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Saxo Grammaticus and the Deeds of the Danes

Saxo Grammaticus and the Deeds of the Danes

In March 2018 Kungliga biblioteket, i.e. The Swedish Royal Library, bought a book for 2 million Swedish crowns – ...
Iacta Alea Est: Crossing the Rubicon

Iacta Alea Est: Crossing the Rubicon

On January 10th, 49 B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar uttered one of history’s most famous lines, Iacta alea est (sometimes written alea iacta est), after which he crossed the Rubicon river with his army and set the Roman Civil War in motion.
Stilum Vertere: How to Erase Something Like a True Roman

Stilum Vertere: How to Erase Something Like a True Roman

How many times a day do you hit backspace? Or are you perhaps old school and use a real pencil? In that case: how ...
Latin Classes During the Roman Empire

Latin Classes During the Roman Empire

Guest post written by Eleanor Dickey, Professor of Classics at the University of Reading in England. Two ...
Auribus Teneo Lupum: Why Emperor Tiberius and President Thomas Jefferson Both Held a Wolf by the Ears

Auribus Teneo Lupum: Why Emperor Tiberius and President Thomas Jefferson Both Held a Wolf by the Ears

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t? Proverb For ...