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Ancient Roman Serial Killers: Part II Posted by on Feb 28, 2022

Salvete Omnes, I will be continuing and finishing this short series about Ancient Roman Serial Killers. This month’s focus is on two figures who may be identified as “serial killers” however, they were part of a larger group (organization?) conducting murders.  For those die-hard fans of true crime, I do understand that serial killers have…

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Ancient Roman Serial Killers: Part I Posted by on Jan 31, 2022

This month, I will be kicking off a short series about Ancient Roman Serial Killers. I just got finished watching Dexter New Blood and now I think we start a true crime kick.  This month’s focus is on one of the first figures who is identified as a “serial killer.” For those die-hard fans of…

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Lemuria: Spooky Roman Festival Posted by on Oct 27, 2021

Today, we will be talking about Halloween, or rather one of the closest equivalences to Halloween in Ancient Rome: Lemuria. So, by closest equivalence – I meant that it is the day(s) of the year that Roman believed ghosts could/would affect their family and needed to be appeased. This is the root of Halloween and similar…

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Ancient Roman Libraries and Banned Books Posted by on Sep 27, 2021

During the month of September, two literary events are celebrated. They are National Library Card Sign Up Month and Banned Books Week. Both celebrations are meant to bring awareness to the resources of libraries as well as current censorship. This month’s blog will be reviewing Ancient Roman libraries as well as banned books (or censored…

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Rome’s Birthday: Celebration of Romulus and Remus Posted by on May 20, 2021

Last month on April 21, Rome celebrated the foundation of Rome, the story of Romulus and Remus, and its 2,774 birthday. Today, we will be reliving the story of Romulus and Remus. Celebrating in 2021 Despite lockdowns, people found ways to celebrate this joyous occasion. One of the highlights from the celebration was “The Superintendency…

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Ancient Roman Social Media Posted by on Mar 31, 2021

Throughout the month of March, I have been torn between writing about Ancient Roman social media, women, or graffiti. Then, I considered – why should I even choose? I can make all three topics fit. These past two months we have been looking at the ever-lasting effect of graffiti and how graffiti has been used…

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Ancient Roman Gladiator Ads Posted by on Feb 26, 2021

In light of this year is a bit different in the world of sports, let us take a look at Ancient Roman Gladiator ads. These ads in a time with no television or newspaper was possible through billboard status or graffiti. This post will be highlighting some graffiti inscriptions that showcase fans adoring different gladiators…

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