CJ Online Review: MacMullen, The Earliest Romans

posted with permission: Ramsay MacMullen, The Earliest Romans: A Character Sketch. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011. Pp. xi + 193. Hardcover, $65.00. ISBN 978-0-472-11798-7. Reviewed by Gary D. Farney, Rutgers University (Newark) This short work (126 pages of preface and main-text), by a well-known and prolific scholar of the ancient Mediterranean world, proposes … Continue reading CJ Online Review: MacMullen, The Earliest Romans

OMG!!! That (Purported) Lupercal Find is Back!!!! (And I still don’t buy it)

My patience with this one grew thin years ago but seeing as Discovery News has put up a video claiming the ‘Lupercal’ (i.e. the grove where Romulus and Remus were raised by a that lupine thing) I figure I should say something. Ecce (I can’t embed it here … sorry): History: Mythical Roman ‘She-Wolf’ Cave … Continue reading OMG!!! That (Purported) Lupercal Find is Back!!!! (And I still don’t buy it)