salve magistra: Wednesday Teaching Ideas: Teaching literature at Key stage 3 Iliad.
Bread and Circuses: Latrines at the Villa Poppea in Oplontis.
AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Coming Soon from Arachne: Digitized Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum CIL.
Pop Classics: The Roman Mystery Scrolls: The Sewer Demon.
Philip Harland: Podcast 6.9: Judean Immigrant Associations, part 1.
res gerendae: Etymology-Man.
[was going to blog this myself, but Matt's done a better job than I intended to do]
History of the Ancient World: Popular Political Participation in the Late Roman Republic.
History of the Ancient World: The Etruscans: A Population-Genetic Study.
graecomuse: Female Heroism in Ancient Greek Literature.
American Philological Association: APA Blog : News from Royal Holloway.
Past Horizons: Young Archaeologists become Roman for a day.
Lapis Gabinus: official blog of the Gabii Project: Terrenato to present AIA lecture in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Sometimes it’s just too easy … I’m sitting here idly catching up on emails etc. (we’re in the midst of report cards) and enjoying @SaveRome’s photos of snowfall in the forum (via Twitter/Instagram), when suddenly I’m confronted with the Daily Mail‘s headline on the snowfall:
… er, let’s look back a couple of years (almost to the day) when we had some nice photos of snow falling on the Colosseum:
… which later was supplemented with Max Nelson’s (UWindsor) photos of snow falling through the oculus in the Pantheon (remember: these photos are a couple of years old …):
The Sun and Daily Mail should probably get together and have a review of how calendars and other assorted methods of reckoning time works …
Don’t like to start the day with a bit of pedantry, but when the Sun engages in pot-calling-the-kettle-blackery, I simply can’t resist … the incipit of a piece therein:
A QUARTER of clueless Brit holidaymakers claim to have visited historic Wonders of the World … which don’t even exist.
Top porkies include sightseeing at the Colossus of Rhodes, which was destroyed in 226 BC, and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, ordered to be destroyed by Roman Emperor Caligula in the Fifth Century.
- via Brits’ seven blunders of the world (Sun)
… I guess for rags like the Sun, Caligula will live on and on in their hearts forever … or maybe someone just read the Wikipedia article a bit too quickly …