Thursday Resource: Digital Augustan Rome

The Digital Augustan Rome website has a map of, as one would expect, Augustan Rome. What makes this incredibly useful, though, is that, once you’ve clicked on a site, there is a detailed discussion of the building or area with careful citations and explanations. This would be really useful for helping students get a sense of the layout of the city and why we believe each building was in each location.

Links for the Week of 21 October

The #LatinTweetUp will be happening on 10/25 (via @AIRomanCulture).
Shelly McCormick-Lane has collected a list of scholarships for Latin students:
A new Roman catacomb has been discovered by people following a cat: (via @guardian)
Paul Hudson (@twostraws) has two new Latin iOS apps (links are to the App Store): Latin Pairs and Latin Scramble. Teachers can get free copies by e-mailing
A detailed, interactive map of the Roman Empire: (via @markhilverda)
“The Aeneid: The Animated Short:” (via @etclassics)
An article about the Antikythera shipwreck: (via @michaelmuseums)
Roman broken bone setting:
An analysis of the filming of the Widow of Ephesus scene in Fellini’s Satyricon:

Links for the week of 23 September

CANE reminder: The deadline to apply for a grant from the discretionary fund, which can be used for classroom tools, is 1 October:
Exciting developments in ancient mapping: (via @portableant)
An interesting exhibit on Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum:
The Roman History Books Reading Group will be readingThe Naked Olympics in October: @markhilverda)