Category Archives: Ancient Rome

Smarthistory: Khan Academy for Social Studies

Khan Academy is popular in math for its brief lectures and interactive modules. However, you can also use it in the Social Studies. Check out Smarthistory, a free multimedia platform for student and teacher of history, archaeology, museum curation, and … Continue reading

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Digital Roman Archaeology

My friend and former Professor Bernie Frischer, Ph.D. has just formally launched his Digital Archaeology Project of Hadrian’s Villa. The Roman Emperor Hadrian built his luxury Villa at Tivoli during the 2nd century CE. The Digital Hadrian’s Villa allows visitors to examine sections … Continue reading

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The Vatican & Bodlein Libraries Go Public & Digital

The Vatican and Bodlein Libraries, in conjunction with a grant from the Polonsky Foundation, have gone digital. Now instead of booking a reservation with the librarians and hopping on a plane to Italy or England, patrons can simply log on … Continue reading

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Tufts Releases the Perseus Catalogue

Tufts, publisher of the Perseus Project, announces the launch of the Perseus Catalogue: The Perseus Digital Library is pleased to announce the 1.0 Release of the Perseus Catalog. The Perseus Catalog is an attempt to provide systematic catalog access to … Continue reading

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Explore Life & Death of Pompeii & Herculaneum on your iOS Device Courtesy of the British Museum

The British Museum, in conjunction with its exhibit on Pompeii and Herculaneum, has released an iOS App for the iPhone  ($2.99) and the iPad ($5.99). The application allows users to explores the cities via interactive maps, view objects in high resolution and … Continue reading

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Explore the World at your Desk with the Google World Wonders Project

If you are familiar with google maps and google earth, then the next venue for your is the Google World Wonders Project. The project covers six continents (including Antarctica)  and focuses on natural as well as manmade wonders. You can walk … Continue reading

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Women in the Ancient Record

Originally posted on GraecoMuse:
George Eliot wrote that ‘the happiest women…have no history’; such a philosophy embodies that for women in the ancient world there is a great lack of communication from women themselves.  So to what extent is the…

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Ancient Pompeii’s Social Media

The Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed and buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. The preserved city allows archaeologists, historians, and Classicists to examine materials far better preserved than a ‘traditional’ archaeological ruin. The graffiti on … Continue reading

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Famous Roman Shipwreck Off the Coast of Greece Could be Two Ships

The famous Roman shipwreck at Antikythera may in fact be the resting place of two wrecked vessels. The underwater site was discovered in the early 1900s and became quickly famous when nautical archaeologists discovered a device they termed the Antikythera Mechanism, … Continue reading

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Dormice & Other Saturnalia Gifts

December 23 marks the end of the Roman festival of Saturnalia, a celebration during which gifts were exchanged, debts forgiven, and drunken shenanigans ensued. It was one of the longest and most opulent festivals of Ancient Rome – many of … Continue reading

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