Imperial symbols and public image

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Today it is Emperor Hadrian’s birthday. Born on January 24th, 76 CE, in Italica, Spain, he would become Emperor 41 years later. Hadrian left his mark all over the Roman Empire, but he was especially partial to the Greek cities … Continue reading


The Antikythera Mechanism

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“This device is just extraordinary, the only thing of its kind. The design is beautiful, the astronomy is exactly right. The way the mechanics are designed just makes your jaw drop. Whoever has done this has done it extremely carefully … Continue reading


The mystery of the missing inscription

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The riddle Sometime ago I had promised to solve the mystery of the cuttings on the eastern side of the Parthenon. Life intervened and delayed me for a while, but now I’m finally able to post the promised article. Let … Continue reading