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Forcing Obama’s Hand on Gay Marriage

6 hours agoNews : News Desk

It was such a historic breakthrough at the time. And so much has happened since then that it seems like ancient history. But it will only be two years next month since President Barack Obama finally came out in favor of same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

Roman Emperor Otho's Death

This Day in Ancient History : Otho © Trustees of the British Museum, produced by Natalia Bauer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme On this day in ancient Rome, in the... Read Full Post

A Brief History of Manischewitz and Other Holy Wines

Perhaps the relationship between between the gods and the grape peaked early—way, way back in the ancient days when mortals on all continents offered libations to the divine. If Livy’s History of Rome is to be believed, the matter reached...Show More Summary

Ye Olde Breaking Bad: Confessions of a Binge Watcher

Breaking Bad is ancient, TV history by now, and at the same time I need to say, "spoiler alert." Weird... I'm toward the end of a Breaking Bad binge, so to me there are two kinds of people in the world: those who have seen Breaking Bad, and those who haven't. Show More Summary

A Brief History of Cat Worshipers

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Yasmine Surovec of Cat vs. Human illustrates centuries of crazy cat ladies, from ancient Egypt until the present day. It’s the same old story in every era: cat is cat, does cat things, and human is charmed beyond belief. That’s the way it is and thus will ever be. See the entire comic at Buzzfeed.

N.S. Gill | First of the Soldier Emperors, Septimius Severus

@About.com/Ancient History  First of the Soldier Emperors, Septimius Severus.

A Classics and Ancient History Blog | Ancient Roman Women in Film

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N.S.Gill | Emperor Caracalla Was Assassinated

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N.S.Gill | The Megalesia

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N.S.Gill | April is the Month of Venus

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First of the Soldier Emperors, Septimius Severus

On This Day in Ancient History: Statue of Septimius Severus at the British Museum. Height: 198.000 cm. Roman, about AD 193-200 Found at Alexandria, Egypt. CC Flickr User cubby_t_bear... Read Full Post

N.S.Gill | Veneralia

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Mike Anderson’s Ancient History Blog | The Roman Class System and Social Structure

@Mike Anderson’s Ancient History Blog The Roman Class System and Social Structure http://ift.tt/1odoHYu

N.S.Gill | Herbal Contraception in Ancient Times

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Emperor Caracalla Was Assassinated

On This Day in Ancient History : Caracalla came to power honestly enough, but when he succeeded his father, Septimius Severus (of the Severan Dynasty ), in A.D. 211, he was... Read Full Post

A Fed Economist Explained Something About Bitcoin That Almost Nobody Understands

One of the funny things about Bitcoin is the way its terminology seems rooted in ancient monetary history. First of all, there's the fact that it has "coin" in its name, harkening back to an increasingly irrelevant aspect of the monetary system. Show More Summary

The Megalesia

On this day in ancient history, Romans celebrated the Megalesia. Cybele CC Flickr User Marshall Astor At first, Rome was just one small city-state in the area of Latin-speaking... Read Full Post

N.S.Gill | Emperor Pertinax Murdered

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Vatican to Digitize 41 Million Pages of Ancient Manuscripts

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

What happens when a wide swath of history — previously only explored by white-gloved librarians and erudite historians — is made available to anyone with a solid internet connection? Thanks to the Pope, we’ll soon find out.

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iv nonas apriles

ante diem iv nonas apriles 13 A.D. — Augustus writes his will 33 A.D. — one of the calculated dates for the crucifixion of Jesus 68 A.D. — 68 A.D. — Galba rails against Nero and declares himself vir militaris (source?) 304 A.D. — martyrdom of Irene, Agape, and Chionia

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