Magistra Michaud

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Carpe Diem: U.S. Students Revive Latin and Greek

More schools, children spurred on by Percy Jackson<p>Latin is a dead language, but don’t tell that to 12-year-old Faiyaz Khan.<p>A sixth-grade student at Decatur Classical School, an elementary school on the north side of Chicago, he began taking Latin in kindergarten and is getting pretty good at …

Education

RSC plans celebration of Shakespeare's favourite classical poet

Shakespeare’s favourite classical poet, Ovid, inspired him with myth, magic and metamorphosis. Now the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is seeking to reignite interest in the Roman poet amid concerns that directors are tempted to cut classical allusions from the Bard’s plays because they assume …

Literature

Tourists find skeleton of Roman child inside cave

The bones were found inside a shattered Roman clay jar, or anfora, which the hikers noticed sticking out of the ground inside the 35 metre-wide …

Archaeology

Ancient Roman IOUs Found Beneath Bloomberg's New London HQ

The earliest dated documents from Londinium highlight the city's moneyed history.<p><i>"I, Tibullus, the freedman of Venustus have written and say that I owe Gratus, the freedman of Spurius, 105 denarii from the price of merchandise which has been sold and delivered …"</i><p>This remnant of an old promissory …

Earliest handwritten documents in Britain deciphered by Oxford University expert

The earliest handwritten documents in Britain have been deciphered by an Oxford University expert.<p>Roger Tomlin, classicist and cursive Latin expert, …

Archaeology

Roman treasures discovered off Israeli coast – video

Thousands of Roman coins and several bronze statues are among artifacts discovered by two divers off the coast of Israel. The objects came from a merchant ship that sank near the port of Caesarea 1,600 years ago during the late Roman period. Underwater footage shows divers digging out clumps of …

Archaeology

When the Barbarous Brits First Quit Europe

London — CLOSE by Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, there stands the statue of a woman brandishing a spear. Erected in 1902, it portrays Boudicca, the warrior queen who, in the words of the inscription on the statue’s plinth, “died A.D. 61, after leading her people against the Roman …

Ancient History

Pergamon Altar makes digital debut

Visitors can explore every nook and cranny of the famous Pergamon Altar from the comfort of their own home, thanks to a project by the Frauenhofer …

The Undead Language: Latin is Hot in Loudoun Schools

Call it the “Percy Jackson” effect. Latin in Loudoun’s public middle and high schools is alive and thriving.<p>With an engaging curriculum, a focus on …

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Muses

Listen now<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p>The Muses<p>In Our Time<p>Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Muses and their role in Greek mythology, when they were goddesses of poetry, song, music and dance: what the Greeks called mousike, 'the art of the Muses' from which we derive our word …

Red paint found at Roman Baths during excavations

<b>The building housing some of Britain's most famous Roman baths may have been painted red, archaeologists have said.</b><p>A dig at the site, in Bath, uncovered remnants of red paint on the outside wall - contradicting a widely-held assumption they were white in colour.<p>The discovery was made during a dig …

Archaeology

How London became Britain's capital has been revealed for the first time

A brutal blood-soaked bid to wipe London off the map was a key factor that led to the city first emerging as Britain's capital.<p>New archaeological …

Roman plumbing wrote a record of Mount Vesuvius’s eruption

The lead pipes of the Roman Empire distributed water from kilometers-long aqueducts (like the one above) all throughout their cities. And they did …

Divers find ancient Roman shipwreck — and its treasure — off Israel’s coast

Politics May 10<p>By Alexandra Villarreal, Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press<p>World May 10<p>By Susannah George, Josh Lederman, Associated Press<p>World May …

Ancient Rome

Divers find ancient Roman cargo from 1,600-year-old shipwreck in Israel

CAESAREA, Israel (Reuters) - Archaeologists in Israel have recovered bronze statues and thousands of coins from a merchant ship that sank off the Mediterranean coast some 1,600 years ago during the late Roman period.<p>The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said two divers had made the discovery …

Archaeology

Next stop on Rome's new underground: Hadrian's barracks

Frescoed barracks which once housed the cavalry of the Emperor Hadrian’s bodyguard have emerged into daylight after 19 centuries during excavations for a new underground train line in Rome.<p>Weapons rooms, dormitories, kitchens and stables where some of ancient Rome’s finest troops once lodged now …

Italy

Searching for Signs of Hannibal’s Route in DNA from Horse Manure

More than two thousand years ago, thirty-seven elephants from heat-shimmering latitudes ascended Europe’s highest mountain range, tramped though snow and across ice, and breathed the thin air of high altitudes. Those that survived the perilous journey met with a bitter winter and war, as the …

He Was Spartacus

Spartacus’s life before he was enslaved is a mystery. He may even have been a Thracian tribal chief.<p>There were millions of slaves in the Ancient World, but few are known to us by name. The most famous is Spartacus, leader of the slave rebellion against Rome in the dying years of the Republic. …

Rome

Britain's 'lost' Roman roads discovered after 2,000 years: Maps reveal a new key route was used to conquer Northern England

Uncovering more of Britain's 'lost' Roman roads: Latest maps reveal a key route and fort used to conquer Northern England<p><b>Archaeologists are using</b> …

Archaeology

Wreck Full of Ancient Roman 'Ketchup' Found

The second-century ship contained thousands of jars containing the ketchup of the ancient Romans -- a fish-based seasoning known as garum.<p>Italian …

Archaeology

Julius Caesar battlefield unearthed in southern Netherlands

Archaeologists claim to have proved that Julius Caesar set foot on what is now Dutch soil, destroying two Germanic tribes in a battle that left about 150,000 people dead.<p>The tribes were massacred in the fighting with the Roman general in 55BC, on a battle site now in Kessel, in the southern …

Archaeology

Metallic ink revealed in Herculaneum papyri

Thanks to a novel, non-invasive X-ray imaging technique (3D phase contrast tomography), scientists were able to decipher words and reconstitute an …

Imaging

Roman shipwreck pieces to be displayed in Riyadh museum

ABHA: A joint team of Saudi and German archaeologists has found the remains of a Roman shipwreck along the Red Sea coast.<br>In addition to it, the …

Archaeologists discover ancient mosaic with message: 'Be cheerful, enjoy your life'

Archaeologists in Turkey have received wizened advice from beyond the grave after uncovering a unique 2,400 year-old ancient Greek mosaic.<p>The floor …

Bringing the Ghostly City of Pompeii Back to Life

POMPEII, Italy<p>Pompeii has been a byword for catastrophe for almost 2,000 years. Today this place of chronic disasters is being transformed into an archaeological showcase.<p>For the first time in 19 centuries, a breath of life is wafting through the ghostly streets of Pompeii. Under the guidance of a …

Roman villa unearthed 'by chance' in Wiltshire garden

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1238000/1238331_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526873404_f3237c1968db4850d31e3961bf8c3bd3<p><b>An "elaborate" Roman villa has been unearthed by chance by a homeowner laying electric cables in his garden in Wiltshire.</b><p>It was discovered by rug …

Archaeology

'Unparalleled' discovery of Roman villa beneath Wiltshire garden

It started off as a bit of basic home improvement, but it ended up with the discovery of one of the largest Roman Villas ever found in the UK.<p>While laying an electricity cable beneath the grounds of his home, near the village of Tisbury, in Wiltshire, Luke Irwin found the remains of what appeared …

Archaeology