Hodie est Non. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~ 5 Metageitnion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad.
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[There’s something in the inaccessible digital edition of the Telegraph about some sort of dispute over the sale of this item to the Met a few months ago]
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Public Facing Classics
- [Mary Beard] Learning to do things differently – TheTLS
- [Matthew Sears] Opinion: Cast in Crete: How history in Greece – and beyond – is created – The Globe and Mail
- [Llewelyn Morgan (and Armand D’Angour)] Graveyard Greek | Lugubelinus
- Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 5
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- Teaching Digital Classics in the ICS and Internationally – Institute of Classical Studies Blog
- The Envy and Spite of Intellectual Life – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Horrible Histories: The Movie: Rotten Romans
- Weekend Party Advice: Don’t Talk about Centaurs! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Free! Database of manuscripts containing Latin Saint’s Lives – at the Bollandists – Roger Pearse
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- 4th August AD 119 – A letter from Hadrian conferring new rights to illegitimate children of soldiers is published in Alexandria (#Hadrian1900) – FOLLOWING HADRIAN
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This episode explores the controversial Nazareth Inscription which some historians, Bible scholars, and Christian apologists claim is hard, inscriptional proof of Jesus’s empty tomb. In this episode, Clint discusses the bizarre story around this inscription’s discovery, publication, its contents, and whether or not it is concrete proof of Jesus’s empty tomb.
Seneca’s Phaedra (c. 50s CE) is the story of an illicit passion, a stoic cautionary tale and simultaneously vivid character study.
- [BMCR] Giorgos Vavouranakis, Konstantinos Kopanias, Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos (ed.), Popular Religion and Ritual in Prehistoric and Ancient Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.
- [BMCR] Hans-Christian Günther (ed.), A Short Companion to Tibullus and the Corpus Tibullianum. Studia Classica et Mediaevalia 22.
- [BMCR] Arduino Maiuri (ed.), Antrum: riti e simbologie delle grotte nel Mediterraneo antico. Quaderni di studi e materiali di storia delle religioni, 16.
- The mighty Roman Empire taken on in Westacre Theatre’s production of Ben Hur
- War survivors bring The Trojans play to the stage | HeraldScotland
- CFP: Classics and Civic Activism | Society for Classical Studies
- Tokens: The Athenian Legacy to the Modern World
- AHCLC1098 Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) in Classical Languages and Literatures – Jobs at the University of Leeds
- Samograd Settlement in Bijelo Polje Carries Great Cultural and Spiritual Legacy
- Kevin Spacey reads poem about forsaken boxer at Rome museum – ABC News
- Blogger arrested for ‘breaching sexual decency’ in Greek tourist hotspot – 9Travel
- Stunning Photos Emerge of Tour of Greece by Car in the 1930s | GreekReporter.com
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
- Sortes Virgilianae (English)
- Sortes Virgilianae (Latin)
- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it should thunder today, it signifies that women are wiser than men.
… adapted from the text and translation of:
Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)