Hodie est a.d. VII Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 23 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Did Oxford Scholar Dirk Obbink Secretly Sell Bible Fragment to Hobby Lobby Family?
- Parthian-era jars unexpectedly found in western Iran – Tehran Times
- UNEARTHED: First Roman olive oil press EVER on Spain’s Costa del Sol as huge archaeology park planned – Olive Press News Spain
- Treasures From Site of John the Baptist’s Martyrdom Brought to New Light Through Mississippi State’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology | Newswise
- Warwick Classics Network receives support of A. G. Leventis Foundation | Mirage News
- Ancient Judaean Second Revolt Coin Commands $77,500 at Auction – Numismatic NewsNumismatic News
In Case You Missed It
- An Ancient Neighbourhood Unveiled at the Acropolis Museum — Greek City Times
- Rare exhibition on Picasso and antiquity opens at Museum of Cycladic Art | Neos Kosmos
- Revisiting Some of Scott Carroll Comments in Light of the “First Century” Mark Purchase Agreement | Variant Readings
- Dirk Obbink and the Oxyrhynchus “Distribution” Papyri | Variant Readings
- First Century Mark Allegedly Offered for Sale – Brice C. Jones
- The EES and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri “Card” System | Variant Readings
- Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 25
- What The Rise Of Rome Can Teach Us About Politics, Family, And White Supremacy
- Long Late Antiquity in the Chrysochou Valley | Summertime Fragments
- Listeners and Readers Have Different Needs – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Trojan Fan Fic: Astyanax, The Boy Who Lived – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Reciting the Aeneid as Punishment – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
Nur Laiq (TORCH Global South Visiting Fellow), Hal Scardino (producer) and Fiona Macintosh (APGRD) discuss We Are Not Princesses, a documentary about Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut telling their stories through the ancient Greek play, Antigone.
By modern standards the Romans had some fairly unusual ideas, which could be putting it mildly when it comes to the subject of adultery. For the most part the Romans were lack lax in repercussions, unless of course you were embarrassing a man of high status.
The Magna Mater is not one of the most obvious gods of the Roman pantheon, perhaps as she got there through rather unconventional means. Her Temple was afforded a grand position on the Palentine Hill, where it could be admired by all Romans who visited the Circus Maximus.
Guest: Dr Roslynne Bell (Associate Research Fellow in Classics, in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne)
Hoc in colloquio, Augustus et Catharina et Iustus de consiliis aestivis colloquuntur.
- That’s Ancient History: S.3 E.4 Medusa: Creative Writing Meets Academia with Anwen Hayward on Apple Podcasts
In today’s episode host Jean Menzies is joined by author and academic Anwen Hayward. They discuss Anwen’s retelling of the Medusa myth, her PhD research, the intersections between creative writing and academia, and monsters in Greek and Roman myth
Conferences and Calls for Papers
- Eco-warriors plot siege of Troy exhibition at British Museum | News | The Times
- Misreading Plato’s ‘Republic’ – Letters – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education
- A Sexual Fantasy Concocted Around an Ancient Perfume Bottle
- Emperor Trajan—facts and information