Centre for the Study of Christian Origins: Early Christian Graffiti?.
Mike Anderson’s Ancient History: German Commanders of the Roman Empire.
Love of History Blog: Lectureship/ Senior lectureship at the Open University.
[a very important observation]
Imperium Sine Fine: Review: Invisible Romans by Robert Knapp.
A Don’s Life by Mary Beard: Sortes Virgilianae — and the future of the book.
Mark Goodacre: Was Ossuary 2 in Talpiot Tomb B moved?.
History of the Ancient World: Carvilius Ruga v Uxor: a famous Roman divorce.
History With A Twist: A Deleted Scene–And Why My Editor Killed One of My “Darlings”.
Bone Girl: Who needs an osteologist?.
[wow ... even I can do better than that]
Blogging Pompeii: News article: Pompei, scavi senza pace: sequestrata area a rischio amianto.
Blogging Pompeii: The Herculaneum Conservation Project on YouTube.
Brief notice of some interesting stuff going on at UNC Greensboro:
When in Foust Park, do as the Romans do.
And the Greeks, as well.
Classics Day: Clash of the Spartans will be Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Foust Park from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The day begins with a PanAthenaic Procession. Events include a demonstration of Greek and Roman military techniques; Olympic games; scenes from a Greek tragedy and a Roman comedy; and an Oracle.
There’ll be a sand art activity at the “archaeology dig” center that is particularly kid-friendly.
A Homer-a-Thon will feature readings from Homer’s “Iliad” in Latin and ancient Greek, as well as English.
The event is organized by the Classical Society, a student-run UNCG organization. Several faculty members in Classical Studies are involved as well.
Additional events on campus that day include Reunion, Destination UNCG, the Miles Davis Jazz Festival and the International Festival (which will be featured in next week’s CW).
Details, including a schedule and photos of last year’s Classics Day, may be found at http://www.wix.com/uncgclassics/classicsday#!
- via: Clash of the Spartans, April 14 (Campus Weekly)
pridie nonas apriles
- 357 B.C. — Aristotle observes the transit of the moon past Mars (source?)
- ludi Megalesia (day 1 … associated with the next item, obviously)
- 204 B.C. — the image and cult of the Mater Magna (a.k.a. Cybele) is brought to Rome during the conflict with Hannibal on the advice of the Sybilline books
- 37 A.D. — the ashes of Tiberius are placed in the Mausoleum of Augustus
- 186 (or 188) A.D. — birth of the future emperor Septimius Bassianus (later known as M. Aurelius Antoninus Caesar; better known as Caracalla)