Caesar’s Assassination Site Redux ~ “Excessive Interpretation”

Last week or so we mentioned the media flurry about the discovery of the purported site of Caesar’s assassination (Site of Caesar’s Assassination Found?) … those reports were generated by one of the archaeologists working at the Largo Argentina site (Antonio Monterroso) … now fellow archaeologist Marina Mattei is saying ‘not so fast …

Storifying the Latin Tweetup/Pipiatio Latina

As you might be aware, a couple days ago Darius Arya hosted another Latin Tweetup and although I wasn’t able to participate myself, I thought it might be fun to Storify the event:

… for the record, I did edit a bit, taking out some posts which were more technical than anything else; also anything that had a RT in front of it.

Classical Words of the Day

teratoid (
malison (Merriam-Webster)


This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vi kalendas novembres

ante diem vi kalendas novembres

  • ludi Victoriae Sullanae (day 2) — games held in honour of Victoria commemorating Sulla’s defeat of the Samnites in 82 B.C.
  • 43 B.C. — Marcus Junius Brutus commits suicide in the wake of the defeat at Philippi (by one reckoning)
  • 113 A.D. — the emperor Trajan departs from Rome for his war against the Parthians
  • 251 A.D. — the future emperor Valerian is elected by the senate to the recently-revived office of censor
  • 1469 — birth of Erasmus