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Old Languages, Vesuvius’ Anniversary, and the Olympics: Links August 25

Here are some items we’ve found interesting online this week:

  • James Harbeck at The Week has an article on how old languages add new words.
  • Jesse Fokke is writing some online serialized fiction set in the ancient world.
  • Mary Beard has caused some pedagogical stirrings with her struggles to read Latin outside of her usual time period in “What does the Latin actually say?”  Make sure to wade through the comments section for extra fun!
  • Sarah Bond has an hour-by-hour account of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius on the anniversary of Pompeii’s destruction at Forbes.
  • Finally, since the Olympics just finished, we thought you’d enjoy two articles – the first, about the Epinikion from Slate Magazine, and the second from The Atlantic about Olympic cheating.

Physics, diets, and Juno: Links for July 7

A little tangential, but if you like Stephen Colbert, you’ll appreciate his classical allusions as he explains how he first met his wife.

The physics of ancient Roman architecture

Even the Romans had fierce debates over banning assault weapons

A person tries a medieval diet for a month with interesting observations.

Lastly, for those astronomy/mythology nerds among us: