Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Mai. 2772 AUC ~ 18 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
Nothing new this weekend!
- Roman Times: Dionysus with an eastern “twist”
- May You Count Yourself Lucky, Today – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- PaleoJudaica.com: Carthage
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: Interactive Digs : Archaeological Institute of America and Archaeology magazine’s
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Useless
- Comfort Classics: Susan Raikes – Classical Studies Support
- Musical instruments in ancient Greece: votive or ritual equipment (or both)? | The Votives Project
- Dying Just As Life Gets Good – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Weekend Reading: Ignoring Reality – Classical Studies Support
- Classics in Sarasota: There will be blood: Vengeance beforehand
- Roman Times: Roman trading partners: The Kushans
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: AWOL News
- Shock Tactics | Sphinx
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Rock Concerts
- THE ANCIENT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION – Obscure Antiquity
- Pseudo-Isidorus (2) – Mainzer Beobachter
- Debate-Me Guys and the Nature of Bigness – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Sickness and Knowledge – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Plutarch’s Advice On What To Watch – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens Newsletter [formerly: ákoue: Newsletter of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens]
- Classics at the Intersections: Being “American”, Sophocles’ Intentions, and the Debates over “Western Civ”
- Sinkhole reveals original Roman paving next to Pantheon in Rome – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- Misverstand: Archimedes – Mainzer Beobachter
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Good and Bad Breeding
- Dedicating What To Your Stepmother? Mother’s Day With Some Ancient Greek – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Texts Added to the TLG on April 9, 2020
- The Worst Things and the Best Speeches – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
Will Vorenus and Pullo recover Caesar’s stolen standard? Will anyone explain why Octavian needs to go to Gaul? Find out in the inaugural episode of Raising Standards, a true rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome for true Romans!. Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.
Ian McNeice played the Newsreader in Rome, a character who bought both a flourish and much needed exposition to the Roman forum!
The Greek victory at Salamis was monumental. But in the aftermath of that victory, Greece and her leaders still had many decisions to make. It is here that we begin to see a divergence between the naval-minded leaders and their vision, and the land-centered leaders with a different vision. We begin to discuss these divergent views, how they were debated in Greece, and how the leaders of each view tried to outmaneuver their opponents. Amidst the politics and debate, Greece still had to finish their war with Persia. We witness the conclusion, as battle comes to both Plataea and then to Mycale, where an unexpected final blow decimates the remainder of the Persian naval force.
William Etty and the Classical Body
This episode is a discussion between Classicist Mary Beard and art historian Cora Gilroy-Ware, author of The Classical Body in Romantic Britain. It hones in on Etty’s 1837 The Sirens and Ulysses.
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- Etymology Is Not Destiny – EIDOLON
- On Not Wanting to Know Ancient Greek – EIDOLON
- Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’ at 20: Production Designer Looks Back – Variety
- Ancient Pompeii Had a Recycling Program
- Roman Conquest: How Did Life in Britain Change?
- [They changed the headline] This 2,000-Year-Old Sapphire Ring was Once Worn by Caligula
- Museums get behind metal detectorists in their quest for treasure | Financial Times
‘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 storms, heavy rains, flooding of rivers, and a throng of lizards of reptiles.
… 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)