Archive for November, 2010

Ancient Roman Medicine Posted by on Nov 30, 2010

Ancient Roman medicine was advanced in some ways, and well, barbaric in other ways. Although the ancient Romans did not have the level of knowledge that we have about infectious diseases today, they did understand that there were germs and that these germs could contaminate and spread to others. For its time, the ancient Romans…

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Metal Music and Latin Posted by on Nov 25, 2010

Who would have thought that Latin and rock/metal music would go together? Apparently the two go hand in hand, because there are some bands that record some of their songs in Latin. In Extremo, which in Latin means “At the Edge” is a German band known to record some of their songs in Latin. One…

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Famous Movies Set in Ancient Rome Posted by on Nov 24, 2010

Some of Hollywood’s elite actors have starred in films that were set in Ancient Rome. Here are some classic movies that you may want to rent : Julius Caesar (1953) stars Marlon Brando and Deborah Kerr. Marlon Brando (yes, it’s the guy from The Godfather) plays Mark Antony in this film. There are lots of…

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Romano British Hoards Posted by on Nov 22, 2010

The Hoxne Hoard is the largest hoard of ancient Roman coins in Britain. The name “Hoxne Hoard” comes from the fact that it was named after the village in which the hoard was found. This find includes gold and silver coins, jewelry, spice dispensers and tableware. The Hoard was found in a decayed wooden chest…

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Ave Maria Posted by on Nov 16, 2010

The song Ave Maria can refer to many different songs. One of the more famous renditions of Ave Maria is the one composed by Franz Schubert. The Ave Maria by Schubert is a favorite of many artists. Pavarotti, a classical singer, is known to have sung this song many times : It’s not just the…

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Ancient Roman Cosmetics Posted by on Nov 13, 2010

The use of cosmetics in Ancient Rome is a fascinating subject. Only wealthy women could afford to use cosmetics on a regular basis. Women in the lower classes did wear makeup, but it was considerably of poor quality than the makeup used by the women of the upper classes. The cosmetics of Ancient Rome are…

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Anthem in Latin Posted by on Nov 7, 2010

Did you know that the anthem to the European Union is in Latin? The song is set to “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven. Here are the lyrics! Est Europa nunc unita (Europe is united now) Et unita maneat (United may it remain) Una in diversitate (Our unity in diversity) Pacem mundi augeat (May it contribute…

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