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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

A Sesquicentennial Thank You to Cheryl Jackson

The Holidays are a time to share those things that we are grateful for and in the spirit of this blog, and with the end of the sesquicentennial looming ahead, I want to express my gratitude and thanks to Cheryl Jackson. Cheryl is the executive director of the Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission. In my mind no […]

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 [...]

Last Best Hope of What?

Most Civil War enthusiasts, including yours truly, know much too little about the international context of our civil war. It is with this in mind that I dove right into Don Doyle’s new book, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War. It’s an absolutely fascinating story that includes a […]

The Quest for the Nile

The Quest for the source of the Nile was the focal point of European exploration in Africa in the 19th century. It made or broke men's reputations and remains in dispute to this day.

Merry Christmas, Mr. President

On this day 150 years ago Union general William Tecumseh Sherman entered the city of Savannah, Georgia. On the following day he sent this telegram to President Lincoln. [Source: Library of Congress]

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 [...]

Confederate Monument Replaced By a Bud

Back in 2011 the Confederate solider monument in Reidsville, North Carolina was hit by a car. A debate ensued about whether it should be repaired and whether it should be relocated. The United Daughters of the Confederacy chose to move it to a local cemetery. City officials have recently decided on a piece of public […]

Nick Bunker’s Sharp Edges of Empire

After so much reading about the approach of the Revolution in New England, I’m always pleased to find books that give me a new perspective on the major events of those years. Sometimes that perspective comes from a tight focus on anShow More Summary

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 [...]

Revisiting the movie,”Field of Lost Shoes”… and the portrayal of “Old Judge”

It’s no mystery that I cared little for the movie the Field of Lost Shoes. Folks can go to Keith Harris’ online journal, The Americanist Independent (access is free now), to see the review that I wrote. In short, the story of the VMI cadets and their New Market experience deserves thoughtful consideration… and a film worthy of […]

VMI Cadets Lose More Than Their Shoes

The film, “Field of Lost Shoes”, is currently available on YouTube (at least for now). I watched it a couple of days ago and even though I’ve read some negative reviews I had hopes that there would be some redeeming qualities. Well, I was wrong. The movie tells the story of a small group of […]

“Nothing but the Horrors”

One measure of the poor reception for the American Heroes Channel’s American Revolution series among historians this week was how it drove Alex Cain to start a blog. His first post said:…the Battle of Lexington, as depicted in “The American Revolution”, is woefully inaccurate and replete with factual inaccuracies. Show More Summary

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 [...]

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