Ten-year-old Jack Sinclair discovered a Civil War cannonball when digging in his back yard in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England. His father had dug up a tree root and Jack, an avowed digger of things, kept excavating the hole until it was two feet deep. When his spade hit something hard, he thought it was a rock [...]
These days, we take our morning showers for granted… hot water, soap, and suds galore… but what did folks do in the days before modern plumbing? And who came up with the idea of pouring water on our heads instead of just sitting in it? We’re smarter than we give ourselves credit for, sometimes—ancient man’s [...]
Latest news in Latin from our Finnish friends (this week’s author: Tuomo Pekkanen): Coniuges Finni ex Iemenia liberati Coniuges Finni et vir Austriacus, qui mense Decembri in Iemenia vi abducti erant, post captivitatem fere centum quadraginta dierum liberati sunt. Show More Summary
Latest weekly news report: Nuntii Latini Septimanales 17.5.2013
2013.05.29: Grazia Maria Masselli, Riflessi di magia: virtù e virtuosismi della parola in Roma antica. Studi latini, 81. 2013.05.28: Éric Rebillard, Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE. 2013.05.27: Paolo d’Alessandro, Varrone e la tradizione metrica antica. Show More Summary
Lorna Robinson sent this along: The Iris Project delighted to announce the publication of a new Latin course and storybook, Telling Tales in Latin! Telling Tales in Latin infuses learning Latin with the magic of storytelling. Narrated by the chatty and imaginative Roman poet Ovid, this brand new kind of Latin course takes the reader […]
Case Study of Epidemics 4.11 via David Allsop Classics.
The Four Humours and Classical Networking via Roman Mysteries & Western Mysteries
The Roman Baths at Bath via Classically Inclined.
Ancient city discovered in Greece via Love of History
Additional collecting histories for an Attic krater via Looting Matters: Additional collecting histories for an Attic krater.
Dressed for the Occasion: Clothes and Context in the Roman army via History of the Ancient World.
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Yes, the United States Navy has teams of bottlenose dolphins trained to detect mines, other undersea objects and enemy divers. During training in the Pacific off the coast of San Diego, California, last month, a dolphin named Ten alerted his handlers to the presence of a suspicious object in an area where the trainers hadn’t [...]
Family Matters: “The Godfather” and Greek Tragedy via It’s Behind You!.
Of Pascal Candles via The Latin Lover [from the archives]
Roman Thoughts, Ideas, and Practices of Pregnancy via History of the Ancient World.
Pompeii Streets Photo Essay via Kris Hirst/About.com.
Was the Peloponnesian War inevitable after 435 BC? via History of the Ancient World.