Sunday 02Mar2014

Rain has damaged a significant amount of masonry in Pompeii. It seems the new minister is taking the issue seriously and we hope that there will be less news similar to this in the future – if this persist, when can we seriously consider unearthing more of Pompeii or similar sites? Here are the rest of the news from last week.

Sunday 02Mar2014

A school for gladiators discovered at the edge of empire:

  • “Gladiator School Discovery Reveals Hard Lives of Ancient Warriors” National Geographic: 

A house, discovered near to the heart of empire:

Rain causes damage at Pompeii. See our summary (the first link) for further links:

Homeland security takes action to seize sarcophagus lid obtained by foul means:

  • “Ancient Roman ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Statue Heading Home After Being Seized By U.S. Authorities” CBS New York 

Is the UK being haughty:

Well done to University of Reading’s department and Matthew Nicholls and it’s good that their work has been recognised:

  • Teaching Excellence Winner: University of Reading” Project: Virtual Rome The Guardian Higher Education Network: 

“Headington pupils’ school mosaic inspired by Romans” Oxford Mail: 

“Roman road in İzmir’s ancient site Agora opens” Hurriyet Daily News: 

“Are the crowds in Ukraine reviving an ancient Roman tradition?” BBC News: 

“Digs on Nottingham tram route unearth evidence of Romans at Lenton” Nottingham Post: 

“Archaeologists uncover remains of Roman road in Sedlescombe” The Argus: 

Sunday’s Supplements – blogs, comments and other occasional pieces

“The Olympic Games in Ancient Rome” Latin Language Blog: 

“Vindolanda” – a travelogue. By Cressida Ryan. Weekend Notes: 

“The pleasures of Lille” by Mary Beard. Many classical beaux arts. A Don’s Life: 

“The Latest Scheme for the Parthenon by Mary Beard” <New York Review of Books>: 

“The Past in Pieces: Lego and Lost Civilisations: res gerendae: 

“Did the Romans really speak Latin sir?” by Andy Keen. Keener Classics: 

“Zoophilia Ancient and Modern” by Edith Hall. The Edithorial: 

“Aristotle on Happiness” by Neel Burton. YT (Neel Burton): 

“4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier” The Week: 

“The Power of Song and Music at Pompeii” by Peter Kruschwitz. Reading Latin – Latin Reading: 

“The Odyssey/Penelope Retold review – ‘Ithaca becomes a haven of nightclubs'” The Guardian: 

“Thucydides in Sevastopol” The Crimean crisis through Thucydidies, by Neville Morley. Sphinx blog: 

For your diary…

“A day’s introduction to Sanskrit” 09Jul, London. The Classics Library: 

“Michael Scott – Delphi” 6:45pm, 25Mar. £ Heffers Classics 

“Robin Waterfield in conversation with Paul Cartledge” 6:30pm, 01Apr. £ Heffers Classics: 

And in Spanish/Y en español:

“Calígula: La invención del emperador loco” Tempora: 

“Incautan en Nueva York tapa de sarcófago romano” El Diario Mexico: 

“El mayor parque arqueológico español ya es visitable de forma gratuita en Cartagena” Turismo en Cartagena: 

“Arqueología en vivo en el Barrio del Foro Romano” a Cartagena. Murcia: 

“Melampo el Mercader: La boda de Corónide (I)” por Aristides Minguez. Paprl de periodico: 

“La muerte de Sarpedón” Animasmundi: 

“Ingeniería romana funcionando en el 2.000” via @breviaria. La túnica de Neso: 



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