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VOX: Ancient Romans had disgusting condiments. Here’s a recipe.

We recently wrote this article on how some ancient roman kids were trying to escape the destruction of Pompeii carrying quite a lot of fish sauce, called ‘garum’. Now VOX have put together this video clip describing the process of making this popular ancient sauce, ‘the roman ketchup’. Garum was an ancient Roman fish sauce …

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Cornell University: Shedding new light on the death of Julius Caesar

Barry Strauss, Cornell’s Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies and chair of the Department of History, talks about “The Death of Caesar: New Light on History’s Most Famous Assassination” in this July 22, 2015 lecture sponsored by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. Strauss is the author of a highly praised new book on …

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University of Edinburgh: Andrew Erskine – Roman Power, Greek Reaction

Andrew Erskine, Professor of Ancient History, delivered his inaugural lecture entitled “Roman power, Greek reaction”. Abstract At the beginning of second century BC, Rome announced that it had brought freedom to the Greeks. By the end of the century the Greeks were effectively the subjects of Rome. This lecture explores the Greek reaction to these …

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Smithsonian Channel: How Roman Legions Dominated the Ancient World

Each member of the Roman legions was superbly disciplined and dangerously armed. They were also key players in Rome’s global dominance.  

Brian Rose: Rome The Eternal City

From its founding more than 2,800 years ago, Rome has become known as an “eternal city” world-renowned for its architecture. Dr. C. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the history of this astounding city: Classical Rome, one of history’s most powerful civilizations. Rome …

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Dr. Patrick Hunt: Great Battles – Hannibal’s Secret Weapon in the Second Punic War

Dr. Patrick Hunt, Stanford University, speaks. Hannibal, a Carthaginian commander who lived ca. 200 BCE, is considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His use of the environment in his warfare against Rome in the Second Punic War—often called the Hannibalic War—set precedents in military history, utilizing nature and weather conditions as weapons …

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