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Pronouncing 'Celt' (Keltos) Correctly

The ancient Greek term for a non-Greek was ‘Keltos’ – referring to what they considered to be ‘uncivilised’ tribes living across Europe (including the UK). In these tribes women were considered equal to men and often fought alongside men in the frontline of battle. 165 more words

Human Interest

The Ninth Legion, the Boudican revolt and the founding of the Lincoln fortress

The Ninth Legion occupy a unique place in the mythology of the Roman army, their alleged ‘disappearance’ in the 2nd Century AD the subject of much speculation and some outlandish fiction. 1,529 more words


When Truth is Defamatory





“Defamation” generally means using words to hurt the fame of a person (de bona fama aliquid detrahere: … 1,786 more words

The Defender of Teutoburg Forest

Two thousand years ago, Rome started pushing its boundaries northward, and over the course of a decade, made their way into the territory of Germanic peoples, the earliest… 617 more words


Jesus: history or myth?

I don’t believe in the Tooth Fairy. I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny. I don’t believe in Santa Claus. You could say, I’m a skeptic! 3,854 more words


Drama queens: Ummidia and Messalina acting it out

Yesterday I had the immense pleasure to present – again – at the JACT GCSE Latin and Greek Conference at Westminster School London. My talk covered two set texts for the GCSE Latin – … 53 more words


Quote of the day, Feb. 3

Tacitus, from Annals

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”