A press release from the DFW Elite Toy Museum begins: The original Cleopatra was so beautiful that two Roman generals competed for her affections before Christ was born. In 1623, Shakespeare retold the tale of her ill-fated love affair with Mark Anthony and dramatic suicide. Egypt’s most famous queen still captivated the public in 1885 […]
2014.07.23: Jeffrey C. Anderson, The Christian Topography of Kosmas Indikopleustes: Firenze, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, plut. 9.28. The Map of the Universe Redrawn in the Sixth Century. Folia picta: manoscritti miniati medievali, 3. Show More Summary
@Ovid’s Metamorphoses Ovid’s Metamorphoses » Met. 1.26-31.
ante diem xi kalendas Augustas 367 B.C. (?)– dedication of a Temple of Concord (and associated rites thereafter) 64 A.D. — the Great Fire of Rome (day 5)
@Classical Wisdom Weekly The Cult Of Pythagoras.
@Classical Association Blog New CA Branch – Lytham St Annes
@Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae POST 300! A Sampling of Linear B Fragments on Amnisos, the Harbour of Knossos, in Scripta Minoa
@Classically Inclined The vexed question of the departmental photocopier, circa 1903
@Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae Knossos Fragment, KN 201 X a 26, TARASA “The Sea”, a Surprise Find! & a Fresco!
@Bestiaria Latina Blog Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 22.
@Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae Haiku, The Sea! The Sea! in Linear B, ancient Greek & English …which I am sure you will love
@Bread & Circuses New Season at the First Roman Camp in Germany
@Per Lineam Valli The Army on the Wall: Prologue
@Penelope’s Weavings and Unpickings Pompeii 2014, dir. Paul W.S. Anderson
@The Second Achilles The Battle of Gaugamela
The piano on which Sam played As Times Goes By at the behest of a melancholic Ilsa and a choleric Rick in the classic 1942 movie Casablanca will be put up for auction later this year. It’s one of more than 30 pieces from the film that will be sold at Bonhams New York’s TCM [...]
The Senate is paralyzed, Paul Kane of the Washington Post points out. Why? Personalities: Senators say that they increasingly feel like pawns caught between Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose deep personal and political antagonisms have almost immobilized the Senate. Show More Summary
@The Forum Ban All Video Games! And Literature!.
@WT_History Blog Summer 2014 – Thebes Dig: Prologue.