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December 4th, 2011

06:33 pm - Franz Cumont
Мне очень нужна книжка Franz Cumont. Recherches sur le symbolisme funeraire des romains. Paris, 1942. Может быть, кто-нибудь из вас может поделиться электронной версией или ссылкой на текст в интернете. Спасибо большое!

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April 17th, 2010

12:03 pm - x-posted Call for Papers for a Conference

Peasants, Potters and Prostitutes:
Lower Classes in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Call for Papers
for a Conference to take place
March 11 & 12, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta

The CACW invites scholars and graduate students to submit abstracts on the topic of lower classes in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Topics may include but are not limited to: 

-       workers in art, literature, and history

-       disenfranchised or marginal individuals and groups

-       opportunity for social mobility

-       social or political consciousness of lower class individuals

-       recreation and leisure amongst the lower classes

There will be a special session on ancient medicine and its workers.

Abstracts on other topics in Greek and Roman Studies will be considered if space permits. Papers shall be no longer than 20 minutes.

Please send your title and abstract (max. 300 words) and short CV indicating your degrees, position and recent publications (max. 20 lines)  

Deadline for abstract submission: September 20th, 2010
Contact: Dr. Reyes Bertolín, Department of Greek and Roman Studies
The University of Calgary (
rbertoli@ucalgary.ca - 403 220 7868)


October 31st, 2008

11:49 am
My sphere of scientific interests includes Gothic and Slavic alphabets, especially their connection,
Goths in Crimea (until the IXth century).

I have a picture of the symbol from Chersones in Crimea. Rather rare symbol
Have you ever seen this kind of symbol anywhere else?
Any suggestions regarding it's meaning?

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December 27th, 2007

03:22 am - Attila

I was recently listening to some of those Teaching Company lectures.  This one was an overview of Roman history from Frances Titchener.  One can always find fault with how someone decides to treat history within a limited format, so I won't dwell on what was missing.  But she mentioned that Attila was an Arian Christian.  This was news to me.  I think the Arians of Ravenna asked Attila to convert and slaughter the Catholics, but I wasn't aware that he actually had converted.  Now, I'm not an expert in Roman history; I do German and French medieval literature, so what do I know?  It's nothing I've ever heard before though, so I'd like to know if anyone here had ever heard of Attila the Arian.
Current Location: Minneapolis

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November 27th, 2007

05:23 pm - Ave
I'm glad I found this community (while searching for people interested in Ammianus Marcellinus) and hope there will be some more discussions in the future.
Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself a little.
I'm a student of medieval archaeology, religious sciences and medieval history at the university of Tübingen, Germany, and also an associate of the Alamannian reenactment group ASK, wherein my role is the one of a 4th century auxiliary and negotiator of a foederate Alamanni tribe.
My interests are widely ranged, so I'm afraid you scarcely will find anything of late antiquity in my lj (besides, it's half way German), but I hope I can make useful comments from time to time in here...

Manes vobiscum.
Silvanus, miles Vindicum Nemetae
Current Location: Tuvingia
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Primordial, To the nameless dead

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October 2nd, 2007

  In 1492, a dramatic discovery was made in the course of repairs to a mosaic in Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (Rome): a brick inscribed with the words TITULUS CRUCIS (Title of the Cross). Sealed behind the brick was a fragment of an inscription in wood, with the word «Nazarene» written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin

. . . . . . . . . . הנצ . . . . .
 . . . . . . . B SUNERAZAN SI
. . . . . 

ישו] הנצ[רי מלק היהודים]

This Title is mentioned in all four Gospels accounts:
Pilate also wrote a title (joltit-John 19:19) and put it on the cross; it read, «Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews». Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Christ was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek (John 19:19-20; also Matthew 27:37; Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38).   

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September 23rd, 2007

04:10 pm - Greetings...

Just wanted to sail in and say "hello" 

Most of my thesis work has centered on thirteenth century Dominican manuscripts but I keep finding myself slipping back a few centuries to explore other worlds.  I'm looking foward to meeting some of the folks here and reading all the intelligent postings!  

I'm nothing if not eclectic.

~ Frigate

Current Location: Somewhere in the North Atlantic
Current Music: Never-Ending Road (Amhran Duit)

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August 21st, 2007

03:25 pm - The name of Joshua in Aramaic.

I c. A.D.
Private collection.

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April 24th, 2007

06:40 pm - Constitutum Constantini




In nomine sanctae et
individuae trinitatis patris scilicet
et filii et spiritus sancti.

Imperator Caesar Flavius Constantinus in Christo Iesu, uno ex eadem sancta trinitate salvatore domino deo nostro, fidelis mansuetus, maximus, beneficus, Alamannicus, Gothicus, Sarmaticus, Germanicus, Britannicus, Hunnicus, pius, felix, victor ac triumphator, semper augustus, sanctissimo ac beatissimo patri patrum Silvestrio, urbis Romae episcopo et papae, atque omnibus eius successoribus, qui in sede beati Petri usque in finem saeculi sessuri sunt, pontificibus nec non et omnibus reverentissimis et deo amabilibus catholicis episcopis eidem sacrosanctae Romanae ecclesiae per hanc nostram imperialem constitutionem subiectis in universo orbe terrarum, nunc et in posteris cunctis retro temporibus constitutis, gratia, pax, caritas, gaudium, longanimitas, misericordia a deo patre omnipotente et Iesu Christo filio eius et spiritu sancto cum omnibus vobis.

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January 25th, 2007

02:14 pm - Truly something for everyone
I have been looking for communities such as this. I am a PhD student in English lit. but I have been interested in the history of the Byzantine Empire, especially up through the Early Macedonians. Looking foreward to reading stuff :)
Current Location: NIU Writing Center
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: conferences

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