Archive for October, 2016

What Spooked the Ancient Romans? Posted by on Oct 20, 2016

Salvete Omnes! With Halloween just around the corner let us take a look at what the Ancient Romans were afraid might be under their beds… so to speak. The Ancient Romans were a very suspicious people. They lived in constant watch in the world from signs from the gods and of the future, it would…

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The Hair of the Ancient Romans Posted by on Oct 12, 2016

Salvete Omnes! This week we’re going to focus on the fashions of the Ancient Romans, specifically the way they styled their hair through the generations of fashion and faux pas. Studying the hairstyles seems hardly a dignified task for a historian or for a Latin language-enthusiast, but gaining insight into these ancient trends can be quite interesting…

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A Day of Debate at the Senate Posted by on Oct 4, 2016

Salvete Omnes! If you’re in America or if you live anywhere which has media coverage for America you might be feeling quite surrounded by coverage and speculations concerning the Presidential debates. Let’s take a break from modern, televised debates of today and instead look back at the practice, and, indeed, the art of debating in Classical…

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