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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)


Links for the week of 2 September

Podcast on Caesar’s Army (from Prof. Francese on Latin Best Practices): http://dcc.dickinson.edu/podcasts/caesars-army”
Podcast on Caesar’s Strategy and Genius (from Prof. Francese on Latin Best Practices): http://dcc.dickinson.edu/podcasts/caesars-strategy-and-genius
“The New York Times reports that the motto of the Bronx is “ne cede malis” – and discusses both the history of the Bronx and the appropriateness of the quote.” (via Ruth Breindel) http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/bronx-motto/?ref=nyregion
“The Attack Ad, Pompeii-Style” http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/the-attack-ad-pompeii-style/ (via @Caecilius and many others)
The Vatican will be establishing a new academy for the study of Latin (article has some modern terms in Latin as well): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/9511929/Latin-rebirth-in-schools.html (via @adrianmurdoch)