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Repititiationes ~ 11/2/15

A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome — HistoryoftheAncient (@historyancient) November 2, 2015 Hercules on a red figure vase in the Capitoline Museum of Rome. More pictures of him...Show More Summary

Royal Collection restorers find hidden pooper

A painting in the Royal Collection has been hiding a man captured in the moment of answering a call of nature for more than a hundred years. A Village Fair with a Church Behind by 17th century Dutch painter Isack van Ostade is a vibrant, bustling scene of peasants exploring market wares in a fictional [...]

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem iv nonas novembres

ante diem iv nonas novembres 1656 B.C. — traditional date for the start of the Great Flood (according to one calculation) 285 B.C. — Ptolemy II Philadelphus ascends the throne of Egypt as co-ruler with Ptolemy I(by one reckoning) 188 A.D. — martyrdom of Eustachius/Placidus (in a bronze bull!) 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Justus […]

Repititiationes ~ 11/1/15

“David” and “Venus de Milo” Action Figures Put Art History in Motion #YES — WTF Art History (@wtfarthistory) November 1, 2015 November mosaic from El Djem, Tunisia, 3rd century AD, Sousse Archaeological Museum. Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 10/31/15 … part two

Grand Valley Lanthorn – Keeping Homer alive — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) October 31, 2015 Prof. James Bradley Wells Authors Chapter in A Companion to Greek Literature – DePauw University More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 10/31/15 … part one

Happy #Halloween everyone!! =) Anybody planning on wearing a history inspired costume? — Ancient History (@ahencyclopedia) October 31, 2015 BBC News – Southwell 'Roman villa' site saved from housing More Summary

Bejeweled, gilded silver Tiffany bike on display

The summer the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History opened a new wing dedicated to business and innovation. One section of it, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project, explores how certain consumer goods — clocks, ready-to-wear clothes, refrigerators — both drove and embodied social change in the US. Bicycles, for instance, gave women a [...]

Leonidas VII: Leonidas' Legacy

No Spartan has left a larger footprint in history and art than Leonidas. Not the commander of the Spartan army that actually defeated the Persians, Pausanias, nor the Spartan that eventually defeated Athens after the gruesome thirty-years war, Lysander, are half so well remembered. Show More Summary

New named pipe found at Jamestown

Archaeologists at Historic Jamestown have discovered the tenth Virginia-made pipe with a name inscribed on the stem. It’s the first new named pipe found at the site since 2009, and in contrast to most of the earlier discoveries, the name is complete: William Faldo. The stockholders of the Virginia Company were expecting to make a [...]

Repititiationes ~ 10/30/15

Watch Panel 2: Public/Private Collaboration to Save Iraqi & Syrian Cultural Heritage — Heritage at State (@HeritageAtState) October 30, 2015 Find a site with 22 shipwrecks? Can siren...Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 10/29/15

2015.10.40: M. Davies, P. J. Finglass, Stesichorus: The Poems. Cambridge Classical Texts and… — BMCR (@BMCReview) October 28, 2015 19th-century photos of Palmyra and Beirut newly digitized + free for downloadShow More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 10/28/15

@iHerodotus Ah yes. I know a little something about the phoenix: — Ally (@Chilari) October 27, 2015 For some context on the Green Collection, here's how Cornell got 10,000 cuneiform tablets from Iraq More Summary

The King Is Dead at Versailles

The long, drawn-out, painful death of King Louis XIV of France was thoroughly documented and published in the memoirs of some of the men who witnessed it. It was so slow that the king himself took the opportunity to plan it out thoroughly, concerned about the state of his soul and the future of his [...]

Don’t panic! It’s just The War of the Worlds.

Seventy-seven years ago, Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater broadcast a radio play of H.G. Wells’ alien invasion classic The War of the Worlds. The next day was Halloween and the newspapers dutifully scaremongered, splashing sensationalized headlines on their front pages about the mass hysteria the radio program had provoked in the listening audience. There were reports [...]

1000-year-old silver hoard found on Danish island

Robert Hemming Poulsen lays fiber-optic cable for a living. For fun, he takes his metal detector with him on assignments and explores new places in his downtime. Last month Poulsen was installing a fiber-optic network on the Danish island of Omø when he struck up conversation with farmer Hans Peder Tofte. Tofte told him that [...]

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem v kalendas novembres

ante diem v kalendas novembres 97 A.D. – The emperor Nerva adopts the future emperor Trajan 312 A.D – Battle of the Milvian Bridge; Constantine I has a vision and defeats Maxentius to become sole emperor 1917 — birth of Honor Frost (underwater archaeology pioneer)

Repititiationes ~ 10/27/15

1st thought: the Greens amassed their collection so fast, no way some items aren't going to be unprovenanced. — Amanda Kolson Hurley (@amandakhurley) October 27, 2015 No fan of the Greens, but the ethics of collecting antiquities are tricky, cf. Show More Summary

Bronze Age tomb groaning with riches found in Greece

Archaeologists digging near the ancient city of Pylos in the Peloponnese region of southwestern Greece have unearthed a richly laden tomb dating to around 1,500 B.C. Led by University of Cincinnati archaeologists Jack Davis and Sharon Stocker, the international team was excavating a previously unexplored field next to the Palace of Nestor. They chose to [...]

This Day in Ancient History ~ pridie kalendas novembres

pridie kalendas novembres ludi Victoriae Sullanae (day 6) — games held in honour of Victoria commemorating Sulla’s defeat of the Samnites in 82 B.C. 286 — martyrdom of Quentin 1995 — death of Jacques Heurgon (Latinist) 2001 — death of Allan Coxon (Parmenides scholar)

Repititiationes ~ 10/26/15

Watch "Rome Reborn," An Amazing Digital Model of Ancient Rome — Open Culture (@openculture) October 26, 2015 2015.10.31: Vassos Karageorghis, Athanasia Kanta, Pyla-Kokkinokremos: A Late 13th Century BC… — BMCR (@BMCReview) October 26, 2015 2015.10.32: Daniel W. Show More Summary

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