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Peekabo! Examples of epitaphs in situ in the catacombs of #Rome (examples are from Catacomb of Priscilla, open to the public). In 3 cases, hidden behind later retaining piers; last one is painted on wall of a chamber within a tabella ansata. Source: ICS, #DAPICS #EpigraphyTuesday
more frequently, epitaphs & other funerary artifacts in catacomb settings secured in modern displays - first & foremost, so that they stay there. Displays tend to be clustered in accessible areas so that you & I can see them. All catalogued in @EdbUniba. #EpigraphyTuesday
examples I've shared are older, grimier versions of many epitaphs on marble, which have since been cleaned & documented in better lighting than a flashlight beam. Virtually all found in disturbed context, making it necessary to remount them, often thematically #EpigraphyTuesday
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Prof. Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai of @unitorvergata on French historian Paul-Albert Février's studies of catacombs of #Rome & other physical contexts of #Christian burial: catacombs in particular a "singular novelty" in Late Ancient era.
#ClassicsTwitter
Fiocchi Nicolai sees distinctions between hypogeal burial for intimate groups of people & open-ended gallery grids laid out w/option for safe & pragmatic expansion in successive phases. Was necessary to find solution for collective, extra-familial burial arrangements
Fiocchi Nicolai evidences that different tombs of popes & others venerated by name by Christians in literature of era use same location "in Calixti, in Priscilla, in Praetextati" for different areas of a cemetery, not seen as separate parts. "Incontestable" coemeterium means all.
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@CatacombSociety It's starting - will stay on as long as I can before teaching classes this p.m. @Ist_Svizzero #sharingcatacombs
@CatacombSociety @Ist_Svizzero PhD candidate Caroline Bridel speaks about work on iconography and expression of identity at the grave. She defines "sharing" in space (proximity) and sharing of tomb, legally possible for all in #Rome, just law of propriety in terms of possession.
#SharingCatacombs
@CatacombSociety @Ist_Svizzero Bridel moves into topic of shared tomb design, architecture and objects, decorations (although we don't in fact know if the original developers of the "pagan" hypogeum at Vigna Randanini were in fact pagan - @archeoappia!).
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#SpoliaSunday
#Rome, Via Latina
On the Via Latina street, at number 55, an ancient columbarium has been found.
It is called Tower of the Angel but it definitely is a tomb of II CE (Antonine dinasty).
The building is partially underneath and is composed bu three levels: only two
Are still visible.
The upper lever is sormounted by annelegant pediment and was probably enriched with the statue of the deceased; elegant columns border the two sides.
The construction has been built with red bricks and is sorrounded by a fence that includes a series of niches Via Latina tomb II century AD (detail of the upper level witVia Latina Tomb, side with a staircase and a columbariun
That once contained the funerary vases (columbarium). A staircase was built later.
In the medieval time the structure was turned in a tower to control and defend the passage. Via Latina tomb, detail of the columbariumAncient Roman tomb on 55, Via Latina, RomeVia Latina tomb, photo of the actual position at the entrancVia Latina Tomb, II century AD
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Archbishop Arthur Roche, in an interview with @The_Tablet, says the Vatican's divine worship office is preparing a document on liturgical formation in seminaries.

He says the reasoning behind Vatican II's reforms needs to be better understood.

thetablet.co.uk/features/2/215…
Roche says standing against the Pope is an "astonishing act", "full of hubris"

The belief “that things will change under a new pontificate is not only misplaced but reveals an enormous ignorance about the mandate given to the entire Church by the Second Vatican Council.” /2
Bishops, he says, have expressed “relief” at the restrictions Pope Francis issued on the pre-Vatican II liturgy.

Archbishop Roche says the Old Rite is allowed as a “pastoral concession.”

And he gives the theological reasons why. /3
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#Vatican 3e jour du #SymposiumSacerdoce à #Rome, à suivre en direct sur youtube 👇
Bernanos 🙏 Image
C'est bien les espagnols quand ils parlent lentement, et sans notes, ça change (bon, c'est archi-classique comme intervention) Image
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How the ancient Romans built roads to last thousands of years

Historical Thread.

There's a reason why the saying 'All roads lead to Rome' is still a thing.
During its zenith under the reign of Septimius Severus in 211 C.E., the mighty Roman Empire stretched over much of Europe, from the Atlantic to the Ural Mountains and from modern-day Scotland to the Sahara or the Arabian Gulf.
Crucial to maintaining dominion over such a large empire was Rome’s huge and intricate network of roads that remained unparalleled even a thousand years after its collapse.
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As #ItalianPolitics is almost entirely focused on the election of the new #PresidentOfTheRepublic (long thread on this coming soon)… a thread to make sense of #Italy’s stand on the #UkraineCrisis

cc: @gmfus @IAIonline
Today, #RussianPresident Vladimir #Putin will attend a meeting promoted by the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce focused on "trade, economic and investment cooperation between #Russia and #Italy"

tass.com/economy/1392735
Such a meeting is indeed “extraordinary” as noted by @NonaMikhelidze on @formichenews: Putin usually delegates meetings like this to others. His presence suggests that, for him, this is crucial

formiche.net/2022/01/putin-…
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Now Out in Paperback! “#China Goes to #Sea: #Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective”

amazon.com/China-Goes-Sea…

@NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime is proud to publish this new version w/ @NavalInstitute @USNIBooks!

Come for the #maps, stay for the #history...
Honored to have #JonathanSpence’s endorsement:

“The maritime #history of #China has long been a neglected field..China Goes to Sea bring[s] that knowledge-gap to an end..will be an indispensable companion to those readers seeking to understand where China’s navy may be heading.”
As European #naval powers & even the @USNavy struggle with ship numbers, #China has gone to #sea.

Represents the reversal of a great historical trend that began 600 years ago, when China withdrew from the seas & European naval expansion spread Western influence around the globe.
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After making my own garum, I've put it to good use making a 2,000-year-old recipe: Aliter lenticulam ("Lentils Another Way") from Apicius.

Definitely the best lentil dish I've ever made—and incredibly unusual flavour palate. The Romans were on to something! Here’s how I did it…
Here's the whole recipe. No measurements provided! The recipes in Apicius, attributed to a 1st-century AD gourmand, are short on details...and literary style.
"Cook the lentils, skim them, strain..."
Keeping it Mediterranean, I used Greek lentils, about 300 grams, soaked overnight (not in the recipe, but, c'mon!)
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#BREAKING
WH issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Russia's presidential foreign policy advisor, #YuriyUshakov, re: Russia and #Ukraine.

#Ushakov #Putin #Zelensky Image
#BREAKING
WH / US Nat'l Security Council spokesperson issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan conversation today with nat'l security advisors, foreign ministers & other officials from #BucharestNine of #NATO Allies re: #Russia & #Ukraine.

#B9 #Putin #Zelensky Image
#BREAKING
WH / US Nat'l Security Council spokesperson issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Russia's foreign policy advisor to the president, #YuriyUshakov.

#Putin #Zelensky #Ukraine #Ushakov Image
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#RomanSiteSaturday - The Arch of Constantine 🏛️

(1/7) Situated in Rome between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill, this imposing triumphal arch spans the Via Triumphalis, a road taken by victorious Roman generals celebrating a triumph.

#Classics #Rome #Archaeology #History
(2/7) Built between 312 - 315 CE, this monument commemorated Constantine's victory over his rival Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312. Commissioned by the senate, it was unveiled on 25th July 315 to much celebration and prayer.
(3/7) Stylistically, the arch is a clear example of the downfall of Classical Greek art forms in the Roman period, and a sign of the city's decline. Re-using reliefs of Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius alongside those of Constantine, it presented a mixed artistic message.
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#RomanSiteSaturday The Tomb of Eurysaces the Baker 🏛️💀🍞

(1/7) The witty and entertaining tomb of Marcus Vergilius Eurysaces is one of the best-preserved freedmen funerary monuments in #Rome and sits in a prominent position at the Porta Maggiore.

#Classics #Roman #Archaeology
(2/7) Built c. 30 - 20 BCE, this extravagant site reflects both Eurysaces' wealth and sense of humour. A freedman who must have made a fortune from a chain of bakeries supplying bread for public rations, he seems to have been immensely proud of his position and riches.
(3/7) Indeed, his tomb is an architectural pun. Made of tufa and white marble, it takes the form of bakery equipment. The three rows of medallions at the top are dough-kneading bins on their sides, and the lower 'columns' are upright dough-bins stacked on top of one another.
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#RomanSiteSaturday - Pyramid of Cestius 🏛️

(1/9) Located in #Rome, the Pyramid of Cestius is one of the best preserved classical buildings in the city. Moreover, as an imitation of an #Egyptian pyramid, it is also one of the most unique.

#Classics #Roman #Archaeology #History
(2/9) Built between 18 - 12 BCE, the pyramid was constructed as a tomb for Gaius Cestius. Cestius had served as a praetor, tribune of the plebs, and was a member of the Septemviri Epulorum, one of the four great religious corporations of the city.
(3/9) Stylistically, it appears to imitate the pointed pyramids of Nubia, particularly in the ancient Kingdom of Meroë. In 23 BCE, Rome attacked this kingdom, leading scholars to postulate that Cestius may have served in this campaign and been inspired by Nubian architecture.
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#BREAKING
Nat'l Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne issues readout of Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Ukrain's head of presidential office, #AndriyYermak.

#Russia Image
#BREAKING (via WH press pool)
#Biden talks with journalists re: #Ukraine.

#Russia Image
#BREAKING (via WH press pool)
#Biden says re: potential invasion of #Ukraine by #Russia:

"We’ve been aware of Russia’s actions for a long time and my expectation is we’re going to have a long discussion."

He adds that "won't accept" #Putin's red line in Ukraine. Image
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#RomanSiteSaturday - The Theatre of Marcellus 🏛️🎭

(1/6) Known to the Romans as the Theatrum Marcelli, this stunning ancient open-air theatre sits in the heart of Rome and once had a capacity of up to 20,000 spectators!

#Classics #Rome #Archaeology #Roman #History
(2/6) Construction began in the closing years of the Roman Republic. Julius Caesar ordered space to be cleared for it, but was murdered before its completion. By 17 BCE, construction was advanced enough that it could host the secular games, and by 13 BCE it was finished.
(3/6) The theatre was dedicated to Marcus Claudius Marcellus, the nephew and presumptive heir of the emperor Augustus. Marcellus died in 23 BCE aged 19, leaving the emperor devastated and almost shattering the illusion of a restored republic.
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Meanwhile, in #Pakistan, the country's political+military leaders are held hostage by extremist Islamists, literally forced to reconfirm their allegiance to Islam! The hordes threaten to storm the capital. Perfect script for a historical drama reliving 11th century in 21st. #TLP
...meanwhile, in #Islamabad, which resembles #Baghdad just before the Mongols stormed it. [Or #Rome as Nero fiddles]

Reported divisions within PM #ImranKhan Govt on how to deal with banned #TLP religious group threatening to storm #Pakistan capital #Islamabad. Meanwhile, discontent inside Punjab Police, where officers believe Govt and state abandoned them before religious extremists.
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#RomanSiteSaturday - The Pantheon🏛️

(1/8) Located in #Rome, Italy, the Pantheon is arguably the best surviving example of Imperial #Roman architecture. Richly decorated with Corinthian columns and a variety of coloured marble, it is truly a remarkable site.

#History #Classics
(2/8) Originally constructed during the reign of the emperor Augustus under the patronage of Marcus Agrippa, the current temple is actually a reconstruction undertaken by Trajan and Hadrian following an earthquake. Finished in 126CE, the original inscription was retained:
(3/8) "M·AGRIPPA·L·F·COS·TERTIVM·FECIT"

"M[arcus] Agrippa L[ucii] f[ilius] co[n]s[ul] tertium fecit"

"Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, made [this building] when consul for the third time."
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¿De dónde viene la palabra fornicar? 🏛
La palabra fornicar procede del latín “fornix” (fornice) que representaba la zona abovedada de ciertas edificaciones en el antiguo Imperio Romano.
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#Roma #Fornix #Civilizacion
El #fornix, era el lugar situado bajo los puentes, callejones u otros edificios, donde habitualmente se encontraban las prostitutas de la época romana con sus clientes. Así, las prostitutas mantenían relaciones sexuales en este lugar con total tranquilidad...
#Roma
.. reconociendo socialmente que esos encuentros se producían sin vínculo conyugal. De ahí que la Iglesia se haya referido posteriormente a este término para asociar todas las relaciones sexuales ilícitas, esto es, las que se producían fuera del matrimonio.
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#Historia #Roma
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Zal even het nieuws brengen zoals de @NOS en het @RTLnieuws het vaak doen:
Enkele honderden demonstranten uitten hun onvrede over de invoering van de nieuwe #coronapas, onder hen vooral aanhangers van extreemrechtse partijen. #Roma #framing #nosjournaal
@NOS @RTLnieuws Extreemrechtse relschoppers bekogelden de politie met flessen en stokken. Dit resulteerde in vele gewonde politieagenten. De politie reageerde met gepast geweld. #WaarIsHetNieuws #fakenews #roma #framing
Het gaat om een kleine minderheid in Italië dat niet tevreden is over de invoering van de nieuwe #coronapas om het coronavirus te bestrijden. De meerderheid van de Italianen prijst het gebruiksgemak van de pas en keurt de rellen af. #framing #NOSisFakenews
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📰 Appel à la commissaire adjointe de la police nationale à Rome, Nunzia Alessandra Schilirò.

byoblu.com/appello-per-nu…

Thread : traduction de l'article ⤵️
[Début]

Le samedi 25 septembre à Rome, sur la Piazza San Giovanni, il y avait 100.000 personnes.
La sous-commissaire de Rome, Nunzia Alessandra Schilirò, sans uniforme, en tant que citoyenne libre, en dehors de ses heures de travail et lors d'une manifestation non partisane, ⤵️
est montée sur scène. Avec courage et amour pour les valeurs constitutionnelles qu'il a juré de défendre , il a prononcé le discours que vous pouvez voir sur la vidéo en haut de cet appel.

Mais la ministre de l'Intérieur , le Dr Luciana Lamorgese , au lieu d'être fière ⤵️
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[#thread] #CeJourLà Un nouveau petit fil historique. Il y a un siècle, le #28septembre 1921, célébration à #Rennes des obsèques du cardinal Dubourg, archevêque de @DioceseRennes. #catholiques #histoirereligieuse #Bretagne cc: @abbenico, @PSimonOF @ArchivesEglise 1/13
2. Auguste-René Dubourg, né en 1842, originaire du @diocese22, évêque de Moulins en 1893, devient archevêque de @DioceseRennes en août 1906, succédant au cardinal Labouré, très actif dans l'opposition à la Séparation puis aux associations cultuelles.
3. En passant, pour les amateurs de BD, Mgr Dubourg est sacré évêque en 1893 par Mgr Pierre-Marie Fallières, évêque de @diocese22, cousin germain du ministre puis président de la République Armand Fallières, bien connu des lecteurs des Pieds Nickelés ;)
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#RomanSiteSaturday - The Mausoleum of Hadrian 🏛️💀🏰

(1/7) Hadrian's Mausoleum, more commonly known today as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a stunning cylindrical building on the northern bank of the River Tiber in Rome, Italy.

#Classics #Archaeology #Hadrian #Rome #History
(2/7) The construction of this towering mausoleum began in the 120's CE, and it was not quite complete when Hadrian died aged 63 in 138. It was finished the following year by Antoninus Pius, and saw most of the Antonine and Severan imperial families deposited there.
(3/7) Stylistically, Hadrian's Mausoleum was a potent symbol of imperial power. Separated from much of the city across the Tiber, it was encased in white Italian luna marble, with an elaborate cornice and decorated friezes. It was topped with a garden and a golden quadriga.
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And since I’m on the topic of #equinox , let’s talk about the #Pantheon here in #Rome - have you ever heard of helioarchitecure? Because it’s really cool. #talesofatourguide
1/?

🍂 First day of autumn - the autumn equinox is here!

🌕It is the equilibrium of day and night
🍂2/? -and this represents the light and darkness in our lives. The long summer nights have passed and we are now in a season of transition.

🏛What does this have to do with the Pantheon? It’s built according to helioarchitecture; architecture following the sun or its placements
3/?🌱Mainly the spring was considered as a safe reference to start certain agricultural works; so many days after the equinox, for example, some plants had to be pruned; after so many days, certain seeds had to be sown, and so on.

📅On the other hand, the equinoxes allowed to -
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