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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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Julius Caesar: Father of the Leap Year Posted by on Mar 2, 2016

First and foremost, hello everyone and Happy Leap Year! Julius Caesar was behind the origin of leap year in 45 BC. The early Romans had a 355 day calendar and to keep festivals occurring around the same season each year- a 22 or 23 day month was created every second year. TALK ABOUT CONFUSING! The calendar…

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The Fugalia Festival Posted by on Feb 25, 2016

Festival Time!!!!! In ancient Roman religion, Regifugium or Fugalia (“King’s Flight”) was an annual observance that took place every February 24. The Romans themselves offer varying views on the meaning of the day. According to Varro and Ovid, the festival commemorated the flight of the last king of Rome, ,[ Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (died 495 BC) was the legendary seventh and final king of Rome, reigning from 535…

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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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Game of Thrones Season Finale: A True Roman Ending Posted by on Jun 18, 2015

Anyone that knows me and my blogger style know that I love looking at pop culture and seeing how Ancient Rome or the Latin language resonates within it. So this week is no exception, I will be looking at the Season Finale of Game of Thrones. Just like everyone else that watched it, I was…

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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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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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