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Archive for May, 2015

Discovery of the Month: Nero’s Revolving Dining Room Posted by on May 27, 2015

Salvete Omnes! Today we will be starting a new monthly post (like the text spotlight posts) in which we relive and explore the discovery of a Roman artifact, place, or item. Today, we will be focusing on the fabled rotating dining room of Nero! The legendary dining hall has been discovered in Rome’s Palatine Hill. The…

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Roman Inventions & Technology Posted by on May 20, 2015

Roman technology is the engineering practice which supported Roman civilization and made the expansion of Roman commerce and Roman military possible for almost three quarters of a millennium (753 BC–476 AD). 1. Book/Codex- First mentioned by Martial in the 1st Century AD. A codex (Latin caudex for “trunk of a tree” or block of wood, book;…

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Monthly Latin Spotlight Text: 12 Caesars Posted by on May 6, 2015

Salvete Omnes! Welcome to the second Monthly Latin Spotlight Text Post! By this I mean to summarizes a text of Latin in all its major facets and include an excerpt from the text with Latin and English. This week I thought we would spotlight one of the most interesting, juicy, and somewhat gossipy book from Roman…

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