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This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xii kalendas decembres

ante diem xii kalendas decembres Mercatus — time to restock the cupboards after the Jupiterfest! 63 A.D. — shipwreck of St. Paul (by one reckoning) 270 (?) — birth of the future emperor Maximinus Daia (more) 284 A.D. — elevation of Diocletian to the rank of Caesar (more) 1846 — birth of Maurice Croiset (one of the […]

Repititiationes ~ 11/19/15

Episode B24 Image – Clockwise from upper left: Eucradites I, Menander, Gondaphares, Kanishka I — The Ancient World (@TheAncientWorld) November 19, 2015 The Greek Book from Antiquity to 1515 M Matthew Nicholls streaming Nov. Show More Summary

Roman coin hoard found in Swiss cherry orchard

Farmer Alfred Loosli was walking through in his cherry orchard in Ueken in the northern Swiss canton of Aargau last year when he saw a green coin contrasted against the rich brown of the soil. At first the he assumed someone had lost it, but then he found another five. This July, Loosli poked a [...]

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Civil War Memory

Congratulations to Ta-Nehisi Coates, who is the recipient of this year’s National Book Award in non-fiction for Between the World and Me, which has been…

Viking coins from Dublin found in Wales

Hoard of Viking coins unearthed in field and dating back 1,000 years declared treasure One of the Viking Sihtric Anlafsson long cross pennies from Dublin © National Museum Wales   A hoard of historic Viking treasure found in a field has been declared treasure. The haul, which includes ancient ingots and fragments of coins dating […]

The New Yorkers’ “private Unnatural and Brutal Revenge”

When New Yorkers were demonstrating against the Stamp Act on the night of 1 Nov 1765, they knew that the colony’s supply of stamped paper was inside Fort George. And they knew that the man in charge of Fort George’s defenses was Maj....Show More Summary

Prominent African-Americans in Africa

A look back at seven of the most prominent African-Americans to visit Africa in the past sixty years and the ideas and ties that their visits represented.

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xiii kalendas decembres

ante diem xiii kalendas decembres Mercatus — time to restock the pantry after the lengthy festival in honour of Jupiter 1665 — death of Nicholas Poussin (painter of many Classical subjects) 1797 — birth of Charles Anthon (prolifically-published American Classicist) 1903 — birth of Sterling Dow (who perfected the squeeze, among other important contributions to […]

Repititiationes ~ 11/18/15 — Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) November 18, 2015 2015.11.21: Margherita Bonanno Aravantinos, Marcella Pisani (ed.), Camarina: Ricerche in… — BMCR (@BMCReview) November 18, 2015Show More Summary

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 11/19

Three of the books below reflect my recent interest in the West during the Civil War era, which I know next to nothing about other…

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

If like me you’ve wept openly at StoryCorps‘ Friday broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition for the past decade, or at their beautiful animated shorts on PBS, you may have wondered how to go about recording the oral histories of your own loved ones. StoryCorps uses professional radio equipment to record and has a platoon of [...]

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xiv kalendas decembres

ante diem xiv kalendas decembres   Mercatus — in the wake of the lengthy ludi Plebeii, the Romans needed a few days to restock their cupboards ca. 64 A.D. — upside down crucifixion of Peter 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Hesychius of Antioch 1718 — premiere of Voltaire’s Oedipe in Paris

Photos of Belgium’s Ravaged Landscapes, in the Immediate Aftermath of World War I

To put together a new book of images of World War I, The First World War: Unseen Glass Plate Photographs of the Western Front, Carl De Keyzer restored original plates made by photographers whose work, in their own time, was printed without fanfare and viewed at a much smaller size. Show More Summary

“The effigy of a man who had been honoured by his country”

On 1 Nov 1765, New York had its first classic Stamp Act protest. This was the day the law was supposed to take place, and many other North American colonies had already seen such political disturbances. James McEvers’s preemptive resignation as a stamp master meant that New Yorkers hadn’t had a good target for their demonstrations. Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 11/17/15

ALL the hair puns were used in the editing of this article — Donna Zuckerberg (@donnazuck) November 17, 2015 Three great ways to connect with students and encourage learning. — RDC CTL (@ctlrdc) November 17, 2015 In lack of everything else, could we use pottery sherds to reconstruct ancient political dynamics? Attend Emilia […]

Repititiationes ~ 11/16/15

@DorothyKing @corneliagracchi @pompei79 I never believe Google's labels… They don't know diff. Between red figure and black figure. — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 16, 2015 Superb portrait of #Caligula, part of an exceptional...Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 11/15/15

I'm sorry … congratulations are due and all, but I can't picture @indyfromspace with a bullwhip 8) — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 15, 2015 Interesting parallels with the Green Museum situation : More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 11/14/15

Istanbul at sunset #weloveistanbul — We Love Istanbul (@weloveist) November 13, 2015 Enduring legacy of #Rome w/ @GettyMuseum's Kenneth Lapatin, Nov. 17th @ROMtoronto #ROMpeii — ROM Ancient Cultures (@ROMAncient) November 13, 2015 My 12-hour Odyssey was magical. Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 11/12-13/15

There was a bit of a glitch at IFTTT on the 12th, so a pile of tweets were missed (that was the day of the Almeida Odyssey performance, alas, and I’ll try to Storify it this coming weekend) … Amanda Hale at the podium now. Hour 1. Book 1. Line 140. We're back at Ithaca. […]

Repititiationes ~ 11/11/15

Ptolemaic chapel discovered in Aswan — keftiugal (@keftiugal) November 11, 2015 Ancient fun being had tonight at the Getty Villa for #GettyCollegeNight! — J. Paul Getty Museum (@GettyMuseum) November 11, 2015 2015.11.15: Éric Gilardeau, Les grands procès politiques de l'Antiquité. Show More Summary

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