Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-11-10 12:30
A 6th century papyrus, identified as an early Christian charm, has been discovered among the documents in the University of Manchester's John Rylands Library. The charm is considered "the earliest surviving document to use the Christian Eucharist liturgy - which outlines the Last Supper - as a protective charm."
Submitted by Comyn on Wed, 2014-07-16 10:00
In little more than two decades Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BCE) conquered by military force nearly the entirety of the known world. Despite the fact that he led one of the most successful armies of all time, surprisingly little is understood about the main type of body armor that apparently both Alexander and many of his men wore.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-03-08 14:14
Have you ever wondered it would be like to be in the labyrinth with the Minotaur? Come to the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn and find out! Come fight and fence in the labyrinth. Come dance in celebration of the victories. Come take part in children's activities and learn about history. Bring a story or a song from mythology to share.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-07-31 08:58
In a TEDTalks video on YouTube, ancient books curator William Noel discusses "the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and others." (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-16 13:38
Construction workers excavating for a new home uncovered the remains of a Byzantine settlement recently in Lefokastron in central Greece. Experts believe the 11 sites date between the 4th and 11th centuries.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2012-04-11 09:43
1,800 years ago, a mixed martial arts champion retired from the ring and decided to give back to his country, successfully using his celebrity to recruit for the army.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-02-09 15:32
Come one, come all to Endless Hills and help us celebrate the Fest of Bacchus, Roman God of wine! This wondrous event will be filled with Greek and Roman themed activities.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-01-28 08:29
Visitors to New York City with an interest in Byzantine or Early Christian art may want to pay a visit to the Onassis Cultural Center in Midtown Manhattan to view Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd – 7th Century AD, a display of 170 pieces of art from museums in Greece and Cyprus.
Submitted by sarregreyhand on Wed, 2012-01-18 23:38
Inspired by medieval and earlier times,Reannag Teine specializes in unique, usable pottery—safe for food and drink and well as modern conveniences as the oven, dishwasher, and microwave. All the designs are drawn free-hand and hand-painted onto the hand-thrown pottery—no molds or stencils used—and our wares are designed sturdy, built to survive years of everyday use.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2011-11-17 15:42
Over two thousand years ago, a Roman ship sank off the coast of Italy, near the island of Elba. Among the items on the ship was an ancient medical kit containing a mortar and pestle set, medicine spatulas, and pills and tablets that are surprisingly similar to our modern ones.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-16 17:39
”The identity of modern Greece,” said Minister Pavlos Geroulanos in a recent speech, ”is seen by the way in which it manages its enormous cultural heritage, the way in which it protects it and with which it spreads knowledge of it to every corner of the globe.”
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-05 14:02
In the late 15th century, the Bourtzi fortress castle was constructed to protect the Byzantine city of Nafplio from invasion from the sea. Now the castle is to be restored as a tourist attraction. (photo)
Submitted by Thomas MacFinn on Tue, 2011-10-25 09:48
Foxknife Armory produces carved rattan wasters which are designed to more closely resemble period swords than round batons of flat rattan planks. Thomas has a wide variety of eras and cultures represented and has recently (late 2011) started adding hardware to compliment his blades.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-21 11:54
Just a reminder that the College of St Ursula will be having a Greek themed Feast and that you should all come. There will be food, music, dancing and there will also be a tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-08-25 09:36
AOL has published a slideshow of "11 Bizarre and Mysterious Historical Sites," including several from the Middle Ages. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-04-04 10:58
In 2011, a woman cutting turf in a family bog at Tullahennell North, Ireland, discovered what proved to be a 7th century brooch bearing the Greek symbol for Christ. Now researchers have linked the pin to a Christian community with ties to Greece. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-01-19 10:18
Researchers have found an isolated community on the coast of Turkey who speak a dialect of Greek very close to ancient Greek. Romeyka, a variety of Pontic Greek, has grammar and vocabulary that are otherwise only found in ancient forms of the language, but it has no alphabet.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2011-01-13 11:49
Scenes from ancient Greek plays written by the poet Meander have been found depicted in mosaics in Antioch, Syria. Meander was a comic poet of the 4th century BCE whose popularity in the Roman world was exceeded only by Homer.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2011-01-07 07:51
Two thousand years ago, the Greeks built a mechanical computer to calculate eclipse dates with surprising accuracy. A modern-day historian has created a working replica of the device using Lego Technic building blocks.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-08-22 16:05
Sandra Garvie-Lok really likes her job, even though it requires she help investigate a 1500-year-old murder. The victim, John Doe, is believed to have been a witness to the Slavic invasion of the Greek city of Nemea during the Byzantine era.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2010-07-27 10:21
Debunking a legend begun in the Middle Ages, new research suggests Archimedes used steam cannons to set fire to Roman warships. The legend claimed that during the siege of Syracuse, mirrors were used to create a deadly concentration of sunlight that set the ships aflame.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2010-07-26 14:03
Latin teacher and blogger Denis Ambrose, Jr. is often asked to justify his existence to people who think "high school is nothing more than preparation for college, and college is nothing more than job training." He has compiled a list of five pragmatic reasons to study classics.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2010-07-25 11:46
A new speculation about the death of Alexander the Great suggests that the notoriously toxic waters of the River Styx (the modern river Mavroneri) may have taken his life.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2010-06-27 14:39
In a historically based opinion piece, Jim Arnold offers a new interpretation of the Spartan women's traditional freedoms, which far exceeded those of their female contemporaries in other city-states.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2010-05-18 07:35
A rediscovered ancient Greek scroll lists a number of health and safety violations by Odysseus during his tenure as ship's captain while returning home from the Trojan War.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-04-30 14:07
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize more than 100 medieval manuscripts from a wide range of European and Near East cultures.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2010-04-19 09:57
"What good does it do the reader to know that before battle the Romans often consulted a pullarius, a chicken-feeding augur? Such texts say nothing about modern life, critics say....But that's precisely the point."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-03-08 17:50
In a podcast for the Classics and Ancient History website, Peter Mack and Maude Vanhalen discuss Renaissance thought and the fact that much of its works, most written in Latin, have been "largely unread and unstudied." (MP3)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-03-06 16:20
The Central Arizona Archaeological Institute of America is offering a lecture by Gregory Aldrete (Arthur of Lockehaven) on Greek armor.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-03-05 18:36
The College of Brymstonne once again cordially invites one and all to don their togas, find their fibulas, tie-on their chitons and join us for a day of revelry, games, food, and fun!