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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, [...]
… no, not poetry, like I originally typed. Interesting project at the University of Arizona: On a sunny morning on the University of Arizona campus, art student Steve Carcello, dressed in a clay-spattered T-shirt and sunglasses, steps up to what might look to the casual passerby like a round wooden table. In moments, the “tabletop” [...]
posted with permission Invisible Romans. By Robert Knapp. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011. Pp. 400. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-674-06199-6. Reviewed by Sandra R. Joshel, University of Washington Robert Knapp’s Invisible Romans presents an engaging and informed picture of the lives of “the great mass of people who lived in Rome and its empire” in the [...]
posted with permission Callimachus in Context: From Plato to the Augustan Poets. By Benjamin Acosta-Hughes and Susan A. Stephens. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. xiv + 328. Hardcover, £60.00/$99.00. ISBN 978-1-107-00857-1. Show More Summary
ante diem vii idus maias Lemuria (day 1) — a Roman festival involving assorted rituals to keep the ghosts of one’s ancestors happy
decussate (Merriam-Webster) operose (OED) paracosm (Wordnik) Linguatweets: verb 4: sentio, sentire, sensi, sensus => feel, notice bit.ly/YF6RyC #Latin #Vocab #LatinVocab— (@LatinVocab) May 09, 2013 oboedire: to obey: verb. Example sentence:Pecuniae oboediunt omnia.Translation:All things yield to money. Show More Summary
The Curious Case of Benjamin Plato via: It’s Behind You!.
Agamemnon and The Cursed House of Atreus via: Classical Wisdom Weekly.
The Glory and Tragedy of Achilles via: Classical Wisdom Weekly.