Hodie est V Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 1 Poseideion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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Classicists and Classics in the News
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Public Facing Classics
- [Chris Mackie] Explainer: the story of Demeter and Persephone
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Another Portrait of the Blogger
- Testicular Tuesday – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Een nieuw oude Persefone – Mainzer Beobachter
- The Best Time For Sex? A Holiday Dinner Conversation Prompt – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Recap of the SBL “First Century Mark” Session | Variant Readings
- Dionysius the Distended – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Sneak Peek: Shawn Graham’s Failing Gloriously and Other Essays | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- The Only Dinner Invitation Poem You Will Ever Need – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Jesus Was Not Born in a Stable – Brice C. Jones
- Controversial Topics for the Thanksgiving Table: HOMER VS. VERGIL – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
Gauis Gracchus – awe-inspiring and passionate to exaggeration, a demagogue pure and simple, seemingly shunned the family business, at least to begin with. But however much you may try to defer your fate, sometimes decisions are made for you. Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University)
- [BMCR] Justin Leidwanger, Carl Knappett (ed.), Maritime Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- [BMCR] Cinzia Arruzza, A Wolf in the City: Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato’s Republic. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Dorota Gorzelany, Macedonia – Alexandria: Monumental Funerary Complexes of the late Classical and Hellenistic Age. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2019.
- [BMCR] Paul Woodruff (ed.), The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford studies in philosophy and literature. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
- [BMCR] Kristine Bøggild Johannsen, Jane Hjarl Petersen (ed.), Family Lives: Aspects of Life and Death in Ancient Families. Acta hyperborea, 15. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Seth Bernard, Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018
- AUGUSTINE CONFESSIONS BOOKS V-IX – Classics for All
- Discover the best preserved Roman city, Sagalassos, in Istanbul – Daily Sabah
- The Roots of Thanksgiving in Ancient Greece | USA.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 thunders today, it portends the same things.
… 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)