Movies, Books, Inspirational Quotes, and Tattoos in Latin Posted on 04. Sep, 2013 by Brittany Britanniae in Latin Language Salvete Omnes, The following quotes are done with the simplest form and are meant to be fun! While, I did not translate certain words such as “damn” and “chocolates” etc.; this was due to a stylistic approach or a lack of an ancient words. Also, it should be noted to those new to Latin that the word order is rarely the same as in English, i.e: Latin more commonly puts the verb at the end of the sentence. Animating the Battles and Mythology of Greek Vases “Combat,” part of the Ure Discovery series from Panoply animating Greek vases (GIF Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic, via YouTube) Greek vases have some of the most lively of ancient art with their flat figures engaged in combat, sports, and epic mythology. A duo called Panoply has been turning these vases into animations to explore their stories and make classical archaeology more engaging for a younger crowd. Still from “Clash of the Dicers” (2014) (GIF Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic, via YouTube) Animator Steve K.
20 Most Popular Movie Quotes Translated into Latin Posted on 28. May, 2014 by Brittany Britanniae in Latin Language When we asked to write a post on popular movies quotes and have them translated into Latin, I was eager to jump at the opportunity. I should note that some quotes are left off my list such as ones from Forest Gump, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Gone with the Wind. These and other films have already been translated on a previous post of mine which you can find here.
Paint It Black? Understanding Black Figure Pottery We at Ancient History Encyclopedia are fierce about historical accuracy. This often leads to debate and discussion among the AHE team as we try to sort out what really happened in ancient history, when, and why. So when I read our definition on black figure pottery last week, I was extremely confused. Conversation guide for the Ancient Rome Posted on 24. Oct, 2012 by leire in Latin Language, Roman culture A few years ago, before going on a trip abroad, it was habitual buying a travel guide of the destination which also included some useful phrases or basic expressions to comunicate with locals. Today, these guidelines are being relegated for Internet applications or smartphones, but if you ever have the good fortune to travel to the Ancient Rome, sure this guide will be very useful If you are lucky enough to make beutiful Roman friends – or whatever -:
Interpretation of the Alexander Mosaic (The following is a quotation from Traute Petersen: Das Alexandermosaik von Pompeji. In: Eberhardt Schwalm (Hrsg.): Folienbuch Geschichte 1. Bilder für den Unterricht. Von den frühen Hochkulturen bis zum 16. Jahrhundert. Stuttgart: Klett-Perthes 1993. The Lod mosaics – a carnival of animals The pace of construction of new buildings, roads, and infrastructure throughout the world has led to a number of spectacular archaeological finds in recent years. Among the most significant is that of a series of Roman mosaic floors at Lod in Israel, almost the centre of interaction between Roman, Christian, Jewish and Muslim culture, accidentally uncovered during road construction in 1996. Dating from around AD300, the mosaics are a riot of birds, shells, fishes and animals and include one of the earliest known images of both a rhinoceros and a giraffe. Although some of the animals appear to be tearing each other apart, they share seraphic, although slightly sinister, expressions, which one historian went so far as to describe as "erotic".
LaunchPad: Ancient Greek Vase Production and the Black-Figure Technique Used for the storage and shipment of grains, wine, and other goods, as well as in the all-male Greek drinking party, known as the symposium, ancient Greek vases were decorated with a variety of subjects ranging from scenes of everyday life to the tales of heroes and gods. The two most popular techniques of vase decoration were the black-figure technique, so-named because the figures were painted black, and the red-figure technique, in which the figures were left the red color of the clay. The black-figure technique developed around 700 B.C. and remained the most popular Greek pottery style until about 530 B.C., when the red-figure technique was developed, eventually surpassing it in popularity. This video illustrates the techniques used in the making and decorating of a black-figure amphora (storage jar) in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection. Original video by ArtInstituteChicago. Embedded by Mark Cartwright, published on 04 April 2014.
Acropolis Virtual Tour The Virtual Tour of the Acropolis is a web application based on HTML5 technologies (webGL and CSS3D) to display effectively panoramic photographic images in desktop and mobile browsers. The production of panoramic photomosaics at resolutions of several gigapixels was realised between 2010 and 2014 by employing established practices of digital image acquisition and processing. In order to achieve the best possible mapping of natural lighting on the monuments together with the display of shaded details, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging techniques were used for capturing and combining different exposure levels of the same theme. Starting from the RAW photos all the way up to the combined and color-corrected finalised panoramas, all intermediate outputs were maintained in order to be able to reproduce and control the entire manufacturing process for future reference. The krpano viewer and revelant tools are used for the display of the panoramic images within the application.