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My field of expertise is Ancient Greek and Roman History.

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I received my Classics (summa cum laude) from Genova University (Italy).

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2017-03-25 Horse training in ancient greece:

Hello,    sorry, but it is superfluous that I answer such a question whose subjects you can find fully-treated at the following links:  http://ancientolympics

2016-11-29 The fossilization of Latin:

Dear  Johnnie,    if you want to oversimplified  the matter, you  could  say that Latin -  which as a Vulgar Latin (“sermo vulgaris”, in Latin),i.e. the idiom of the illiterate, like soldiers, merchants

2016-11-28 Grammarians:

Hello,    First of all the reason why Latin is so complicated is not  “because it is a language created by pure logic instead of daily practice”, as you say. This is in fact an odd statement, since all

2016-10-03 Helvidius priscus of Rome:

Hello,    the marriage year of AD 42 or  maybe late  AD 41 for Thrasea Paetus and Arria Minor is documented.   We know, in fact,  that in AD 42, when Caecina Paetus was implicated in the revolt of Scribonianus

2016-09-29 Helvidius priscus of Rome:

Hello,    I think that, when the Oxford Classical dictionary says that "about 55" Helvidius Priscus  married Thrasea Paetus‘s daughter, Fannia, as a his second wife (see Pliny the Younger’s Letters, book


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