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Ancient Roman Comes Back To Life, Tweets About Pompeii

Posted 08.27.2012 | Denver

Over the weekend, an ancient Roman came to life on Twitter to recount the final hours of the city of Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried ...

Gay Marriage: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Kevin Childs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Childs

Seventy-five years ago, another king couldn't take up the job because he wanted to wed a divorcée; no one's challenging Prince Charles' right of succession for doing the same. So if gay Christians want to borrow some traditions of marriage, why should the fuddy-duddy bishops stop them?

The 15 Embarrassments of the Ancient World

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.16.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

World's first fraternity party. Photo: Getty Images/ ZoneCreative What do the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Mausoleum...

The Decline and Rebirth of the Liberal Arts

Nathaniel Whittemore | Posted 05.02.2012 | Education
Nathaniel Whittemore

And as people, even with degrees, have a harder and harder time finding jobs, the question becomes: is higher ed worth it? A whole new world of startups have launched to create learning alternatives to formal higher ed.

Bizarre Roman Ruin Baffles Scientists

Posted 01.23.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/23/2012 09:17 AM EST on LiveScience A recently discovered mysterious "winged" ...

U.S. Income Inequality Higher Than Roman Empire's Levels: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

Many tout the U.S. as the Roman empire of the modern world. But as it turns out, that comparison may not be all good. Income inequality in America...

Which Is More Useless: Limbaugh or a Classics Major?

Miranda Frum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Media
Miranda Frum

I see you have let your own educational insecurities shine through in your latest rant in which you "bravely" attempted to decipher the "sad-sack story" of a Classical Studies scholar. If only you had taken a philosophy course about the Sophists, you might have been better at debating your point.

Ancient Thinking in Modern Dress

Vicky Alvear Shecter | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Vicky Alvear Shecter

Michelle Bachmann claims that Hurricane Irene was God's way of telling American politicians to cut spending. She follows in the footsteps of another...

Ancient Excrement Unearths Roman Diet Secrets

Posted 08.17.2011 | Home

When southern Italy's Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, it preserved the buildings, monuments and mosaics of Roman cities Pompeii and Herculaneum forev...

Largest Find Of Roman Excrement Could Reveal Secrets Of Ancient Life

BBC.co.uk | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Archaeologists have been discovering how Romans lived 2,000 years ago, by studying what they left behind in their sewers. A team of experts has been s...

Tips on Roamin' Around Rome

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Legions of people from faraway places still pass through the Roman gates, but now they're mainly tourists. It's tough deciding what to see first. The Vatican City? The Colosseum?

AMAZING: Israel Storm Reveals Ancient Statue In Great Condition

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the strongest storms Israel has experienced in recent years brought winds of more than 100 kilometers per hour and sent 10-meter-high waves cra...

Pompeii Garden Wall Collapse Highlights Italian Historic Site's Neglect (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME (AP) - A stretch of garden wall ringing an ancient house in Pompeii gave way Tuesday after days of torrential rain, the latest structure to colla...

Feminist of Ancient Rome: Cecilia by Linda Ferri

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Linda Ferri uses the story of Saint Cecilia of Rome to portray the universality -- across centuries, religions, and cultures -- of the search for meaning in life.

An Open Letter From Ancient Rome

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

You people keep comparing your civilization to ours. Hate to burst your bubble, but we lasted hundreds of years before we "crumbled." You'll be lucky to make it to the mid-term elections.

Artifacts Reveal Ancient Greeks', Romans' Completely Uninhibited Attitudes Towards Sex (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some look back on early civilizations and shake their heads at how prudish the times were. Well, not so with the ancient Greeks and Romans. A new ex...

"A Writer Close to the Power Elite": Interview With Robert Harris

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christina Patterson

It was while writing Pompeii six years go, and then reading Rubicon, that Harris first had the idea of using ancient Rome as a springboard for an exploration of the political process.

Our Recession Vs. The Dark Ages: Historian Compares Two Miserable Economic Periods

ft.com | Bryan Ward-Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The more complex an economy is, the more fragile it is, and the more cataclysmic its disintegration can be. Our economy is, of course, in a different ...

Reselling Things That Already Exist

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

For a hot minute, I couldn't decide if this strategy is the dumbest thing since "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" or if it's pure genius. I was stuck with an uncomfortable in-between feeling.

The Terms of Term Limits: Bloomberg and His Most Recent Innovative Endeavor

Kim Stolz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Stolz

When a city, county, state, or country undergoes challenging times--whether they be of political, social, or economic nature--the public often craves ...

One-Night Stands, Binge-Drinking And Bathhouses: The Love Lives Of Ancient Romans

Times Online | Mary Beard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Roman sexual culture was different from our own. Women, as we have seen at Pompeii, were much more visible in the Roman world than in many other parts...