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Archive for August, 2013

The Mundus of Ceres: Portals and Ghosts Posted by on Aug 28, 2013

The following is a fictional creative piece based upon historical facts. The Story: August 24th 157 CE I awoke to the smell of smoke. There was something burning, but I could not distinguish what. It smelt like lamb or maybe even goat. I was getting older I could tell; my nose and even eyes were losing their…

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The Top Ten Scandalous Women in Ancient Rome:Finale Posted by on Aug 21, 2013

The final compilation of the scandalous women from Ancient Rome. Enjoy! NUMBER 3 Name: Poppaea Sabina (30AD–65AD) a.k.a Poppaea Sabina the Younger Vices: Adultery, 2 Murders, Plotting, Ruthlessness, Manipulation, Weakness: Ambition, Children, Power Prime Examples: Poppaea was said to have married her second husband,Otho, in order to seduce the Emperor Nero. Ironically, she divorced her husband Otho…

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The Top Ten Scandalous Women of Ancient Rome: Part II Posted by on Aug 14, 2013

The list of infamous, scandalous and plotting women continues to countdown… NUMBER 7 Name: Julia the Elder  (39 BC – AD 14) Vices: Promiscuity, Excessive Affairs, Treason, Weakness:  Food, Men, Speaking Her Mind, Drinking Parties, Small Islands Prime Examples:  Julia the Elder was the daughter of Emperor Augustus. According to Dio and Seneca, although married to…

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What Happens When 1,000 Classics Nerds Unite? A Look Inside the 2013 NJCL Convention Posted by on Aug 12, 2013

I’m Amelia Deering, and I will be a freshman at Elgin Academy in the fall. I adore all things linguistic, and Latin will always have a special place in my heart. I am the grammarian on my school’s certamen (aka Latin Jeopardy) team, and conjugating and declining are my two favorite things. I have attended…

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The Top Ten Scandalous Women of Ancient Rome:Part I Posted by on Aug 7, 2013

Ancient Rome was quite a scandalous time. While, we can not believe everything that is written in ancient sources; one must admit there are certainly some astonishing tales. So this month, this blog will be taking a look at some of the most infamous, malicious, scheming women from Ancient Rome. NUMBER 10 Name: Empress Theodora (500AD-548AD) Vices:  Roman…

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