Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews

  • 2012.04.57:  Faya Causey, Amber and the Ancient World.
  • 2012.04.56:  J. C. B. Petropoulos, Kleos in a Minor Key: the Homeric Education of a Little Prince. Hellenic studies, 45.
  • 2012.04.55:  Jean Lallot, Albert Rijksbaron, Bernard Jacquinod, Michel Buijs, The Historical Present in Thucydides: Semantics and Narrative Function/ Le présent historique chez Thucydide: Sémantique et fonction narrative. Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology, 18.
  • 2012.04.54:  Khaled Anatolios, Retrieving Nicaea: the Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine.
  • 2012.04.53:  Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge, Francesca Prescendi, “Nourrir les dieux?”: sacrifice et représentation du divin. Actes de la VIe rencontre du Groupe de recherche européen “Figura, représentation du divin dans les sociétés grecque et romaine” (Université de Liège, 23-24 octobre 2009). Kernos. Supplément, 26.

This Day in Ancient History: pridie kalendas maias

pridie kalendas maias

Lucanus, De bello civili ed. Pulmann (Plantin ...

Lucanus, De bello civili ed. Pulmann (Plantin 1592), p. 004-005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ludi Florae (day 4)

65 A.D. — death of Marcus Annaeus Lucanus … a.k.a. Lucan (by one reckoning)

304 A.D. — beginning of Diocletianic persecutions under Galerius

311 A.D. — Edict of Toleration of Galerius

1936 — death of A.E. Housman

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iv kalendas maias

ante diem iv kalendas maias

  • ludi Florales … a.k.a. Floralia (day 2) — a festival originally ordered in response to an interpretation of the Sybilline books in 238 B.C., it fell into desuetude only to be revived in 173 B.C.; it was a general festival of drinking and other merriment in honour of Flora, who presided over (of course) flowers and their blossoms
  • 12 B.C. — consecration of the signum et ara Vestae on the Palatine; it was a shrine built by Augustus as pontifex maximus to house the palladium (maybe) which Aeneas brought from Troy
  • 32 A.D. — birth of the future emperor-for-a-little-while Otho
  • 1st century — martyrdom of Aphrodisius and companions in what would become Languedoc
  • 304 A.D. — martyrdom of Pollio in Pannonia

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