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UNRV.com - Roman History Newsletter

Issue #15
17. April 2009

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UNRV Roman History Newsletter - Issue #15
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Email: newsletter@unrv.com

Welcome to the first edition of 2009 and the fifteenth overall UNRV Roman History Newsletter! We hope you enjoy it. If you find it useful or informative please pass it along to your friends and colleagues.

In this issue:
Foreword
1. Interesting topics of discussion from the Forum
2. New pages on UNRV.com
3. Interview with Author
4. History Channel Giveaway
5. Archaeological News
6. Books and Book Review
7. Newsletter information and press
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Editorial Foreword
Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the UNRV Roman History newsletter. It’s the first edition in 2009 and is once again full of interesting news, updates, author interviews and a giveaway promotion thanks to the History Channel. The discussion forum is continuing to grow, with 1.300 registered members approaching 90.000 posts. We have many plans for the future so stay tuned for the coming months. If you’ve ever wondered who are the people behind Unrv.com, our most prolific forum member, Ursus, took some time to interview the administrators!

1. A few interesting threads from the Forum
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Who's Your Favourite Historian?
The Battle Of Alesia
A Jewish consul
Was the rise of Christianity inevitable?
What battle would you be in?
The colour of glass in antiquity
M. Iunius Brutus Name, Why not Servilius?
Five Books to master in Roman frontier strategy and mentality
All the Universities you need to know!

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2. New pages on UNRV.com
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Thanks to reader contributions we've added the following pages; Republican era State festivals, Mercury and Hermes, Ovid - Life and Poetry, Sextus Propertius, Dacia and Modern Politics, Catullus and the Neoteroi, Surnames of the Julii, Surnames of the Cornelii, Plautus: adapting New Comedy for the Roman stage

Additionally, we encourage contributions from our community and general readership as part of the learning experience.
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3. Interview with Author
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Often when finishing a book, a reader may want to ask questions of the author for further insight. We had the opportunity and the pleasure to do just that in an Interview with Dr. Philip Matyszak on “Mithridates the Great: Rome's Indomitable Enemy
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4. History Channel Giveaway
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We are happy to announce that the History Channel is giving away goodies for the upcoming new show Life after People the Series, Two Winners Will Each Receive: Life After People, the original special on DVD, USB Swing Drive Keychain and a History Channel Laptop Backpack. You must be 18 years old or older to enter. Residents of the United States only please. For more info go HERE!

All you have to do is reply to newsletter@unrv.com that you are interested… and winners will be chosen in a random draw.
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5. Archaeological News
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Highlights of Archaeological News: “The Forum of Trajan in Rome: A Study of the Monuments in Brief”, “Beautiful Sounds of a Epigonion”, “Classic gags discovered in ancient Roman joke book”, “The Ancient World's Longest Underground Aqueduct”, “Roman-era pollution in Iceland“, “L'Aquila earthquake damaged Baths of Caracalla”, and “A fishy tale of Christianity in Ancient Rome” are just a few of the lead articles available.

All the latest news on archaeology, including both Roman and Other international news can be seen at our Archaeological News Forum.
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6. Books and Book Reviews
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Our review section keeps on growing thanks to our forum contributors.

New reviews are Backgrounds of Early Christianity, The First Frontier: Rome in the North of Scotland, The Christians as the Romans Saw Them, Twelve Caesars, Roman Poetry, Antony and Cleopatra, The Roman Army: A Social and Institutional History, Roman Women, The Goths in the Fourth Century, The Oxford History of the Roman World, Swords Against The Senate, The Rise and Fall of Alexandria, Gladiatrix, An Imperial Possesion - Britain in the Roman Empire, Erotic Poems, The Satyricon, The Forgotten Legion, Roma, Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day, Mithridates the Great: Rome's Indomitable Enemy, How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower, and The Trojan War: A New History.
All reviews can be read in our review section.

There are now already over 120 quality reviews in total. We make a concerted effort to provide books to our community historical review team. Whether we distribute newly published ‘review copies’ from the publicists or purchase the books outright, we hope to reward our consistent contributors by providing said books for their own libraries.

For more info visit our roman media forum.
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7. Newsletter information
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You can pass on this newsletter, publish it in part or in its entirety under the one condition that full accreditation is given (Company, and home page link). Any online incoming links must contain "UNRV Roman History" as part of the link text.

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The UNRV.com Newsletter Team

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