Recent PAS Finds

I’m sure Owen Jarus’ latest piece for LiveScience will get plenty of play this weekend … they’ll probably alter the headline, though:

… on a semi-related note, the old folks used to have an expression which went something like “it doesn’t play in Peoria” … I think we Classicists might use “It doesn’t play in San Antonio”:

I can only imagine what all this will do to my search engine placement …

Classical Words of the Day


This Day in Ancient History:

ante diem vii kalendas novembres

  • ludi Victoriae Sullanae (day 1) — games held in honour of Victoria commemorating Sulla’s defeat of the Samnites in 82 B.C.
  • 1656 B.C. — Noah enters the ark (this must be Bishop Ussher again)
  • 31 A.D. — suicide of Apicata, wife of the disgraced Praetorian Praefect Sejanus
  • ca 250 A.D. — martyrdom of Lucian and Marcian
  • 1852 — during a “violent storm” at Athens, one of the columns of the “Temple of Jupiter Olympus” was toppled (perhaps portrayed here?)