The American Institute of Roman Culture recently uploaded this video of a talk by Antonio Pugliano on his research/instruction program with a goal of preserving the site of Ostia. The lecture is in Italian, with subtitles (but the Italian is really clear):
The Discobolus seems to be much in the news today because it is being featured at the Olympics, of course, but also because a Chinese sculptor has made a ‘companion piece’, to wit:
The BBC has a nice interview with Ian Jenkins about the BM’s version of the discobolus, and a bit of chat about this fellow hanging out with that Roman copy:
Mary Beard has a bit of commentary on all this as well:
304 A.D. — martyrdom of Theodotus
History of the Ancient World: Death in Motion: Funeral Processions in the Roman Forum.
History of the Ancient World: Aqueducts for the Urbis Clarissimus Locus: The Palatine’s Water Supply from Republican to Imperial Times.
Mark Goodacre: James Charlesworth on Talpiot Tomb B.
Langues et Cultures de l’Antiquité: Garum sauce by Heston Blumenthal.
lizgloyn: Some Selected Penis Poetry.
[Priapea, of course … generally NSFW, unless you’re in a Classics department]