Some more coverage of note … first we have a video from CNN:
… then, from the BBC’s coverage, we learn that the rumoured television program is a Channel 4 production called Gladiators: Back from the Dead. Of course, there’s a trailer:
… from the looks of things, the archaeological side isn’t a major focus, alas.
In case you missed our previous coverage: Gladiator Graveyard?
An OpEddish/reviewish sort of thing about three books: Leigh A. Bortins, The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education; Martha C. Nussbaum, Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities; and Diane Ravitch, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education:
ante diem vi idus junias
- 215 B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Mens (and associated rites thereafter)
- 17 B.C.. — ludi Latini et Graeci honorarii (day 4)
- 65 A.D./C.E. — Jewish rebels capture the Antonia in Jerusalem (not sure about this one)
- 68 A.D. — recognition of Galba as emperor in Rome (?)
- 86 A.D. — ludi Capitolini (day 3)
- 204 A.D. — ludi Latini et Graeci honorarii (day 5) [I need more info on this one]
- 218 A.D. — the Legio III Gallica, who had declared their loyalty for Bassianus (the future emperor Elagabalus) defeats the emperor Macrinus near Antioch; Macrinus fled
- 1768 — death of Johann Winckelmann