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Did Slavery Doom the Confederacy?

In this brief video clip Eric Foner talks with one of his graduate students about the crucial role slavery played in the formation and defeat of the Confederacy. Included is a reference to the debate surrounding the recruitment of slaves into the army. The reference to McCurry is Stephanie McCurry’s, Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics […]

Leaning Tower of Bad Frankenhausen saved

The funding cavalry has arrived to save the dangerously leaning tower of the Church of Our Dear Ladies on the Hill in the Thuringian spa town of Bad Frankenhausen. The 14th century bell tower, built on a chalk foundation over subterranean salt deposits that get washed out by the springs that put the Bad in [...]

Lucinda Foote’s Entrance Examination

Last week I shared the account of a Yale entrance examination for a seven-year-old in 1757. Here’s another notable Yale applicant from 1783. Once again the story includes the Rev. Dr. Ezra Stiles, by then president of the college. In his diary for 22 December, he wrote:I examined Miss Lucinda Foot aet. Show More Summary

Medal of Honor awarded to Gettysburg hero 151 years later

Union Lieutenant Alonzo Hersford Cushing died at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863. On November 6th, 2014, he was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration in the country, for his heroism on that field of battle that day. It has taken 151 years and a campaign of more than three decades for Cushing [...]

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/21/14

Blogging Pompeii: Article on Herculaneum's boat http://t.co/gIIW1UnbrT — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 21, 2014 SIAC Newsletter 70 (22/2014) | Tulliana News http://t.co/RNfoKcXhTd — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/20/14

#clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Today In 284: Diocletian Became Emperor http://t.co/FfAYse7EzB — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 20, 2014 Memorial held for UH M?noa Latin Professor Kendall Inada – Ka Leo O Hawaii: News http://t.co/Ssqh9yKPKf...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/19/14

#clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Today In 461: Libius Severus Became Emperor http://t.co/Bhht3aXdD6 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 19, 2014 #clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog http://t.co/9GmhctzwFT — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist)...Show More Summary

Ludus duodecum scriptorum Board from Turkey!

Interesting item from Hurriyet … it says “game pieces” but the photo that accompanies the story seems to be more about a ‘game board’: Two game pieces from the Roman era 1,800 years ago have been found in the ancient city of Kibyra, in the southern Turkish province of Burdur’s Gölhisar district. “We don’t have […]

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/18/14

#clsblgs Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: De-Reconstruction of Apulian Vase in the Getty http://t.co/FA5GyCud68 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 18, 2014 #clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Katerina Peristeri's...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/17/14

#clsblgs Filming in Herculaneum (Bread & Circuses) http://t.co/tkWpKwiBR3 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 17, 2014 #clsblgs Blogging Pompeii: Call for participants: Apolline Project http://t.co/3NZbIasJig — rogueclassicist...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes 11/16/14

#clsblgs A Lazy Ciceronian Sunday (Epistulae ad Atticum, 2.6.1) | Sententiae Antiquae http://t.co/ChvqlJG3Iv — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 16, 2014 Manitou Messenger : Festival celebrates study of classical languages http://t.co/7sDpVSCHll...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes 11/15/14

Give Me a Bit of Paratragedy: Strattis' Phoenician Women | Department of Classics http://t.co/WuONXwGWRz — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 15, 2014 #clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes 11/14/14

Current Epigraphy » Call for Papers: Conference on the Roman Danubian Provinces http://t.co/nyOjHL61LT — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 14, 2014 #clsblgs Pylos Tablet PY cc 665: The Shepherd, Fresh Penis, Offers to Goddess...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes 11/13/14

… catching up … #clsblgs Contact Between Japan and Rome (Bread & Circuses) http://t.co/wtXdtj3j9q — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 13, 2014 Stunning Greek antiquities shine in Boston's museum | Neos Kosmos http://t.co/GZ1t9LWVHT...Show More Summary

Lion and Unicorn Returning to Boston, 23 Nov.

On Sunday, 23 November, the figures of the lion and unicorn will be reinstalled at the Old State House in Boston. The lion has been regilded, and the unicorn repalladianized, making them shinier than they’ve been in years and probably far shinier than the original statues looked in colonial times. Show More Summary

Thomas Hart Benton’s epic America Today murals at the Met

Before he become cover-of-Time-magazine famous as a muralist and leading light of the realist style inspired by local scenes known as Regionalism, Thomas Hart Benton’s first mural commission was a series of 10 murals for the boardroom of the New School for Social Research in New York City. Alvin Johnson, the school’s director and one [...]

Union and Confederate artifacts are stars of new S.C. exhibit

The first state to secede from the Union felt the hard hand of war on Feb. 17, 1865, when Union forces under Gen. William. T. Sherman seized the city of Columbia, S.C., and left it in smoldering ruins. To commemorate the 150 th anniversary...Show More Summary

Market isn’t historic, but it will be missed

Visitors to Harpers Ferry probably noticed an oversize sign advertising a flea market at Millville Road and Route 240. For three decades, it has drawn customers who had come for the history or the view or were just passing by. When this month ends, the sign and the flea market will be gone. Read full article >>

Horses often died in the war for lack of food

Armies of the North and the South needed horses so they could fight the battles and keep on the move. The equines were purchased or seized by the hundreds of thousands but often were underfed for lack of forage and died of what would now be considered minor problems such as saddle sores because they went untreated. Read full article >>

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