In Today’s Explorator (15.15)

Intro: as I wade through my mailbox, I note tons of things which I have put in my Explorator newsletter but which never seem to make it to rogueclassicism for hecticity reasons; accordingly, I think I’ll resume posting the Classics section every Sunday … for daily readers of rogueclassicism, there will be many duplicates, but there will likely be a few items I missed (and definitely additional coverage of things I have) …

Archaeologists have reconstructed/raised the roof at the House of the
Telephus relief:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/23/house-telephus-relief-roman

Interesting course in Rome to learn Latin and Greek:

http://www.romereports.com/palio/learning-latin-greek-and-hebrew-in-rome-english\
-7388.html

Posthumous honours for John Geyssen:

http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2012/07/21/educator-receives-posthumous-honour

Interpol thinks items stolen from Olympia last year might show up at the
Olympics:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics–interpol-to-target-thieves-at-games-who-s\
tole-priceless-olympic-artifacts-from-greek-museum-20120724.html

Earlier this week I collated a pile of news items on the Ancient
Olympics:

http://rogueclassicism.com/2012/07/27/ancient-olympics-compendium/

…  to which can be added a couple of items from History Today:

http://www.historytoday.com/david-gribble/gold-silver-and-bronze-ancient-olympic\
s

http://www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/07/visitor%E2%80%99s-guide-ancient-olympic\
s

Boris Johnson recited Armand D’Angour’s ode:

http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/new-ode-in-ancient-greek-for-2012-1-2428175
http://www.standard.co.uk/olympics/olympic-news/ode-dear-boris-steals-the-show-a\
t-starstudded-gala-for-olympic-committee-7972527.html

http://news.discovery.com/history/ancient-greek-olympic-ode-120723.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/charlottehigginsblog/2012/jul/23/boris-johnson\
-ancient-greek-ode

http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2012/120723_1.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/9420192/London-2012-Olympics-Bori\
s-Johnson-to-recite-Olympic-Ode-in-ancient-Greek.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18929408

… and here’s the text, if you want to try yourself:

http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/arts_at_oxford/120723.html

Latest journalist foray into Roman numerals:

http://www.livemint.com/2012/07/19200852/I-ask-for-nothing.html

A mini-feature on that head of Claudius found at Suffolk years ago:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/picture/2012/jul/20/head-of-claudius-stor\
y-british-art

Police have recovered a Roman sarcophagus which was stolen some
20 years ago:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Outstanding+Roman+sarcophagus+recovered+\
after+more+than+20+years/26947

Review of Michael Kellogg, *The Greek Search for Wisdom*:

http://galvestondailynews.com/story/330970

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