Website: The Latin Library

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Do you like Rome, the Middle Ages, the Early Church, or Latin? If so, The Latin Library may be for you. The goal of the site's creator was to compile public domain versions of important Latin documents--from Cicero, to Augustine, to Dante. There's only one small issue--all of the texts are in the original Latin,… Continue reading Website: The Latin Library

Article: Seeing Through the History of Ancient Roman Glass

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Ancient people produced many of the same things that we use in our modern world. Glass is one of those things, and the Romans were well known for the quality of their glass production. This article provides a wealth of information on the study of the practices of the Roman glass industry. link to Seeing… Continue reading Article: Seeing Through the History of Ancient Roman Glass

Article: Secrets of Ancient Magic: The Power of Spells, Curses, & Omens

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Magic was important in the ancient world, but it's unfortunately an aspect of culture that modern scholars often ignore of view as somewhat silly. I think that the fact that it was important to the ancients means that it's an important part of understanding them. This article from the Expedition Magazine at the Penn Museum… Continue reading Article: Secrets of Ancient Magic: The Power of Spells, Curses, & Omens

Book Review: Bullfinch’s Mythology

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From the time it was published in the mid-19th Century, through the mid-20th Century, Bullfinch's Mythology was pretty much "the" mythology text. It contains English versions of Greek, Roman, and Arthurian myths, as well as Medieval romances. It's imminently readable, and it can definitely be an interesting read. One thing that's important to keep in… Continue reading Book Review: Bullfinch’s Mythology