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Wedding Traditions from Ancient Rome Posted by on Sep 4, 2014

Salvete Omnes, I hope everyone’s Labor Day Weekends went well! My weekend was a bit exhausting, but I am recovering slowly over the work week. I wanted to take sometime this week to write an article on weddings. I am attending a wedding this weekend and wanted to do a post on Roman weddings…

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5 Ancient Beauty Tips…You Don’t Want to Try! Posted by on Jul 23, 2014

SALVTE OMNES! So today we will be talking about beauty tips or abduction habits. Do you personally have a beauty regiment? Do your friends or partner think are strange, because you will only buy a certain type of shampoo? Conditioner? Cologne? Hair Gel? Do you have a strict way of applying eyeliner or eye shadow? While none…

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Ancient Roman Women in Film Posted by on Mar 26, 2014

In honor of March being National Women’s History Month, I thought it appropriate to pay respect to those ancient Roman women who have been portrayed (accurately or inaccurately) in film and television. For it is often through television and film that ancient people or historic events pick up popularity amongst modern society. Moreover, I stand…

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Ovid’s Heroides: The Original Fan Fiction Posted by on Mar 5, 2014

Within antiquity there are several mythological love stories that touch our hearts, souls, and mind. When attempting to provide an example of “true love,” people generally name couples like Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Helen and Paris, and so on. These couples which are often tragic and short lived romances. As enthusiasts for Latin, we…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Roman Fashion Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

1. Not everyone wore togas. Only free-born  men  were allowed to wear togas (as a sign of  citizenship), while women wore stolas. Prostitutes and adulterers wore togas, because they were not allowed to wear stolas and this male garment was a sign of their female disgrace and shame. This is even reminiscent of Hawthorne’s Scarlett Letter. 2…

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The Top Ten Scandalous Women of Ancient Rome: Part II Posted by on Aug 14, 2013

The list of infamous, scandalous and plotting women continues to countdown… NUMBER 7 Name: Julia the Elder  (39 BC – AD 14) Vices: Promiscuity, Excessive Affairs, Treason, Weakness:  Food, Men, Speaking Her Mind, Drinking Parties, Small Islands Prime Examples:  Julia the Elder was the daughter of Emperor Augustus. According to Dio and Seneca, although married to…

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The Top Ten Scandalous Women of Ancient Rome:Part I Posted by on Aug 7, 2013

Ancient Rome was quite a scandalous time. While, we can not believe everything that is written in ancient sources; one must admit there are certainly some astonishing tales. So this month, this blog will be taking a look at some of the most infamous, malicious, scheming women from Ancient Rome. NUMBER 10 Name: Empress Theodora (500AD-548AD) Vices:  Roman…

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