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inter alia: Why the fu*lalalala* are we CREATING lacunae?

Lacunae.  Bane to the existence of anyone who studies the ancient world (or any other world that involves the reading of “elderly” manuscripts and inscriptions.) 1,000 more words

Mystery Monday: Marriage and Mythology

Today, a Mystery Monday guest post from Rayna Andrews, who works for the Gotham Book Mart Project at Penn Libraries. The Gotham Book Mart was a famous New York City bookstore from 1920-2007, and when it closed the thousands of books in its inventory came to Penn, where catalogers have been finding treasures great and small among the books.  346 more words



Opinions are just a human saying – I know more than you do.

They are the cursed syllables and mixed letters that are the formation of verbal vomit to the unassuming who don’t have the time to counter with an intelligent or dynamic response because they are quietly thinking… 127 more words


'Let the Snorter Be Covered in Soot': Ancient Board Game Inscriptions

☩ μὴ θεόμαχος νήων. ☩

☩ ἀσβολόθη ὁ ῥονχάζων. ☩

Let the snorter / be covered in soot!

[MAMA X, 330=PH 269278]

Games of chance are never a silent endeavor; however, Romans found it rather uncouth to snort when Fortune was not on your side. 908 more words

2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football Box Break

Alright, the first box I busted while attending the 36th Ephrata Lions Club Sports Card Show was a box of 2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football… 35 more words


Willey Monument Inscriptions

  • Affectionate remembrance of Thomas Wright who died July 24th 1880 aged 74 years
    He giveth his beloved sleep
    also Elizabeth his wife who died January 30th 1887 ages 79 years…
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Digitising epigraphy: the Europeana EAGLE Project

The EAGLE project (Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy) will make available the vast majority of the surviving inscriptions from the Greco-Roman world via a single user-friendly portal.  399 more words

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