Scribonius Largus – an authorial table of contents via Roger Pearse.
Classicists are smart I knew it! via Ancient Rome Refocused.
Okay, so maybe the ancient shrew from the Late Miocene period wasn’t technically man-eating—and we’re not sure if it was even a carnivore at all—but it might as well have been! Its name, deinogalerix, comes from the ancient Greek words for “terrible” and “shrew,” and one look at its remains is enough to make any [...]
Celestine V’s papacy was doomed from the start. Born Pietro Angelerio in Sicily, from his early 20s until old age he was an ascetic hermit who lived in a succession of remote caves on top of mountains and modeled his life after John the Baptist. He founded the Celestine monastic order whose rule was based [...]
I have posted about Dunwich previously on The Attic, but now medieval Dunwich is back in the news and on the map. Archaeologists map lost medieval Suffolk town of Dunwich under the sea The streets, churches, market place and town walls of Dunwich, a major town in Suffolk which vanished into the North Sea centuries […]
Witham Shield, a masterpiece of British Iron Age art, on show in Lincoln Visitors to The Collection in Lincoln will have the chance to view the Witham Shield – a masterpiece of British Iron Age art and an icon of Lincolnshire archaeology – when it returns to the county for the first time in 150 […]
Posted with permission: Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese. Emblems of Antiquity. By Marina Belozerskaya. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xvii + 292. $24.95/£14.99. ISBN 978-0-19-973931-8. Reviewed by Duane W. Roller, The Ohio State University The Tazza Farnese is a sardonyx cameo made from a geode, 21.7 cm. […]
I think I missed a week: 2013.04.55: Edward McCrorie, Homer. The Iliad. Johns Hopkins new translations from antiquity. 2013.04.56: Nadia Scippacercola, Il lato oscuro del Romanzo Greco. Supplementi di Lexis, 62. 2013.04.57: Therese Fuhrer, Almut-Barbara Renger, Performanz von Wissen: Strategien der Wissensvermittlung in der Vormoderne. Show More Summary
Back in September, we were pondering some new evidence that Caesar’s troops may have been in Germany (Evidence of Caesar’s Troops … In Germany?) and it never did seem to make it to the English press. Now, however, a blog put out by the publishers of Ancient Warfare Magazine put out a nice summary (with […]
From the Telegraph: Professor Geza Vermes, who has died aged 88, was from 1965 to 1991 first Reader, then Professor, of Jewish Studies at Oxford and the foremost world authority on the Dead Sea Scrolls — early manuscripts of some Old Testament scriptures, the first of which were discovered accidentally in 1947 by a young […]
From the BBC: Epiacum is a site full of buried treasure, which no-one can reach – no-one human at least. Near Alston in Cumbria, close to the Northumberland border, where now there are fields, there was once a thriving Roman fort. Unfortunately for archaeologists, they cannot access any of the historic artefacts beneath the ground […]
Interesting little video chat over at the British Museum Channel (didn’t know they had one!): Pompeii: an introduction
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Latest news in Latin from the fine folks at Radio Bremen: Nuntii Latini Septimanales 10.5.2013
Latest Latin headlines from our friends in Finland: Giulio Andreotti mortuus Giulio Andreotti, qui in negotiis publicis Italiae diutissime versatus erat, pridie Nonas Maias (6.5.) diem supremum obiit nonaginta quattuor annos natus. Socius...Show More Summary
Sarah Bond has put together a couple of interesting items and shared them via Twitter … click on the images to get a clearer look at the causes of death: Chart I put together showing the causes of death of Roman emperors 193-476 CE. In conclusion: stay away from daggers. http://t.co/cxigiBwWE8— Sarah Bond (@SarahEBond) May […]
Yesterday’s New York Times brought an opEd/hypish sort of thing by the author of a book on Alice Kober, whom I had never heard of and I’m sure many of you haven’t either. Here’s some in medias res: [...] Little did I realize six years ago, when I began work on a new book about […]
Ancient Medical Tools via David Allsop Classics
melliferous(Dictionary.com) sui generis (Merriam-Webster) mysterium tremendum (OED) Linguatweets: verb 3: iacio, iacere, ieci, iactus (in compounds -icio) => throw bit.ly/YF6RyC #Latin #Vocab #LatinVocab— (@LatinVocab) May 13, 2013 cupire: to desire: verb. Show More Summary
Representation of Caesar and Cato by Sallust via David Allsop Classics.