dailywellspiration · 22 hours ago
“Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:21‬
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princessofthethousandteeth · 6 months ago
As a history student, i need to say it: Etruscans are criminally underrated and the fact that their history is only briefly used as a stepping stone to talk about Roman history is a real waste.
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thebeautyofscripture · a month ago
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For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:23-24
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thesilicontribesman · a month ago
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'The Lycurgus Cup', Late Roman Glass Cage Cup, 300CE, The British Museum, London.
The piece depicts Lycurgus, Dionysius, Pan and a Satyr.
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illustratus · 3 months ago
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Rome in Egypt
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vintagegeekculture · 4 months ago
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Melvyn Grant.
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subjects-of-the-king · 5 months ago
People associate the lands north of England in medieval times with William Wallace and his Scottish warriors. What many people do not know is that the Scotts were not the first people to live in the place now referred to as Scotland. Prior to the Scotts, who actually originated in Ireland, there were the Picts. While medieval literature suggests that the Picts may also have had predecessors who lived in the region before them, they appear to have been there at least as far back as the time of the Romans. The article that I am sharing goes into more detail about the Picts and their history. It had me thinking about how I will need to do more research about regions of Britain other than simply England if I am to write a thorough book.
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kemetic-dreams · 3 days ago
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A slave name is the personal name given by others to an enslaved person, or a name inherited from enslaved ancestors. The modern use of the term applies mostly to African Americans and West Indians who are descended from enslaved Africans who retain their name given to their ancestors by the enslavers.
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“The slave master who owned us put his last name on us to denote that we were his property. So when you see a negro today who’s named Johnson, if you go back in his history you will find that his grandfather, or one of his forefathers, was owned by a white man who was named Johnson. My father didn’t know his last name. My father got his last name from his grandfather, and his grandfather got it from his grandfather, who got it from the slave master. The real names of our people were destroyed during slavery.”
— Malcolm X.
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In Rome, slaves were given a single name by their owner. A slave who was freed might keep his or her slave name and adopt the former owner's name as a praenomen and nomen. As an example, one historian says that "a man named Publius Larcius freed a male slave named Nicia, who was then called Publius Larcius Nicia."
Historian Harold Whetstone Johnston writes of instances in which a slave's former owner chose to ignore custom and simply chose a name for the freedman
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Some organizations encourage African-Americans to abandon their slave names. The Nation of Islam is perhaps the best-known of them. In his 1965 book, Message to the Blackman in America, Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad writes often of slave names. Some of his comments include:
"You must remember that slave-names will keep you a slave in the eyes of the civilized world today. You have seen, and recently, that Africa and Asia will not honor you or give you any respect as long as you are called by the white man's name."
"You are still called by your slave-masters' names. By rights, by international rights, you belong to the white man of America. He knows that. You have never gotten out of the shackles of slavery. You are still in them
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The black nationalist US Organization also advocates for African-Americans to change their slave names and adopt African names
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mysharona1987 · 7 months ago
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just-a-very-christian-girl · 2 months ago
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Whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction so that we could have hope through endurance and through the encouragement of the scriptures.
Romans 15:4 CEB
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dailywellspiration · 7 months ago
“When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:12‬
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fiftysevenacademics · a year ago
Roman makeup
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In 2003, archaeologists excavating an ancient Roman temple from the middle of the second century AD (around 2,000 years ago) in London unearthed a tin container, still sealed with its lid, that contained a white ointment. It still had fingerprints from the last person who used it! A 2004 Nature paper presented the results of an analysis of the ointment’s ingredients. The University of Bristol and Museum of London researchers determined that the ointment was made from equal amounts of adipose fat (body fat, in contrast to dairy fat such as butter) from a ruminant, such as sheep or cattle, and a starch. About 15% by weight of tin oxide had been added to make it white. The authors note that other known Roman foundation-type cosmetics used lead acetate (cerussa), made by dissolving lead shavings in vinegar. Tin oxide would have had many of the same properties and would have been easily available from Cornish tin mines. They also suggest that Romano-British chemists didn’t make clear distinctions between the two and might have thought tin oxide was another type of cerussa. It is also possible that some cosmetics manufacturers used tin oxide because growing awareness of the dangers of lead poisoning might have increased demand for lead-free products. Since tin oxide had no known medicinal uses in Roman times, the authors conclude that the ointment must have been a cosmetic, similar to modern foundation, and made a reproduction. 
The top picture shows the original Roman tin with the reproduction the scientists made in the corner.
Whatever the Romans’ reason for using tin oxide instead of lead acetate, I’m glad they did because as it turns out, tin oxide is still used in some cosmetics today and is considered safe. This means it should be both easy to make and safe to use an exact replica!
I ordered some beef tallow and tin oxide from Etsy. The beef tallow at my grocery store has “beef flavor” added and I wanted pure, unadulterated and as white as possible tallow, which I found on Etsy. The Romans probably used wheat starch but I had cornstarch on hand. I melted 3 oz fat, mixed in 3 oz cornstarch, and 25 grams tin oxide, which was about 15% of 6 ounces. It didn’t smell too “beefy” but I still didn’t like the scent that much so, even though the Nature paper found no evidence that the original cream had been scented, I added some lemon essential oil to my cream. 
The results are in the second picture. I rubbed a thin layer onto my face and it evened out my complexion nicely. I don’t want to bore you with a picture of my face but in the third photo you can see a small white scar on my wrist and a dark spot where I got a small burn while cooking dinner. The last photo shows how well the cream hid the scar, and reduced the appearance of the darker burn. 
This cream is not at all greasy, though I think I would prefer it with a little less starch so it’s creamier and goes on easier. Maybe I got the proportions slightly wrong. I’m glad it was a success because I’ve got a lot of this stuff now. 
Now I want to look into whether or not the Romans had a similar cosmetic for darker skin tones. 
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thebeautyofscripture · 2 months ago
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Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
Romans 11:33
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thesilicontribesman · 7 months ago
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Roman Silver 'Swiss Army' Knife, 200 to 300CE, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
The piece contains a knife, spoon and fork plus a spike, spatula and small pick.
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illustratus · a month ago
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The Pantheon by Miriam Escofet
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heart-for-god · 2 months ago
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Romans 15:4
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chirhos · 7 months ago
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 NIV
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