Family Matters: “The Godfather” and Greek Tragedy
- via It’s Behind You!.
Roman Thoughts, Ideas, and Practices of Pregnancy
Was the Peloponnesian War inevitable after 435 BC?
The Odyssey XI: The Book of the Dead
- via: Classical Wisdom Weekly.
Roman History Books and More | book chats for june: ‘fire in the east warrior of rome series #1 by harry sidebottom -
book chats for june: ‘fire in the east warrior of rome series #1 by harry sidebottom
I-Stems: Mixed I-Stems [5/8]
- via Latin for Addicts.
Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations website
Read a Latin Poem at the BM . . . and Pompeii coming to a cinema near you!
- via A Don’s Life
Linguistics Baking Part III: Phoenician
- via res gerendae.
Le tombe villanoviane di San Giovanni in Persiceto
- via Antika.
It’ll be all Bright on the Night: Classics and Stand-Up Comedy
- via res gerendae.
Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 19
Which Temperament Are You?
Which beginners’ Ancient Greek textbooks do you use?
“I AM HIYA!” Part 2: More Graffiti in Dura Europos (3rd century CE)
Lebanon seizes artifacts smuggled from Syria
Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues | On their Way: Smuggled Syrian antiquities recovered in Lebanon
On their Way: Smuggled Syrian antiquities recovered in Lebanon
The Other Ten Percent
[on the recent JACT Conference]
Wow … it’s hard to believe that the Ancient Lives Project has been around for almost two years now (see our initial coverage: Help Transcribe the Oxyrhynchus Papyri) … according to this interesting video from the Guardian, as of last October they’ve had well over a million transcriptions done in this crowd-sourcing project … check the video out:
Over at the OUP Blog, Eric Cline has keyboarded an interesting post … here’s a bit in medias res:
[...]According to the Greek literary evidence, there were at least two Trojan Wars (Heracles’ and Agamemnon’s), not simply one; in fact, there were three wars, if one counts Agamemnon’s earlier abortive attack on Teuthrania. Similarly, according to the Hittite literary evidence, there were at least four Trojan Wars, ranging from the Assuwa Rebellion in the late 15th century BCE to the overthrow of Walmu, king of Wilusa in the late 13th century BCE. And, according to the archaeological evidence, Troy/Hisarlik was destroyed twice, if not three times, between 1300 and 1000 BCE. Some of this has long been known; the rest has come to light more recently. Thus, although we cannot definitively point to a specific “Trojan War,” at least not as Homer has described it in the Iliad and the Odyssey, we have instead found several such Trojan wars and several cities at Troy, enough that we can conclude there is a historical kernel of truth — of some sort — underlying all the stories.[...]
- via: The Trojan War: fact or fiction? (OUP Blog)