Here’s an interesting little time killer our friends over at Scoop alerted us to. The BBC has a tool which will superimpose an ‘plan’ of the Flavian Amphitheatre in the postal code/area code/whatever of your choice on a satellite view:
Adrian Murdoch continues his look at the ‘shadow emperors’ with a guy whose name suggests he’s rather too sweet to be a ruthless Roman emperor:
- accoutrement (Merriam Webster)
- asperse (Dictionary.com)
- flagitious (Wordsmith)
- obnubilate (OED … great word)
- vastity (Worthless Word for the Day)
… a taste of latinitas:
Latin for Addicts: Comparison of Gerund and Gerundive Ablative.
Laudator Temporis Acti: The Wisdom of Heracles.
Abnormal Interests: On Hares Born To Mares And Hermaphroditic Offspring.
About.com Ancient / Classical History: Placing Flowers on the Graves.
Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Without Latin: Spes Alit Agricolas.
New at LacusCurtius & Livius: Greenblatt, The Swerve.
[a review, of course]
Roman Times: Poison Honey and the Importance of the Classics.
AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access to Athenian Agora Excavation Data.
Madeline Miller: Atoms, Agony and Gallimimi.