Classical Roman culture
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-31 07:30
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 07:25
We know Russell Crowe can sing rock music, but how would he measure up in a musical version of Ridley Scott's Gladiator?
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 08:35
Ex-Pythoner Terry Jones hopes to dispell the myth of barbarism in his new book Terry Jones' Barbarians. The London Times provides a preview.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-27 18:50
A large Roman cemetery, containing at least 100 skeletons, has been discovered near Fairford in Gloucestershire, England.
Submitted by Khalidah bint Yahyaa on Thu, 2006-05-18 13:00
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/Location:
LCCC Campground Buford, WY
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-17 19:15
More and more students at Rutgers University are studying classics.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-06 11:52
Rebellious unpaid soldiers of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sacked Rome on May 6, 1527.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-20 10:18
The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was born on April 20, 161 CE.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-04-19 14:15
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-04-08 11:03
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 17:20
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 12:23
Action hero Vin Diesel plans to direct and star in a film trilogy based on the life of Carthaginian hero Hannibal.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-29 10:01
Philip Longman, writing in Foreign Policy Magazine, uses Roman military strategies and demographics to understand modern policy decisions.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-26 16:53
Archaeologists working near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, England, have discovered a stone carving of what is believed to be the god Cocidius, a Romano-British warrior god, used for protection and good luck.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-19 14:20
Archeologists believe that a wartime bunker in the city of York, England, may hide the ruins of a Roman palace.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-05 17:50
The subject of Roman numberals seems to crop up every year: in January for football fans and in May for members of the SCA. This year the Olympic Games complicate an already mystifying system.
Submitted by Sibella on Thu, 2006-02-23 10:56
Despite the Roman arena's well-deserved reputation for gladiatorial brutality, forensic examination of the remains of several dozen gladiators found in Turkey reveals that their combat was fought with well-defined rules of engagement.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-16 18:42
Chris Koogle of the Knoxville, Tennessee Daily Beacon spent a day learning about the Roman First Cohort with Robert Wear, a Roman re-enactor who has been studying the Romans since high school.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-14 12:37
A monumental staircase and marble statue of a sphinx have been discovered in the Gymnasium area of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, north of Rome. The statue is believed to have originated in Egypt.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-02-12 17:07
An exhibit of Roman floor mosaics at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York gives insight into Jewish life around the Mediterranean in the late Roman period. Depicting scenes and symbols from Judaism, some mosaics also included Latin inscriptions.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-02 14:48
In celebration of Valentine's Day, Hamilton College Classics Professor Barbara Gold offers opinions on modern versus classical love.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-25 16:55
Archaeologists are crediting moles with the discovery of a Roman villa in the British Cotswold area when their digging unearthed mosaic tiles.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-24 15:59
Recent research has suggested that the Chinese played a form of golf in the 10th century. Now archaeologists claim that paganica, a Roman version of golf, existed as early as 30 B.C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 13:08
In a speech delivered to the American Enterprise Institute, Robert Louis Wilken of the University of Virginia, looks at the legacy of Augustine, thinker and writer.
Submitted by Audrey Lucero on Wed, 2006-01-18 01:48
This thread explores the creation and wearing of the filmy Coa Vestis, and Roman Lattice-work panties.
Hopefully, this helps to prove that Roman garb wasn't meant to be made from old bedsheets or broadcloth; the site attempts to bring awareness to the fact that Roman garb can be quite sensual and interesting, when done right, researched properly, and worn with dignity.
Just because Roman garb is generally easy to make does not mean it's easy to wear! (The Greeks, after all, had slaves that attended to the sole function of properly draping the master's clothing.)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-11 16:43
Visy Zsolt, a professor of Archaeology at the University of Pecs in Hungary, believes that the construction of the Roman Limes may have been influenced by the Great Wall of China.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-09 10:03
Tom Standage of the Herald Tribune looks at wine snobbery through the ages beginning with the Romans.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-07 17:30
Archaeologists working on a section of Roman road in Wiltshire, England have found horseshoes and conclude that the road was in use in the medieval period.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-04 12:49
Divers working on a river site near a Roman fortress in England have discovered a bit of pottery depicting the rear portions of a g-string clad gladiator.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-31 12:20
Diane Roberts of NPR's Weekend Edition offered a very politically correct holiday greeting on Sunday, December 18, 2005 with a look at the winter holiday season, ancient Roman style.