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RepiTitiationes ~ 12/09/14

#clsblgs Blogging Pompeii: Reconstructions of Villa dei Misteri and the Pisanella Villa http://t.co/4rpk51DOcQ — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 9, 2014 http://t.co/E4HVn5ixHd | Scientists to offer a glimpse of Antikythera...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/08/14

The glory that was Greece? http://t.co/1gPuJPc52G — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 8, 2014 Stock Market Insights from Homer http://t.co/tv7h74qSQl — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 8, 2014 La rédaction française...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/07/14

#classicaltwist? EXCLUSIVE: Russia to challenge the return of Elgin statue | UK | News | Daily Express http://t.co/4BQTTzBWuf — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 7, 2014 Statue head depicting the Emperor Augustus, Pergamon Archaeological Museum. Show More Summary

Caricature of a Tea Partier

Adam Colson (his family name was also spelled Collson, Coleson, and Coulson) was born in 1738. At that time his grandfather David was a Boston selectman. Adam followed his grandfather into leather-dressing, and he also became politically active.Colson joined the St. Show More Summary

What Union Meant

I’ve said it before that I often find it difficult to teach my students the concept of Union as it was understood during the Civil War era by the vast majority of Americans. We have some sense of why white Southerners took up arms for the Confederacy. It’s a tangible explanation that each of us […]

Racton Man: warrior chief, early bronze adopter

The year was 1989. Milli Vanilli had three number one singles and a metal detectorist discovered a bronze dagger blade and a few rivets on Racton Park Farm, near Westbourne, outside Chichester, West Sussex. A subsequent excavation of the find site unearthed the complete skeleton of an adult and three full bronze rivets that had [...]

One account of Christmas, as described in a piece from 1857

One of the things that I find fascinating is “reading between the lines” of novels and poetry of the 19th century, and finding tidbits regarding life (whether real or exaggerated) at that time. For example, consider this extract from John Esten Cooke’s “Our Christmas at The Pines”, which appeared in the December, 1857 issue of […]

Upcoming appearance on PA Books

On December 3, I traveled to Pittsburgh to film an episode (my second) of Pennsylvania Cable Network’s …

An interesting episode of the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid

With appreciation to Peter Tsouras, who brought this to my attention. One of the sadder moments of the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid occurred when Col. Ulric Dahlgren ordered his column’s African-American guide, Martin Robinson, hanged because...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/06/14

#clsblgs Does cultural diplomacy deter human rights violations? http://t.co/qNbM4uquD0 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 6, 2014 Provenance Issues: Some Thoughts – Part 1 | Faces&Voices https://t.co/WU2k7OHmgF pic.twitter.com/RIUNNBjo8g...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/05/14

How to read (or over-read) an ancient monument | Monuments of Roman Greece http://t.co/5kgoWCbch2 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 5, 2014 #classcon How to Be Intoxicated – Special Reports – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://t.co/7R4eDmqrFq...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/04/14

#clsblgs Blogging Pompeii: Review articles: Journal of Roman Archaeology, volume 27, 2014 http://t.co/dlIufRQRm8 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 4, 2014 Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Die Zeit on ISIL...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/03/14

‘Dead languages’ find life at USF | The Oracle http://t.co/e1QXRVbGN7 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 3, 2014 Did people really think Elgin's removal of marbles was legal http://t.co/8E8wYufknq — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist)...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/02/14

#clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 2 http://t.co/2E6LkOQmeX — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 2, 2014 I love the fact that Lil Wayne's daughter's name is Reginae, but if her name is in the genitive, doesn't that make her more of a princess? — Sarah Bond (@SarahEBond) December 2, 2014 Oscar Wilde's marginalia in […]

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/01/14

Cyprus and the Balance of Empires | The Archaeology of the Mediterranean World http://t.co/m8dRD6LIAX — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 1, 2014 #clsblgs ~ Euripides on a Sick Country: fr. 267 (Auge) | Sententiae AntiquaeShow More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/30/14

#clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Obscure Roman Emperors: Probus http://t.co/SDwgCMb4K5 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 30, 2014 Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Antiquity Collection: "Preservation" or Destruction? http://t.co/PzjaHaOog3...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/29/14

The Supersyllabogram PU in Knossos Tablet KN 424 R q 12. Cloth for whom? | Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae https://t.co/7tjxyY3NY2 — 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? http://t.co/mPDoqReONy — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 28, 2014 Summer School in Ancient Languages http://t.co/RHAuNs7Tum — rogueclassicist...Show More Summary

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