This winter here in Ohio has been unusually mild, as it has been for most of the Eastern US. I love snow so it's nice to see someone getting it!
As far as the ancient climate of Classical Europe is concerned, apparently it was a tad warmer than it is now but snow was not unheard of in Rome
. The late Classical period saw a cooler climate come in which coincided with the decline of Roman
civilization in the West
, perhaps one of the many reasons why Rome
Brian Fagan's book The Long Summer has a great chapter about this cooler period in late antiquity
and is a fascinating read overall. I highly recommend it!