Hodie est Kal Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 10 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- The Fall of Pompeii reimagined in Paris′ Grand Palais | All media content | DW | 29.06.2020
- Thousands of ancient artefacts from Roman treasure to shipwreck bounty to be revealed by X-rays
- Macerata, iniziato il restauro dei reperti archeologici presenti nel cortile municipale – Macerata Notizie
- Excavation sheds new light on mysterious capital of Medes in Ecbatana – Tehran Times
- Rischio crollo nella cinta muraria del IV secolo a C | la Procura dispone il sequestro
- Excavations start in Roman-era Silifke Castle
- Part of Colchester’s Roman wall to be sold at auction | Gazette
- Watercraft to return to ancient Roman-era city
In Case You Missed It
- Roman Times: The Fall of Pompeii reimagined in Paris’ Grand Palais through September 27 in Paris
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Lockdown
- Comfort Classics: Abi Buglass – Classical Studies Support
- Only Bad Dudes Want Statues in the First Place – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: EpiDoc
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Clavis Clavium
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Manchester Artefact Hunters Arrested With Metal Detectors, Artefacts and Cannabis [UPDATED]
- Milking the He-Goat: The Only Proverb You Need Today – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Drink Your Vergil! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Jason And Medea, Painted By John William Waterhouse (1849–1917) | The Historian’s Hut
- When A Spartan Fleet Was Devastated In 410 BCE, The Persians Helped Them Rebuild | The Historian’s Hut
- Not Fade Away | Sphinx
- June 2020 in Turkish archaeology | Turkish Archaeological News
- Book Club | July 2020: Quintus Smyrnaeus Fall of Troy 5–9 | The Kosmos Society
John Bracey, aka @magisterbracey on Twitter, is a Latin teacher in Massachusetts teaching Latin using the Comprehensible Input technique.. He has an MA in Classics from Boston College and in 2016 he was named Latin Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association. He leads workshops for teachers around the US on language teaching. He has written in Eidolon about his experience trying to get hired as a Black Latin teacher and why students of color don’t take Latin.
John J. Miller is joined by Spencer Klavan to discuss Aeschylus’s The Persians.
This week, curator Kenneth Lapatin dives into a new world through Roman carved gem that features Aeneas fleeing Troy.
In this story, young Curtius Rufus is about to give up on a political career as he’s surrounded by rumours and prejudice, when an African spirit appears to him with a positive message… This story is told by both Pliny the Younger (Letters, 7.27) and Tacitus (Annals, 11.20-21) though Pliny is rather kinder to both the spirit and to Rufus than Tacitus is! Followed by a discussion looking at race and ethnicity in the Roman world.Content warning: racism, ableism, abortion.
- [BMCR] Anna Uhlig, Theatrical reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus. Cambridge classical studies. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Sabine Feist, Die byzantinische Sakralarchitektur der Dunklen Jahrhunderte. Spätantike – Frühes Christentum – Byzanz, Band 46. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2019.
- [BMCR] Vincenzo Bochicchio, Marco Mazzeo, Giuseppe Squillace, A lume di naso: olfatto, profumi, aromi tra mondo antico e contemporaneo. Macerata: Quodlibet, 2019.
- Online Classics Resources | Cambridge Compendium | The Greeks, the Romans, and Us
- In Search of King David’s Lost Empire | The New Yorker
- How AI helps historians solve ancient puzzles | 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 abundance, but a destruction of 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)