Got a few weeks’ worth of items here … things that caught my eye in the Classical Blogosphere (and elsewhere … I’m kind of getting cranky/annoyed that various ‘History’ carnivals and ‘umbrella sites’ routinely ignore most of the Classical Blogosphere):

Matters mostly historical:

Alexander’s Hair-raising Fight with the Oracle at Delphi [History With a Twist]
Sparta — The Strains Caused by Lycurgan Reforms[Mike Anderson]
Sparta – Pressures on the Lycurgan System Part I[Mike Anderson]
Sparta – Pressure on the Lycurgan System Part 2, The Earthquake[Mike Anderson]
Sparta – Pressure on the Lycurgan System Part 3, Invasion of the Owls [Mike Anderson]
Sparta – Degradation of the army between Platea and Leuctra[Mike Anderson]

Matters religious and philosophical:

We Twelve Kings of Orient Are [Judith Weingarten]
On logos and magic in Plato’s presentation of Socrates. [Ancient Philosophy]
What the Romans Would’ve made of Dead Birds Falling from the Sky [History With a Twist]

The Realencyclopadie on the festival of the Adonia [Roger Pearse]
The Realencyclopadie on the festival of the Adonia [Roger Pearse]

Matters pedagogical:

Latin Mad Libs: frag­men­tary texts in the classroom [Dennis @ the Campus]
Dia­crit­i­cal Exe­ge­sis: a novel approach to read­ing Latin aloud [Dennis @ the Campus]
A bet­ter ‘Simon Says’ for Latin Classes[Dennis @ the Campus]
The Magic of Latin [teaching Latin a la Harry Potter; tip o’ the pileus to David Baker]

Varia:

A Second Death for the Neonates of Frizzone? [Bone Girl]
First Greek encounter with a parrot [Beachcombing]
[Beachcombing]
iPhone app: Pompeian wall-paintings [Blogging Pompeii]
All the classical MSS in Florence now online! [Roger Pearse]
Dali’s Metamorphosis of Narcissus [Smarthistory]
Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis, Agamemnon’s Guide to Childrearing [Rufus @ League of Ordinary Gentlemen]
Menander’s Epitrepontes (“The Arbitration”) [West Coast Odysseus]

Reviews:

I, Claudius: Claudius (radio adaptation) [Pop Classics]

Also of note, Dennis of Campus fame and Laura Gibbs of a zillion blogs fame are reading Mommsen and summarizing it … follow the action at the Campus here and at Reading Rome here

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