Auxiliary
The Roman army comprised two distinct classes of soldier and regiment. Infantrymen in the legions were Roman citizens. Most cavalry units, on the other hand, were "auxiliary" units, made up of men from the provinces who were awarded citizenship only on completion of their service.
Corybantes
Armed male dancers who participated in the cult of the Goddess Cybele
Gymnosophist
A Greek term for Indian philosophers, probably Hindus, who practised asceticism and insisted on a vegetarian diet
Maenads
Female followers of the cult of Dionysus, they were reputed to engage in frenzied wine-induced dances involving sexual excess and, sometimes, violence
Ortolans
The Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortolania), a small bird eaten as a delicacy in ancient Rome and, into recent times, in France
Saturnalia
One of the primary festivals of ancient Rome, held in honour of the God Saturn, from 17th-23rd December
Suburra
A predominantly working class district of ancient Rome, known for its crowded tenements, rowdy taverns and many brothels.