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We return to Rome’s narrative from the founding of City. The year c. 462 BCE ends on a high note with the consuls both gathering honours for their military exploits. L. Lucretius Tricipitinus is awarded a triumph for his successes against the Aequii while T. Veturius Geminus scores an ovatio for his part against the Volscii. As for the title of this episode—’Flesh Rains Down Upon Thee’— well, we wouldn’t want to spoil it, but let’s just say it’s best to keep your ears alert for prodigies!
Julius Caesar was in Gaul for eight years—and while he was gone, things in Rome didn’t just stop. His enemies were sharpening their knives, just salivating for him to come back so they could prosecute him. If they got their way, Caesar could lose his legions, his fortune, and his position—and see all his achievements undone…
- [BMCR] Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Colonization and Subalternity in Classical Greece: Experience of the Nonelite Population.
- [BMCR] Osman Umurhan, Juvenal’s Global Awareness: Circulation, Connectivity, and Empire. Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies.
- [BMCR] John Briscoe, Titi Livi Ab urbe condita. Tomus III: Libri XXI–XXV. and John Briscoe, Liviana. Studies on Livy.
- Book review: A noble death? | Jerusalem Post [Magness, Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth]
Dramatic Classical Receptions
Conferences and Calls for Papers
- CFP: Language Instruction – Theory to Practice | Society for Classical Studies
- Epigraphic Heritage in the Digital Age, Madrid, 20-21 June 2019 – Current Epigraphy
- PhD position in Ancient History at the Universität Heidelberg (Germany) – Current EpigraphyCurrent Epigraphy
- Archaeology and female authority in the early church | National Catholic Reporter
- Behind the scandalous story of the £1.8m Warren Cup: an ancient Roman vessel | Telegraph [paywalled]
- Philosophy should care about the filthy, excessive and unclean | Aeon Ideas