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  • Aug 23 / 2016
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Latin

Roman “Singing Bullets” Discovered in Scottish Countryside

A collection of bullets used 1,800 years ago by the Romans to incite fear in their enemies has been found on a hill in Scotland

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

On a hill in Scotland archaeologists have discovered singing bullets used by the Romans
some 1800 years ago. The ancient singing bullets had a very tiny hole carved in the
middle so that they made a disturbing screeching noise when traveling through the air,
causing panic in the enemy ranks. Click the link to learn more! Continue Reading

  • Aug 18 / 2016
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Ancient Greek

Olympic Games: Ancient vs. Modern

Flame for Rio Olympics is lit at birthplace of ancient Games

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

Most people are familiar with the original ancient Greek Olympic games, which would take place in Olympia once every four years. The games represented a sacred ritual and the Greek city-states would even postpone long wars so that their athletes could travel and compete at Olympia. Continue Reading

  • Aug 16 / 2016
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Latin

Huge Roman fort discovered in Lancaster, Britain

The findings include a Roman wall (pictured), two Roman roads, a drain and a well (pictured here)

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

An archaeological dig has revealed evidence of a huge Roman fort in Lancaster, Britain. Experts believe that the findings could indicate a huge garrison that would have been key to Roman defenses on Britain’s west coast. Read all about it! Continue Reading

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Ancient Greek

Socrates, Autism, and Our Inner Self

Statue of Socrates, Academy of Athens, Greece

 

By Susi Ferrarello, Ph.D.

A few semesters ago in my philosophy class I had a student who told me that he was autistic. At that time my lessons touched on Socrates—who is, to my eyes, a very dangerous philosopher for a person affected by autism. In fact, Socrates himself might have been a bit autistic, praising this personal disposition to the extent that he eventually risked his own life in order to be loyal to his autos (which means “self” in Greek). Continue Reading

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