In Explorator 15.23

Forgot to post this the other day:

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A major Roman mosaic find from Antiochia ad Cragum:

http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/artsatunl/1473/8558
http://www.livescience.com/23250-enormous-roman-mosaic-found-farmer-field.html
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-crews-uncover-massive-roman-mosaic.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E8FgKVR7ow (video)
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012/09/18/enormous-roman-mosaic-found-under-farm\
er-field/

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/uon-cum091312.php
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49064354/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120918083903.htm
http://news.discovery.com/history/roman-mosaic-field-120918.html
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-crews-uncover-massive-roman-mosaic.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/19/roman_empire_mosaic_turkey/

… while a Hellenistic mosaic find from southern Italy didn’t get quite as
much
coverage:

http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/2012/09/20/Hellenistic-mosaic-fo\
und-southern-Italy_7504984.html

Reiterating that the ‘Tophet’ in Carthage was not a site of child sacrifice:

http://www.livescience.com/23298-carthage-graveyard-not-child-sacrifice.html
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-baby-graveyard-not-child-sacrifice-scientists-1459\
10745.html

cf:
http://bonesdontlie.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/ancient-baby-graveyard-or-infant-sa\
crifice-site/

Some headless Roman statues from Turkey (I think we mentioned these):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/headless-roman-statues-discovered-turke\
y_n_1893901.html

Phrygian and Lydian inscriptions from northwest Turkey:

http://www.news.leiden.edu/news-2012/linguists-from-leiden-d
ecipher-phrygian-and-lydian-inscriptions.html

A Roman sarcophagus from a Dorset garden:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2204955/The-trough-Dorset-garden-\
turned-Roman-sarcophagus-worth-50-000.html

Possible Roman remains at a hospital site in Henley:

http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1163800

What Cory Brennan is up to:

http://news.rutgers.edu/focus/issue.2012-08-28.1598204061/article.2012-09-19.101\
1849344

A Chalkidian helmet is coming to auction:

http://usa.greekreporter.com/2012/09/21/rare-chalkidian-helmet-at-hixenbaugh-anc\
ient-art/

A third-century temple find at Peperikon:

http://sofiaglobe.com/2012/09/21/archaeology-third-century-temple-ancient-altars\
-found-at-bulgarias-perperikon/

Vague item with lots of problems about a ‘pan’ found near Sozopol:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=143316

Bulgaria is trying to get heritage status for the Valley of the Thracian
Kings:

http://paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=2012-09-22&article=40079

A cross-dressing Alexander?:

http://www.historytoday.com/tony-spawforth/alexander-cross-dressing-conqueror-wo\
rld

Pompeii in pop culture:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/9557926/Pompeii-in-poular-culture\
.html

Latest in the Elgin/Parthenon marbles issue:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_19/09/2012_462088

More on Etruscan pyramids:

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120917/NEWS04/709179956&source=RSS
http://news.discovery.com/history/etruscan-pyramids-120918.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49088030/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2012/etruscan-pyramidal-cham\
bers-discovered-in-italy

More on the ‘crisis’ and Greek antiquities:

http://usa.greekreporter.com/2012/09/19/greek-crisis-claims-another-victim-antiq\
uities/

More on that Caesar-associated fort in Germany:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/roman-fort-caesar-gaul-germany_n_188527\
1.html

http://www.uni-mainz.de/presse/15699_ENG_HTML.php

Review(ish) of Persian Fire and Rubicon:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/15/david-s-bookclub-persian-fire-a\
nd-rubicon.html

Amphora 10.1 (Summer 2012) Available!

The APA’s Amphora has resumed publication and it’s chock full of outreachy goodness — this is a great issue … here’s the TOC:

Tales from the Triclinium:How to Be a Hit at a Roman Dinner Party
The Glory that was greece
Capital Campaign News
Summer Beach Reading for Classicists
Book Review: “Diogenes”
Goethe and Tacitus
Where in Athens Did Paul See the Altar of the Unknown God?
Ajax in America
A Tale of Two Neropoleis: Social Networking in Ancient Rome
Love Is a Rhythmical Art: Ovid in Limericks
Book Review: “The Horse,The Wheel, and Language”

Personally, at this point in the development of the internet, I’d be setting up something with iTunes newsstand or something (if possible) so people can subscribe to this thing for free and read them on their iPads or Kindles or whatever …

April CSA Newsletter

“The CSA Newsletter provides up-to-date information on the use of computers and digital technologies in the practice of archaeology and architectural history.”

Here’s the TOC:

Changing Web Standards and Long-Term Web Access
Can we really use the web for important text?
– Harrison Eiteljorg, II

Website Review: Glassway, Glass from the antiquities to the contemporary age
An older website that can serve as an exemplar.
– Andrea Vianello

Website Review: The Acropolis Virtual Tour
Spectacular imagery in search of a rationale.
– Harrison Eiteljorg, II

Project Publication on the Web — Addendum II
The importance of multiple languages for websites.
– Andrea Vianello

Digital Data in Archaeology
Where do digital data fit?
– Harrison Eiteljorg, II