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Earliest known piece of polyphonic music found

The earliest known piece of polyphonic music — choral music written for more than one part — has been discovered in a manuscript at the British Library. It was found by Cambridge doctoral student Giovanni Varelli who was looking through the British Library’s manuscript collections for medieval musical notations. On the last page of Harley [...]

US Swedish-language newspapers digitized

When 1.3 million Swedes emigrated to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they were supported by the communities their predecessors had established. Sweden had a 90% literacy rate in 1850, one of the highest in the world, so a larger than usual proportion of the farmers and labourers who sought [...]

17th c. mourning ring declared treasure

A mourning ring discovered by a metal detectorist in a field in Pennard, Swansea, Wales, was officially declared treasure by a Swansea Coroners Court on Monday. According to the terms of the 1996 Treasure Act, any artifact that is at least 10% precious metal by weight and at least 300 years old is treasure and [...]

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/21/14

SEPTIMANAE LATINAE EUROPAEAE — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 21, 2014 Embodied Cognition | History of Distributed Cognition — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 21,...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/20/14

Laudator Temporis Acti: Where Shall We Hear Better Preaching? — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 20, 2014 Laudator Temporis Acti: Reaction to the Higher Criticism — rogueclassicist...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/19/14

Archaeogaming at the University of Leiden (Guest Post!) — Archaeogaming (@Archaeogaming) December 19, 2014 The Atalanta Lekythos: Eros (Attic White Ground Lekythos by Douris, ca. 490 BCE), at @ClevelandArt More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/19/14

Antiquities looting under regime, rebels and jihadists in Syria | conflict antiquities — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 18, 2014 Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/17/14

Reception of Ancient Greek Tragic Myth in Modern Greek Poetry and Theatre of the 20th and 21st Centuries - — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 17, 2014 David Hogarth on Alexander’s Influence | The Second...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/16/14

Heritage crime and threats to cultural heritage in the Cyprus Conflict | conflict antiquities — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 16, 2014 Orpheus & Eurydice, Hole in Your Stocking and A Christmas SpecTAPular More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/15/14

Morphosis: Water Savage Landor, Ad Suthei (1858) — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 15, 2014 #clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Obscure Roman Emperors: Quintillus — rogueclassicist...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/14/14

Head of a Roman nobleman, possibly Marc Antony 30 BCE – 50 CE probably from Alexandria, Egypt Graywacke — mharrsch (@mharrsch) December 14, 2014 Petition · Erhaltet die Vor-und Frühgeschichte an der Universität...Show More Summary

Tremors in Tuscany spark fears for David‘s safety

The Chianti region of Tuscany has experienced more than 250 tremors in three days, the two strongest of which measured 3.8. and 4.1 on the Richter scale. They only visible harm they caused was some minor structural damage in a town 20 miles south of Florence, but authorities are concerned that this could presage a [...]

Ode on the animation of a Grecian urn

I’m a devoted fan of the Greek vase animations made by Panoply. Computer animator Steve K. Simons and Greek warfare expert Dr. Sonya Nevin work together to develop moving parts from the static images on Greek pottery, much of it in the extensive collection of the University of Reading’s Ure Museum. They collaborate with ancient [...]

Victorian public urinal listed as historic building

The Victorian-era public urinal atop Blackboy Hill in Bristol has been listed as Grade II historic structures of “more than special interest” by English Heritage. A spokesman for the organisation said: “Historic elements of the public realm, including street furniture and public facilities, are particularly vulnerable to damage, alteration and removal and where they survive [...]

Freer, Sackler to release entire collections online

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have completed a digitization project whose scope is unprecedented in the United States. Come January 1st, 2015, their entire collections, more than 40,000 works of Asian and American art, will be released online. Most of these works have never been on display so they [...]

Paul Revere time capsule retrieved in Boston

A time capsule buried in cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams in 1795 was recovered last Thursday. There’s been a longstanding water leak problem affecting the corner where the time capsule was sealed in plaster, so workers removed the cornerstone and called in conservators from the Boston Museum [...]

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/13/14

#clsblgs The Edithorial: What would Aristotle say to the CIA? — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 13, 2014 Laudator Temporis Acti: A Priamel by Asclepiades — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist)...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/12/14

Looting Matters: Robin Symes, the Egyptian Priest and Sotheby's — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 12, 2014 #clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 12 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 12, 2014 New classics program launched at Washington U. Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/11/14

George Curme, 21st-Century Grammarian – Lingua Franca – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 11, 2014 Blogging Pompeii: News: Ministerial comments on the state...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/10/14

[almost caught up!] Roman Bowl in Ancient Japan?! – Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 10, 2014 #clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs...Show More Summary

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