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Carthage and Alexandria, shown here with red dots, were two cities in the Ancient World on the North African Mediterranean Coast.

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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

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Egyptian beekeepers pouring honey into a vessel

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Make your own honey-sweetened wine

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Available in paperback

June Tells All to Eleanor Wagner for the December issue of My Friend, the Author

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The Great Cameo of France, the largest cameo from Antiquity, was made from five layers of sardonyx during the first-century CE.

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Apolllo playing cithara

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JUNE TO PARTICIPATE IN A STUDY ON CREATIVITY

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Associate Librarian Allison Hosier

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Greek terracotta statues with articulated limbs

Miriam’s Roman honey cake

June on Chat and Spin Radio

June is a frequent guest on CHAT AND SPIN radio. This time she will tell her audience about each of the books in the Miriam bat Isaac Mystery Series and why they make perfect holiday and hostess gifts for everyone on your list eager to escape the stresses of everyday life. Just click here https://chatandspinradio.com/ and press the button for LISTEN LIVE.

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Greek terracotta statues with articulated limbs

June on Chat and Spin Radio

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The Roman denarius was the standard Roman silver coin.

Panis quadratus, a loaf of Roman sourdough bread

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The remains of a Roman road in Tarsus (modern-day Turkey)

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Fresco decorating the wall of a thermopolium

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Chinese silk was sold along the Silk Road to Central Asia, Iran, Arabia, and the Roman Empire.

Removing stray facial hair with a pumice stone

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Camels were the means of transport on the overland portions of the Silk Road

June is a regular on CHAT AND SPIN radio

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Gladiators were sentenced to death for failing to perform well.

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 A brain ready to be transplanted in June’s horror story.

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June on Chat and Spin Radio

After defeating Carthage, Rome got access to the silver mines in Iberia, the area we recognize today as Spain and Portugal.

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Blabber-mouth Helen in the dairy aisle of Market Delight

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A glimpse into the 2000-year-old kitchen in Miriam’s townhouse

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A typical Roman washstand

The Deadliest Hate is on sale for less than a dollar from April 1st —15th!

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The masked mythological figure Phersu in this Early Etruscan tomb painting ( c. 600 BCE) would engage his victims in a dreadful “game” of bloodletting in order to appease the souls of the deceased, a funereal ritual that was the beginning of Rome’s gladiatorial games.

A map of Italy about 500 years before Miriam’s time: The Carthaginian Empire is shown in magenta, the Greeks occupied the area in chartreuse, the Italian States were in light orange, and just north of them in a darker orange, was the Etruscan civilization.

June spoke on Chat and Spin Radio about how Roman women dressed their hair

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Odysseus kills the cyclops, Polyphemus, by plunging a stake into his one eye.

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The palestra in Pompeii, the school in the Gymnasium for combative sports.

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Made from a mixture of silt, clay, sand, and straw formed into regular molded units, unfired mudbricks were the primary construction material in ancient Egypt.