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What the Romans can teach us on immigration and integration

As a Roman historian, I’m struck by how often people ask why the Roman empire ended, since a far more interesting question is surely how it managed to survive for such a long time while extended over such…
Shifting water around helped Rome’s rise – and fall. Dan McKay

What did the Romans ever do for us? They left a water warning

As all good Monty Python fans know, water technologies feature large in the legacy of benefits left by Roman civilisation. But while aqueducts, sewers and baths retain an obvious presence in the landscape…
The Vandals were buried beneath the awful weight of metaphor. Dr Case

Vandals took the handles – but what else did they do?

It might seem a stretch to say history has been unkind to the Vandals. After all, this barbarian group did as much as anyone to sound the last rites of the Roman Empire in the west. They captured the rich…

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