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Classical Roman culture

Latin to Become Lingua Europa?

L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican, is calling for Latin to become the official language of the European Union. The article comes in the wake of a move by Finland's president to promote the use of the language as "potentially contemporary."

"Totally Unique" Roman Bathhouse Discovered in Kent, England

Archaeologists working on a Roman dig in Kent, England are enthusiastic about the remains of a 5th century Roman bath, calling it "totally unique" for the county.

Roman Ink

An unlikely exhibition exploring the history of tattoos in Britain has opened at Newcastle University's Museum of Antiquities. The exhibition includes archaeological evidence of military tattoos among the Roman soldiers at Hadrian's Wall.

CSI Needed for Roman Crime?

An archaeological team working near Sedgeford,England may need the help of criminal investigators to solve a 1500-year-old mystery: was the skeleton found pushed into the oven of a Roman farm murdered?

Roman Village Found Near Bonn, Germany

Archaeologists working near Bonn, Germany have found the remains of a Roman village complete with baths.

Today in the Middle Ages: August 24, 410 C.E.

On August 24, 410, King Alaric the Goth sacked Rome. This event is sometimes regarded as the beginning of the Middle Ages.

Recreating Roman Cosmetics

A Roman reenactor and museum manager gave a demonstration of Roman cosmetics at a Roman "military spectacular" in Wales earlier this month.

Roman Road to Nowhere

Peddars Way near Thetford in west Norfolk, England, was built by the Romans 2,000 years ago and appears to lead nowhere. Archaeologists are now searching for clues to a destination, such as a fort, which would make construction of the road logical.

All the News That's Fit to Print - in Latin!

For several days when Finland took over Presidency of the European Union, publishers of the EU website had decided to post the latest news — in Latin. At least one of the days' posts is still available.

Latin for Beginners

The British Archives has posted a tutorial for those who want to learn Latin. Latin 1086 – 1733: a practical online tutorial for beginners uses early documents to demonstrate how Latin was used and to teach the basics.

Dorset Kitchen Renovation Unearths Roman Floor

Restaurant owner Luciano Tombolani discovered much more than he bargained for when he authorized the renovation of a kitchen for his Italian restaurant: a mosaic Roman floor.

Welsh Field Holds Roman Treasure

A hoard of over 2,000 Roman coins of the late period has been discovered in a Welsh field. The treasure was found a mere 12 inches below the surface.

Vita vinum est (Wine is Life)

Romans loved their wine, loved talking about it — and writing about it. An article for CentreDaily.com focuses on the history and sources for study of Roman wine.

Rare Exmoor ponies to help save dwindling peat bog

Ponies from an endangered breed, descended from the original British "hill ponies," are being brought into a nature preserve on the Solway Plain in England, to graze away grasses that threaten one of the area's few remaining peat bogs.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 19, 325

The Emperor Constantine convened the first Council of Nicea on June 19, 325.

Summer Collegia III

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The Incipient Shire of Drakenmere, sponsored by the Barony of Bryn Madoc, Proudly Presents Summer Collegia III
Venimus   •   Vidimus   •   Fundimus

Put on your tunica, toga and sandals and join us on August 19, 2006 for a fun day of classes, fighting and food!  Your day will begin with our breakfast Traveler's fare and end with the Roman Auctionarius Dapifer (table server auction), Acroama (live entertainment) and a delightful summer Roman feast prepared by Mistress Derbail. Children's activities will be provided. For Roman garb links, click here. Location:
Incipient Shire of Drakenmere (Waynesboro, Georgia)

Lest London Fall

The stone which legend says was placed in London by Brutus the Trojan has a new protector: Chris Cheek, the manager of a sporting goods shop.

Boudicca's Burial Site Found?

Archaeologists are pondering whether or not a burial site discovered near a McDonald's restaurant in Birmingham, England may be that of warrior queen Boudicca.

Unprecedented Brooch Find near Hadrian's Wall

A remarkable brooch, probably the property of a very senior Roman legionary, has been discovered in Northumberland. The object is outstanding for its size and workmanship and also because it is marked with two personal names.

Gladiator: The Musical?

We know Russell Crowe can sing rock music, but how would he measure up in a musical version of Ridley Scott's Gladiator?

Terry Jones Seeks to Bust the Barbarian Myth

Ex-Pythoner Terry Jones hopes to dispell the myth of barbarism in his new book Terry Jones' Barbarians. The London Times provides a preview.

Large Roman Cemetery Found in Gloucestershire

A large Roman cemetery, containing at least 100 skeletons, has been discovered near Fairford in Gloucestershire, England.

Glory IX: On the Silk Road to Glory

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Summer brings the call to Glory!

Following in the footsteps of those who first brought goods to Rome, our caravan will find Adventure along the Silk Road. Merchants will gather from far and wide, and Guards will heed the call to protect their goods against the Brigands who await them. Experience the wonders of the Middle East, brave the dangers of the Taklimakan Desert, and join friends Old and New for food and fellowship in Chang’An, the Imperial City.

Up-to-date information is located at: http//www.glorywar.org/

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LCCC Campground Buford, WY

Rutgers Students Keen on Classics

More and more students at Rutgers University are studying classics.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 6, 1527

Rebellious unpaid soldiers of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sacked Rome on May 6, 1527.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 20, 161

The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was born on April 20, 161 CE.

York Claims Emperor Constantine

More than a statue salutes the Roman Emperor Constantine in York, England. A major exhibit of treasures, including a sculpted marble head of the emperor, will be on display in the city until October 2006.

Headless Bodies in York Cemetery Gladiators?

Researchers have suggested that the remains discovered in a Roman cemetery in York, England might be those of gladiators. The bodies were all of tall, strong men, and all were headless.

Huge Hoard of Roman Coins Found in Britain

The discovery of 600 copper, Roman coins has British archaeologists buzzing. The hoard, found in Suffolk, England, is thought to be the largest stash of legitimately-minted coins ever found in the country.

Hannibal to Conquer the Silver Screen

Action hero Vin Diesel plans to direct and star in a film trilogy based on the life of Carthaginian hero Hannibal.