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Amor Fati: Stoicism in Rome Posted by on Nov 16, 2016

Salvete Omnes! I hope we are all doing well this week! This week, let us take a look at the ancient philosophy of the Stoics. Although Stoicism is generally a Hellenistic philosophy, Ancient Rome picked up the teachings and ways of thinking towards the end of its popularity and have helped preserve the teachings The…

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Elections in Ancient Rome Posted by on Nov 9, 2016

Chances are, no matter where you are, you have heard about the election in the United States. While the country is dealing with the results of their votes, we might want to ponder the history of elections and democracy that have influenced the makeup of the United States. Although the Romans are famous for the…

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Ancient Romans and Toothaches Posted by on Nov 2, 2016

Salvete Omnes! I hope this new month has been treating you all well. If you celebrated Halloween on October 31st, you might have gotten or been left with some candy. For the rest of the holiday season we are usually bombarded with sweets of all kinds, so let us take a look at how the…

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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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