The Imperial Fora | Dr. Prof. M. Beard & Prof. A. W. Hadrill, ‘It would be useful if you both spoke up openly about the 25 Italian scholars & custodians who have died from “amianto” poisoning in Pompei (03|2014).

@Rome – The Imperial Fora – Archaeological News & Related Studies 2014

POMPEI ARCHEOLOGIA e BENI CULTURALI: Dr. Prof. M. Beard & Prof. A. W. Hadrill, ‘It would be useful if you both spoke up openly about the 25 Italian scholars & custodians who have died from “amianto” poisoning in Pompei (03|2014).
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ED: Bologna University Greek and Latin Summer School (23 June – 11 July 2014)

Seen on various lists:

Bologna University Greek and Latin Summer School (23rd
June – 11th July 2014)

The Department of Classics and Italian studies (http://ift.tt/1geIQsR) of Bologna University offers an intensive three week Greek and Latin Summer School.

The school offers courses in Latin (beginners and intermediate) and in Greek (beginners)
and the possibility of combining two courses (Latin & Greek) at a special rate.

The courses will be held in Bologna from 23rd June to11th July 2014 and are open to students(undergraduate and post-graduate) and non-students alike. Participants must be
aged 18 or over.

The teaching will be focused mainly on Greek and/or Latin language with additional
classes on Classical literature; further classes will touch on moments of
classical history and history of art, supplemented by visits to museums and
archaeological sites (in Bologna and Rome).

All teaching and activities will be in English.

For further information and application forms please visit:

http://ift.tt/1ozUQWO

E-mail: diri_school.latin AT unibo.it

The Imperial Fora | Storia infinita: nuovo crollo a Pompei Franata stamane una porzione di muro, LA STAMPA (20|03|2014).

Rome – The Imperial Fora – Archaeological News & Related Studies 2014

POMPEI ARCHEOLOGIA e BENI CULTURALI: Storia infinita: nuovo crollo a Pompei Franata stamane una porzione di muro, LA STAMPA (20|03|2014).
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This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xiii kalendas apriles

ante diem xiii kalendas apriles

  • Festival of Mars (day 20)
  • Quinquatrus (day 2) — second day of a five-day festival (although the name originally came from the fact that it came five days after the Ides, apparently) sacred to Mars but also somehow connected to Minerva; it was also apparently a ‘school holiday’, so no doubt we’ll soon be reading about how the Romans invented Spring Break
  • 43 B.C. — Birth of Ovid (by one reckoning)
  • 268 A.D. — assassination of Gallienus