Hodie est XV Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 121 Maimakterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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- For classicists, ‘quid pro quo’ is music to the ears – The Washington Post
- [Brent Davis] Discovery is a key to deciphering this lost Minoan language – Futurity
Public Facing Classics
- [Sarah Scullin] To Craft Is Woman? – EIDOLON
- Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 16
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Laconic Message
- Hey D, Where Does Punctuation Come From? – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- CofC Classics Student Perspective: Chandler Spearman | Department of Classics
- The spread of Egyptian cults across the early Hellenistic Aegean Sea – Novo Scriptorium
- An Unfamiliar State of Affairs – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Blog: How Do We Record the History of Women in Classics? | Society for Classical Studies
- Fake Aristotle Quote Opposing Human Rights for Immigrants :: Pharos
- Homer in the Sunshine – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Revisiting the case of the marble head of Alexander the Great as Helios, the Sun God ~ ARCAblog
- NEW: An unnoticed portrait of Hadrian’s first heir, L. Aelius Caesar, in Rome’s Casino Aurora? – FOLLOWING HADRIAN
- Arrian I.15.1-8 | The Second Achilles
Myth and history are brought together in a new exhibition
We all think we know something of the story of Caligula. We have a picture of him as a destructive monster, an insane sadist. But truth is rarely that simple. Let’s take a look at the sources and their individual biases. And let’s keep in mind that Caligula was Rome’s first true emperor.
Synopsis: Ongoing strife in Anatolia and Egypt allows Antiochus VII to campaign east against the Parthians. His early successes inspire hopes of a resurgent Seleucid Empire, hopes shattered by his unexpected death.
Whether they’re smuggling stolen artifacts from war-torn countries, displaying forged antiquities, or simply using the guise of a museum to promote, affirm and elevate their own Evangelical Christian beliefs, it seems like there’s always something in the news about the Museum of the Bible – the $500-million philanthropic pet project funded by the Green family of Hobby Lobby fame. As a result, Marisa and I thought it would be fun to have Dr. Jill Hicks Keeton – Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at OU – on The Lost Ogle Show to talk about her new book “The Museum of the Bible: A Critical Introduction.”
- [BMCR] Lidewij van Gils, Irene J. F. de Jong, Caroline Kroon (ed.), Textual Strategies in Ancient War Narrative: Thermopylae, Cannae and Beyond. Amsterdam studies in classical philology 29. Leiden: Brill, 2018.
- [BMCR] Juan Antonio López Férez, Galeno: preparación y constitución de textos críticos, entrega y publicación de obras propias o ajenas. Estudios de Filología Griega (EFG), 16. Madrid: Ediciones Clásicas, 2018.
- [BMCR] Susan Sherratt, John Bennet (ed.), Archaeology and Homeric Epic. Sheffield studies in Aegean archaeology, 11. Oxford; Philadelphia: Oxbow Books, 2016.
- [BMCR] Clare Fitzgerald, John E. Bowlt, Rachel Herschman, Kenneth D. S. Lapatin, F. G. Naerebout (ed.), Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes. New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2019.
- THE TROJAN WAR: The Chronicles of Dictys of Crete and Dares the Phrygian – Classics for All
- LIDDELL & SCOTT: The History, Methodology and Languages of the World’s Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek – Classics for All
- [Anthony Everitt] The Latest Alexander the Great Biography – The National Herald
- [Catherine Wilson] Review: A new guide to Epicureanism describes how to live life well | Book Reviews | postandcourier.com
- Student-Written Play MOIRAI Reimagines Greek Mythology – The Oberlin Review
- Riot Act Inc. tells ‘The Odyssey’ maids’ stories | Local | jhnewsandguide.com
- PCS Fall Professional Day – November 23, 2019 | CAAS-CW
- Career Networking Sign-Up Now Available | Society for Classical Studies
- ASCSA – The Harry Bikakis Fellowship | CAAS-CW
- Teaching Associate in Classics (Greek Language and Literature) at University of Bristol
- Kenan Chair Professor ~ Wake Forest
- Assistant Professor, Art History ~ Wake Forest
- University of Alabama Employment Site | Chair, Modern Languages & Classics
- Helen of Troy: the Greek epics are not just about war – they’re about women | Culture | The Guardian
- Troy: Myth & Reality | Apollo Magazine
- Of Girls and Gaulois: The Equality of Celtic Women in France
- Tornos News | “The Independent” to UK PM Boris Johnson: Return the Elgin Marbles
- Why Do We Say ‘Gubernatorial’? : NPR
- [paywalled] The Epic Afterlife of Troy – WSJ
- Mark Luttenberger’s new book “Philip II of Macedon” is a scholarly read on the life and legacy of Phillip II, king of Macedon.
- Will Boris Johnson right our colonial wrongs and return the Elgin Marbles? Don’t make me laugh | The Independent
‘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 plenty of food for the flocks.
… 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)