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.
The #LatinTweetUp will be happening on 10/25 (via @AIRomanCulture).
Shelly McCormick-Lane has collected a list of scholarships for Latin students: http://teacherweb.com/TX/ClearLakeHighSchool/McCormick-Lane/links3.aspx
A new Roman catacomb has been discovered by people following a cat: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/18/cat-2000-year-old-roman-catacomb?CMP=twt_gu (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A detailed, interactive map of the Roman Empire: http://pelagios.dme.ait.ac.at/maps/greco-roman/ (via @markhilverda)
“The Aeneid: The Animated Short:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNVJNxkNSDs (via @etclassics)
An article about the Antikythera shipwreck: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/oct/02/return-antikythera-wreck-ancient-computer?cat=science&type=article (via @michaelmuseums)
Roman broken bone setting: http://romanarcheo.blogspot.com/2012/10/break-leg-fracture-treatment-in-iron.html
An analysis of the filming of the Widow of Ephesus scene in Fellini’s Satyricon: http://garydevore.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/satyricon-14-scene-viii-trimalchios-tomb-and-the-widow-of-ephesus/
CANE reminder: The deadline to apply for a grant from the discretionary fund, which can be used for classroom tools, is 1 October: http://caneweb.org/CANEwp/?page_id=45
Exciting developments in ancient mapping: http://pelagios-project.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/a-digital-map-of-roman-empire.html (via @portableant)
An interesting exhibit on Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/pompeii_and_herculaneum.aspx
The Roman History Books Reading Group will be readingThe Naked Olympics in October: http://romanhistorybooks.typepad.com(via @markhilverda)