This ClipArt gallery offers 318 images of the Roman Empire including culture, people, everyday life, coats of arms, and more.

Bronze tripod in the Naples Museum.

Bronze Tripod

Bronze tripod in the Naples Museum.

"Triumphus, a solemn procession, in which a victorious general entered the city in a chariot drawn by four horses. He was preceded by the captives and spoils taken in war, was followed by his troops, and after passing in state along the Via Sacra, ascended the capitol to offer sacrifice in the temple of Jupiter." &mdash Smith; 1873

Triumphus

"Triumphus, a solemn procession, in which a victorious general entered the city in a chariot drawn by…

"There appears to have been no essential difference in form between Greek and Roman or Tyrrhenian trumpets. Both were long, straight, bronze tubes, gradually increasing in diameter, and terminating in a bell-shaped aperture." — Anthon, 1891

Roman trumpet

"There appears to have been no essential difference in form between Greek and Roman or Tyrrhenian trumpets.…

"Trutina, a general term, including both libra, a balance, and statera, a steelyard. Payments were originally made by weighing, not by counting. Hence a balance was preserved n the temple of Saturn at Rome. The following wood-cut represents a remarkably beautiful statera, which is preserved in the museum of the Capitol at Rome. " &mdash Smith; 1873

Trutina

"Trutina, a general term, including both libra, a balance, and statera, a steelyard. Payments were originally…

"Tuba, a bronze trumpet, distinguished from the cornu by being straight, while the latter was curved. The tuba was employed in war for signals of every description, at the games and public festivals, and also at the last rites to the dead; those who sounded the trumpet at funerals were termed siticines, and used an instrument of a peculiar form. The tones of the tuba are represented as of a harsh and fear-inspiring character." &mdash Smith; 1873

Tuba

"Tuba, a bronze trumpet, distinguished from the cornu by being straight, while the latter was curved.…

"Tympanum, a small drum carried in the hand. Of these, some resembled in all respects a modern tambourine with bells. Others presented a flat circular disk on the upper surface and swelled out beneath like a kettle-drum. Both forms are represented in the cuts below. Tympana were covered with the hides of oxen, or of asses; were beaten with a stick, or with the hand, and were much employed in all wild enthusiastic religious rites, especially the orgies of Bacchus and Cybele." &mdash Smith; 1873

Tympanum

"Tympanum, a small drum carried in the hand. Of these, some resembled in all respects a modern tambourine…

Cinerary urn in the British Museum.

Urn

Cinerary urn in the British Museum.

Painted vault from the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, Rome. In the centre Orpheus, to represent Christ the Good Shepherd, and round are smaller paintings of various types of Christ.

Vault

Painted vault from the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, Rome. In the centre Orpheus, to represent Christ…

"Venatio, hunting was the name given among the Romans to an exhibition of wild beasts, which fought with one another and with men. These exhibitions origionally formed part of the games of the circus. Julius Caesar first build a wooden ampitheatre for the exhibition of wild beasts, and others were subsequently erected; but we frequently read of venationes in the circus in subsequent times. The persons who fought with the beasts were either condemned criminals or captives, or individuals who did so for the sake of pay, and were trained for the purpose." &mdash Smith; 1873

Venatio

"Venatio, hunting was the name given among the Romans to an exhibition of wild beasts, which fought…

"Venatio, hunting was the name given among the Romans to an exhibition of wild beasts, which fought with one another and with men. These exhibitions origionally formed part of the games of the circus. Julius Caesar first build a wooden ampitheatre for the exhibition of wild beasts, and others were subsequently erected; but we frequently read of venationes in the circus in subsequent times. The persons who fought with the beasts were either condemned criminals or captives, or individuals who did so for the sake of pay, and were trained for the purpose." &mdash Smith; 1873

Venatio

"Venatio, hunting was the name given among the Romans to an exhibition of wild beasts, which fought…

"Venatio, hunting was the name given among the Romans to an exhibition of wild beasts, which fought with one another and with men. These exhibitions origionally formed part of the games of the circus. Julius Caesar first build a wooden ampitheatre for the exhibition of wild beasts, and others were subsequently erected; but we frequently read of venationes in the circus in subsequent times. The persons who fought with the beasts were either condemned criminals or captives, or individuals who did so for the sake of pay, and were trained for the purpose." &mdash Smith; 1873

Venatio

"Venatio, hunting was the name given among the Romans to an exhibition of wild beasts, which fought…

A medal with the portrait of Vespasian engraved on one side; the other side shows a figure representing peace holding an olive branch and burning implements of war before an altar.

Vespasian

A medal with the portrait of Vespasian engraved on one side; the other side shows a figure representing…

"Vestaes, the virgin priestesses of Vesta, who ministered in her temple and watched the eternal fire. Their existence at Alba Longa is connected with the earliest Roman traditions, for silva the mother of Romulus was a member of the sisterhood; their establishment in the city, in common with almost all other matters connected with state religion, is generally ascribed to Numa, who selected four, two from the Titienses and two from the Rames; and two more were subsequently added from the Luceres, by Tarquinius Priscus according to one authority, by Servius Tullius according to another. This number of six remained unchanged to the latest times." &mdash Smith; 1873

Vestales

"Vestaes, the virgin priestesses of Vesta, who ministered in her temple and watched the eternal fire.…

A fresco painting of a Roman villa.

Roman Villa

A fresco painting of a Roman villa.

"Wall and Ditch." — Greenough, 1899

Wall Ditch

"Wall and Ditch." — Greenough, 1899

An image of two Gaulish warriors participating in a series of military campaigns against Julius Caesar.

Gaulish Warriors

An image of two Gaulish warriors participating in a series of military campaigns against Julius Caesar.

"Copied from the wall of a house in Pompeii, representing the vintagers treading grapes with their feet." — Goodrich, 1844

Winemaking

"Copied from the wall of a house in Pompeii, representing the vintagers treading grapes with their feet."…

"Care of the Wounded." — Greenough, 1899

Wounded Care

"Care of the Wounded." — Greenough, 1899