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a big surprise

Chairete,
This came as a big surprise to me when I realized it a few months ago, but there was no racism in the classical world.
Think about it. A Greek only cared whether or not you were Greek. If you weren't Greek, he didn't care what color you were. That's chauvinism, but it isn't racism.
If my memory serves me correctly, when Herodotus is talking about the "long-lived Ethiopians," he doesn't even say they ...
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finley

are the works of moses finley still useful or have they been superseded? i was going to get his book on slavery, and maybe some of his books on ancient economies, but thought i should ask if more recent works on these topics are a better bet. thanks in advance if anyone has an opinion.
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Loebs Ancient and Modern

I used some vouchers provided as a bribe by my interent provider the other day to buy some new Loebs. I had intended to replace my copy of the Homeric Hymns having read a good review in BM classical review but it wasn't in stock at my local Waterstones (the erstwhile Dillons, which lives on as the name of the cafe and occupies a large amount of space previously devoted to selling books ) so ...
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Historical Impact of Rome on War Gaming

As if you needed more proof, it's here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC4b1DN7238

Fantastic find,

Cathexis
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Aulos reconstruction at the Workshop of Dionysus

A video from earlier this year by James Willetts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik8cS_60aSI

The Workshop of Dionysus blog: www.doublepipes.info

As might be expected, Stefen Hagel is one of the reconstructors.
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Where to find critical editions?

Does anyone know of a page that lists all, or at least the more recent/recommended critical edition for ancient texts?

I thought about this while searching for the Discourses of Epictetus. If anyone happens to know about that one, I'd be grateful.
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Pictorial dictionary for the culture of Classical Antiquity?

Quite often I find words in Greek and Latin dictionaries which denote special objects linked to their own culture, and my imagination does not allow to envisage them. They could for instance be certains kinds of shoes (what does e.g. caliga look like? how about κόθορνος?), hats, or shields. I am loath to visualise them via modern culture. Surely it has not been forgotten how these kinds of items actually looked like?
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AGM of the SPHS

Anyone else going to be at the AGM of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies in London on the 11th of June?
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paying for Caesar's first 4 legions

Caesar starts off with 4 legions but the first thing he does is raise 2 legions. Then in the second year he raises 2 further legions.

Caesar says nothing about where the money came to pay for this.
None of the modern accounts of the Gallic wars even pose the question let alone answer it,

The first 2 legions, I guess, must have been from the resources of his 3 provinces (well 2 and a ...
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