Links for the Week of 13 January

A gingerbread Roman villa from King Arthur Flour’s contest:
Ascanius is looking for late high school and early college Latin students to work at its LatinSummer program:
Pills found in a Roman shipwreck: Smithsonian blog and (via @SmithsonianMag and @classicslibrary)
An article about the second-floor toilets at Pompeii: (via @tronchin)
“The Construction of Authenticity in the Claudius novels:” (via @Nihil_Novi_Net)
Close-up pictures of reconstructions of Roman legionary armor: (via @Nihil_Novi_Net)
A piece on social status shown in Roman children’s shoes: (via @rogueclassicist and @DrKillgrove)
Freshly discovered Roman statues of the Niobids: and (via @tronchin and @rogueclassicist)
Vestal Virgin hairdo instructions: (via @TheHistoryBrew)
Social networks at Pompeii traced through graffiti: (via @DrKillgrove and @rogueclassicist )
Traces of frescoes in the Colosseum:
(via @DrKillgrove)
Roman furniture and violence: (via @SarahEBond)
Reasons why we should study Latin: (via @DHSBClassics)

Links for the Week of 9 December

Information about the ancient world from grape seeds: (via @DrKillgrove)
Rick Riordan has a teacher’s guide for the Camp Half Blood Books: (via @etclassics)
A summary of how the Oracle at Delphi worked: (via @rogueclassicist)
A searchable resource on Latin poetry (including post-Classical): (via @Horatiana)
The text of Asclepiodotus is now available on Lacus Curtius for all of you ancient military fans: (via @LacusCurtius)
Onasander makes a Lacus Curtius appearance as well: (via @LacusCurtius)
The NJCL creative writing contest, with entries due in February, has been announced: (via @quinnkl)
The Cloaca Maxima may be in danger of collapsing: (via @jntribolo)
A nice collection of Greek readers: (via @bretmulligan)
An online Greek-English dictionary: (via @foundy17)
Pictures of Roman razors: (via @jntribolo)
Perseus has a list of scholarly abbreviations: (via @SarahEBond, who points out that this is helpful to give to students)