PaleoJudaica.com: Smithsonian GJW documentary on hold.
History of the Ancient World: The fate of the Magister Equitum Marcellus.
History of the Ancient World: Can One Believe the Ancient Sources That Describe Messalina?.
Bestiaria Latina Blog: September 30: Proverbial Lolcat.
AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Stemmaweb – a collection of tools for analysis of collated texts.
Explorator at Yahoo! Groups: explorator 15.24.
Sorry … lots of questions tonight (I’m poking around a forum written largely in Arabic and Google translate isn’t being helpful) … has anyone seen this before and/or know where it might be (possibly in Turkey)?
Does anyone know if this inscription has been published (I’m trying to figure out if this is a new find that hasn’t been reported or is something that has long been known):
My Explorator email box is slowly filling up with a much-publicized story about the recovery of a Tibetan statue made of meteoric iron which was discovered by the Nazis and is quite interesting (see, e.g., PhysOrg’s coverage: Buddhist statue, discovered by Nazi expedition, is made of meteorite, new study reveals) … of course, plenty of Classics/Art History types were immediately reminded of the Magna Mater (as were Terrence Lockyer and Hasan Niyazi on Twitter), and so I piped up with mention of this very interesting article:
- McBeath, A. & Gheorghe, A. D., “Meteor Beliefs Project: Meteorite worship in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds” WGN, Journal of the International Meteor Organization, vol. 33, no. 5, p. 135-144