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  1. Crispina

    Tea in Roman times

    Thanks. I'll check it out.
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    Tea in Roman times

    You would think physicians would infuse leaves of certain medicinal plants as a drink for healings, possible cures. Were mints grown or wild versions of the mint family possibly used in medicines. I never thought to check out ancient Roman recipes, I'm sure they used herbs in cooking; why not in drinks?
  3. That was an interesting read, thank you so much for posting.
  4. Wow, incredible. Like always, I'd love to know why and by whom it was placed there.
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    Children and their toys

    Were ancient Roman children given toys to play with? Have any examples ever been found, such as dolls, games? I don't recall ever reading much about this.
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    Children and their toys

    Its not a very good image since it keeps freezing and jumping on this PC. I had to go with the best image I could capture after several attempts but this may give you some idea of why I found the video funny... :lol: :lol:
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    Children and their toys

    I'm unable to watch the video, it is "unavailable in your area". But the link to the article and photos is very good. I just don't see many sculptures or paintings of children in general, like the pull-along toy. The doll? I wonder where that was found. Imagine its story.
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    Children and their toys

    I was thinking as caldrail mentions, that children were considered small adults. But it stands to reason that there would be toy soldiers for the boys to play with - or gladiators. An entire army of toy soldiers and ships maybe. It's curious that statues did not have movable joints? I'm thinking dolls here but then they would have to be of wood and wouldn't have survived.
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    Children and their toys

    Thank you.
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    Beekeeping, honey

    While spooning honey into my tea this afternoon, I got to thinking about honey jars or containers and what the Romans may have used for gathering and storage of honey. Did they keep bee hives? was honey an item of trade? was it used in cooking? I think I do remember "honey cakes" being mentioned in books. Have archaeologists ever found evidence of bee keeping?
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    Beekeeping, honey

    Thank you. Enjoyed that read very much, interesting about the apiary that was found. And I totally forgot about wax that was used on tablets.
  12. I want to watch it.
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    Gladiators vs. Werewolves

    Wow, the poster is impressive but no trailer. Turkey - , haven't heard that expression for a long time.
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    Gladiators vs. Werewolves

    What the heck?? And Tim Burton? Hate to admit it, but I think I'll probably be watching this one.
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    Meet The Romans With Mary Beard

    I don't suppose we'll be lucky enough to view this over here in US.
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    Dreamed I was in Rome

    Last night I dreamed I was on vacation in Rome, Italy. Not only that but I was on vacation with the Clark family from "National Lampoon's European Vacation" movie! They didn't exactly identify themselves as such, but I knew that was who they were. We walked around Rome and had a great time. And the very best part - I visited the grave of Spartacus! :lol: It was in the middle of a stone courtyard and had a small, block of old marble for a headstone and had a carving of a gladiator on it. Then I was home and talking to some lady about my trip at a gas station, when the attendant told me I still owed $500 for the Rome hotel room bill. I gave him my AAA Card by mistake instead of my credit card. Best dream EVER. Did I mention I've never been to Rome?
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    Dreamed I was in Rome

    Oh, and yes it was the one with the archaeologist. I watch the show most often when it features Italy, France or anywhere in Europe. The tropical locales don't interest me. The one thing that bugs me is that potential home buyers expect the same type and size of house or apartment they left in the USA. I admit it might take me some time to get used to the bath facilities in some foreign countries.
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    Dreamed I was in Rome

    The year I was due to retire from my job, I bought the book, "Living and Working in Italy" by Nick Daws, copyright 2001, and read it at my "newly appointed duty" as the telephone operator in the building (on top of all my other duties in the office). I was so ticked off at administration, and every time they walked by they saw this book and kept saying, "Are you really going to quit us and move to Italy???" ha ha. I wish. I never told them one way or the other. The book has loads of information and I quickly realized a person has to have a certain amount of fortitude to leave out the dream to move to a foreign country. Unfortunately, that isn't me.
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    Dreamed I was in Rome

    I dream alot and they are usually very vivid. Last night's dream could have been influenced by an episode of House Hunters International that I watch last night.
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    Odd Musical Tastes

    Oh those Japanese and their anime.
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    Happy Birthday Viggen

    Birthday time again? Happy Birthday!
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    Julia Domna's Hairstyle: Wig v. Natural

    Well, now THAT was a refreshing and interesting topic. I'm amazed. Sewing? Who would have thought? I read the article, but I'm not sure if she said that she read ancient Roman records on hair styling and I missed it. And the fact that there were no known "hair salons" is something to think about. I should think it could have been offered at the baths? or were ornatrices too rare and thus only for the rich as Ms.Stephens mentioned. Thank you for a great post.
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    What's the last thing you saw/heard/played etc. ?

    I bookmarked the site. Thanks.
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    Happy Birthday Klingan

    Happy Birthday.