What is roman?

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of Rome (especially ancient Rome).
    Example: "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on roman, romans:

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 ...
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 ... Vatican Council, per the pronouncements of the Council of Trent, the Roman Catholic Church officially referred to Protestants and other non-Roman Catholic ... Since at least the mid-1990s, the term has often been replaced by Roman Catholic officials with phrases such as "other Christians" ...
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 Museum
... which contains much information about the town, both as a Roman and Iron Age settlement, plus Roman history in general ... 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 - Other Uses
... Roman (bidding system), a contract bridge bidding system Roman candle (firework) Roman chair, the exercise equipment Romans, a race in the Heroscape ...

More definitions of "roman":

  • (noun): An inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire.
  • (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): A resident of modern Rome.

Famous quotes containing the word roman:

    The Roman Empire stood appalled:
    It dropped the reins of peace and war
    When that fierce virgin and her Star
    Out of the fabulous darkness called.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The most Christian France is the sole wet-nurse to the Roman court.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism ... is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politique.... Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.
    Graham Greene (1904–1991)