I have not done business with many of these vendors, so I'm not in a position to recommend them or to vouch for the accuracy of the descriptions of their merchandise! I list these merely to illustrate the variety of ancient Roman themed merchandise available from on line merchants.
Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can suggest additional Roman shopping resources to add to this page.
(If you let me know about bad experiences with any vendors or broken links, I'll remove them.)
Steven Saylor's web site has an excellent selection of nonfiction and fiction for fans of ancient Rome: www.stevensaylor.com
For out of print or difficult to find titles, or just to compare prices try http://used.addall.com. (They came up with listings for titles I couldn't find anywhere else!)
For cat fanciers, an Egyptian themed tee shirt : http://www.egypticat.com/Web_store/abra1114.htm
Latin tee shirts at: http://www.ramgraphics.com/latin (Look under "International", then "Latin")
CLOTHING AND ARMOR
By-the-Sword, sellers of armor, swords, camp equipment, and clothing such as the stola shown below.
For Roman and other period re-enactment clothing, see http://www.lawrensnest.com/
Greek/Roman sandals: http://www.natashascafe.com/html/sandals.html
Legio XXIV links for additional suppliers of armor and other military equipment
Ancient Roman costume links at The Costumer's Manifesto
PRINTS, POSTERS, SCULPTURE, ART
Reproductions of Roman Glass and Pottery
Samian ware and other ancient pottery
Reproductions of Roman glass such as the exquisite engraved glass bowl shown below are available from http://www.romanglassmakers.co.uk/
Ancient Empires gift shop: Reproductions of sculpture and pottery, books, videos, weapons for various past civilizations.
Made in Museum: reproductions and modern reinterpretations of Pompeiian jewelry
Jill Vaccarra: jewelry designs that incorporate Roman artifacts or use ancient designs.
Shell and Beads, reproductions of Romano/British earrings
The Corbis web site http://www.corbis.com has an enormous library of photographic images -- including many scenes from Rome, Pompeii, Ostia, and other archaeological sites; you can buy jpeg files or prints, and in some cases, license for use of images.
Another site with a large, well indexed library of photographic images: www.fotosearch.com
Reproductions of Murals, Sculpture and other Artifacts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) has wonderful reproductions of frescoes (as wall panels or posters), also quite nice reproductions of sculpture, at: www.metmuseum.org/store They sell reproductions of ancient Rome coins and board games, as well. Search on the key word "Boscoreale" to see art from the villa of P. Fannius Sinister, as shown below:
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts also has an online gift shop - at this time, not much in the way of ancient artifacts.
Pre-Raphaelite art (including many scenes from antiquity) at http://www.pre-raphaelites.co.uk/
Posters of ancient art from many periods are sold by: http://www.allposters.com/ (enter "ancient art" as a search keyword)
For sculpture and other objects show below, see www.eleganza.com
Other sites with reproductions of artifacts from many periods include:
On Line Relics Ltd. (in England)
Roman Empire Gift Shop
Cool Free Stuff Sites - Directory
This page was last updated on July 22, 2005.