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Roman Months Posted by on Sep 23, 2019

Salvete Omnes, Recently, I was having a conversation with my husband about the months of the year and the days of the week. While the days of week are more Germanic in nature (for English at least), the months of the year have a very interesting history. So, let’s dive in. The Roman calendar used…

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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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Pompeii and Gladiators Posted by on Jan 31, 2019

Salvete Omnes! This week we will be talking about the recent restoration and opening of a gladiator building in Pompeii. A 2,000-year-old building where Roman gladiators in Pompeii trained for combat has opened to the public eight years after its collapse following rainfall. The Pompeii archaeological site said the public can tour the Schola Armaturarum…

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The History of Kissing: The Ancient Roman Fascination Posted by on Feb 8, 2017

Salvete Omnes! With February starting up some of us might be thinking about that infamous day of love, St. Valentines Day. Whether or not we are looking forward to it, forgetting it, or ignoring it, let us take a look at one of the romantic activities that fascinated the Ancient Romans. Every culture in any…

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Suetonius: Ancient History or Ancient Gossip? Posted by on Feb 1, 2017

Salvete Omnes! Today, let’s take a look at some of the most popular and sensational sets of biographries that have survived since the time of the Romans. That would be the 12 books of the De vita Caesarum (literally “About the Life of the Caesars”) compiled and written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, usually known as Suetonius. Suetonius’…

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Fitness in Ancient Rome Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

Salvete Omnes! With the start of the new year there are plenty of us who have made some New Year’s Resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions people make today is the resolution to either lose weight or to spend more time on fitness. So, while this subject is on some of our minds, let…

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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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