Also Seen: How Far Does Ryan Run?

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:


This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iv kalendas septembres

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