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The demos of Roccagloriosa

Today’s inscription is a fantastic example of linguists getting a huge amount of information about ancient societies out of very short texts. How short? Well, about two letters actually. 694 more words

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'Can I Get Your Autograph?': A Short History of Signature Collecting

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with collecting the signatures of the Atlanta Braves baseball players. It was a point of pride to show my friends the signatures of John Smoltz or Greg Maddux, and they provided me with a little residual cachet. 1,726 more words

St Mary's (Scarborough, UK)

Transcription
AEDEM B MARIAE / ANTIQVITVS CISTERCIENSIVM AEVI / INIVRIA CORRVPTAM PLERIQVE TAM / CIVES QVAM EXTERI CONLATA PECVNIA / OPERE ET CVLTV SPECTABILI / RESTITVERVNT ANNO MDCCCL. 354 more words

History

Corfinium: Italia or Italica?

Over the Easter holidays, I’ve been reading Mary Beard’s SPQR, which I highly recommend. I was particularly pleased that so much of it focusses on early Rome and its relationship with Italy – it was at least a third of the way through before we even got to Sulla. 524 more words

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Representing Material Evidence: The Catacombs in Print

by Madeline McMahon

Antonio Bosio’s Roma sotterranea was published posthumously in 1634. Bosio’s original manuscript, now in the Biblioteca Vallicelliana, was finally brought to print by the Oratorian scholar Giovanni Severano. 889 more words

Think Pieces

Chembiyan Madevi - Pioneer who introduced Ammai in Chola Temples

The Sculptures of Karaikkal Ammai with picture perfect iconography in Cambodia and Thailand should inspire researchers to explore more on the Tamil Links with South East Asia. 2,717 more words

Karaikkal Ammaiyar