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At Classics Collective we collect articles related to the Classical World and put it under one thread! You will find here stories on Latin, Romans, Greek language and culture, Classical archaeology and other topics in relation to the Romans and ancient Greeks. There is also substantial material on education and the reception of Classics.

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The Peloponnesian War Summary of Battles and Betrayals – Part Two

The Peloponnesian War Summary of Battles and Betrayals – Part Two | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The entirety of the Peloponnesian war is broken into two parts, punctuated by a brief, and probably very welcomed, armistice. The total engagement, with all its battles and betrayals, began in 431 BC and finally concluded with complete devestation in 404 BC. The first collection of campaigns, referred to as the “Archidamian War” after the Spartan king, lasted a full ten years.
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France: archaeologists uncover 'little Pompeii' south of Lyon

France: archaeologists uncover 'little Pompeii' south of Lyon | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Site unearthed on land awaiting construction of housing complex is labelled an ‘exceptional find’ by culture ministry
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Roman Britain, Mary Beard, and the battle for control of the past | Prospect Magazine

Roman Britain, Mary Beard, and the battle for control of the past | Prospect Magazine | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
As a recent row makes clear, many of us don’t like to be challenged on our views of the past. I asked experts why the historical record can provoke such anger—and how they plan to dispel the myths
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Archaeologists returning to Chedworth Roman Villa for final dig of five-year programme

ARCHAEOLOGISTS are returning to Chedworth Roman Villa for the final dig of the five-year programme.
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Beyond the Wall by Tanya Landman review – brutality and hope in Roman Britain

Beyond the Wall by Tanya Landman review – brutality and hope in Roman Britain | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Chases and cliffhangers abound in an excellent YA novel about a 14-year-old slave girl escaping sexual exploitation
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A Year of Campaigning for Classics Education Begins!

A Year of Campaigning for Classics Education Begins! | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The last three weeks consisted of serious and exciting work on the project that will occupy much of the next year of my life—advocating the teaching of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in secondary education nationwide (ACE).
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How Virgil Framed Dido

How Virgil Framed Dido | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Virgil cynically framed Dido. He imposed parallels between the Roman conquest of Carthage and Augustus’ victory over Cleopatra at Actium. The Carthaginians themselves told a different tale.
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So, what is actually left of Manchester’s Roman beginnings?

So, what is actually left of Manchester’s Roman beginnings? | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
So, what is actually left of Manchester’s Roman beginnings?
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A Roman coffin containing the remains of a mother and child are found

A Roman coffin containing the remains of a mother and child are found | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Stone coffin is thought to contain the remains of a mother
Archaeologists found small bones and a broken bracelet in the surrounding soil 
The coffin was found several metres underground with its lid slid open
Experts suspect it was targeted by thieves back in the 18th century
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A great little Greek Museum – TheTLS

A great little Greek Museum – TheTLS | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Just to prove that I put my break to good use, let me recommend another little gem of a museum, this time on the Greek island of Kalymnos
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Sunderland’s Roman past under the spotlight

Sunderland’s Roman past under the spotlight | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Sunderland’s Roman past is at the centre of an historical project.
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The Probing Philosopher kings - Classical Wisdom Weekly

The Probing Philosopher kings - Classical Wisdom Weekly | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The Probing Philosopher Kings, Plato and Socrates, put forth not only wisdom, but a way to question the world.
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New Roman writing tablets from Vindolanda

New Roman writing tablets from Vindolanda | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Recent excavations at Vindolanda, a Roman fort on Hadrian’s Wall, have turned up some wonderful finds – some of the most exciting of which are newly discovered writing tablets. This week a press release revealed some juicy details about the new inscriptions, which have yet to undergo conservation and careful palaeographic study.
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Welcome to ‘Little Pompeii’, the Roman neighbourhood discovered in France

Welcome to ‘Little Pompeii’, the Roman neighbourhood discovered in France | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
French archaeologists have discovered a “little Pompeii” — the remarkably well preserved remains of an entire district of an ancient Roman town south of Lyon.
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Northstowe development work finds 'Roman remnants' - BBC News

Northstowe development work finds 'Roman remnants' - BBC News | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Cambridgeshire is one of the busiest sites in the UK for archaeological digs, scientists said.
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Roman mosaic floor found in city centre to go on public display

Roman mosaic floor found in city centre to go on public display | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
A Roman mosaic floor discovered on a site earmarked for flats in Leicester city centre is to go on public display for all to see.

The intricate tiled floor – believed to be from a substantial 4th Century Roman townhouse – was discovered during excavations near All Saints Church, in Vaughan Way.
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Roman remains discovered in Exeter city centre

Roman remains discovered in Exeter city centre | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed Roman remains in exeter's city centre in one of the largest archaeological excavations in recent years.
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What to see in Roman Britain – TheTLS

What to see in Roman Britain – TheTLS | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
I am really hoping that lots of us this weekend will show up in our nearby Roman British sites or museums… partly, let me confess, as a way of celebrating the fun that is Roman Britain
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Roman Roads Of Britain Reimagined As A Compact Train Map

Roman Roads Of Britain Reimagined As A Compact Train Map | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The journey from Londinium to Eboracum would have taken five days back then.
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Roman Boldre Hoard goes on display at St Barbe Museum - BBC News

Roman Boldre Hoard goes on display at St Barbe Museum - BBC News | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
A hoard of Roman coins dating back to the 3rd Century has gone on public display for the first time.
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Alt-right commentator gets 'schooled' by historian over diversity in Roman Britain

Alt-right commentator gets 'schooled' by historian over diversity in Roman Britain | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
An alt-right commentator who complained about the BBC portraying Roman Britain as ethnically diverse has sparked a row with a historian on Twitter.
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Up Conwy! The best Roman sites in North Wales that you can visit

Up Conwy! The best Roman sites in North Wales that you can visit | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
From Caernarfon's Segontium Roman fort to Kanovium in Caerhun, here are some of North Wales' most significant Roman sites
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Roman coin find in Orkney thrills archaeologists - BBC News

Roman coin find in Orkney thrills archaeologists - BBC News | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are thrilled by the discovery of a Roman coin during the excavation of an archaeological site in Orkney.
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Grenfell Tower and the Fire of Rome – TheTLS

Grenfell Tower and the Fire of Rome – TheTLS | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
There was a good episode of The Long View on Radio 4 last week, looking at a terrible fire in Glasgow in 1905 as a ghastly parallel of the Grenfell Tower. But I couldn’t help thinking also of a much more distant fire, and the blame game around it that has lasted for centuries: the …
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The Lion King – from Rome to Stratford-upon-Avon

The Lion King – from Rome to Stratford-upon-Avon | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Thatched roofs, cream teas, sonnets and soliloquies: Stratford-upon-Avon really is a wonderful pocket of Englishness nestled in the West Midlands. One could do much worse than to break away from the helta-skelta-of-wherever and pay a quick visit, as do 2.5 million people every year - and as I did for a weekend as my ‘summer…
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