Roman Concrete: A Forgotten Stroke of Genius
I can hear some of you thinking now: Concrete? Is she really writing about concrete? Believe me, reader, the same
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Big News from the Ancient World
Ladies and gentlemen, divers off the coast of Antikythera Island, Greece have discovered….a lead cylinder! Alright, alright–all joking aside, the
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The Ancient City of Palmyra
“When are you going to write about Palmyra?” a reader asks me the other day. “If you’re willing to address
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Caligula’s Contribution
By Nicole Saldarriaga Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus—not many people are familiar with the name, but very, very many are familiar
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The Mausoleum of Augustus: Propaganda, Deification and Dynasty
By Ben Potter The story of Augustus (née Octavian) is one of those tales from the classical world familiar even
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The Quietest, Coolest, Most Pleasant Place in the World
By Anya Leonard “We passed along the coastline of Epirus To port Chaonia, where we put in, Below Buthrotum on
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Exploding Heinrich Schliemann
By Ben Potter While we are usually content to quote Cicero, read poetry, and drink too much wine, this week
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