberus – Dog of the Underworld
    Gorgon – Turns you to stone
    I think these are all the gods and monsters – but I’m not sure !!!

  7. Roman soldiers kept fit by running, marching and practice-fighting. They could march 20 miles (30 km) a day wearing armour!!! They could swim or cross rivers in boats, build bridges, and smash their way into forts. Each man carried his weapons and shield, some food and camping equipment (such as spare clothes, cooking pot and an axe or spade).

    Roman soldiers (almost) always obeyed orders!!! They usually fought in lines, marching forward with their shields facing the enemy. If they were being fired at from above (with arrows or rocks), the men would lift their shields over their heads for protection. They looked like a tortoise, so they called this formation the testudo (Latin for tortoise).

  8. Mrs Larkin I’ve just been looking on Google for some roman facts and managed to find 10 facts.

    1.Rome was founded in 753BC by its first king, Romulus. It grew into a rich and powerful city during the next few hundred years.

    2.By AD 117 the Roman Empire included the whole of Italy, all the lands around the Mediterranean and much of Europe, including England, Wales and parts of Scotland.

    3. Roman legend says that Romulus had a twin brother called Remus. As babies they were abandoned in the area which later became Rome. A she-wolf found and raised them, but when they grew up, Romulus fought and killed Remus and became the first ruler of Rome!

    4. The Romans built such a huge empire and conquered new lands, thanks to their strong army. The Roman army could march up to 40km a day!

    5.During battle, a Roman soldier or β€˜legionary’ first hurled his spear at the enemy, then he fought him with his sword. To protect himself, he carried a wooden shield and wore a metal helmet and armour.

    6.The Romans didn’t spend all their time fighting – they were amazing architects and engineers too! They built roads and walls – things we now take for granted.

    7.To bring water to their cities, the clever Romans built aqueducts – a system of channels and bridges – to transport water for public baths and toilets!

    8.The Romans liked to enjoy their food, often lying down on a couch while eating with their hands. They occasionally used a spoon, but they would never use a knife and fork. Rich Romans liked to eat exotic food, such as stork, roast parrot and even flamingo!

    9. The Romans believed in gods and goddesses who ruled over different areas of life. For example, Neptune was the god of the ocean, and they prayed to him to protect them at sea. Temples were built to honour the gods, and people would visit them with offerings.

    10. Tunics – two pieces of woollen fabric sewn together at the sides and shoulders, with openings for your arms and head – were the most common clothes in Rome. Some Romans also wore togas – a kind of woollen shawl – to show how wealthy they were.

    I hoped you liked the facts!!! There some interesting facts , aren’t they? Hope someone else comes on a bit lonely!!!😭😒

    1. They’re fab, Henry – well done! You’ve covered a wide range for your research. Did you use one particular website? I did mention to everyone that you were the only one on the blog holding the fort – hopefully some more people might have a go soon.
      That’s just made me think: do you think that phrase ‘holding the fort’ might have its origins in the Roman era?

  9. I used more than one website for the facts I found. I found the 10 facts on national geography website and I mainly used BBC bitesize. I am in Welbeck!!!☺ I’ll try and find out if ‘holding the fort’ originates from the Roman era. I think that the Vikings and Romans used similar tactics. They both used spears to kill people from further away. They also did similar things to their shields – the Romans did a formation called a ‘tortoise’ where the first row put their shields on front of them and the second row put their shields above their heads and the Vikings did the formation called ‘shield wall’ where they all stood in a line and overlapped their shields.

  10. I’ve managed to find out what ‘holding the fort’ means, but not where it originates. It means basically to keep an eye out for something.

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