I’m sure most readers of rogueclassicism have seen that commercial where U.S. marathon runner Ryan Hall puts an audio version of the Odyssey on his audio device and starts running, stopping only when the epic is done. Slate Magazine tries to figure out how far he ran (and there’s a video of the commercial if you haven’t seen it) … I won’t spoil the surprise:
ante diem iv kalendas septembres
¶ 29 A.D. — beheading of John the Baptist (traditional date)
¶ 70 A.D. — Romans enter the Temple at Jerusalem (that seems late)
¶ 112 A.D. — death and deification of Ulpia Marciana, sister of the emperor Trajan
About.com Ancient / Classical History: Which Greek City Was First to…?.
graecomuse: I Have My Eye On You: The Evil Eye in Antiquity.
Roman Mysteries Blog: Pee-you! B’kak! P’tooey!.
Farrago: Latin in Greek script.
kenodoxia: The Ancient Philosopher’s Annual.
Farrago: Jews with Greek names.
Bread and Circuses: More on the First Roman Camp in Germany.
History of the Ancient World: “Why Do You Refuse to Eat Pork?” Jews, Food, and Identity in Roman Palestine.