Hodie est a.d. VII Id. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 8 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
Apologies for the lack of a weekend edition debut (I’m still working on how best to put that together) and yesterday’s #Thelxinoe (a pair of flight cancellations really messed up timing).
In the News
- Unexploded World War Two-era bombs lurking beneath ruins of Pompeii
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- Fascinating finds at Silchester dig – Newbury Weekly News
- Restoring the Roman road in Okehampton | News | Okehampton Times
- Restoration Works at Amphipolis’ Kasta Hill Advance – GTP Headlines
- Piraeus Silo to Become Underwater Antiquities Museum – GTP Headlines
- Rare and Unique Cycladic Antiquities to Be Unveiled in Exhibition Series on the Islands – The National Herald
- 1,500-year-old ancient Roman column being used as coffee table in Turkey’s Kahramanmaraş – Turkey News
In Case You Missed It
- Radiogiornale Latino 06.07.2019 – Vatican News
- [Ephemeris] STRONGYLE FURENS
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- [Mary Beard] The signs of old age – TheTLS
- [Daisy Dunn] The beautiful ancient house discovered in the ashes
- Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 9
- Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 6
- Best… panel… ever: gendering classical myth for children, including using Hercules – at FIEC 2019 | Mythology and Autism – Susan Deacy
- The World of The Dragon: Genesis – Part VII Sibling Rivalry: The Plot to Kill Commodus
- Dead Languages a Mere Requirement – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Review: Mapping Ancient Literature through ToposText | Society for Classical Studies
- Atopia: Strangeness in the Scholia to the Iliad – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Imagine… | Sphinx
- One of the “Other” Oxyrhynchus Gospels for Sale and a Pattern in the Green Collection | Variant Readings
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Body Parts in Asyndeton
Haec est altera pars colloquii “in foro Romano” incohati, in quo Iustus et Abigail Mexicopoli de urbe deque linguis indigenis colloquuntur.
Hoc in colloquio, Augustus et Iustus, Catharina absente, Novi Eboraci cum plus centum sodalibus apud Institutum Societatis ‘Classicae’ Americanae (ACL) colloquuntur
In this episode I take a look into Rome’s foundation myth and how Livy, Dionysus and Plutarch handled the various elements within it.
With the murder of Caracalla one of the most unlikely men steps into power. Macrinus is unassuming, of the wrong position, and the wrong class. He’d argue he’s the best man for the job, but very few in Rome would agree with him.
Lisa joins David to discuss her work on plant remains from the late Iron Age to Roman periods. As Lisa explains, the growth in archaeobotany in recent years has given us a better understanding of not only what people in the Roman World ate, but how healthy they were, how different regions were connected, and what rural life was like beyond villa culture…
2000 – 1450 BCE – Our first European civilisation takes us to the island of Crete in the Mediterranean where we learn of bare breasted ladies, bull-leaping, huge palaces and the ferocious Minotaur in the labrynth.
With Tiberius safely ensconced in his sex dungeon on Capri, Sejanus goes after more friends of Agrippina, starting with one of Germanicus’ generals, Titius Sabinus. About the same time, Julia The Younger, Augustus’ grand-daughter, finally died, after being in exile for 20 years. And Livia finally died in 29 CE, aged 86.
Rachel Schaevitz joins Aaron along with UNC archaeologist Jennifer Gates-Foster and UNC historian Fred Naiden, to discuss “Pillars of Antiquity,” an upcoming seminar about space and time in the ancient world.
- [BMCR] Federicomaria Muccioli , Le orecchie lunghe di Alessandro Magno. Satira del potere nel greco mondo (IV-I secolo aC).
- [BMCR] Antonio Ziosi (ed.), Didone. La tragedia dell’abbandono: variazioni sul mito. Grandi classici tascabili Marsilio.
- [BMCR] Roberta Ioli, Il felice inganno. Poesia, finzione e verità nel mondo antico.
- TOMBS OF THE ANCIENT POETS: Between literary reception and material culture – Classics for All
- MYTHS & TRAGEDIES in their Ancient Greek Contexts – Classics for All
- Lecturer in Classical Studies – Fixed Term until 31st July 2020 | Open University
- Convegno «Fra γελοῖον e σπουδαῖον» (Cassino 2020) | Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico
- Bee All That You Can Bee: Honeybees on Ancient Coins
- BreakPoint: Bemoaning the demise of the classical world that makes Christianity the bad guy | Times Free Press
- A 2,000-year-old Greek manual describes trade in India when it accounted for a fifth of global GDP
- Ancient mosaics make fun of events
- Dolce & Gabbana – Alta Moda Autumn/Winter 2019 Couture show report | British Vogue
- Scientists Think Humans Polluted the Arctic With Lead as Far Back as Ancient Roman Times
- Boris Johnson, classics and Ibn Khaldun – Daily Sabah