Happy Birthday Rome–You Were Almost Remora! — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

This passage from Ennius is preserved in Cicero’s De Divinatione 1.48 “They were struggling over whether the city would be called Roma or Remora. And worry about which one of them would rule infected all men. They were awaiting the word as when the consul wishes to give the signal And all men eagerly look…

Happy Birthday Rome–You Were Almost Remora! — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

The Roman Monarchy: Myth or History? — Lytham St Annes CA

Classics Ambassador and LSA CA Classics Competition Finalist 2020, Katherine Baker takes us back to 753BC and the foundation of Rome. The ancient civilisation of Rome is often remembered for its emperors; both the brutal tyrants and the benevolent leaders. Those who attended the LSA CA Classics Competition in March may already know about the […]

The Roman Monarchy: Myth or History? — Lytham St Annes CA

Cleansing the City — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Plutarch, Romulus 24 “Then a plague fell on the land, bringing unexpected death to people without sickness, also infecting the crops with barrenness and making the cattle stop reproducing. Drops of blood rained on the city too which added great superstition to the compulsory suffering. When similar things happened to the people in Laeurentum, it…

Cleansing the City — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Lukrez: De rerum natura — Klaus Reitberger

Es ist schwer in Worte zu fassen, wie großartig und unschätzbar wertvoll für die Nachwelt dieses über zweitausend Jahre alte Werk aus der Spätphase der römischen Republik uns erscheinen sollte. Seit vielen Jahren ist mir Lukrez in Zitaten und Verweisen immer wieder untergekommen (z.B. bei Bertrand Russell, aber auch in Büchern über Poesie und Naturwissenschaft). […]

Lukrez: De rerum natura — Klaus Reitberger

Space sacralisation in Roman religon: a new space taxonomy — Szabó Csaba

As a result of my PhD and my research experience at the Max Weber Kolleg from Erfurt – one of the most inspiring academic environments for scholars of ancient religions and religious studies – I established in my work focuing on Sanctuaries in Roman Dacia a space taxonomy, which helped me as a methodological guide […]

Space sacralisation in Roman religon: a new space taxonomy — Szabó Csaba

Janus — Brickthology

Pronunciation: ˈjaːnʊs or jayn’-uhs Alternate Spelling: Iānus (Latin) Other names: Bifrons,Ianuspater (“Janus Father”), Ianus Quadrifrons (“Janus Four-faced”), Ianus Bifrons (“Two-faced Janus”), Dianus, Dionus Other Names and Epithets: Ianitos (Keeping Track of Time), Iunonius, Consuvius (‘”The Guardian of the Beginning of Human Life”), Cozeuios, Conseuius the Sower, Patultius (the Opener), Iancus or Ianeus (the Gatekeeper), Duonus […]

Janus — Brickthology

The end of ‚Mare Nostrum‘ – The Mediterranean ceases to be a Roman lake — Novo Scriptorium

During the years 425-429, the right-hand minister of Galla Placidia, the Master of Both Services, was Felix. But Aetius by 429 had won such prestige by his successes in Gaul against the Goths and Franks (though Placidia had never forgiven him for his espousal of the cause of John) that he was able to impose […]

The end of ‚Mare Nostrum‘ – The Mediterranean ceases to be a Roman lake — Novo Scriptorium