We’ll be adding a few more categories this week and still need to figure out how the weekend edition is going to work (and find a better template for mobile), but otherwise, this looks like it is a doable daily thing … please pass the link on to your colleagues who are skeptical of social media ….
In the News
- Tomb raiders turn to Facebook to peddle treasures stolen from conflict zones – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Translating the female voice | Varsity
- Archaeologists to Seek Grave of First Roman Emperor to Die in Battle, Trajan Decius in 251 Battle of Abritus, near Bulgaria’s Razgrad – Archaeology in Bulgaria
- 2200-year-old fortress linked to Biblical battle found under sea water at Tel Dor | International Business Times
- Leadership and mimicry: What the Greek-Roman biographer Plutarch knew about Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes – Raw Story
- Comitia Europaea | Nuntii Latini | Radio Finland
- Akropolis World News: Ἀληθῶς τὸ δίπλωμα βούλει; φύτευσόν μοι δέκα δένδρα!
- Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 3
- The World of The Dragon: Genesis – Part V – The Two Emperors of Rome | Eagles and Dragons
- The end of history? 18th century style | Mary Beard
- Latin Spells Deciphered from TV Shows Part I | Latin Language Blog
- Your Latin Sucks! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Through the Eyes of Ruby: Discovering Color and Trade in ‘The World Between Empires’ – History From Below
- What Does Productivity Even Mean to a Classics Administrator? | Society for Classical Studies
- What an Ancient Roman Shoe Found in a Well Tells Us About Fashion | History Echo
We live at a time of increasing economic inequality worldwide. What is driving this trend? And what are the factors that can stabilize or even reduce levels of inequality? Answering this question empirically would require a deep dive into the archives of history. One would have to sift through millennia of economic data across continents and civilizations.
Our guest today took on this gargantuan task of writing a “global survey that covers the broad sweep of observable history” regarding inequality (as he puts it). Walter Scheidel is professor of Classics and History at Stanford University. He is a prolific author, and one of the most cited historians of Rome alive today. In 2017 he rekindled the debate about the history of inequality with the publication of his book The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the 21st Century.
- [BMCR] Martin Eckert, Die Aphrodite der Seefahrer und ihre Heiligtümer am Mittelmeer: archäologische Untersuchungen zu interkulturellen Kontaktzonen am Mittelmeer in der späten Bronzezeit und frühen Eisenzeit.
- [BMCR] Diane J. Rayor, William W. Batstone (ed.), Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry: An Anthology of New Translations, 2nd edition.
- [BMCR] Dwayne A. Meisner, Orphic Tradition and the Birth of Gods.
- Review of Boudica at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City | Welwyn Hatfield Times
- Theater review: A river of truly tragic twists in ‘Eurydice’ at the Underground | Duluth News Tribune
- Theater: Ancient Greek comedy inspires fresh farce – The Morning Call
- Museio | Circe and Witchcraft in Ancient Greece
- The Odyssey, Book 9: revision/commentary VIDEOS with COMIX! | Greek Myth Comix
- 164 | Death of the Republic — Talking Politics [Tom Holland]
- Attorney General William Barr, in exclusive CTM interview, on caring about his reputation: “Everyone dies” – CBS News [Homer!]
- William Barr Laughs at Homer—but He Doesn’t Get the Joke