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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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Richard Tarrant's new book on textual criticism.

I just finished Richard Tarrant's short new book, Texts, editors, and readers: Methods and problems in Latin textual criticism (Cambridge 2016), and I would like to recommend it to anyone who is interested in textual criticism of ancient Latin--as well as Greek--texts. I would say that everyone who reads, and tries not just to read passively but to engage with, these texts should be interested in how they have been constructed by editors from often ...
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Illuminated Manuscript of Aesop's Fables

I was looking for images for my recordings and found this 1480 book:

Fables
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Latin/Greek-type quantitive meters in other languages

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seasons_%28poem%29 About one of the main literary works in Lithuanian. It is a poem in quantitive iambic hexameters.

http://antologija.lt/text/kristijonas-donelaitis-metai/ Text in modern spelling

http://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/texte/etcs/balt/lit/donelait/donmetai/donme.htm Text as originally printed, with micron signs to show the scansion

https://translate.google.co.uk/ Google translater
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because the barbarians require it

I encounterd the phrase "because the barbarians require it" being used to describe people defending an action which they knew to be stupid but which they considered essential to ensure some others would agree to do something they did consider important.

It sounds like a quote from a classical author. Does anyone recognize it?
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Hoplite

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This game was a Valentine's Day present from my wife. I am not a war gamer, but after reading through Xenophon's description of the battle of Cunaxa a great number of times now, I am excited about playing it.
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Hellenikon Idyllion

Does anyone know anything about Hellenikon Idyllion in Selianitika, Greece?


Speak and philosophize in Ancient Greek
in the Garden of the Muses

24st Anniversary Celebration !
13 – 27 August, 2016 at the Hellenikon Idyllion


Ἀττικιστὶ διαλέγεσθαι
ἐν τῷ κήπῳ τῶν Μουσῶν
13 – 27 Αὐγούστου 2016

Ἀκμάζοντος τοῦ θέρους κατὰ τὸ σύνηθες φίλαι καὶ φίλοι μέν τινες φιλέλληνες ἐν τῷ καλουμένῳ κήπῳ τῶν Μουσῶν ἁθροίσονται ὡς συναττικίσοντες. Οὗτος δὲ ὁ κῆπος, μέγας καὶ ἐπίσκιος ...
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