The Roman Quests

This is a folder of images used for my Roman Quests, a series of kids' books set in Roman Britain in AD 94-96.
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"Genii Cucullati" from Northumbria s. III B.C. The Hooded Spirits or Genii Cucullati are figures found in religious sculpture across the Romano-Celtic region from Britain to Pannonia, depicted as "cloaked scurrying figures carved in an almost abstract manner." In Britain they tend to be found in a triple deity form, which seems to be specific to the Britain. The hooded cape was especially associated with Gauls or Celts during the Roman period. Their religious significance is still unclear.

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“My favourite creepy deities: the 'genii cucullati', or 'hooded folk'.

Night time view of the observatory at Castelgandolfo, Lake Alba, Italy, the site of Domitian's Alban Villa. 20 March 2009

Night time view of the observatory at Castelgandolfo, Lake Alba, Italy, the site of Domitian's Alban Villa.

Screen capture from Sky Atlantic's #Britannia ep 2. Nice Roman marching camp w/ trench & stakes.

Screen capture from Sky Atlantic's #Britannia ep 2. Nice Roman marching camp w/ trench & stakes.

This encaustic portrait of a woman from Roman Egypt is a rare depiction of an older person. I'm using her as my inspiration for Domitian's old nurse, Phyllis.

This encaustic portrait of a woman from Roman Egypt is a rare depiction of an older person. I'm using her as my inspiration for Domitian's old nurse, Phyllis.

The Plate showing Porta Latina "Vasi wrote that Phyllis, wet nurse of Emperor Domitian had a house along Via Latina, where she cremated the emperor's body after he was murdered in his palace."

The Plate showing Porta Latina "Vasi wrote that Phyllis, wet nurse of Emperor Domitian had a house along Via Latina, where she cremated the emperor's body after he was murdered in his palace.

"It was our delight to dash those proud faces to the ground, to smite them with the sword and savage them with axes as if blood and agony could follow from every blow. Our transports of joy—so long deferred—were unrestrained" Pliny the Younger translated by Llewelyn Morgan. Photo (before tweaking) by Sophie Hay

Royal Flush: Llewelyn Morgan on Domitian’s high colour

"It was our delight to dash those proud faces to the ground, to smite them with the sword and savage them with axes as if blood and agony could follow from every blow. Our transports of joy—so long deferred—were unrestrained" Pliny the Younger translated by Llewelyn Morgan. Photo (before tweaking) by Sophie Hay

Umbrella pines and topiary in the gardens of Domitian's Alban Villa, at Castelgandolfo. 20 March 2009

Umbrella pines and topiary in the gardens of Domitian's Alban Villa, at Castelgandolfo.

Statues on the 'upper terrace' at the site of Domitian's Alban Villa, at Castelgandolfo. 20 March 2009

Statues on the 'upper terrace' at the site of Domitian's Alban Villa, at Castelgandolfo.

The History Girls: 50 Bizarre Claims About Domitian

The History Girls: 50 Bizarre Claims About Domitian

Why I chose the Emperor Domitian as the villain for my Roman Quests series: http://the-history-girls.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/50-bizarre-claims-about-domitian.html

Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus Roman statue, 90 BCE Domitian was one of the most ruthless of the Roman emperors. He rewarded good administration, but was insecure, suspicious, and vindictive. He was assassinated by a group of court officials.

"Julia Titi, daughter of the Emperor Titus and, so Domitian-baiters would have it, her uncle's mistress. She died in AD91."

Portrait head of Julia Titi Roman, c. marble with polychromy Getty Museum

A rare gold aureus of Domitian from AD 87. To be auctioned by Romanumismatics on Thursday 29 Sept 2016 at the Cavendish Hotel London for the suggested price of £30,000.

A rare gold aureus of Domitian from AD To be auctioned by Romanumismatics on Thursday 29 Sept 2016 at the Cavendish Hotel London for the suggested price of

"This is the first ever study to assess Emperor Domitian from a psychological point of view and covers his entire career from the early years and the civil war AD through the imperial rule to the dark years and the psychology of suspicion. Pat Southern strips away hyperbole and sensationalism from the literary record, revealing an individual who caused undoubted suffering which must be accounted for."

"This is the first ever study to assess Emperor Domitian from a psychological point of view and covers his entire career from the early years and the civil war AD through the imperial rule to the dark years and the psychology of suspicion. Pat Southern strips away hyperbole and sensationalism from the literary record, revealing an individual who caused undoubted suffering which must be accounted for."

"Spanning events that include the eruption of Vesuvius and the burying of Pompeii, the opening of the Colosseum, the beginnning of the Jewish Diaspora, the destruction of Jerusalem, Masada, the Great Fire, and the first appearance of Christians at Rome, etc..."

"Spanning events that include the eruption of Vesuvius and the burying of Pompeii, the opening of the Colosseum, the beginnning of the Jewish Diaspora, the destruction of Jerusalem, Masada, the Great Fire, and the first appearance of Christians at Rome, etc..."

Chalcedony cameo carved in the round: the empress Domitia carried by a peacock.

Full: Front Chalcedony cameo carved in the round: the empress Domitia carried by a peacock. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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