The Louisiana Classicist

April 12, 2011

chariot racing reenacted

Filed under: just for fun,link — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 6:46 am
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Follow the link to see a re-creation of chariot racing in the ancient Roman city Jerash, in Jordan. From BBC’s Fast Track.

thanks to the LatinTeach listserv for the link.


March 31, 2010

Nero’s Golden Palace ceiling collapses

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 8:53 am
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found via the Latinteach listserv

Nero’s Golden Palace ceiling collapses due to rain

A large section of the ceiling has collapsed at Roman Emperor Nero’s famous 2000-year-old Golden Palace due to heavy winter rain.

The top of the Domus, which overlooks the Forum to one side and the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum to another, is covered with parks, trees and roads whose weight and polluting effect are a constant threat.

February 28, 2010

National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week

Filed under: announcement — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 9:03 am
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Found via the Latinteach listserv. (By the way, LatinTeach also has a website full of resources and articles, and a blog highlighting recent news and events. Check them all out.)

Read about National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week on the National Committee for Latin and Greek website

This would be a great time to share the National Education Report VIDEO which showcases the benefits of Classical studies and features some familiar faces. You can download it from the website above or view it on YouTube.

What are you doing to celebrate the week?

Zee Ann Poerio
St. Louise de Marillac School

National Committee for Latin & Greek
Chair, Committee for Latin in Elementary Schools

Immediate Past Chair, (Public Relations) Excellence Through Classics:
Elementary/Middle Levels for The American Classical League

Director, Ancient Coins for Education

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