Hodie est a.d. IX Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 26 Pyanepsion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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Public Facing Classics
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- [Maria Wyke] Iconising the Classical: Pompeii in Silent Cinema – CRASSH
- [Madeline Miller] Spokane is Reading hosts author Madeline Miller, whose bestseller Circe reimagines a minor female character from The Odyssey | The Pacific Northwest Inlander
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Die domini, avos laudo apud quos nunc liberi versantur
This week the Books Podcast leaves its dank burrow and hits the road. I travelled to the southern Peloponnese to catch up with the Orange-prize winning novelist Madeline Miller, where she was hosting a reading weekend at the Costa Navarino resort. Madeline’s first novel, The Song of Achilles, retold the Iliad from Patroclus’s point of view. Her second, Circe, takes on the great sorceress of the Odyssey. She talked about how — as a classicist as well as a novelist — she approached reworking these canonical stories; about taking liberties with Circe; and about how the ‘rape culture’ of Ancient Greece speaks to us in the age of #metoo.
- [BMCR] Steven J. Green (ed.), Grattius: Hunting an Augustan Poet. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
- [BMCR] Achim Lichtenberger, Rubina Raja (ed.), Archaeology and History of Jerash: 110 Years of Excavations. Jerash papers, 1. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018.
- [BMCR] Eirini M. Dimitriadou, Athens: Settlements and Cemeteries in the Submycenaean, Geometric and Archaic Periods. Monumenta archaeologica, 42. Los Angeles: UCLA, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, 2019.
- [BMCR] Antony Augoustakis, R. Joy Littlewood (ed.), Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2019
- [BMCR] Stéphanie Guédon (ed.), La frontière méridionale du Maghreb: Approches croisées (Antiquité – Moyen Âge). 1. Scripta receptoria, 13. Bordeaux: Ausonius Éditions, 2018.
- [BMCR] Cécile Durvye, Diodore de Sicile. Bibliothèque historique. Tome XV: Livre XX. Collection des universités de France, 538. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2018.
- Bare Theatre Presents THE TROJAN WOMEN
- California University theater department opens season with Greek parody | Local | heraldstandard.com
- In Characters Ancient and Contemporary, Women Discover Their Power Onstage – The New York Times
- Original handwritten Olympic manifesto to auction at Sotheby’s
- This Might be Why the Infamous Vesuvius Eruption That Destroyed Pompeii Was so Explosive
- Greek university offers first classics degree in English
- Greek Scientists Say Alexander the Great Died of Pancreatic Necrosis | GreekReporter.com
- Big, bad Boudica united thousands of ancient Britons against Rome | National Geographic
- One Ring to Rule Them All, 10 Years to Study Its Significance – The Montclarion
- The professor whose zeal for collecting left a lasting legacy on Tyneside – Chronicle Live
- Asterix gets update with female heroine in latest outing | News | WKZO
- Women, once relegated to supporting roles, are becoming the protagonists of their own stories – The Washington Post
- The Intriguing Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City | Greek Reporter Europe /
- What’s the Plural of Quid Pro Quo? – Mother Jones
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, because of the discord of those in power, the common people will oppress others.
… 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)