Gruppo Archeologico Romano

Via degli Scipioni 30/A -- Tel: 06-39734087, 06-39733636

The links below were entered for use as background to English Language courses of the G.A.R. 
All Past Sessions
Rome Through the Centuries -- Spring 2002 (Wednesdays)
Early Christian Rome:  Rebuilt and Excavated (Thursdays)
Roman Neighborhoods -- Spring 2002(Thursdays)
Faith and Reason in the Search for God -- Spring 2002(Fridays)
The Story of St. Peter's -- Spring 2002 Fridays)
Rome Through the Centuries -- Autumn 2001 (Wednesdays)
Private Lives During the Renaissance -- Autumn 2001 (Thursdays)
Messages in Christian Art -- Autumn 2001 (Fridays)
Rome Through the Centuries -- Spring 2001 (Wednesdays)
Rise of Christianity: Art and Architecture -- Spring 2001 (Thursdays)
Murder and Punishment -- Spring 2001 (Fridays)
Rome Through the Centuries -- (Fall 2000, Wednesdays)
History of Emotion -- (Fall 2000, Fridays)
Roman Saints and Martyrs --(Fall 2000, Fridays)
Roman Neighborhoods -- (Fall 2000, Canceled, but links still connected)
Rome Through the Centuries -- Spring 2000 (Wednesdays)
Roman Neighborhoods -- Spring 2000 (Fridays)
Rome Through the Centuries -- Fall '99
Roman Neighborhoods -- Fall '99
Other links
Major Internet sites of interest to Archeologists
Archeological News
What Day is Today? Classical Calendars

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Favorite Historical Novels: Mr. Steven Saylor sets his "sub rosa" series of mysteries in ancient Republican Rome.  Thus far, Gordianus the Finder (detective) has solved mysteries -- most, but not all, murders -- involving all of the great characters of the late Republic: Cicero, Clodius and Clodia, Catalina, Pompey, etc., and, of course, Julius Caesar.  Mr. Saylor's books are available from internet booksellers as well as at better book stores in Rome.

Notes on ordering books from the US and from inside the EU

If you can't find a book locally, you may consider ordering on the Internet, and, if you do, consider the following: 

(1) If you get your mail at an Italian address, a shipment that originates in an EU country (e.g. from, or, or other booksellers) will arrive faster and there will be no customs charge.

(2) But if you get your mail at an Embassy or international organization address (i.e., under some kind of diplomatic or military frank), a US supplier may be faster, and, if you don't have to pay customs, cheaper. 

(3) In addition to checking on prices, check on availability time on the sites of multiple booksellers -- availability times, even from branches of the same organization, vary greatly, usually because of publishers' rules. For example, June Hager's PILGRIMAGE (a wonderful book on Roman Churches -- read my review at was available through long before it was listed at