Hodie est a.d. VI Non. Mart. 2772 AUC ~ 8 Anthesterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
… just another slow news Monday …
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Mary Beard blocked by No 10 as British Museum trustee ‘for pro-Europe views’ | Books | The Guardian
- Classics program looks to add biblical Hebrew option for students – The GW Hatchet
Public Facing Classics
- Trojan Horse of Troy | Turkish Archaeological News
- Slinging Classical Texts – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Arrian I.17.1-12 | The Second Achilles
- Sappho’s Equal? Some Epigrams Assigned to the Poet Nossis – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Ausonius: Prose rhythm and an emendation in a Donatist martyr act
- From Incest to Athletics – It’s All Undignified in Rome – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- A Life of Reading – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
Apuleius’ The Golden Ass is Ancient Rome’s only novel to survive in full – a strange, often disturbing fairytale that had a huge influence on posterity.
One of the unexpected results from the UK leaving the European Union, is that the British Museum may finally be forced to hand back one of its most famous artefacts, the Elgin Marbles, to the country it was taken from more than 200 years ago. Mark Sutton on the significance of the Parthenon Marbles with Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Sydney, Vrasidas Karalis.
We travel back to Ancient Rome on episode 3 of I, Podius. On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode three of I, Claudius, “What Shall We Do About Claudius.” We’re introduced to a young adult Claudius played by the great Sir Derek Jacobi who is learning that pragmatism may keep him safe in a world of poisonous figs and deadly grandmothers. Plus, more dispatches from the empire from listeners like you and more!
- CALL. 15.03.2020: [PANEL 11] “Layout and Materiality of Writing in Ancient Documents from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity: A Comparative Approach“ (CCAH) – Coimbra (Portugal)
- East meets West – 03-04-05/04/2020, London (England)
- Recommended Reading: ‘Lovely War’ is Historical Fiction with a Twist | Lake Minnetonka
- Never Forget How Ruthlessly Rome Forged Its Empire
- Unsung Women | Babatha: The real housewife of ancient Judea – The Forward
- How Failure at the Battle of Cannae Nearly Destroyed the Roman Republic | The National Interest
- The uncertain future of humanities education | Arts And Leisure | dailyuw.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 an end to the threatening business.
… 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)