Must be a very slow news day for the Mirror, FWIW:
I’m sure plenty of Classicists can come up with a list of Classical ‘bloopers’ (heck, when I taught ‘The Ancient World in Film’ we spent a whole class dissecting this one race …). The most obvious (to me) was that Judah Ben Hur doesn’t wrap the reins around his body (as is attested in myriad images of ancient chariot racing) … stuffing the knife into his belt (as he does in the preliminaries) doesn’t make any sense otherwise either. Feel free to continue the list in the comments …
PaleoJudaica.com: More from Bauckham on the Talpiot Tomb inscription.
Smarthistory: The Pergamon Altar.
[these are new items recently put up at Smarthistory to coincide with the Google Art thing which I'll mention in a separate post in the near future]
XKV8R: The Official Blog of Dr. Robert R. Cargill: Simcha Jacobovici’s Circular Responses During Interview with Canada’s Drew Marshall.
History of the Ancient World: Sappho and the World of Lesbian Poetry.
Mike Andersons Ancient History: Reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Gibbon.
Adrian Murdoch continues the series with yet another emperor I knew/know little about:
Mark Goodacre: When is a fish not a fish? When it has handles.
Mike Andersons Ancient History: The Germans – Rome Greatest Adversary.
Blogosphere ~ CFP: Pagans and Christians in Late antique Rome: Interpreting the Evidence, Rome, 20-21 September 2012
Research News in Late Antiquity: CFP: Pagans and Christians in Late antique Rome: Interpreting the Evidence, Rome, 20-21 September 2012.
Classics Daily: Inventive spellings of classical names.
Laudator Temporis Acti: A Poem by Agathias Scholasticus.
ante diem v idus apriles
- ludi Megalesia continue (day 6)
- 193 A.D. – Septimius Severus given the rank of Augustus