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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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This is your rare chance to see just what Roman Colchester looked like

This is your rare chance to see just what Roman Colchester looked like | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
AS paintings that show us what Roman Colchester was like go on display for the first time at the Roman Circus Visitor Centre historian Andrew Phillips is urging people to go along.

Not least because it may be the only time they will all be seen together in such a setting.

Here Andrew, who has written a number of books on the history of the town, explains why it is so important to the town and those who live in it - and also encourages people to go to the Roman Circus House itself beside the starting gates of the Roman Circus.

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‘I’m Spartacus!’: gladiators galore at Nîmes’ Great Roman Games | Travel | The Guardian

‘I’m Spartacus!’: gladiators galore at Nîmes’ Great Roman Games | Travel | The Guardian | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
At one of Europe’s biggest re-enactment spectaculars, this year’s show is Spartacus-themed. So, take a seat in the mighty arena alongside 12,000 spectators (togas optional)
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Colourful past of Scotland's Roman wall

Colourful past of Scotland's Roman wall | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Parts of the Roman Empire's most north western frontier were likely to have been painted in bright colours, new research has found.
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Built to Last: The Secret that Enabled Roman Roads to Withstand the Passage of Time

Built to Last: The Secret that Enabled Roman Roads to Withstand the Passage of Time | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The Romans were renowned as great engineers and this is evident in the many structures that they left behind. One particular type of construction that the Romans were famous for is their roads. It was these roads, which the Romans called viae, that enabled them to build and maintain their empire. How did they create this infrastructure that has withstood the passing of time better than most its modern counterparts?
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The mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

The mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell' | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
(CNN)Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.
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Rare Roman boxing gloves found near Hadrian's Wall | UK news | The Guardian

Rare Roman boxing gloves found near Hadrian's Wall | UK news | The Guardian | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it

Rare Roman boxing gloves found near Hadrian's Wall
Leather bands dating from AD120 are thought to be only known surviving examples
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Coming Soon: Virtual Reality Tour of Ancient Roman Monuments in Pula

Coming Soon: Virtual Reality Tour of Ancient Roman Monuments in Pula | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
A travel agency in Pula will soon be offering VR tours of the city's ancient monuments
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Second century AD Roman villa discovered in Warwick

Second century AD Roman villa discovered in Warwick | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The remains of a "second century" Roman villa including a building "the size of a medieval church" have been found.
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Detectorists stumble on treasure trove of Roman gold, or so they think

Detectorists stumble on treasure trove of Roman gold, or so they think | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
When metal detectorist Paul Adams stumbled on a hoard of gold coins he believed his luck was finally in.
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The cult of Mary Beard

The cult of Mary Beard | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
How a late-blossoming classics don became Britain’s most beloved intellectual. By Charlotte Higgins
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Putting Ancient Recipes on the Plate

Putting Ancient Recipes on the Plate | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
To better understand the distant past, it can help to taste and smell it.
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Why Is Achilles Never Greek in Hollywood? | Hollywood.GreekReporter.com

Why Is Achilles Never Greek in Hollywood? | Hollywood.GreekReporter.com | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
There is a more important question to ask than why Greek warrior Achilles is portrayed by a black actor in the new “Troy” series.
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Britannia, episode two recap: Did the ancient Britons really swear this much?

Britannia, episode two recap: Did the ancient Britons really swear this much? | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The knives are out – along with the swords, arrows and whatever else the Romans used for crucifying people – as Britannia (Sky Atlantic) gallops into its second hour. 
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What Greek tragedy illuminates about James Comey

What Greek tragedy illuminates about James Comey | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, there was a prominent, powerful man in government who cared deeply about integrity and following the rules.

He said, “You cannot know a man completely, his character, his principles, sense of judgment, not till he’s shown his colors … Experience, there’s the test.”

Leaders have a sacred obligation to those they rule, he said.
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Bath Abbey to be heated by the hot springs of the Roman baths 

Bath Abbey to be heated by the hot springs of the Roman baths  | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
21st century engineers are to use the water from the same hot springs beneath the city of Bath to heat its medieval abbey.
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People in South East may be descended from Romans as study suggests invaders may have stayed in Britain

People in South East may be descended from Romans as study suggests invaders may have stayed in Britain | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The Romans may have given us impressive roads, plumbing and an entirely new calendar, but it was always thought that when they left Britain they took their DNA with them.
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Pompeii quarter to be REVEALED for first time by drones | World | News

Pompeii quarter to be REVEALED for first time by drones | World | News | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
AN INCREDIBLE new quarter of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii is set to be revealed using high-tech digging and brand new equipment including drones and lasers, the site’s managers say.
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Remains of Roman aqueduct uncovered in Spain after Storm Emma

Remains of Roman aqueduct uncovered in Spain after Storm Emma | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
he remains of a Roman aqueduct dating back to the 1st century have been uncovered in the southern Spanish city of Cadiz in the wake of Storm Emma. 
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Economic collapse: The real message of the fall of Troy

Economic collapse: The real message of the fall of Troy | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The fall and sack of the city of Troy at the hands of an avenging Greek army is one that has been told for some 3,000 years, but contained within it are clues to a much wider global collapse - with lessons for our own 21st Century.
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Removing Waterhouse: perfect for the Hylas myth

Removing Waterhouse: perfect for the Hylas myth | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Helen Lovatt reflects on Hylas and the Nymphs
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Harnessing Hobbyists in Classics Research

Harnessing Hobbyists in Classics Research | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Gary Fisher Reflects on the Importance of Regional Meetings of the Classical Association
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Interview with Natalie Haynes - Classics, Comedy and Culture

Interview with Natalie Haynes - Classics, Comedy and Culture | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
On meeting Natalie Haynes, one of the first things that struck me about her was the speed her brain worked, and for the remaining time I attempted to keep up with her as best I could. This article is a result of half an hour spent in her company, during which my brain was thoroughly exhausted. I want to extend a thank you to Natalie for taking the time to participate in this interview. 
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Historic Yorkshire school to axe Latin lessons after more than 600 years

Historic Yorkshire school to axe Latin lessons after more than 600 years | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
A NORTH Yorkshire school where Latin has been on the curriculum for more than 600 years is to stop teaching the classical language for the first time in its history due to funding restrictions.
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Nine reasons to be excited about Troy: Fall of a City

Nine reasons to be excited about Troy: Fall of a City | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
The BBC and Netflix are teaming up to bring us a big-budget drama about the Trojan War and the love affair between Paris and Helen later this year - but let’s get excited about it RIGHT NOW. Wooden horses! Battles! Omens! Sandals without socks!
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St Albans replica Roman wall is damaged by vandals

St Albans replica Roman wall is damaged by vandals | Classics Collective (Main) | Scoop.it
Vandals have damaged part of a Roman reconstruction in St Albans Verulamium Park.
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