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Classics in the News for November 2013

November 15, 2013 by

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Time for another edition! Comment if there is something you’d like to see or if there are any updates to share! Music, Food, and Entertainment Classicists Reconstruct the Sound of Greek Music – Archaeological Institute of America – A classicist at Oxford University has been working to reconstruct Greek music and instruments. Article includes a sample […]

Analysis of Caesar’s discussion of geopolitical borders among the Gallic Tribes

November 9, 2013 by

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Kevin Kuonqui is a student at Mountain View High School and a student of Dr. Jaime Claymore In Commentarii De Bello Gallico, Caesar discusses the geopolitical divisions between the various people of Gaul at the time of his pro-consulship in Gaul in great detail, which gives the audience much to learn about the Gallic people. […]

Welcome to the Gladiator Fights!

November 2, 2013 by

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Submitted by: Scott Schultz of Parkview High School A teenager lets loose a battle-cry as he charges, his sword swinging into his opponent’s torso with a satisfying thump. The other teen drops his weapons and falls to the padded mat below. “Dead!” a third student calls from the sidelines. The fallen gladiator stands back up […]

Updates and Events in the Classics World for November

November 2, 2013 by

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Competitions November 8: The CAMWS Latin Translation competition is a tough competition, but many Georgia students have done well in it. January 15: The National Mythology Exam, created and sponsored by the Excellence Through Classics Committee for 25 years, is aimed at beginning Classics students (Introductory courses-first year courses). January 21: The National Latin Exam […]

The Bulla and the Celebration of the Dies Lustricus

November 2, 2013 by

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 by: Randy Fields The dies lustricus (“day of purification”), or the nominalia as it is sometimes called, was celebrated on the 8th or 9th day after birth and marked the transition from the liminal phase of life to that of infantia.i Since approximately one in three Roman babies did not live to adulthood,ii the celebration […]