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Amasis: The Pharaoh With No Illusions

Amasis: The Pharaoh With No Illusions

Ray, John

History Today ,Volume: 46 Issue: 3 (1996)

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There is no denying that ancient Egypt arouses great popular interest, but most of the interest concentrates on periods which have visual impact especially… [continue reading]

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A New Museum & Conservation Problems

To our readers in the United States–specifically those of you in the Midwest–please be aware that a new museum is scheduled to open in Chicago, Illinois. The National Hellenic Museum is opening to the public on December 10, 2011, in Chicago’s Greektown district. The new, four-story complex of 40,000 square feet will include several museum exhibitions on ancient and modern Greece. It also host seasonal and special exhibitions, concerts, and art shows. To learn more, please click here.

We also wanted to alert our readers that Italy’s financial troubles continue to hamper the preservation and conservation of ancient treasures. The Voice of America has this timely article and video report, which we thought would interest a good many of you. Please click here to watch the video and read the accompanying article.

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Ancient Rome and the Pirates

Ancient Rome and the Pirates

By Philip Souza

History Today, Volume: 51 Issue: 7 (2001)

Introduction: The Greek historian and geographer Strabo, writing around the time of the death of Augustus in AD14, divided the known world into two parts. The better… [continue reading]

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Ashmolean Museum opens new exhibit of Ancient Egypt and Nubia

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford opened six new galleries on Saturday that showcases its collection from Ancient Egypt and Nubia. Building on the success of the Museum’s extension, which opened in 2009, this second phase of major redevelopment redisplays… [continue reading]

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The Witches of Thessaly

The Witches of Thessaly

By Brian Clark

Published Online

Introduction: Book 6 of Pharsalia, Lucan’s epic account of the civil war between Pompey and Caesar, is set in Thessaly on the eve of the battle of Pharsalus in 48 BCE. Pharsalus is a major Thessalian city… [continue reading]

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Homer’s Humor: Laughter in The Iliad

Homer’s Humor: Laughter in The Iliad

By Robert H. Bell

Humanitas, Vol. 20:1-2 (2007)

Introduction: The very subject of humor in Homer’s Iliad might seem to be a bad joke. “Deep-browed Homer” has long been our laureate of loss… [continue reading]

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The beginnings of the written culture in Antiquity

The beginnings of the written culture in Antiquity

By M. Isabel Panosa

Digit·HVM. Revista Digital d’Humanitats, No.6 (2004)

Abstract: This paper proposes an analysis of writing as a system for communication, since its origins… [continue reading]

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Romulus, Remus and the Foundation of Rome

Romulus, Remus and the Foundation of Rome

By H Strassburger

Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, Volume 34 (1987)

Introduction: Besides Aeneas, there were always Romulus and Remus. The existence… [continue reading]

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Gods and Places in Etruscan Religion

Gods and Places in Etruscan Religion

By Ingrid Edlund-Berry, The University of Texas at Austin

Etruscan Studies, Vol. 1 (1994)

Introduction: Whether thou are a god or a goddess…(Cato, De Agricultura 139)

As this epigraph and other quotes… [continue reading]

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On Kings and Nomads: New Documents in Ancient Bactrian Reveal Afghanistan’s Past

On Kings and Nomads: New Documents in Ancient Bactrian Reveal Afghanistan’s Past

By Nicholas Sims-Williams

IIAS Newsletter, No.27 (2002)

Introduction: Until very recently, Bactrian… [continue reading]