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Sixth Century B.C. Domus on the Quirinal

This story is actually a week or so old, but I had to do some investigating … the source for most of the coverage appears to be a report in ANSA; an excerpt: […] The sixth-century BC abode had a rectangular layout most likely divided into two rooms, on a tufa stone base and with […]

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xiv kalendas octobres

ante diem xiv kalendas octobres ludi Romani (day 14) 31 A.D. — execution of Sejanus (still not sure about that one     53 A.D. (?) — birth of the future emperor Trajan 96 A.D. — murder of the emperor Domitian; dies imperii of the emperor Nerva 1709 — Birth of Samuel Johnson

Repititiationes ~ 09/17/15

The Bay of Naples and Vesuvius – Ivan Aivazovsky, 1840 — Europe's History (@EuropesHistory) August 5, 2015 Meet up in Dublin: #Stoicism #Stoic — Stoicism Today (@StoicWeek) SeptemberShow More Summary

Roman Vicus at Gernsheim

A Goethe-Universitat press release: FRANKFURT/GERNSHEIM. During their first Gernsheim dig last year, Frankfurt University archaeologists suspected that a small Roman settlement must have also existed here in the Hessian Ried. Now they have discovered clear relics of a Roman village, built in part on the foundations of the fort after the soldiers left. This probably […]

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xv kalendas octobres

ante diem xv kalendas octobres ~ ludi Romani (day 13) ~ 14 A.D. — the dead emperor Augustus is declared to be Divus Augustus ~ 134 A.D./C.E. — ‘martyrdom’ of Rabbi Akiva


Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Rex Winsbury Bloomsbury (2015) p/b 246pp £21.99 (ISBN 9781474237123) At the beginning of this book W., a veteran journalist and historian, puts Pliny in the dock. He acknowledges that his letters give us a unique insight into the social, literary and domestic conventions of upper class life…


Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Ann Vasaly CUP (2015) h/b 209pp £55 (ISBN 9781107065673) Was Livy really a ‘small man, detached from affairs’ (Ogilvie), a ‘non-political moralist’ (Walsh) and a ‘political innocent… unable to interpret historical phenomena or visualize historical change’ (the view of Collingwood and Syme, as summarised by Walsh)? In…


Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Gwendolyn Compton-Eagle CUP (2015) h/b 198 pp £65.00 (ISBN 0781107083790) Aristophanes’ first productions made great use of visual effect. Slapstick performances, seriously inventive staging and occasionally fantastical costumes enhanced their comedic impact. Show More Summary


Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Jerry Toner Profile (2015) p/b 152pp £8.99 (ISBN 9781781254202) OUP has been publishing ‘Very Short Introductions to…’ for over twenty years, and Profile is now trying its luck in the same field with its ‘Ideas in Profile’ series, subtitled ‘Small Introductions to Big Topics’, of which the…

Repititiationes ~ 09/16/15

@ROMtoronto #AskaCurator outside of the skull+helmet., do you have other items said to be from marathon? — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) September 16, 2015 Did you know that in Serbia were born a 17 Roman emperors #serbia #history...Show More Summary

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xvi kalendas octobres

ante diem xvi kalendas octobres ludi Romani (day 12) 16 A.D. — birth of Julia Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the elder, sister of Caligula 253 A.D. — martyrdom of Cornelius at Rome

Mindy Kaling on the Aeneid

In case you missed her comments in the New York Times on studying at Dartmouth: I loved translating the “Aeneid” from Latin. Poor Aeneas and his pietas. That guy could not catch a break. I also love stories within stories, and the “Aeneid” is full of that. Mindy Kaling: By the Book (New York Times) […]

Repititiationes ~ 09/15/15

Yesterday in the Classical twittersphere: Ajax: you once fought Trojans, but now you fight Grease! #ClassicsMoment Monday — AscaniusYCI (@AscaniusYCI) September 15, 2015 The berth of Venus. More Summary

Patterns in Pompeii Wall Collapses Redux

As I slowly emerge from my blogging hibernation, I can’t help but be struck (again) by the latest Pompeii news working through the Italian press about the collapse of a small wall associated with the Caupona of Demetrius and Helpis Afra. While I can’t find a photo of the extent of the damage, most of […]

Repititationes ~ 09/14/15

Yesterday in the Classical twittersphere: "…Baby one more time" by @britneyspears sung entirely in Latin with subtitles … #loqlat — Edward Zarrow (@drzarrow) September 14, 2015 Expo suprbe â #Brescia Expansion vers le Nord de l'Italie des Romains entre III Ier s. Show More Summary

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xviii kalendas octobres

ante diem xviii kalendas octobres ludi Romani (day 10 ) equorum probatio — the official cavalry parade of the equites (in conjunction with the above) 23 A.D. — death of Nero Claudius Drusus (Drusus the Younger), son of theemperor Tiberius and Vipsania Agrippina 81 A.D. — official dies imperii of Domitian (recognition by the senate) 208 […]

Penelope Returns to Tehran

From the Tehran Times: Iran’s life-size marble statue of Penelope excavated in Persepolis in 1945 will return home after its four-month show at Milan’s Prada Foundation.The torso along with its other Roman counterparts will go on display at the National Museum of Iran beginning on September 21 concurrent with the International Day of Peace, director […]

BMCR ~ Smith: Man and Animal in Severan Rome

Steven D. Smith, Man and Animal in Severan Rome: The Literary Imagination of Claudius Aelianus. Greek culture in the Roman world.   Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2014.  Pp. xii, 308.  ISBN 9781107033986.  $99.00. Reviewed by C. Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 09/13/15

Yesterday in the Classical twittersphere … The Last Days of Socrates – Plato's Greater, Better World — Ancient History (@ahencyclopedia) September 13, 2015 Helmet, iron & silver, dynasty...Show More Summary

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