Chris Chan, Harry Potter fanatic, fanboy extreme. Play Quidditch. Star Wars, LOTR, TV, whatever. Whether vice or virtue, I'm passionate to the bone.

 

ancientpeoples:

Gladiator figurine of bone or ivory
Roman Britain, 1st-2nd century ADFrom Lexden, Colchester
This figurine depicts a gladiator of the heavily-armedmurmillo class. Naked, but for a loin cloth and reinforced belt, he is armed with a large visored helmet, a short sword, a curved rectangular shield, metal greaves to protect his legs, and a heavy guard on his sword arm. Appropriately, a scene of gladiatorial combat is carved on the shield.
These gladiators were often matched with the retiariuswho carried only a net and trident. A pairing like this was intended to produce an entertaining contest between the lightly-armed, but highly manouevrable retiarius and the heavily-armed but less mobile secutor.
Source: British Museum

ancientpeoples:

Gladiator figurine of bone or ivory

Roman Britain, 1st-2nd century AD
From Lexden, Colchester

This figurine depicts a gladiator of the heavily-armedmurmillo class. Naked, but for a loin cloth and reinforced belt, he is armed with a large visored helmet, a short sword, a curved rectangular shield, metal greaves to protect his legs, and a heavy guard on his sword arm. Appropriately, a scene of gladiatorial combat is carved on the shield.

These gladiators were often matched with the retiariuswho carried only a net and trident. A pairing like this was intended to produce an entertaining contest between the lightly-armed, but highly manouevrable retiarius and the heavily-armed but less mobile secutor.

Source: British Museum

iammyurl:

By Erica Kuschel.

If this doesn’t make you want to visit Peru, then you don’t deserve to see these pics. Shoo shoo scroll away.

Who are my First Year Teachers?

middleschoolchamps:

elviajedelaesperanza:

bethechangeyouwantedu:

fivecentwisdom:

I figure it’s time to get this roundup started.

If you’re a first year teacher, reblog fivecentwisdom's post and tag with #firstyearteacher

Become friends, firsties! It’s da best! 

BOOOOOOOOOOST. 

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cognitivedissonance:

kat-howard:

dbvictoria:

Shakespearean insults, with cats.

7 more here.

I did not realize how very perfect cats were at delivering Shakespeare’s insults until now.

Your cute cat(s) of the day

nivalingreenhow:

when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires