Hodie est pridie Non. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 8 Maimakterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
A very slow Monday ….
In Case You Missed It
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Nudity
- A Healthy Mind in A Healthy Body, but Greek – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Dear Christie’s: What’s the story on your provenance on this antefix? ~ ARCAblog
- Homer; Man and Responsibility – Novo Scriptorium
- Lucaneum (not a Sausage) for Lucan’s birthday | Curculio – Michael Hendry
- Arrian I.9.1-10 | The Second Achilles
- Time Travel – Ancient Rome blog Agrippa Part VII: Coins from Gaul, Epirus and Rome – Time Travel – Ancient Rome blog
Richard joins David for a two-part episode, reflecting on how the study of Roman Britain has evolved since he published ‘My Roman Britain’, his unique writing style, reviewer feedback – both to him and from him, and how his own approach to material nearly saw him axed from teaching Roman Britain at UCL.
He also discusses how he came to lecturer in archaeology, starting as a schoolboy digging in Cirencester, to studying biochemistry at university and working as a school-teacher for a while, his subsequent journey around Europe collecting data on Roman coins, and the unexpected turn of events that helped him to fund a PhD. Along the way, he recalls meeting the who’s-who of Roman studies: Ian Richmond, Mortimer Wheeler, Molly Cotton, Shepperd Frere …and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
- [BMCR] Chiara Razzolini, Chiara Cauzzi (ed.), Le cinquecentine della Biblioteca del Convento della Verna. Istituto di Studi Italiani, Università della Svizzera Italiana. Biblioteca, 4. Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 2019.
- [BMCR] Mario Telò, Melissa Mueller (ed.), The Materialities of Greek Tragedy: Objects and Affect in Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
- The Guardian view on the history of slavery: much to be learned | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian
- HERstory: Cleopatra was more than what society would make of her | The Whit Online
- Replica of ancient Greek astronomical mechanism on display in China – Xinhua | English.news.cn
‘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 thunders today, it portends an improving grain crop.
… 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)