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Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Study Tool: Mapped Timeline of the Roman Empire

Enjoy this brand new study tool, an interactive mapped timeline of the Roman Empire, created by A&P Editor, Jayd Lewis. Click on the picture below to access the timeline. Press your arrow keys left and right to move along the timeline, and use your mouse to zoom in and out. As you move along the timeline, … Continue reading »

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Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head

As Abigail Pesta writes for the Wallstreet Journal, “Janet Stephens is a hairdresser at a Baltimore salon” who “at home in her basement, with a mannequin head, she meticulously re-creates the hairstyles of ancient Rome and Greece…” Read more at the Wallstreet Journal.

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Restored frescoes reopen debate on women as priests in the early Christian Church

As Philip Pullella writes for Yahoo! News, “Proponents of a female priesthood say frescoes in the newly restored Catacombs of Priscilla prove there were women priests in early Christianity. The Vatican says such assertions are sensationalist ‘fairy tales’…” Read more at Yahoo! News

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Bronze Age Palaces of the Eastern Mediterranean

This is the poster I presented at this year’s ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The text corresponding with the poster will be uploaded to A&P in several weeks after processing feedback from the conference and my Near East History class professor, Dr. Helen Dixon.

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Basic Digital Map Editing

Recently a friend asked what might be a free way to digitally create maps and edit them so that they look “more professional than one done with a mixture of MS Paint and crayon.” I’ve created a lot of my own maps digitally over the last two years, and this is the process that I … Continue reading »

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Timelines for the Roman Empire

The 3D animated timelines are best viewed in Safari.      

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LiBER Linear B Electronic Resources

We’ve recently added the project LiBER (Linear B Electronic Resources) to the Resources page: LiBER (Linear B Electronic Resources) is a CNR-ISMA project which aims at producing an integrated database of Linear B documents, with the ultimate goal of providing scholars, and all those who are interested in the Mycenaean world, with an updated edition of … Continue reading »

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Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata is Arguably the First Computer

Colossal website reports that this Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata is Arguably the First Computer–built 240 years ago! As Colossal reports, this automaton “this incredible little robot called simply The Writer, was designed and built by Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz with help from his son Henri-Louis, and Jean-Frédéric Leschot. Jaquet-Droz was one of the greatest automata designers to … Continue reading »

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Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World App, available November 21, 2013

Oh boy, I’m really excited about this: Princeton University Press recently announced that they will be releasing The BARRINGTON ATLAS OF THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD APP on November 21! “The best geography of the ancient world ever achieved,” as you’ve never seen it before. The BARRINGTON ATLAS OF THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD APP ($19.95) … Continue reading »

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Word of the Day: Heresy [Greek αἵρεσις]

The term “heresy” now carries a religious association, stigmatizing one who goes against the orthodox teachings of the time.  In the dawn of Christianity, no “orthodox” teaching existed.  Without concrete, established doctrine written down for all to reference, naturally varying beliefs and conclusions emerged regarding this radically developing faith. These assemblies of thought became the … Continue reading »

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