What is Roman?

  • (noun): A resident of modern Rome.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on roman, romans:

Roman - Other Uses
... Roman (bidding system), a contract bridge bidding system Roman candle (firework) Roman chair, the exercise equipment Romans, a race in the Heroscape Universe The Romans (Doctor ...
Unitatis Redintegratio - Separated Brethren
... First officially used by the Roman Catholic Church in the Unitatis Redintegratio, "Separated brethren" is a term sometimes used by the Roman Catholic Church and its clergy and ... Before the Second Vatican Council, per the pronouncements of the Council of Trent, the Roman Catholic Church officially referred to Protestants and other non-Roman Catholic ... least the mid-1990s, the term has often been replaced by Roman Catholic officials with phrases such as "other Christians" ...
Verulamium Museum
... Church) which contains much information about the town, both as a Roman and Iron Age settlement, plus Roman history in general ... mosaics, and many other artefacts such as pottery, jewellery, tools and coins from the Roman period ... It is considered one of the best museums of Roman history in the country and has won an architectural award for its striking domed entrance ...
Roman Roads
... Roman roads were a vital part of the development of the Roman state, from about 500 BC through the expansion during the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire ... Roman roads enabled the Romans to move armies and trade goods and to communicate ... The Roman road system spanned more than 400,000 km of roads, including over 80,500 km of paved roads ...
Verulamium - History - Sub-Roman Times
... The abbey and the associated Anglo-Saxon settlement were founded outside the Roman city ... The abbey is near the site of a Roman cemetery, which, as normal in Roman times, was outside the city walls ... It is unknown whether there are Roman remains under the medieval abbey ...

More definitions of "Roman":

  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of people of Rome.
    Example: "Roman virtues"; "his Roman bearing in adversity"; "a Roman nose"
  • (adj): Characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions.
  • (noun): An inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire.
  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of Rome (especially ancient Rome).
    Example: "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"

Famous quotes containing the word roman:

    The descendants of Holy Roman Empire monarchies became feeble-minded in the twentieth century, and after World War I had been done in by the democracies; some were kept on to entertain the tourists, like the one they have in England.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)

    The Roman Road runs straight and bare
    As the pale parting-line in hair
    Across the heath.
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

    Semantically, taste is rich and confusing, its etymology as odd and interesting as that of “style.” But while style—deriving from the stylus or pointed rod which Roman scribes used to make marks on wax tablets—suggests activity, taste is more passive.... Etymologically, the word we use derives from the Old French, meaning touch or feel, a sense that is preserved in the current Italian word for a keyboard, tastiera.
    Stephen Bayley, British historian, art critic. “Taste: The Story of an Idea,” Taste: The Secret Meaning of Things, Random House (1991)