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A thing or person of or from the city of Rome. Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi...


Geography This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... The Roman Kingdom (Latin: Regnum Romanum) was the monarchal government for the city of Rome and its territories from its founding. ... See also Roman Republic (18th century) and Roman Republic (19th century). ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... In the Roman Republic and later in the Roman Empire, all men could be very roughly divided into three classes. ... Byzantine Empire at its greatest extent c. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... The double-headed eagle A portrait of Charlemagne wearing the crown of the Holy Roman Empire (15th century painting by Albrecht Dürer) The Holy Roman Empire was a mainly Germanic conglomeration of lands in Central Europe during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ...

  • Rome, the capital city of the modern state of Italy
  • Roman, Bulgaria, a municipality near Pravets
  • Romans-sur-Isère, in the Drôme département of France
  • Roman, Romania, a city in Neamţ county
  • Saint Roman in Monaco
  • Romans, Ain, a town in France
  • Roman, Eure, France
  • Romans, Deux-Sèvres, France
  • Roman, Essex, UK

Christianity Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi... Roman is a town in Bulgaria near the city of Pravets and about 90 km northeast of the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. ... General view The collegiate church of Saint-Barnard Romans-sur-Isère or Romans is a town in South-East of France in the Drôme département. ... Roman (Hungarian: Románvásár, German: Romanvarasch) is a town in Moldavia, Romania, with a population of 69,483. ... Saint Roman is the smallest and northernmost community in the country of Monaco. ... Romans is a commune in the French département of Ain. ...

Typography The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus of Nazareth, with its traditions first established by the Twelve Apostles and... The Roman Missal (Missale Romanum) is the liturgical book that contains the texts and rubrics for the celebration of the Latin rite of Mass. ... The Epistle to the Romans is one of the letters of the New Testament canon of the Christian Bible. ...

Literature Roman type has two separate meanings in typography, both of which refer to the fact that the capital letters of a Roman font have an appearance similar to those used for lettering stone in ancient Rome: Roman type can refer to one of the major families of traditional typefaces as... The Times New Roman typeface, on top at 88. ...

  • Roman or some cognate means "novel" in many European languages; in such languages, the cognates of novel mean English "novella"

Music A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative in prose. ... A novella is a narrative work of prose fiction somewhat longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. ...

  • Roman (Music), european singer-songwriter and musician


Roman is an upcoming 2006 film directed by Angela Bettis and starring Lucky McKee, who also wrote the film. ... The Latin alphabet, also called the Roman alphabet, is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world today. ... The Romans adopted the external language of classical Greek architecture for their own purposes, which were so different from Greek buildings as to create a new architectural style. ... The Roman army is the set of land-based military forces employed by the Roman Kingdom, Roman republic and later Roman empire as part of the Roman military. ... The Roman calendar changed its form several times in the time between the foundation of Rome and the fall of the Roman Empire. ... Roman law is the legal system of ancient Rome. ... Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. ... Human nose in profile A typical bulbous human nose Anatomically, a nose is a protuberance in vertebrates that houses the nostrils, or nares, which admit and expel air for respiration. ... Roman numerals are a numeral system originating in ancient Rome, adapted from Etruscan numerals. ... The Roman pot is the name of a technique (and of the relevant device) used in accelerator physics. ... The Roman surface (so called because Jakob Steiner was in Rome when he thought of it) is a self-intersecting immersion of the real projective plane into three-dimensional space, with an unusually high degree of symmetry. ... Petre Roman (born July 22, 1946) is a Romanian politician, former Prime Minister of Romania from 1989 to 1991, when his government was overthrown by the intervention of the miners led by Miron Cozma. ... ROMANS (pronounced romance) is a Hello! Project shuffle unit. ... The Romans is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from January 16 to February 6, 1965. ... Bernard Romans (1720 - 1784) was a navigator, surveyor, cartographer, naturalist, engineer, soldier, promoter and writer. ...

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Note: the following entries are arranged in an etymological tree. Etymology is the study of the origins of words. ...

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Roman Numerals (507 words)
The Romans were active in trade and commerce, and from the time of learning to write they needed a way to indicate numbers.
The big differences between Roman and Arabic numerals (the ones we use today) are that Romans didn't have a symbol for zero, and that numeral placement within a number can sometimes indicate subtraction rather than addition.
So the Romans moved on to the symbol for 5 - V. Placing I in front of the V — or placing any smaller number in front of any larger number — indicates subtraction.
Roman Mythology (4901 words)
ROMAN MYTHOLOGY, various beliefs, rituals, and other observances concerning the supernatural held or practiced by the ancient Romans from the legendary period until Christianity finally completely supplanted the native religions of the Roman Empire at the start of the Middle Ages.
The indigetes were the original gods of the Roman state, and their names and nature are indicated by the titles of the earliest priests and by the fixed festivals of the calendar; 30 such gods were honored with special festivals.
Early Roman cult was not so much a polytheism as a polydemonism the worshipers' concepts of the invoked beings consisted of little more than their names and functions, and the being's numen, or power, manifested itself in highly specialized ways.
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