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Discovery of world’s earliest Christian engravings reveals religion’s ties to Paganism

It’s hard to believe a stone inscription would take 50 years to translate, but a team of researchers have finally pieced together the information that allowed them to make the translation.  Gregory Snyder translated the inscription as ‘To my bath, the brothers of the bridal chamber carry the torches, [here] in our halls, they hunger […]

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Liberation of France Forges On – Video

In France, General Eisenhower observes General Bradley fire a giant howitzer which signals our massed artillery into a massed crescendo of fire. Behind the lines, the French string ‘Welcome’ signs all over, improvise American flags, and a choral group of French children sing ‘America.’ They love our mow-oon-tains. Canadians Advance – After a well earned […]

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Review - Caesars

Review – The First Ladies of Rome: The Women Behind the Caesars by Anneliese Freisenbruch

As Anneliese Freisenbruch admits in this excellent history, most of the Ancient Roman women discussed in her book “would never have come to historical notice if it were not for the men they married or the sons they gave birth to”, such was the patriarchal society in which they existed. There is hardly anything written […]

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Carracci’s celebrated ceiling to be cleaned

Carracci’s celebrated ceiling to be cleaned

Annibale Carracci’s ceiling frescoes in the Palazzo Farnese are considered by many to be one of the most influential Renaissance commissions in Rome. When the Bolognese artist’s love-themed cycle was unveiled in 1600 it was hailed as a masterpiece. Carracci’s mix of northern Italian naturalism and Roman idealism laid the foundation for Baroque art. Now, […]

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Review - Carthage Must be Destroyed by Richard Miles

Review – Carthage Must be Destroyed by Richard Miles

‘[amazon_link id="0670022667" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Carthage must be destroyed[/amazon_link]‘—the title of Richard Miles’s book was the constant theme of the Roman statesman Marcus Porcius Cato (234-149 B.C.). In the last years of his long life, Cato became obsessed with Rome’s old rival, the city that had unleashed Hannibal on the Roman Republic and brought it […]

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