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Links for the Week of 18 November

A description (with pictures!) of the battle of Alesia: http://www.mikeanderson.biz/2012/11/caesar-against-vercingetorix-siege-of.html (via @Nihil_Novi_Net)
Mathematics texts in Latin (and Arabic and Sanskrit and other languages: http://www.wilbourhall.org (via @LacusCurtius)
More Latin in schools in Britain: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9683536/More-primary-schools-to-offer-Latin-and-ancient-Greek.html (via @miconm)
A brief piece about Heron of Alexander: http://hehasawifeyouknow.tumblr.com/post/35512895935/ikenbot-heron-of-alexandria-author-of-the (via @ancientblogger)
A new papal Latin academy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20280281(via @DHSBClassics)
A tool to find parallels in Latin texts: tesserae.caset.buffalo.edu/ (via @classicslibrary)
Hunger and Roman slaves: http://www.world-archaeology.com/news/roman-slaves/ (via @DrKillgrove)
An interesting site about Homer: http://digital.library.northwestern.edu/homer/ (via @http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/13/latin-makes-comeback-australia)
Latin is making a comeback in Australia: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/13/latin-makes-comeback-australia (via @history_geek)
Learning a language quickly: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/nov/09/learn-language-in-three-months?CMP=twt_gu (via @Hadrianasblog)
Conference report on “Nutrition and Well-being in the Roman World:” http://www.poweredbyosteons.org/2012/11/nutrition-and-well-being-in-roman-world.html (via @DrKillgrove)


Thursday Resource: Dickinson College Commentaries

Untitled The Dickinson College Commentaries say that they offer “Latin and Greek texts with explanatory notes, vocabulary, and graphic, video and audio elements, for readers of Greek and Latin.” They have all that and more; there is a list of essential vocabulary, clear commentaries, useful notes, and more. This is what an interactive textbook should be.