To the earlier building the capitals belong, the style of which, as remarked above, is pre-roman.
The general opinion is that these banks are either Roman or pre-roman work.
The medieval city, as so often happened in Italy, returned to the pre-roman site.
These are both pre-roman and contemporaneous with the Roman occupation.
That these ways were possibly pre-roman, but improved by the conquerors of the world, is probable.
Under such conditions a great activity and wealth accentuated the use of a 78 hundred pre-roman things.
According to him, the testament had its origin in pre-roman times in the cult of the departed.
Various causes, the chief being probably Greek piracy, had caused in pre-roman Etruria a decay of the original seaports.
The mutual relations of rival baronies were by no means like those of rival clans or tribes in pre-roman days.
Even in pre-roman times it was probably a place of some importance3 and consequence.
Old English, from Latin Romanus "of Rome, Roman," from Roma "Rome" (see Rome). The adjective is c.1300, from Old French Romain. The Old English adjective was romanisc, which yielded Middle English Romanisshe.
As a type of numeral (usually contrasted to Arabic) it is attested from 1728; as a type of lettering (based on the upright style typical of Roman inscriptions, contrasted to Gothic, or black letter, and italic) it is recorded from 1510s. Roman nose is from 1620s. Roman candle as a type of fireworks is recorded from 1834. Roman Catholic is attested from c.1600, a conciliatory formation from the time of the Spanish Match, replacing Romanist, Romish which by that time had the taint of insult in Protestant England.
"a novel," 1765, from French roman, from Old French romanz (see romance (n.)); roman à clef, novel in which characters represent real persons, literally "novel with a key" (French), first attested in English 1893. And, for those who can't get enough of it, roman policier "a story of police detection" (1928).