Mark Goodacre: Harvard Crimson on the Jesus’ Wife Fragment.
About.com Ancient / Classical History: Birth of Hadrian.
Some Classics big guns in this one … Mary Beard, Tim Cornell, and Peter Wiseman
History of the Ancient World: Martial Minoans? War as social process, practice and event in Bronze Age Crete.
Futurus Essay: Competing Theories of Spermatogenesis in Classical Greek Science.
Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Romance, autobiography and history in Metamorphoses 13.
History of the Ancient World: The urban context of the Serapeum at Ostia.
Latin for Addicts: Perfect Participles as Present Tense.
- Ludi Palatini (day 4)
- Sementivae or Paganalia (day 1) — Sementivae was a festival of sowing which was actually a moveable feast (although I’m not sure of the moveability criteria; I’m guessing that the first day falls between January 24 and 26). By Ovid’s time it appears to have been coincident with Paganalia, which also obviously has some rural aspect to it. It appears to have been a two-day festival with an interval of seven days between (corrections on this welcome … my sources seem muddled on this one)
- 41 A.D. — murder of Gaius (Caligula); Claudius proclaimed emperor by the praetorian guard
- 76 A.D. — birth of the future emperor Hadrian