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“Admit it,” said ‘N’, “you want to live in Ancient Rome.”

Discussions about Ancient Rome at Starbucks.  I was sitting in front of Starbucks with ‘N’ and our good friend  John Windmueller.  ‘N’ turned to me and said, “Admit it.  You want to live in Ancient Rome.”   The three of us were discussing our interests and I turned to Nancy and said, “No.” She gave me…

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Try this at Starbucks, and please let me watch!

A PLEA FOR A SUBMISSION:  If anyone has done this at their local Starbucks, please post the video on this site!   Mors est A.P. Style dux

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Indiana Jones in the hallway

Yelda Khorsabad CourtVisit King Sargon II of Assyria The entrance of the Oriental Institute Over the door, THE PAST hands knowledge to the present day. Oriental Institute MuseumSearch the displays for the pastVisit the Bull!Talk to the guardian bull of Persepolis. A breath taking campus on Chicago’s southside. Take a cab.A museum where Indiana Jones…

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Top 10 things that make you an Amateur Classicist

This is a Classic Ancient Rome Refocused Blog Post. The Top 10 Things that make you an Amateur Classicist  Editor’s Note*  These are my 10 things, what are yours? 1.  When the TV show HBO’s Rome comes on TV and  you lecture your family on the historical inaccuracies until they tell you to, “SHUT UP!”…

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Joe Frank Meets Ancient Rome Refocused

Classic blog post  On the Ancient Rome Refocused Facebook page Steve Casey had a comment: While listening to the latest show that dropped yesterday (“Nothing New Under the Sun. Get Over it.”) – it hit me, it’s like a history podcast meets Joe Frank. Very coool. This struck a chord in me.  Why is that…

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Welcome to Ancient Rome Refocused

“Just finished listening to episode 12 & just wanted to write you a quick note.  The story of Venus was absolutely spellbinding. The music, the story & the narrator were absolutely perfect.” Cheers,Gerald Hayes Welcome to the new and updated blog for the show.  ARR suffered a crash when WordPress did an update so we…

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