In today’s email: Mechtildis, Thomas, Petrus, Robertus Amicis Latinitatis Plurimam Dicunt Salutem Vos invitamus Amoeneburgum ad Iubilaeum celebrandum! Agimus enim vicesimum quintum annum Septimanarum Latinarum Europaearum. Celebratio habebitur Amoeneburgi prope Marburgum die XVII mensis Augusti a. Show More Summary
exscind (Wordsmith) ostracism (OED) Linguatweets: verb 3 : verto, vertere, verti, versus => turn bit.ly/YF6RyC #Latin #Vocab #LatinVocab— (@LatinVocab) May 17, 2013 incidere: to fall in, to fall: verb. Example sentence:Qui omnes insidias...Show More Summary
ante diem xvi kalendas junias 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Heradius 1510 — death of Botticelli (Birth of Venus, among other Classical subjects) 1875 — a horse named Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby (he ‘just’ won)
The Death of the Emperor Galerius via Bread and Circuses.
The Romans vs Jean Nouvel via ??????????? Online.
A 14-Year-Old Became Emperor via N.S. Gill/About.com.
The Birth of Athena via David Allsop Classics.
Discobolus Discus Thrower via Smarthistory.
Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 17 via Bestiaria Latina Blog
May 18,1863 - Union forces begin the Siege of Vicksburg (right). Crossing the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg on April 29-30, 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee embarked on a stunning campaign which saw it win several battles before driving Lt. Show More Summary
Archaeologists excavating Lincoln Castle as part of a major refurbishment project have unearthed the remains of a stone church and burials pre-dating the Norman invasion and the construction of the castle. A total of eight skeletons have been found thus far, all buried in the east-west alignment that is typical of Christian burials. The remains [...]
Knocker-up in action Commuting has been part of the human experience since the Industrial Revolution. Ever since the workplace and the home got firmly disentangled, people have been waking up and resignedly making their way to their place of employment. Show More Summary
As I quoted two days ago, in the spring of 1775 five British soldiers testified to seeing one of their comrades with “the Skin over his Eye’s Cut and also the Top part of His Ears cut off” near the North Bridge in Concord. On 19 April, army officers were already interpreting that as a scalping. Show More Summary
My copy of Allen Guelzo’s new book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion will arrive later this afternoon. I will likely dive right in. I’ve read all of Guelzo’s books and have learned a great deal. Yesterday the Civil War Monitor published a review of the book by Will Greene. At first I stayed away not wanting [...]
Posted with permission: Saints and Symposiasts: the Literature of Food and the Symposium in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Culture. By Jason König. Greek Culture in the Roman World. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Show More Summary
Tim Parkin just sent this in (tip o’ the pileus and all that) … from Neokosmos: Community involvement will save dwindling programs like Ancient Greek says Professor K.O Chong-Gossard. The University of Melbourne Ancient Greek professor says although class number are dwindling, Ancient Greek is still necessary and relevant to our society when you factor […]
This one is filling my box in various forms … here’s a UWashington press release via PhysOrg: DNA analysis is unearthing the origins of the Minoans, who some 5,000 years ago established the first advanced Bronze Age civilization in present-day Crete. The findings suggest they arose from an ancestral Neolithic population that had arrived in […]
allochthonous (Dictionary.com) impute (Wordsmith) prodrome (OED) nepheligenous (Wordnik) Linguatweets: adjective/adverb: satis, indeclinable => enough bit.ly/YF6RyC #Latin #Vocab #LatinVocab— (@LatinVocab) May 16, 2013 dux: commander, leader: noun. Show More Summary