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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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Commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses 11-15

I am about to start covering Ovid's Metamorphoses in my Advanced Placement Latin classes and I am looking for a good commentary on books 11-15. I have William S. Anderson's text and commentary for the 1st 10 books, but for whatever reason, he did not continue on to the conclusion of the poem. Can anyone recommend a good single volume commentary on those books, or if none is available, on the entire work?
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Intelligence²: Greece vs. Rome

Intelligence² organised a public debate on the topic Greece versus Rome, featuring the Right Honourable Boris Johnson and Professor Mary Beard as the proponents. Various aspects of the respective cultures are treated of. It continues a tradition which has been especially strong in the UK, I think, but is hardly unheard-of elsewhere, either. What are your impressions of the discussion and its arrangement?
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Rosen für Apoll

Has anyone read Joachim Fernau? There are audiobooks available for Rosen für Apoll, and I thought I'd make that my next German listening project.

Are there other suggestions for Greek and Roman themed German books/novels that I should listen to?
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Reading Lists I've collected for some time

The following shows my collection of reference materials on Ancient History and Classical Civilization:

AQA GCSE Classical Civilization Textbooks

Athens and Sparta
Amos and Lang, These were the Greeks, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, ISBN 978-0715627310 (Chapters 5, 13, 14, 15)
James Renshaw, In Search of the Greeks, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, ISBN 978-185399-6993 (Chapters 4 and 6)

Greek Tragedy
M Baldock, Greek Tragedy: An Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2 (pages 1–17), BCP, ISBN ...
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On Abusing Homer

In my Facebook thread I ran into a theory called "bi-phasic" or "segmented" sleep. According to this theory, before modern times people slept their nights in two segments: a "first sleep" until midnight and a "second sleep" thereafter; in between, people would get up and do all sorts of stuff. This theory is presented by Roger Ekirch in the book At Day's Close: A History of Nighttime. It was pretty well reviewed by many quality ...
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Books not remotely accademic:

Pen and Sword unashamedly produce popular history. They do occasionally produce more serious reprints but “Eager for Glory” on the Elder Drusus by Lindsay Powell is not one of those. So why am I glad I read it. First off the Elder Drusus is one of key leaders of the early empire and this book being readable has ensured that exactly who he was has been cemented in my brain.
Given that most of ancient ...
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British Museum

With my spouse, we are going next month on a weekend trip to London (my first time there). Quite naturally, I was thinking that I'll spend as much time in the British Museum as possible (as much as she'll let me ;) ). I mostly care about Greek stuff, though I might want have a look at the Egyptology section as well. Any practical advice? What should ...
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Roman song

Dear all,

I am very curious about whether the Roman had songs or not, and is there any their songs that have been preserved to us now?

If the answer is Yes, please kindly show me the link

Sincerely yours,
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