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New free school will teach pupils in the same way as ancient Greeks

New free school will teach pupils in the same way as ancient Greeks | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Secondary to use 'classical trivium' method of grammar, logic and rhetoric
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Satellite pictures: Isis destroy Roman-era temple

Satellite pictures: Isis destroy Roman-era temple | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Satellite images have confirmed the Temple of Bel has been flattened by the so-called Islamic State.
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Thinking through theatre | Classical Studies

Thinking through theatre | Classical Studies | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
This week I’ve been lucky enough to see productions of two Greek tragedies in London. The first, Euripides’ Bakkhai, was at the Almeida Theatre; the second, a version of Aeschylus’ Oresteia, was also an Almeida production but after a highly successful run earlier in the summer it has now transferred to Trafalgar Studios in the West End.
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ISIS blow up 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in Palmyra in Syria

ISIS blow up 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in Palmyra in Syria | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Cultural atrocity reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
It was feared it would be next to be blown up at Unesco World Heritage Site
Temple of Baal Shamin, also from Roman era, was dynamited last week
It has been claimed Islamic State will take Palmyra down piece by piece
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I marvelled at the influence, art and wealth of Palmyra. Now I mourn it

I marvelled at the influence, art and wealth of Palmyra. Now I mourn it | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
First Isis killed the Syrian expert on the city; then they blew up the 2,000-year-old temple at its heart. Here, an expert reflects on the glories of the city she calls the ‘Dubai of its day’
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How Do You Say ‘Wimpy Kid’ in Latin?

How Do You Say ‘Wimpy Kid’ in Latin? | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Hoping to promote language, Vatican official translates popular children’s book
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Maryport Roman settlement: Dig unearths rare Roman jewellery - BBC News

Maryport Roman settlement: Dig unearths rare Roman jewellery - BBC News | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
A rare piece of Roman jewellery has been found during the excavation of a settlement on Cumbria's west coast.
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Teen stole Pompeii roof tile 'to sell and buy an iPhone'

Teen stole Pompeii roof tile 'to sell and buy an iPhone' | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Dutch boy spotted cramming roof tile into rucksack by fellow tourist
Police were called, artefact seized and boy returned to his mother
Pompeii is currently undergoing a multi-million euro restoration 
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100 Interesting Facts About Ancient Rome | Made From History

100 Interesting Facts About Ancient Rome | Made From History | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The history of Rome is long and complex: a village grew into the Eternal City that’s still a wonder today; a monarchy became a republic and then an empire; Italy was conquered before Europe, parts of Africa and the Near and Middle East were incorporated into an empire that had around a quarter of the world’s population under its governance.

This 1,000-year-and-more history is complex and fascinating, here are just 100 facts that help illuminate it.
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Ancient Sparta in Modern Fiction | History Today

Ancient Sparta in Modern Fiction | History Today | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Paul Cartledge argues that all historiography can be seen as fictionalised and relishes the fact that novelists breathe new life into ancient worlds.
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Roman London Fragments, Cosmetic Cream And Bikini Bottoms

Roman London Fragments, Cosmetic Cream And Bikini Bottoms | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The ancient remains of the arena were discovered in 1988 during the building of Guildhall Art Gallery, but they are just one of many Roman finds by archaeologists across the capital, from significant pieces of architecture to fragments of everyday objects and Roman clothing.
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Economic crisis proves no tragedy for Greek theater

Economic crisis proves no tragedy for Greek theater | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
On a stiflingly hot summer night, the ancient Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus is packed to capacity for a performance of a 2,400-year-old play by Aristophanes -- testimony to Greeks' enduring love of theater despite years of grinding economic crisis.
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A Place of Brightness: The Sword of Julius Caesar

A Place of Brightness: The Sword of Julius Caesar | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
In the 2007 film The Last Legion, [spoiler alert, I'm about to give away the entire movie], a young Romulus Augustulus, dethroned as the final Roman Emperor in the West, finds the Sword of Julius Caesar hidden, mirabile dictu, on the Island of Capri, and travels to Britannia to locate the "Last Legion" of Rome.
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Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned'

Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned' | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
It is believed to be of Greek goddess Demeter or her daughter Persephone
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Bronze Patinas, Noble and Vile | The Getty Iris

Bronze Patinas, Noble and Vile | The Getty Iris | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The surfaces of ancient bronze sculptures have a lot to say about where they’ve spent the last 2,000 years
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Ancient Greek Well Used For Hydromancy Discovered in Athens | GreekReporter.com

Ancient Greek Well Used For Hydromancy Discovered in Athens | GreekReporter.com | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The ancient Greek phrase “ΕΛΘΕ ΜΟΙ Ω ΠΑΙΑΝ ΦΕΡΩΝ ΤΟ ΜΑΝΤΕΙΟΝ ΑΛΗΘΕC” is written on the mouth of a well that came to light during the latest excavations of the German Archaeological Institute at the archaeological site of Kerameikos in Athens.
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Tom Holland interview: Caligula, vampires and coping with death threats

Tom Holland interview: Caligula, vampires and coping with death threats | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The bestselling historian talks Islam, Twitter storms and the lurid world of the Roman empire
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Isis have used explosives to cause 'severe damage' to the Bel Temple in Palmyra

Isis have used explosives to cause 'severe damage' to the Bel Temple in Palmyra | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Activists say Isis militants have purportedly set off an explosion that severely damaged the Bel Temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria.
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Archaeologist carry out excavations at Chedworth Roman Villa

Archaeologist carry out excavations at Chedworth Roman Villa | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
A TEAM of National Trust archaeologists will be excavating Chedworth Roman Villa this month.

Between 17 and 28 August, visitors to Chedworth Roman Villa will be able to watch as more of the North Range of the Roman Villa is revealed.
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A-level results show rise in entries for traditional subjects

A-level results show rise in entries for traditional subjects | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
There were 15,000 more entries this year in maths, further maths, modern foreign languages and classical languages, all sciences, English literature, geography and history – the so-called facilitating subjects. These are generally required to get a place at a top university.
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Pompeii set to rise again in happy end to restoration saga

Pompeii set to rise again in happy end to restoration saga | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Pompeii (Italy) (AFP) - Pompeii is rising from the ashes again -- despite the worst that Italy's mafia, and bureaucracy, could throw at it. 
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Bones of the victims at Roman Herculaneum

Bones of the victims at Roman Herculaneum | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
ARE HUMAN REMAINS THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH OR THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF LIFE? THIS STRANGE PARADOX STATED IN PEARSON (1999), ADDRESSES THAT THE SURVIVING BONES, TISSUES AND SKIN ARE MORE LIKELY TO REVEAL INFORMATION ABOUT A PERSON’S LIFE, NOT A PERSON’S DEATH.
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Lessons of ancient Greek democracy for the modern world

Lessons of ancient Greek democracy for the modern world | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
In an interesting recent article in Foreign Policy, Josiah Ober – a leading academic expert on ancient Greek democracy – argues that there is much we can learn from the Greek experience that could be applicable to modern public policy. As he describes more fully in a new book, democratic ancient Greek city states achieved impressive levels of economic growth and culture flourishing. Ober contends that their success was the result of reliance on democratic decision-making and well-structured political institutions:
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The Furies and Justice

The Furies and Justice | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
If you think the Sirens are the only mythological beings capable of making music deadly, think again. Mythology gives us another, much older trio of ladies whose song was meant to torture and kill their victims. They go by many names, but at least one is eminently recognizable: they are often called the Furies.
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Youngsters explore Dorset's Roman villa

Youngsters explore Dorset's Roman villa | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
DOZENS of children have been enjoying hands on learning at Dorset's recently discovered Roman villa.

Over the course of the summer more than 160 primary school children and 24 teaching staff have visited the site at Druce Farm near Puddletown.
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