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Mystery of the incredibly detailed 3,500-year-old Greek brooch 01/27/2018

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5057947/Rare-sealstone-tomb-Bronze-Age-Greek-warrior.html

Mystery of the incredibly detailed 3,500-year-old Greek brooch Experts at the University of Cincinnati say the gem's design is so intricate it may have required a magnifying glass to carve, and is one of the finest works of prehistoric Greek art ever discovered.

12/20/2017

Pardon the language!!

Why A Thumb-Sized Stone Is Important To Ancient Greek Art History 11/16/2017

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/11/563475798/why-a-thumb-sized-stone-is-important-to-ancient-greek-art-history

Why A Thumb-Sized Stone Is Important To Ancient Greek Art History A miniature masterpiece carved on an ancient seal stone is changing ideas about art history. Jack Davis helped discover the Pylos Combat Agate in Greece and tells Scott Simon why it's so important.

08/24/2017

August 24 is a momentous day in Roman history.

This is the date generally ascribed to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD ( (the date of Aug 24 is linked to the manuscripts of Pliny the Younger; there are problems with the date); in the eruption the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum (among others!) on the bay of Naples were destroyed and buried.

And in 410 AD. Alaric and his Visigoths sacked Rome, hastening the fall of the Western Empire. O tempora! O mores!

Mystery of Greek Amphitheater's Amazing Sound Finally Solved 07/27/2017

Mystery of Greek Amphitheater's Amazing Sound Finally Solved The trick is in the seats, and even the ancient architects didn't know what they had accomplished.

Veni, Vidi, Vici: U.S. Students Revive Latin and Greek 06/07/2017

Veni, Vidi, Vici: U.S. Students Revive Latin and Greek Students are taking more Latin and Greek, which builds vocabulary and grammar skills that help with standardized tests. Children aim to mimic pop culture mythology takeoffs, such as Percy Jackson.

05/28/2017

Opinion | U.S. Veterans Use Greek Tragedy to Tell Us About War A dozen military veterans recited Sophocles’ poetry and explained their feelings about war and coming home.

Rome celebrates 2,770th birthday on 21 April 04/20/2017

Rome celebrates 2,770th birthday on 21 April Historical groups evoke ancient Roman tradtions with Natale di Roma. The capital celebrates its 2,770th birthday on Friday 21 April, with events lasting until Sunday 23 April. Known as Natale di Roma, the annual birthday celebration is based on the legendary foundation of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC.…

Timeline photos 03/09/2017

This week is National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week! Pictured below is former Executive Secretary and co-founder of this week, Dr. Thomas J. Sienkewicz (Gamma Omicron, Monmouth College). What have your chapters been doing to promote this week?

This effort, a cooperative venture of the American Classical League, the Society for Classical Studies, and various regional and state classical organizations, seeks to engage all Classicists at all levels of instruction in the business of ensuring that our Latin, Greek, and Classics pre-college classrooms have the teachers they need. National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week is a cooperative venture of the American Classical League, the Society for Classical Studies, and other regional and state classical organizations.

For sample activities see here: http://www.promotelatin.org/nltrw/scrapbook

Timeline photos 03/03/2017

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12/14/2016

Happy Birthday!!

Brothels, bars and betting shops - last surviving remnant of ancient Rome's Circus Maximus opened to the public after seven year restoration 11/17/2016

Brothels, bars and betting shops - last surviving remnant of ancient Rome's Circus Maximus opened to the public after seven year restoration After seven years of careful excavation and restoration, tourists can now explore the 2,800-year-old remains of the Circus Maximus, once the largest and most impressive monument of ancient Rome.

L'Ara com'era: The Ara Pacis, Fully Painted in VR 10/14/2016

L'Ara com'era: The Ara Pacis, Fully Painted in VR L'Ara com'era: The Ara Pacis, Fully Painted in VR

From the La Città delle Ragazze

A new exhibit at the Ara Pacis allows visitors to see the altar in VR with all its ancient paint in tact, as well as offering a full historical rundown of the monument.

You can see some photos and read up on the…

Famed Chinese Terracotta Warriors could have been made with the help of the Greeks, archaeologists reveal 10/12/2016

Famed Chinese Terracotta Warriors could have been made with the help of the Greeks, archaeologists reveal Western explorers settled in China more than 1,500 years earlier than experts had believed, new research has revealed, after archaeologists found the famous Terracotta Warriors could have been made with the help of the Greeks.

Timeline photos 10/01/2016

At a Roman villa buried by Vesuvius, archaeologists and conservators uncover and clean dining room walls that are completely covered in frescoes.

archaeology.org/issues/226-1609/features/4758-romans-on-the-bay-of-naples

(Marco Merola)

Timeline photos 09/30/2016
Viking sailors took their cats with them 09/22/2016

Viking sailors took their cats with them The largest genetic study of cats reveals how our furry friends spread out across Europe, Asia, and Africa, and even hitched a ride aboard Viking ships.

09/20/2016
09/15/2016

Six Samford Faculty Members Tapped as First Bunch Fellows The first six recipients of the Wilton H. Bunch Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellowship at Samford University have been announced.

Greek theatre hosts play for refugees after 2,100 years 09/13/2016

Greek theatre hosts play for refugees after 2,100 years Famed ancient monument in Delos, Greece, reopens with performance raising awareness about the plight of refugees.

Timeline photos 09/05/2016

Have you experienced the magic of Laura Gibbs' Latin LOLCats? Latin proverbs paired with adorable pictures of cats. http://schoolhousewidgets.blogspot.com/2012/09/latin-lolcats-reference-page.html

Timeline photos 08/26/2016

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Timeline photos 08/22/2016

This is definitely how it happened.

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