Categories below include Museum Collections Online, Information (including re-enactment groups), Shopping, Facebook Groups, and Books. I’ve deliberately not listed some vendors that are selling inferior products. Did I miss something good? Please let me know!
Museum Collections Online
Capitoline Museums (Rome)
Musée du Louvre (Paris)
Museum of Fine Art (Boston)
National Archaeological Museum (Athens)
The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore)
Ammaia – digital view of a Roman city in Lusitania
Anna’s Rome blog
Archeological Sewing info on seams and stitches
Casemate academics Publishers of scholarly works
Castra Ferrata Living history group in the Pacific NorthWest
Colours of the Romans website with dyeing info
Comitatus Late Roman re-enacting group in Britain
Gephyra – journal for the ancient history and cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean
Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies GRBS is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal
The History of Rome podcast Highly recommended!
Heritage Daily Interactive map of Rome
Jael Ben Ari’s Facebook journal, including hair.
Janet Stephen’s YouTube channel Historical hair including Roman
JURN: Search millions of free academic articles, chapters and theses.
Legio II Augusta (Second Augustan Legion) Greater Portland, OR area group
LEGIO SECVNDA In Italy: We met these superbly friendly Republican-era people when they were doing a demo in Ostia. 🙂
Legion Six Los Angles area re-enactors
Legio XX Washington, DC re-enactors
Legion XXIV Mid-Atlantic re-enactors
Legio XXX Ontario, Canada re-enactors
Livius.org Articles on ancient history
Londinium An interactive map
A zoomable Map of the Roman Empire with ancient geographic names
Pass the Garum Roman cooking blog
Perseus Collection Greek and Roman writings
My Pinterest collection
Pompeii – Digital map (Google-style)
Portable Antiquities – Online catalog of British finds. Superb source for Romano-Brit!
Project Gutenberg – free downloads of over 50,000 books including Cicero, Plutarch, Apicius, Caesar, Gibbons, etc.
Res Publica Romana – Discussion forums and online Roman Republic
Roma Antiqua – 3D tour of 3rd century Roman sites
Roman Army Talk discussion forum
Roman Military Research Society in the UK
Rome: a Virtual Tour of the Ancient City – free online course
SCA – Society for Creative Anachronism Lots of medieval re-enacting, with a growing Roman population!
Spello’s Villa of Mosaics – interactive digital tour
Fjorlief InHaga: email acorncottageartisanry at gmail dot com (Portland, OR) – She’s made me brooches and buttons, among other lovely things!
Master William (Olympia, WA) – he’s made quite a bit for my friend Julia Sempronia
Replica Companies (in the US unless otherwise specified)
Alpha Officium replica coins
Armamentaria Replica Roman military products, pottery, etc. Britain.
Astor Versand Germany-based replica company
AVRIFICINA TREVERICA Germany-based replica company
Claybaby pottery – I’ve bought a pitcher, cups, and a lamp.
Daegrad Tools recreations of archeological cooking implements, etc. Britain.
Fabrica Romana – jewelry (Germany) NOTE: added Aug 5, 2015 – seems to be in progress, many pages don’t work. 4/5/19: Site is down
Glassmakers (UK) not making to order currently – small inventory left
Heart of Oak Crafts replicas of beads “based off originals in museums and archaeological site reports”
HR-Replikate Germany-based replica company
Jeanne C. Wood – pottery
Mercy Neumark pottery – I have her plates and cups, and a lovely pitcher (Mercy is currently in geographic transition without a studio)
Oro Degli Eruschi Italian replicas of Etruscan gold jewelry
Par Fabrica – Caligae (boots) and soleae (sandals)
Potted History – votives, lamps, other pottery (UK)
Raymond’s Quiet Press “Historic Recreations from Jewelry to Helms”
Reannag Teine Pottery makers. Greek is part of their usual line. They do Roman on request.
Sacred Source mini statues of gods and goddesses
Sally Pointer Britain-based replica company
Soul of the Warrior wide variety of replica items
Tillerman Beads Britain
Twilight Forge Fibulas and Pennanulars
Other shopping resources
Fabrics-store.com for linen (I use sheer for women’s tunicas that will be layered, lightweight for those worn alone, and medium or heavy for men, fighting, or working)
For good lightweight wool sources, see the end of this post on the stola.
Andromeda of Sparta also has a comprehensive article on sourcing period fabric.
Barony of Dragon’s Mist (SCA)
Clash of Iron Annual re-enacting event, Romans vs Celts, in Lafe, Arkansas
De Gustibus – Taberna Romana – Page, not a group, on Roman food
Legio II Augusta (Second Augustan Legion) Vancouver, WA group
Note: I have an extensive personal library covering a variety of fields. I have the Roman / Etruscan ones listed here. If you are curious about something in particular, please ask!
Adkins, Lesley, and Adkins, Roy A. Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Beard, Mary – ANYTHING she’s written or produced.
Croom, Alexandra. Roman Clothing and Fashion. Stroud, UK: Amberly Publishing, 2000. Contains some errors but remains the gold standard along with Sebesta, below
Goldsworthy, Adrian – author of a number of excellent books
Men at Arms series by Osprey (little books, each focused on a different period or topic in military history)
Roberts, Paul. Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. London, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Simkins, Michael. Warriors of Rome. Blandford Press, 1989.
Sebesta, Judith L. The World of Roman Costume. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001.
Wild, John P. Textiles in Archeology. Buckinghamshire, UK: Shire Publications, 2003.