Classical Roman culture
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-04 09:36
According to archaeologist Robin Birley, the researcher's life can be pretty bleak until he finds the really big discovery, in this case, letters from Roman soldiers. Harry Mount of the Daily Mail has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-30 15:06
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Professor Judith Hallett of the University of Maryland, looks at how love was expressed in ancient Rome.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 21:27
A YouTube video clip takes a look at the Navis Lusoria, a reconstruction of a late Roman period boat. (narration in German)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 17:43
A new exhibit at the Museum of the Diocletian Baths in Rome lets visitors take a virtual walk down the Via Flaminia, a major travel artery which was "built in the third century B.C.E. to connect Rome to Ariminum, today's Rimini, on the Adriatic sea."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-19 18:07
A 2nd century Roman bridge, which originally crossed the Tyne River in Northumberland, has been reconstructed on the river's bank. The original was one of the largest bridges in Roman Britain.
Submitted by Pierre on Tue, 2008-01-08 09:35
A wooden and ivory throne, dating to the times of Julius Caesar, has been discovered in Herculaneum and is considered to be "the most significant piece of wooden furniture ever discovered there."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-06 17:57
Sometime in the 4th century, someone was REALLY cheesed off at the emperor — at least enough to curse him by defacing his image and wrapping lead around his face.
Submitted by damien on Fri, 2008-01-04 23:09
Errant Knight offers stunning hand-made authentic artefact replicas including court belts, sword and armour belts and jewelry. All items are thoroughly researched to ensure historical accuracy.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 10:17
Archaeologists are working to re-create a Roman "superglue" used to stick silver laurel leaves to legionnaires' battle helmets. Traces of the glue were discovered on iron helmets found near the German town of Xanten which were buried in river mud for more than 1500 years.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 16:48
The London Olympics may leave a lasting mark on the city's history. Recently, workers at the site of the new London stadium unearthed artifacts including a Roman coin dating to the 4th century.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 13:19
Jewish scholars are having to rethink opinions about life and culture in early Byzantine times after the discovery of a 5th century synagogue, complete with elaborate mosaic floors.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-17 12:33
For the past 17 years, archaeologists have worked at the site of the Domus del Chirurgo, the House of the Surgeon, the home of a 2nd century Roman doctor in Rimini, Italy. Among the discoveries: "the largest find of surgical instruments anywhere."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-16 20:07
Portions of a Roman barge, dating to as early as the 2nd century C.E., will soon be removed from its muddy resting place according to archaeologists. It may well be the "oldest Roman transport vessel left in central Europe."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-15 19:19
A 4th century banqueting set which once belonged to a rich Roman family was discovered recently in a well during excavation in London. The set included 19 metal vessels. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2007-12-13 17:12
Popular movies, movie stars, and TV series such as Harry Potter, Angelina Jolie, and Star Trek are mainly entertainment, but they also have helped keep Latin in the public eye when it otherwise would be forgotten outside academia.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-11 09:07
The remains of a late Roman-Byzantine-era synagogue have been discovered in the Arbel National Park near the Sea of Galilee. The building is thought to date from the 2nd to 4th century C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-06 18:24
Oriented east to west instead of north to south, the Tabula Peutingeriana, a seven-meter-long parchment scroll, records the network of roads of the late Roman Empire. From Spain to India, the map elongates the continents and reduces the Mediterranean Sea to a squiggle, but is the earliest known map of Roman roads.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-06 09:08
Those interested in the re-creation of Roman armor will want to visit Anthony Congiano's website for a tutorial on creating a leather Cuirass Lorica Musculata.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-01 12:02
The remains of four adults dating to the 1st century have been discovered in Staverton near Trowbridge, England. The area is known to locals as the Blacklands and is said to be haunted. (photo of Roman coin)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-30 16:32
Archaeologists have discovered a Roman street dating to the 2nd-4th centuries in the Western Wall tunnels of the city of Jerusalem. The side street is believed to have connected two major roads near Temple Mount.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Fri, 2007-11-30 07:57
Italian archaeologists believe they have found the cave where, according to legend, a she-wolf nursed Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of Rome.
Submitted by margaretc on Tue, 2007-11-20 20:26
A red sandstone Roman Tombstone, the first Scottish example ever found, has been unearthed near Inveresk, Scotland proving "that Inveresk was a pivotal Roman site in northern Britain."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-11-19 15:23
The Colosseum in Rome will be the site of a special exhibition of Roman theatre, hosting "statues, mosaics, painted vases and fragments of wall paintings depicting actors and their masks, dancing girls, musicians, acrobats and jugglers" in a display that will continue until February 17, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-18 00:26
Archaeologists working on a site near Coriscada in northeastern Portugal have discovered a hoard of over 4,000 coins dating to the 4th century inside the wall of the home of a Roman blacksmith.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-11-13 12:04
Roman Conventus is a gathering for Roman enthusiasts (NR, SCA, SVR, Legio, civis) to be held in Birmingham, AL on Sat., Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. This event is being organized by members of Nova Roma for anyone who would be interested in attending--military, civilian, cultores deorum, et cetera.
It is a wonderful opportunity
for networking and getting to know other "Romans" from different
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-11 09:03
Danish archaeologists have discovered a rare 4th century Roman cemetery near Copenhagen, Denmark. "It is something special and rare in Denmark to have so many (ancient Roman) graves in one place," said archaeologist Rune Iversen.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-11-01 07:58
Fl. Galerius Aurelianus, aka Padruig the Uncle in the SCA, reports on his recent attendance at the Legio V Alaudae Roman Festivus in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he took part in the encampment and gladiatorial combat.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-30 10:40
The English National Archives has created a website to teach medieval Latin through a series of fun activities and lessons. The tutorial is aimed at teaching the Latin used to create documents written between 1086 and 1733.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-23 16:10
Bored with the usual blog gossip sites? Want something with a little more challenge? Try Vicipaedia Latina, the Latin version of Wikipedia, a "labor of love for a small group of Latin buffs and weekend philologists whose motto might well be 'What would Julius do?'"
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-16 10:21
The Barony of Rowany invites you to celebrate the Festive season with them in grand style. In the tradition of the Italian renaissance we will be doing what we do best, re-enacting the past. As we are fascinated by the middle ages so were the 15th century Italians fascinated by the Roman age. So get out your best Italian frock and top it with a toga.
Tournament: Armour inspection 11am Combat starts 12noon