Archive for March, 2014

Ancient Roman Women in Film Posted by on Mar 26, 2014

In honor of March being National Women’s History Month, I thought it appropriate to pay respect to those ancient Roman women who have been portrayed (accurately or inaccurately) in film and television. For it is often through television and film that ancient people or historic events pick up popularity amongst modern society. Moreover, I stand…

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10 Similarities Between Star Trek and Ancient Rome Posted by on Mar 18, 2014

Whilst trying to decide what to write for this week’s article, I was torn by many different avenues that inspire me. I am personally an avid fan of gender studies and societal transgressions, but these topics seemed a bit…heavy for this week. So, if you are by chance excited to see a blog on gender studies; please look…

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As Pompeii Crumbles…How will it be remembered? Posted by on Mar 12, 2014

POMPEII The word Pompeii invokes various imagery and feelings within individuals. From some, it may simply be the name of “some old place” or  be the title of their favorite song or movie. However, we all know (through research, study or school) that Pompeii was one of the great cities in Ancient Rome that was wiped…

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Ovid’s Heroides: The Original Fan Fiction Posted by on Mar 5, 2014

Within antiquity there are several mythological love stories that touch our hearts, souls, and mind. When attempting to provide an example of “true love,” people generally name couples like Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Helen and Paris, and so on. These couples which are often tragic and short lived romances. As enthusiasts for Latin, we…

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