Monthly Archives: October 2012

RU Classics prof consults on-air for History Channel’s ‘Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror’ (US premiere 9 Oct 2012)

Here’s an anniversary you can be excused for having missed. This past August—the 31st of the month, to be exact—marked the 2000th year after the birth of  the Roman emperor Gaius, a.k.a. Caligula, in AD 12.

Now, whether you want to sleep on a new two-hour History Channel special devoted to the notorious emperor is a different matter. It’s called Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror—a reference to his short and violent reign of March 37 to January 41. The US premiere airs from 9-11 PM on Tuesday 9 October 2012. (It already debuted in Australia and NZ in time for that August anniversary; and it premieres in Italy Sunday 28 October.)

Rutgers Classics associate professor Corey Brennan plays a part in the show, that (as plugged by the History Channel) “examines controversial new theories about the man who ruled the world’s mightiest Empire with sadistic brutality”. You can see the trailer here. Continue reading

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On 4 October 2012, for Rutgers Classics GSA-sponsored event, Benedict Lowe (Aarhus) presents on early Roman Iberia

ImageA bronze issue of Augustus from ancient Mérida, showing the colony’s gateway

It all happens Thursday 4 October at 6 PM, in Ruth Adams Building 003. That’s when and where the Rutgers Classics Graduate Student Association (GSA) presents the second installment in its ambitious 2012/2013 series of lectures—a presentation by Professor Benedict Lowe of Aarhus University (Denmark). The topic? “Italian Immigration in Central Spain in the 1st and 2nd Centuries BC.” Continue reading