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PETITION : "Sauvegardez l'enseignement du Latin et du Grec en France !"

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Via Arrête ton char !
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Don't let ancient languages fall of the curriculum in France!

 

¡Salva la educacion de las lenguas antiguas en Francia!

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¡Salva la educacion de las lenguas antiguas en Francia!

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Ancient Greece, Rome, and their neighbors offer guidance on current crises | Harvard Magazine

Ancient Greece, Rome, and their neighbors offer guidance on current crises | Harvard Magazine | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
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Why bother to read the Classics today?

Why bother to read the Classics today? | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Ancient Greek and Latin texts provide ancient ideas still relevant in modern times
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Newcastle University dig which discovered incredible Roman altars in line for award

Newcastle University dig which discovered incredible Roman altars in line for award | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Excavations were made of a fort and temple discovered in the 1880s by local bank manager Joseph Robinson
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British Museum right to loan Parthenon marbles to Russia, says minister

British Museum right to loan Parthenon marbles to Russia, says minister | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Sajid Javid defends decision to let sculptures go to Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, saying culture is bigger than politics
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Ancient holy road to now serve tourism

ARCHAEOLOGY - Ancient holy road to now serve tourism | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
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.
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Torture in Arrian and Plutarch

Torture in Arrian and Plutarch | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
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.
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Statue of Antinous restored as Ganymede, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight (UK)

Statue of Antinous restored as Ganymede, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight (UK) | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
An over life-size Parian marble statue of Antinous restored as Ganymede can be admired at the Lady Lever Art Gallery at Port Sunlight on the Wirral (near Liverpool, UK).
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New classics program launched at Washington U. St. Louis @insidehighered

New classics program launched at Washington U. St. Louis @insidehighered | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Washington University in St. Louis will launch a doctoral degree program this fall to cater to aspiring academics with interests in specific components of classical studies.
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Sanskrit, taught well, can be as rewarding as economics

Sanskrit, taught well, can be as rewarding as economics | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Sanskrit, taught well, can be as rewarding as economics
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Syrian refugees tell their stories of loss through ancient Greek play

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Syrian refugee women performed the Greek tragedy "Antigone" in the Lebanese capital of Beirut this week, weaving ...
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A Don’s Life: Book progress

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.
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Classics Kitchen: Pop-Up at University of Reading's 'Experiencing Ancient Education'

Classics Kitchen: Pop-Up at University of Reading's 'Experiencing Ancient Education' | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Last week we had a fantastic day with our Classics Kitchen Pop-Up at the University of Reading as part of the Being Human Festival where the Classics Department put on a recreation of an ancient sc...
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A Don’s Life: How the Elgin Marbles nearly ruined my day

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...
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Ancient Greece: See it in person, or get a taste in Montreal at a new exhibit

Ancient Greece: See it in person, or get a taste in Montreal at a new exhibit | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Experience the wonders of ancient Greece by touring the tombs of kings and dramatic ruins in person – or take in a new groundbreaking exhibit of more than 500 artifacts in Montreal
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Pope Damasus on Torture

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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.
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Late Iron Age food at Silchester

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The foods that we choose to eat and avoid are strongly tied up with our identity. Yet the foods being eaten in one part of the world can change due to the movement of people, who bring their food c...
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Ancient city of Jupiter Capitolinus investigated

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
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The Nervan-Antonines in Cologne - Ancient History et cetera

The Nervan-Antonines in Cologne - Ancient History et cetera | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
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 …
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Aristotle Said Blondes Have Better Sex, New Book Reveals

Aristotle Said Blondes Have Better Sex, New Book Reveals | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The Greek philosopher and scientist wrote extensively about sex, both animal and human.
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How the Romans taught Latin (N.M. Gwynne would not approve)

Ancient texts for Greeks learning Latin (and vice versa) look suspiciously like the Cambridge Latin Course
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Terence: The African Comic - Classical Wisdom Weekly

Terence: The African Comic - Classical Wisdom Weekly | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
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
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How did the Elgin Marbles get here?

How did the Elgin Marbles get here? | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
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.
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