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Representation of Caesar and Cato by Sallust via David Allsop Classics.
Corpus Grammaticorum Latinorum via AWOL – The Ancient World Online
Asparagus Patina via Pass the Garum
Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 13 via Bestiaria Latina Blog
Ibycus | Fragment 6 via The Classical Anthology.
SIAC Newsletter 34 10/2013 via Tulliana News.
There are brief notices in assorted Italian press sources of a meeting about something of interest … the incipit of a piece at LiveSiciliaPalermo: La scoperta di uno scheletro di un musicista di 2.500 anni fa, sepolto con la sua lyra a Metaponto, una colonia della Magna Grecia. È questo ciò di cui si discuterà […]
Back in December, we reported on an article in PLoS about a genome-based study suggesting Justinian’s plague was very likely caused by Yersina pestis (Also Seen: Justinian’s Plague ~ Yersina Pestis?) … the latest PLoS now has a study confirming it: Keep with out previous post’s style, here’s the abstract: Yersinia pestis, the etiologic agent […]
ante diem v idus maias Lemuria continues (day 2) — a private and public appeasement of the dead; the Roman paterfamilias would rise at midnight to conduct a ritual involving beans and bronze rites in honour of Mania — a Roman divinity who was considered the goddess of the dead; she was also the mother […]
I-Stems: Neuter Exempl?ria [3/8] via Latin for Addicts.
Links between Mycenaeans and Scandinavia via Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog
A New Manuscript Browser via The Homer Multitext
Oikoi in the Arician Grove via Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Martial: Greek Mythology in Roman Spectacle via The Classical Anthology.
The Wonderful World of Disney via Looting Matters
Interesting item first appearing in English at Science Daily: The so-called Elephant’s Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona (Seville, Spain) was not always used for burials. The original structure of the building and a window through which the sun shines directly in the equinoxes suggest that it was a temple of Mithraism, an unofficial […]
A somewhat rambling item from World Bulletin: Excavations in a field in Milas, a district of the southwestern province of Mugla, has uncovered mosaic tiles belonging to the Roman era. The excavations began after the Milas Gendarmerie Command raided a store in Milas upon a tip-off and found five Roman-era pots there. Also, three unregistered […]
A review from the TLS of a couple new studies (I don’t think they’re quite biographies) of that guy who keeps coming up in Classics departments every now and then: The pleasures of Dr Johnson (TLS)
aeolian (Dictionary.com) rosarian (Wordnik) Linguatweets: illacrimare: to weep over, to lament: verb. Example sentence:Legens Platonem morti Socratis semper illacrimo.T… bit.ly/1321nfU— Latin Language (@latinlanguage) May 10, 2013 pronoun:...Show More Summary
Found this one in the Wine Spectator: Harvest season may have been their busiest time of year, but wine was the last thing on the minds of the 54 people huddled in a room of Oplontis Villa B in A.D. 79 as they looked out to sea in vain for a ship. In happier times, [...]