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A 2,600-year-old ancient road located between the ancient city of Milet and the Temple of Apollo that was used to meet oracles during the Hellenistic era has been restored and reorganized as a walking trail.
This week, the American Senate published a report into the use of torture by the CIA following the 11th September attacks in 2001. You can read about it at The Daily Telegraph here.
The report got me thinking about how often torture is mentioned by the Alexander historians and in what context. As I have Arrian’s, Curtius’ and Plutarch’s books in e-book format I typed ‘torture’ in to the search field to see what came back. Here is what I found.
I am now on chapters 6, 7 and 8 of my Roman history book. I say all three together, because they all deal with the late Republic, from the destruction of Carthage and Corinth in 146 BCE up to the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE.
I think it is an absolutely great idea that the figure from the West Pediment of the Parthenon we generally know as "Ilissos" has gone on loan to The Hermitage (above). I say "we generally know as", because none of...
Pope Damasus I (b. 305-ish, d. 385) was keen to promote veneration for the martyrs of the early Christian church. In order to achieve this he, among other things, composed epigrams, e. g. to decorate the burial spots of those who had suffered for their beliefs.
The ancient city of Jupiter Capitolinus in northern Jordan, first described by eminent Greek scholar and astronomer Ptolemy (2nd century AD), has been studied by an expedition of the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw.
In the foreground, theatre from the 2nd century AD, in t
Built in 1974 over the remains of a Roman villa, the Romano-Germanic Museum in Cologne houses an extensive collection of Roman artefacts from the Roman settlement of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (named after Agrippina the Younger, born in Cologne), the capital of the Imperial Province of Germania Inferior. The museum houses the largest worldwide collection …
By Ben Potter Regular readers may recall a recent article on Plautus, a comedic playwright who adapted Attic comedy and presented it to the Roman masses. This week, we will look the life and works of the man who followed him down this path, though leaving his own footprints on the way. This was noneRead More
A sculpture from the Elgin Marbles has been allowed to leave the UK for the first time since Lord Elgin turned up in Greece in early 1800 and had them stripped from the Parthenon and shipped to Britain.