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5 Outrageous Things Ancient Romans Ate Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

Salvete Omnes! I have been thinking constantly about food lately due to Valentines Day as well as New Year’s Resolutions. And how even the most dauntingly of culture and language immersion are often made easier through meal and food. As some may say – “Food is universal.” But is this true? Would really want to…

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Janus: Gates to the Past and the Future Posted by on Jan 11, 2017

Salevete Omnes! Right now, as the new year kicks back into full swing a lot of us are probably thinking about what the new year has to offer. We are thinking about time; the time ahead of us and the time that has just passed. As we reflect on 2016 we are all looking forward…

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10 Amazing Ancient History Resources Posted by on Jul 21, 2015

This week I wanted to review some great resources for learning and discovering the Ancient World. I have chosen five digital resources in which both the expert and novice can learn new and exciting information. 1.The Library of Congress (here) The Library of Congress offers a sundry of information on primary and secondary sources. While…

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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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The Oddest & Weirdest Pets of Ancient Rome Posted by on Aug 7, 2014

The bond between humans and pets is an interesting and odd bond. The love and friendship that transgress species is an interesting relationship that deserves special attention. Most of us are familiar with the ever persisting sites that our friends show us the most unlikely of friends. These examples range from dogs and chimps, tigers…

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Game of Thrones & Ancient Rome: Part II Posted by on Apr 30, 2014

 Game of Thrones and Ancient Rome: Part II  The popular book and television series, Game of Thrones, portrays a world rich with magic, adventure, romance, and history. While most fans of the series thoroughly enjoy the refreshing originality of the series; others would say that Game of Thrones is simply a fantastical interpretation of actual historic…

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The Top Ten Scandalous Women in Ancient Rome:Finale Posted by on Aug 21, 2013

The final compilation of the scandalous women from Ancient Rome. Enjoy! NUMBER 3 Name: Poppaea Sabina (30AD–65AD) a.k.a Poppaea Sabina the Younger Vices: Adultery, 2 Murders, Plotting, Ruthlessness, Manipulation, Weakness: Ambition, Children, Power Prime Examples: Poppaea was said to have married her second husband,Otho, in order to seduce the Emperor Nero. Ironically, she divorced her husband Otho…

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