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RepiTitiationes ~ 11/30/14

#clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Obscure Roman Emperors: Probus — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 30, 2014 Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Antiquity Collection: "Preservation" or Destruction? More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/29/14

The Supersyllabogram PU in Knossos Tablet KN 424 R q 12. Cloth for whom? | Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 29, 2014 #clsblgs The Supersyllabogram PU in Knossos Tablet KN 424 R q 12. Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/28/14

… a rather slow day … Looting Matters: Due Diligence at Christie's: time for change? — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 28, 2014 Summer School in Ancient Languages — rogueclassicist...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/27/14

#clsblgs More Fine Photos by Rita Roberts of Linear B Tab… | Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 27, 2014 #clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/26/14

The Timeless Battle of the Sexes | Theater | Shepherd Express — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 26, 2014 Advance Review: Ody-C #1 is a Truly Epic Adaptation | More Summary

Natural Protection against Counterfeiting

Sure, I’m intrigued by a mysterious box found under a government building filled with rare coins left by Freemasons, Revolutionaries, and Know-Nothings.But the news story from last week about eighteenth-century money that really caught my interest was this discovery from Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/25/14

Doing some catching up … Maps, Part I: Defining and Explaining our Past, Present and Future | AntiquityNOW — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 25, 2014 ‘Classics on TV: Great American Playwrights’, aShow More Summary

“What Does History Tell Us?”

I was honored to give this talk back in 2008. This year the mayor of Fredericksburg spoke on the anniversary of the battle. It’s an incredibly thoughtful presentation, which includes this passage about her family’s connection to the town and its history. My great-great grandfather was a master tailor named Walter Mills.  He lived with […]

Vast archive of kimono stencils found in Dresden museum

The Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Dresden has rediscovered an unparalleled archive of Japanese kimono stencils in its storage depot. More than 15,000 katagami stencils, elaborately carved paper stencils used to print patterns on kimono fabric, had slumbered uninterrupted by curatorial interest in 92 neatly stacked and numbered cases for 125 years. This is [...]

In Explorator 17.35

I’ve done this sporadically in the past and honestly don’t know why it isn’t a weekly thing, especially now that I’m generally swamped at school and have neglected the blogging in favour of tweeting of late … in any event, here are some items from my Explorator newsletter’s edition du jour which might be of […]

The Roman Assault on Carthage and the Role the Great Harbor played in it.

The Third Punic War was the inevitable result of treaty that was too restrictive and a long standing feud that couldn't be mitigated. After defeat in the Second war in 202 B.C, Carthage was prohibited from attacking any friend of Rome and also required to pay reparations to the victor. Show More Summary

What’s Inside the State House Time Capsule?

On 7 Aug 1855, workers were building an addition onto the Massachusetts State House and strengthening its foundation on Beacon Hill. They were surprised to find that the cornerstone in the building’s southeast corner was damaged—andShow More Summary

What Have You Read This Year?

I would love to know what book(s) have made an impression on you this year. Feel free to share titles that go beyond the field of Civil War history and even history altogether. Don’t know about you, but I sometimes get caught up in books about the Civil War for months at a time and […]

Newly shiny Bedale Hoard at Yorkshire Museum

The Bedale Hoard, a trove of Viking silver and Anglo-Saxon gold discovered by metal detectorists in a field near Bedale, North Yorkshire, in May of 2012, is now on display at the Yorkshire Museum after months of conservation. It dates to late 9th or early 10th century and contains almost 40 pieces: 29 silver ingots, [...]

Under the Cornerstone of the State House

The big Boston historical news this week was the discovery of a time capsule sealed in the cornerstone of the State House, laid in 1795. Or rather, the rediscovery of the eighteenth-century artifacts inside that capsule because they were previously found in 1855. Show More Summary

Sweet Southern Victory in Pensacola, Florida

On Thursday evening Escambia County’s board of county commissioners voted to remove the Confederate flag from the Pensacola Bay Center. This wouldn’t be such important news but for the fact that a certain Southern romance writer and blogger, who monitors what she calls “Flogger” blogs (like mine), happens to live there. Below is a video […]

Rijksmuseum acquires Adriaen de Vries bronze

I love it when a museum wins an auction bidding war. The institution in question is the Rijksmuseum which has just bought Bacchic Figure Supporting the Globe, a bronze statue by Adriaen de Vries, for $27,885,000 including buyer’s premium at The Exceptional Sale in Christie’s New York saleroom. Three phone bidders engaged in a four-minute [...]


Take part in a relentless ride to infiltrate and overtake the 510s, a gang grown around Detroit’s illegal street racing scene. Your plan? Get a rep on the underground-racing scene and sabotage their activities city-by-city all across the United States. Show More Summary

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