Interesting opEd by Natalie Haynes in the Independent:
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 …
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.
Tip o’ the pileus to Atticus Cox who found this on the Uncyclopedia:
Source (the top-selling board game of the 5th century B.C.E. …)
- 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
Latin for Addicts: Double Constructions with Verbs of Defending, Prohibiting and Protecting.