Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Antiquity À-la-carte Update

Antiquity À-la-carte 2.0
October 31, 2012 in News, Updates

Antiquity À-la-carte 2.0
The Ancient World Mapping Center is pleased to release version 2.0 of the Antiquity à la Carte application. Version 1.0 appeared in spring 2012 and served as a proof of concept for the mapping application. The application, engineered by Ryan Horne,
provides the user with a map base that can be populated by drawing on the collective databases of the Ancient World Mapping Center and the Pleiades Project. The new version, more fully featured, offers the user a range of new capabilities, including:
  • The option of saving data sets assembled using the application and that of uploading data to the map (.json).
  • Options for both printing and exporting the map created using the application; combining the export functionality with the ‘numbered features’ option provides an ideal template for a map-based quiz or examination.
  • Version 2.0 makes extensive use of linked data opportunities by connecting to the Pleiades Project and participating in the linked data initiatives of the Pelagios Project. For Pleiades community editors and members, editing of Pleaides can happen directly by means of this interactive feature of the application.
  • Version 2.0 offers an updated visual interface and site layout.
  • Version 2.0 allows other websites to communicate directly with the application using .json objects or text parameters in the url.
  • Version 2.0 allows the user to create a range of line work, polygons, and shading that then appear in the exported version.
These are but a few of the new features offered by Antiquity à la Carte 2.0. We encourage feedback from members of the community who use the application – your comments will help AWMC improve the application. Users can also become registered members of this site and thus be able to closely follow the discussion and receive word of further updates.
AWMC is especially grateful to the invaluable assistance provided by our colleague Joe Ryan of UNC ITS Research Computing.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Egyptology on Facebook

Egyptology on Facebook
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More than 100 Facebook pages and groups dedicated to Egyptology—who knew there were so many?  If you are looking for amazing photography, formal and informal chats with Egyptologists, current and ancient news, or just a good place to hang out with like-minded people, this list should get you started.  Organized by subject and annotated.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Open Access Journal: Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect
ISSN: 1192-1315
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Past Imperfect is the journal of the History and Classics Graduate Students' Association (HCGSA) at the University of Alberta. Edited by studens and funded by the HCGSA and the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta, it is an annual publication. Articles appearing in Past Imperfect are abstracted in America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts.







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Vol 9 (2001)

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Vol 8 (1999)

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan

Bulletin of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan
Online ISSN: 1884-1384  (Vols 1-4)
Online ISSN: 1884-1406   Print ISSN: 0030-5219 (Vols 5. ff.)
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Open Access Journal: The New Kingdom Memphis Newsletter

The New Kingdom Memphis Newsletter
The idea of issuing a newsletter dealing with excavations of the city of Memphis and its extensive necropoleis, and with research on New Kingdom Memphis in general, was born during a CNRS colloquium on Memphis et ses nécropoles au Nouvel Empire held in Paris from 9 to 11 October 1986. The first issue, produced by the late Alan Schulman, appeared two years later, but lack of funds (and of regular contributions) and the fact that the internet soon made a paper newsletter redundant meant that the newsletter turned out to be a short-lived affair. 

Since the three existing issues were dispersed privately among the small group of scholars directly involved in research on New Kingdom Memphis and Saqqara and not many libraries hold copies of them, these issues are made available here in pdf form. 

No. 1 (October 1988)

→ pdf Contents: A.R. Schulman, Introduction, 4–5.
A.R. Schulman, "Varia from the 1915–1923 Philadelphia Excavations, I", 8–22. ________________________________________________________________

No. 2 (September 1989)

→ pdf Contents: J. Malek, "New Kingdom Personnel in Teti Pyramid Cemeteries III: A Preliminary List", 4–7.
J. van Dijk, "A Preliminary List of New Kingdom Names and Titles from the EES-Leiden Excavations at Saqqâra (1982–1989)", 8–12. ________________________________________________________________

No. 3 (October 1995)

→ pdf Contents: G.T. Martin, "Reliefs and Architectural Fragments from New Kingdom Tombs in the Cairo Museum, principally from the Memphite Necropolis", 5–33.

Open Access Journal: Journal of the Ancient Chronology Forum

[First posted in AWOL 4 November 2009. Updated 25 October 2012]

Journal of the Ancient Chronology Forum
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ISIS was the only scholarly organisation specifically established to study the chronology of ancient times. Its multidisciplinary approach - combining archaeology, textual analysis and scientific dating techniques - has revealed new and fascinating insights into the history of the ancient world.

It was founded in 1985 by a group of students and scholars of ancient history, and its related fields of study, who felt it was important to develop an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Man's ancient past.

ISIS has published research on the great cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East including Egypt and Nubia; Canaan, Philistia and Israel; Phoenicia and Syria; Assyria, Babylonia, Elam and Persia; Anatolia; Cyprus, Crete and Greece; and Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. Fields of study have included Egyptology; archaeology; astronomical retrocalculation; textual analysis; dendrochronology; carbon dating; pottery; jewellery, goldwork and metalworking technology.

The Journal of the Ancient Chronology Forum (JACF) is the journal of the Institute. In its time it was the only academic publication dedicated to the study of old world chronology: a high quality, award-winning journal, heavily illustrated with diagrams, charts and photographs to enhance the arguments put forward by the contributors.



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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Smarthistory

Smarthistory
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Smarthistory at Khan Academy is the leading open educational resource for art history. We make high-quality introductory art history content freely available to anyone, anywhere. Smarthistory is a platform for the discipline where art historians contribute in their areas of expertise and learners come from across the globe. We offer nearly 500 videos and these are being translated into dozens of languages. Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker created Smarthistory and are the Executive Editors. Videos are also available on Khanacademy.org and the Khan Academy app. Smarthistory and Khan Academy are 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporations.

About our Merger with Khan Academy
Smarthistory joined Khan Academy in October 2011.  Our missions are perfectly aligned—we are all working toward a “free world-class education for anyone anywhere.” Thanks to this partnership, Steven and Beth work on Smarthistory full-time.

Why We Made Smarthistory
 
We created Smarthistory in 2005 to provide a richer learning experience than was possible with existing resources. Traditional textbooks are prohibitively expensive for many and do not take advantage of the digital technologies that are reshaping education. For example, textbooks often use only a single image to represent a work of art, they speak with an authoritative but impersonal voice, and they rarely incorporate the many valuable resources that universities, libraries and museums make available. We built Smarthistory to emphasize the experience of looking at art by using unscripted conversations recorded in front of the work of art whenever possible, by incorporating numerous images and video, and by curating links to high-quality resources on the web.

– 400 C.E.
Ancient Cultures

Partially Open Access Journal: Archéo-Nil: Revue de la société pour l'étude des cultures prépharaoniques de la vallée du Nil

Archéo-Nil: Revue de la société pour l'étude des cultures prépharaoniques de la vallée du Nil (Partial content)
ISSN: 1161-0492

Partial content of out of print volumes is available as follows (with TOC and ordering information for all volumes)
Archéo-Nil 0 (1990) épuisé
Éditorial
Béatrix Midant-Reynes

Archéo-Nil 1 (1991) : « Le masque » épuisé
Éditorial
Béatrix Midant-Reynes

Archéo-Nil 3 (1993) : « Lectures de l’espace figuratif dans l’Égypte ancienne » épuisé
Introduction
Béatrix Midant-Reynes
Identification d'un potier prédynastique
Alexandre Livingstone Smith

Archéo-Nil 4 (1994) : « La gestion de l’eau dans l’Égypte ancienne » épuisé
Introduction
Béatrix Midant-Reynes

Archéo-Nil 5 (1995) : « L’eau et le pouvoir » épuisé
Introduction
Béatrix Midant-Reynes
La tête de massue du roi Scorpion
Patrick Gautier et Béatrix Midant-Reynes

Archéo-Nil 8 (1998) : « El Adaïma » épuisé
Introduction
Béatrix Midant-Reynes

University of Utah - Marriott Library Arabic Papyrus, Parchment, and Paper

University of Utah - Marriott Library Arabic Papyrus, Parchment, and Paper
The Arabic Papyrus, Parchment & Paper Collection at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah is the largest of its kind in the United States. It contains 770 Arabic documents on papyrus and more than 1300 Arabic documents on paper, as well as several pieces on parchment.

Professor Aziz Suriyal Atiya, founder of the Middle East Center and the Middle East Library, compiled the collection. Dr. Atiya and his wife, Lola, purchased the collection over a period of several years from dealers in Egypt, Beirut, and London. The bulk of the collection originated in Egypt, in addition to a small group of fragments from the University of Chicago. A large number of pieces date to the period between 700 and 850 CE. The collection includes a significant number of documents from the pre-Ottoman period and thus offers unique source material on the political, economic, religious and intellectual life of Egypt during the first two centuries of Islamic rule and the period up to Ottoman domination. 

The collection has yet to be catalogued. 

For more information about this collection please see the Arabic Papyrus and Paper Inventory


And see also Open Access Manuscripts Library - University of Utah


Totenbuch-Projekt Bonn: Online-Publikationen

Totenbuch-Projekt Bonn: Online-Publikationen
 Sie können hier unsere Datenbank zu Totenbuch-Besitzern der Spät- und Ptolemäerzeit herunterladen. Bitte lesen Sie zuerst die Datei "Hinweise". Für die Verwendung der FileMaker-Datenbank müssen Sie als erstes die Schriftart "AegyptischDos" auf ihrem Rechner installieren:

Schriftsatz AegyptischDos (True Type-Font: 44 kb)
Hinweise (pdf: 119 kb)
Prosopographische Datenbank der spätzeitlichen- und ptolemäischen Totenbuch-Besitzer (FileMaker: 1 MB; pdf: 8,35 MB)
Index der Personennamen (pdf: 55 kb)

And see also: Das altägyptische Totenbuch: Ein digitales Textzeugenarchiv

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Administrative: Open Access Week 2012

 This is Open Access Week 2012

AWOL is approching one million page views (992,605 as of today, to be exact), and has now surpassed 5200 subscribers by email, three and a half years after I deployed that function.  I'm gratified that such a large number of you find AWOL interesting enough to voluntarily add another piece of email to your busy queues.

You may follow AWOL directly via News Feed (user count not easy to discover), via Feedburner (this are the ca. 5200 email subscribers - a thousand more than six months ago), on Facebook (881 likes),  or on Twitter @ISAWLibrary (522 followers).  You can also follow AWOL on Google+.

AWOL' s Alphabetical list of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies currently includes 1223 titles. We reached the 1000 title benchmark one year ago.

The following graph charts the growth of traffic on AWOL over its lifetime:



Since May 2010, Blogger has been keeping detailed statistics on usage of files hosted there. In that period the ten most frequently viewed AWOL pages have been:


















































































I invite you to make use of the full suite of Online Resources from ISAW currently available from ISAW and its collaborators under the terms of open licenses:
Ancient World Digital Library Book Viewer
The first fruits of an effort to accelerate and enhance access to the emerging global library of digital publications on the ancient world, the AWDL Book Viewer lets users read and search digitized copies of previously printed scholarly materials. In addition to page images of many digitized volumes, AWDL currently hosts an online version of Roger Bagnall and Giovanni Ruffini. (2012) Amheida I. Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1: Texts from the 2004–2007 Seasons.
Ancient World Image Bank
View and download over 2,000 free digital images of sites and objects from the ancient world, contributed by ISAW faculty, staff and friends.
Ancient World Online
Find out about all the latest online and open-access material relating to the ancient world, regardless of where it's published.
Exhibitions
Learn about the objects and cultures featured in ISAW's public exhibitions at 15 East 84th Street in New York. Even though these exhibitions eventually close or move on to other locations, the websites for them remain, providing permanent access to images, maps and other materials.
ISAW Papers
ISAW Papers is an open-content scholarly journal that publishes article-length works on any topic within the scope of ISAW's scholarly research.
Papyri.info
Search and browse over 50,000 ancient Greek and Latin documents preserved on papyrus and other materials. Images, texts, translations and descriptions contributed by scholars and institutions around the world. Get the latest project news via the Digital Papyrology Blog.
Planet Atlantides
News aggregators for ancient studies. This site gathers together news, commentary and other posts from a variety of blogs and sites around the web and provides the aggregate in an easy-to-read web page as well as in a variety of web feed formats.
Pleiades
Use, create and share information about ancient places, spaces and geographic names. Over 30,000 places registered (and growing). Get Pleiades Project News here.
Social Media
You can follow ISAW on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, Google+, or (via one of our web feeds) in your favorite feed reader or aggregator.

I  also invite you to amuse yourself by browsing through Bookplates of Scholars in Ancient Studies. If any of you have additions, corrections or comments on that, please do get in touch with me.  I'm particularly interested if you can surface other interesting bookplates of scholars of antiquity.

As always, comments - online or offline - about AWOL are welcome.

Earlier administrative notes with user statistics have been posted in August 2012April 2012, March 2012, November 2011, October 2011July 2011, April 2011, January 2011December 2010October 2010, August 2010July 2010, May 2010, and  January 2010.

Atlas Préhistorique de la Tunisie Online

Atlas Préhistorique de la Tunisie 
at the Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisie
 Two additional fascicles are available at the digital library of the École Française de Rome
Atlas préhistorique de la Tunisie. 1. Tabarka. 1985.
Atlas préhistorique de la Tunisie. 2. Bizerte. 1985.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cunliffe, A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect is now linked to the TLG texts

R.J.CUNLIFFE: A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect
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R. J. Cunliffe, A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect was published by Blackie and Son Limited, London, Glasgow, and Bombay in 1924. Compared to the lexicon by G. A. Autenrieth (A Homeric Dictionary, NY 1895) which has been available in searchable form online for some time, Cunliffe has broader coverage of the Homeric vocabulary, fuller grammatical information and extensive examples of vocabulary usage which makes it particularly suitable for hypertext rendering.
The TLG version is the first fully searchable online rendition of Cunliffe’s lexicon. All entries and text references are linked to the TLG texts allowing users to look up quickly the passages cited in the dictionary.
Cunliffe's lexicon was digitized and automatically converted to XML with scripts developed by Nick Nicholas. Nishad Prakash was responsible for the database and search mechanism of the site. Maria Pantelia oversaw the general editing and the integrity of the data. (Click here for a list of Corrigenda.)
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For more information see reviews (both available through JSTOR)
A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect by Richard John Cunliffe
Review by: A. Shewan
The Classical Review
, Vol. 38, No. 7/8 (Nov. - Dec., 1924), p. 208
A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect by Richard John Cunliffe
Review by: Samuel E. Bassett
The Classical Weekly
, Vol. 19, No. 5 (Nov. 9, 1925), p. 39


AJA Editor's Picks (Open Access)

The American Journal of Archaeology Editor's Picks
The Editor-in-Chief invites you to read these free print-published articles.
You can also tell us your favorite articles.

Pledges of Empire: The Ara Pacis and the Donations of Rome
Diana E.E. Kleiner and Bridget Buxton

The Persian and Carthaginian Invasions of 480 B.C.E. and the Beginning of the Classical Style: Part 1, The Stratigraphy, Chronology, and Significance of the Acropolis Deposits
Andrew Stewart

The Persian and Carthaginian Invasions of 480 B.C.E. and the Beginning of the Classical Style: Part 2, The Finds from Other Sites in Athens, Attica, Elsewhere in Greece, and on Sicily; Part 3, The Severe Style: Motivations and Meaning
Andrew Stewart

Technologies of Memory in Early Sasanian Iran: Achaemenid Sites and Sasanian Identity
Matthew P. Canepa

Parthian Influence on Vaulting in Roman Greece? An Inquiry into Technological Exchange Under Hadrian
Lynne C. Lancaster

Mycenaean Pottery from Pylos: An Indigenous Typology
Julie Hruby

Civilization Under Construction: Depictions of Architecture on the Column of Trajan
Elizabeth Wolfram Thill

Si quis hic sederit: Streetside Benches and Urban Society in Pompeii
Jeremy Hartnett

False Fronts: Separating the Aedicular Facade from the Imperial Cult in Roman Asia Minor
Barbara Burrell

The Casualties of War: The Truth about the Iraq Museum
Matthew Bogdanos

Death, Prestige, and Copper in Bronze Age Cyprus
Priscilla Schuster Keswani

The Parthians in Augustan Rome
Charles Brian Rose

Stratagems, Combat, and "Chemical Warfare" in the Siege Mines of Dura-Europos
Simon James

Archaeology and the Anxiety of Loss: Effacing Preservation from the History of Renaissance Rome
David Karmon

Greek Towers and Slaves: An Archaeology of Exploitation
Sarah P. Morris and John K. Papadopoulos

Variations on a Theme: Dual-Processual Theory and the Foreign Impact on Mycenaean and Classic Maya Architecture
Joshua A. Englehardt and Donna M. Nagle

Making Nations from the Ground Up: Traditions of Classical Archaeology in the South Caucasus
Lori Khatchadourian

Photographing Dura-Europos, 1928–1937: An Archaeology of the Archive
J.A. Baird

Redistribution in Aegean Palatial Societies
Edited by Michael L. Galaty, Dimitri Nakassis, and William A. Parkinson
 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Classics Ancient World Podcasts (Cincinnati)

UC Classics Ancient World Podcasts

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Welcome to the home for UC Classics Ancient World Podcasts, produced by the faculty and graduate students of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Classics. Come along with us as we explore compelling stories about the lives of people living in the ancient Mediterranean.

Episodes already available cover topics related to the ancient city of Pompeii and its destruction, while new series in the coming weeks will feature Cincinnati and its ties to ancient Greek and Roman culture, and Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (to coincide with an exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center: http://www.cincymuseum.org/dead-sea-scrolls). These series bring together experts in ancient history, language, and archaeology from our department, from UC’s Judaic Studies Department, and from Hebrew Union College to share their passion and knowledge about the Classical world.
The UC Classics Ancient World Podcasts are suitable for audiences of all ages with an interest in the past, and make a great supplement on a visit to a museum, or for middle school, high school, and college classes!

These podcasts are just one part of our department’s outreach program, aimed at engaging the wider Cincinnati community and promoting enthusiasm about the ancient world. Learn more about our offerings of public lectures, presentations, and educational content at: http://classics.uc.edu/outreach

The latest series of podcasts has been made possible due to the generous support of a Society Outreach Grant from the Archaeological Institute of America: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/712

The Dead Sea Scroll Series

An Archaeologist Visits Qumran

It has been over 50 years since approximately 900 Dead Sea scrolls and fragments were discovered in 11 caves in the neighborhood of Qumran, Israel. In spite of decades of scholarly debate, many questions remain about the site. Who lived at Qumran? Was it a fortress, a mansion, an agricultural center, a pottery workshop, or a commune for an ancient Jewish sect called the Essenes? Was it where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, or just where they were collected? Journey with UC Classics Professor Barbara Burrell, your archaeological roving reporter, as she describes Qumran’s surroundings, its features, its finds, and its place in history.
Written and performed by Barbara Burrell; produced by Christian Cloke and Sarah Lima; featuring Vivaldi's Gloria; recording and editing by R. Aaron Allen Productions.

Cincinnati and the Classics Series

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Fountain Square: Finding Rome in Cincinnati

Ancient historian Kristina Neumann and philologist Michael Hanel (UC Classics) discuss how the modern city of Cincinnati has much in common with ancient Rome. Learn where the name Cincinnati came from and what it has to do with early Roman history. Through a look at these cities’ water supply, their hilly terrain, and their entertainment venues (from the Roman Coliseum to Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Bengals), a tour of downtown Cincinnati shows that more than just the city’s name harkens back to an important Classical past.
 Written by Kristina Neumann; featuring Michael Hanel and Kristina Neumann; produced by Christian Cloke and Sarah Lima; featuring Vivaldi's Gloria; recording and editing by R. Aaron Allen Productions.

Pompeii Series

The Tombs of Pompeii

UC Classics graduate student Allison Emmerson shares her expertise on Pompeii’s tombs. She explains ways in which monuments commemorating individuals, their families, their slaves, and former slaves can offer insights into how people lived and what they valued. While these tombs are an important part of the site for studying the dead, they also played a prominent role in the living city, serving as places to stop and sit, write graffiti, and even deposit trash.

Roman Medicine

Journey back in time to meet noted Roman medical writer Aulus Cornelius Celsus and naturalist Pliny the Elder as they debate the merits of Greek and Roman medicine! In this episode, listeners can learn about bone-saws, cataract operations, enemas, strange recipes for poultices, and the merits of a good bleeding, all done without the benefit of anesthesia!

Pliny’s Letters and the Eruption of Vesuvius

While scientists today closely monitor the world’s active volcanoes, in AD 79 when Mount Vesuvius erupted, there was little warning and panic took precedence over scientific observation. Fortunately, one famous Roman politician and writer, Pliny the Younger, was on the scene and in a series of famous letters made many important observations about the eruption and its impact on the residents of the Bay of Naples. Join UC Classics graduate student Mitchell Brown for an in-depth glimpse at these fascinating contemporary accounts of the destruction of Pompeii.

Human Remains at Pompeii

No trip to Pompeii is complete without a glimpse of the stunning casts of the site’s ancient residents who were trapped by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Ever since Pompeii’s rediscovery in the 1740s, the bodies of the volcano’s victims have captivated visitors to the site. UC Classics graduate student Sarah Lima delves into the study of human remains at Pompeii, and shares how they have played a prominent role in the development of modern archaeology and shaped the popular imagination of the site’s last days.

Food Part 1 of 2 (Dining at Home)

In this episode of the long-lost Roman cooking show, “The Splendid Triclinium,” join host Flavia Poma as she talks Roman cuisine with UC Classics graduate student Kristina Neumann. In Part 1 they examine the eating habits of the rich and famous, discuss the Roman diet, and take a closer look at Roman pots, pans, flatware, and dishes. They say “you are what you eat,” and from Pompeii we can learn a lot about what ancient Romans ate!

Food Part 2 of 2 (Dining out and Grocery Shopping)

In our second episode of “The Splendid Triclinium,” our host and guest move from the dining room to the fish market and fast-food restaurant! While many of the large houses of Pompeii’s wealthiest citizens had spectacular dining rooms, most of the city’s inhabitants had humble cooking facilities at home and relied on restaurants and carry-out menus. Discover where Romans did their grocery shopping, and learn about recipes for dormice (yes, mice!) and, for the less adventurous, deep-fried honey cakes.

Gladiators

Go live to the arena of Pompeii in early AD 79 to meet burgeoning gladiatorial superstar, Severus, fresh off a major victory! Our intrepid reporter interviews the new champ, learns about his training, his finishing moves, and asks why it’s so tricky to fight against a lefty! Severus talks corruption, riots, the politics of the games, and gives his thoughts on the construction of the new Colosseum in Rome. Learn why the Romans loved gladiatorial combat so much from someone with firsthand experience!

Commerce and Business

Without the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii would not be what it is today, but without a prosperous local economy, there would have been no site at all. UC Classics professor Peter van Minnen looks to archaeology and ancient texts to answer the tough questions about how people in Pompeii made their living. Learn about ancient farming, shipping, and slavery, and discover how the very volcano which destroyed the city also gave rise to a booming local wine industry!