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Death of Cleopatra Automaton!

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews ~ 07/22/14

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

Met. 1.26-31 | Ovid’s Metamorphoses

@Ovid’s Metamorphoses Ovid’s Metamorphoses » Met. 1.26-31.

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xi kalendas Augustas

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)  

POST 300! A Sampling of Linear B Fragments on Amnisos, the Harbour of Knossos, in Scripta Minoa | Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

@Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae POST 300! A Sampling of Linear B Fragments on Amnisos, the Harbour of Knossos, in Scripta Minoa  

The vexed question of the departmental photocopier, circa 1903 | Classically Inclined

@Classically Inclined The vexed question of the departmental photocopier, circa 1903

Knossos Fragment, KN 201 X a 26, TARASA “The Sea”, a Surprise Find! & a Fresco! | Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

@Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae Knossos Fragment, KN 201 X a 26, TARASA “The Sea”, a Surprise Find! & a Fresco!  

Haiku, The Sea! The Sea! in Linear B, ancient Greek & English …which I am sure you will love | Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

@Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae Haiku, The Sea! The Sea! in Linear B, ancient Greek & English …which I am sure you will love

Sam’s iconic piano from Casablanca for sale

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 [...]

Burying the Lede

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

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