ICYMI ~ The Classical World in the News ~ January 12-17, 2016

[I’m thinking of making this a regular feature]

The Ancient Greece and Rome section of my Explorator newsletter for this week (full issue available here):

Horse burials from an 8th century necropolis in Athens:

http://www.amna.gr/english/article/12498/Intact-horse-skeleton-discovered-in-ancient-cemetery-in-southern-coastal-Athens
http://horsetalk.co.nz/2016/01/16/horse-skeletons-ancient-greek-cemetery/#axzz3xVa3dQu4

Plenty of evidence found during A1 construction suggests the Romans were in Yorkshire a decade earlier than previously thought:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-35314396
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/our-yorkshire/heritage/spectacular-discoveries-could-put-romans-in-yorkshire-a-decade-before-they-settled-in-york-1-7676043
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14205317.display/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3401618/Treasure-trove-Roman-artefacts-A1-Pots-beads-jewellery-177-000-pieces-unearthed-roadworks.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Remains of a Bronze Age village near Aquileia:

http://www.thelocal.it/20160113/bronze-age-village-found-near-ancient-roman-city

Nice feature on some Greek pots at Yale:

https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/4177/at-home-in-ancient-athens

Bice Peruzzi is studying burial practices in Central Apulia:

http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=22681
http://phys.org/news/2016-01-ancient-burial-rituals-lot.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/uoc-abr011116.php
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2016/the-changing-burials-rites-in-pre-roman-central-apulian-region

That Bodicacia inscription is now in the Corinium Museum:

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/14204968.UPDATE__Bodicacia_tombstone_arrives_at_Corinium_Museum/

Studying/recreating Greek pottery:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-greek-vases-20160117-story.html

Feature on the Battle of Watling street and other Boudiccan things:

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/west-midlands-location-britains-bloodiest-10739813

Roman London was a pretty cosmopolitan place:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2016/roman-londons-cosmopolitan-history-revealed

Lessons from the Iliad:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/160110-homer-iliad-ancient-world-alexander-ngbooktalk/

They drained the Great Bath at Bath:

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Great-Bath-Roman-Baths/story-28511353-detail/story.html

On black Classicists:

http://www.bu.edu/today/2016/black-classics-scholars-an-untold-story/

Review of Holland, *Dynasty*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/books/review-dynasty-tom-hollands-chronicle-of-the-first-five-emperors-who-ruled-ancient-rome.html

More on Knossos being larger than previously thought:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-city-was-three-times-bigger-archaeologists-suspected-180957759/

More on Roman toilets and parasites:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/roman-sanitation-didn-t-stop-roaming-parasites/?WT.mc_id=SA_syn_RDFRS

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