Items of Recent Interest (4)

January 11, 2013

Some items of recent (and no so recent) interest:

Hairdo of a vestal virgin.

Eddie Izzard on Hannibal.

Mitchell and Webb on Caesar.

Treasure found in ancient Black Sea fortress.



Items of Recent Interest (3)

October 18, 2012

In the news:

Quote of the Day

November 13, 2009

The state paid its civilian employees rather better. In Urso, a colony founded by Caesar in Spain in the 40s BC, the town charter set the annual salary for clerks (scribae) of the senior magistrates at HS 1,200 p.a. and for flunkies (lictors) at HS 600.

-Dominic Rathbone, “Earnings and Costs: Living Standards and the Roman Economy (First to Third Centuries AD)” in A. Bowman and A. Wilson (eds.) Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems (2009) 312.