In Explorator 15.18

As always, regular readers of rogueclassicism will have seen most of these; some of them I hope to get to in the coming days … (n.b. when the school year starts, this type of post will probably come on Sundays):

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Roman finds from Devon:

http://phys.org/news/2012-08-archaeological-devon-unearths-roman.html

More finds from Maryport:

http://phys.org/news/2012-08-excavation-roman-life-northern-england.html
http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2012/08/16/61634-31632498/
http://www.itv.com/news/border/2012-08-14/maryport-roman-dig-ends/
http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2012/08/13/188-Rare-Roman-altar-found-at-Maryport-dig-site.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19224154

The Time Team folks were very impressed with what they found at Branodunum:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20heritage/archaeology/art396336

A ‘full’ Roman amphora was ‘rediscovered’ in Velez-Malaga:

http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_35538.shtml

… and another one was found at Denia:

http://www.euroweeklynews.com/news/costa-blanca-north/item/108666-centuries-old-amphora-unearthed-in-denia-port

Very vague item on the find of remains of a Roman bridge at Sostra:

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n285202

… and one on the discovery of a Thracian settlement’s remains near Tsarevo:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=142284

A Roman phylactery goes on display:

http://www.thecollectionmuseum.com/?/blog/view/unique-roman-prayer-tablet-goes-on-display

A Roman curse tablet from Kent was unrolled:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19267181

National Geographic has a feature on Roman Walls:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/09/roman-walls/curry-text

Interesting hype for an Athenian Pottery conference:

http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2012/wm-hosts-international-conference-on-ancient-athenian-pottery-123.php

… and for an Ancient World in the Movies course:

http://phys.org/news/2012-08-real-reel-ancient-greece-rome.html

Feature on Herod as president of the Olympics:

http://trib.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/king-herod-president-of-the-olympics/article_20fe998f-2ad0-50f3-aa5d-5f20ac314243.html

Interview with Graeme Bird on matters Homeric and jazzy:

http://kleos.chs.harvard.edu/?p=492

Mary Beard on Roman ‘outsourcing’:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/08/modern-tax-farming-and-the-roman-dangers-of-private-enterprise.html

cf:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9745000/9745362.stm

The Journal of Hellenic Studies made a bunch of Olympic-related articles available for free:

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displaySpecialArticle?jid=JHS&bespokeId=4008

What we learn from Greek myths:

http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/08/15/greek-myths-shed-light-on-our-modern-world/

In case you miss the US-as-Rome things:

http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/On-our-own-road-to-Rome-3798476.php

Gladiators are returning to Aspendos:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gladiators-return-to-aspendos-old-stage.aspx?pageID=238&nID=27792&NewsCatID=385

They’re building a major mosaic museum in Sanlurfa:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-mosaic-museum-underway.aspx?pageID=238&nid=27513&NewsCatID=375

The Riace Bronzes are returning ‘home’ later this year:

http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/2012/08/14/Riace-Bronzes-return-home-later-year_7342168.html

Feature on the Diolkos:

http://holylandphotos.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/special-diolkos-remains/

Cockermouth Roman Settlement has received some funding:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-19240957
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/lottery-cash-will-fund-major-roman-dig-in-west-cumbria-1.984865?referrerPath=news

Review of Anthony Everitt, *Rise of Rome*:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-13/rome-killed-its-soldiers-dug-sewers-to-conquer-world-review.html
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-08-13/rome-killed-its-soldiers-dug-sewers-to-conquer-world-review

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