Hodie est pr. Kal. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 13 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Hellenic Parliament Illuminated To Honour The Battles Of Thermopylae And Salamis – Greek City Times
- Hebrew U: Modern Scans of Archaeological Finds May Show Traces of Original Dimensions of Biblical ‘Tefach’ | The Jewish Press
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- Ancient Cistern Fully Excavated in Croatia – Archaeology Magazine
- Sun disc discovered on ancient Thracian altar in northwest Turkey | Daily Sabah
- Archaeologists in Turkey Unearth 2,400-Year-Old Dionysus Mask | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
Classicists and Classics in the News
- [Ephemeris] INDICA IVSTITIA .
Public Facing Classics
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The digital Periegesis: Tracing the places of ancient Greece and the stories associated with them
- PaleoJudaica.com: New article on the Rylands fragment of John (P52)
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Ancient Throne. The Mediterranean, Near East, and Beyond, from the 3rd Millennium BCE to the 14th Century CE: Proceedings of the Workshop held at the 10th ICAANE in Vienna, April 2016
- Isolation and Self-Sufficiency – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Revenge is a Dish Best Served with Ample Notice – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Österreich: Innsbruck, Sammlungen der Universität Innsbruck und Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum Band 1: Attisch rotfigurige Keramik
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Formation, Organisation and Development of Iron Age Societies. A Comparative View: Proceedings of the Workshop held at 10th ICAANE in Vienna, April 2016
- 4 Years of Presidential Memories: No Fence-sitters in a Time of Civil Strife – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Darius III Codomannus – Mainzer Beobachter
- Achilles Removing Patroclus’ Body From The Battle, By Léon Davent (c. 16th century) | The Historian’s Hut
- The Tale Of Ancient Egypt’s Revenge Against A Roman Cat-Killer | The Historian’s Hut
- Walls, Gate, and Ramp of Troy II | Turkish Archaeological News
- Were the Ancient Greeks and Romans White? – Tales of Times Forgotten
- Destruction of Emperors’ Images on Roman Coins from the ANS Collection | Pocket Change
- Theognis; how to avoid tyranny inside a polity – Novo Scriptorium
- Τemporary removal and relocation of antiquities at the Venizelos station
- Ancient mosaic criticises Christianity
- Opening of upgraded archaeological site of Kabeirion, Lemnos
- What it was really like to be a Vestal Virgin
- The Life and Death of Pan and His Coins
- Ancient Mosaic Criticises Christianity – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Liz Gloyn joins us to talk to us all about monsters of the classical world and how they are represented in popular culture today.
By the first century BC, the nuisance of piracy had become a plague in the Mediterranean. The Romans dispatched Pompey who freed the way for the expansion of commerce and the Empire. But why was the Mediterranean so important to Rome? How did they go about ruling its waves? And how did they rid the sea of pirates? Rob Weinberg asks the big questions about this important stretch of water to Dr. James Corke-Webster at Kings College London.
How can ancient philosophy help us deal with natural disasters? Are we too reliant on technology? And can anyone truly understand stoicism without suffering? These are the questions we discuss with this week’s special guest, Dr. Anthony Arthur Long,…
It is time to move off the Italian peninsula. Tribes are trying to settle in Spain and Gaul and make deals with the Roman empire or the rebel leaders who keep popping up. But how can you expect things to go easy if your leader can’t even take a bath…
Champion of democracy, talented orator; listen in on our latest episode to hear of the great Demosthenes, presented with the great Dr Kerry Phelan…
- Creepy Classics: The Story of Creusa from Virgil, with Ed Harrisson and Olivia Knops on Apple Podcasts
A desperate family become separated while fleeing a war zone in this famous story from Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid, 2.624-795. I’m delighted to be joined on this episode by Dr Olivia Knops, from the University of Birmingham, and Ed Harrisson, who has composed all the music for the podcast. We have a good old natter about ancient and modern music, different musical moods, what we know about ancient music and how this can be transformed for modern listeners. The story features a new arrangement of the ancient Greek Seikilos Epitaph, the earliest known musical composition including musical notation.Content warning: war, fire, urban destruction, references to sexual violence.
Dave and Jeff finish off their tour through some of the narrative and aesthetic aspects of Homer’s first epic, the Iliad. Death on all sides, as Patroclus and Hector bite the dust, plus greaves, shields, and the Superman paradox. Come for the appetizers, stay through dessert.
- [BMCR] Christian Thrue Djurslev, Alexander the Great in the early Christian tradition: classical reception and patristic literature. Bloomsbury studies in classical reception. London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
- [BMCR] Martin Cropp, Minor Greek tragedians: fragments from the tragedies with selected testimonia. Volume 1, The fifth century. Aris & Phillips classical texts. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Marcelo Epstein, Ruth Spivak, The Latin of science. Mundelein, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2019.
- [BMCR] Patrick Finglass, Sophocles. Oedipus the king. Cambridge classical texts and commentaries, 57. Cambridge; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- CALL. 06.11.2020: II Colloquio internazionale tra dottorandi e dottori di ricerca “Ricerche di Archeologia Cristiana, TardAntichità e AltoMedioevo“(RACTA) – Roma (Italy)
- British Museum Still Refuses to Return Greece’s Parthenon Marbles | GTP Headlines
- The Acropolis Is About To Become Even More Impressive – Greek City Times
- The Phoenicians: Famed Traders Of The Ancient World – HistoryExtra
- 3D Dalmatia: Duo Creating 3D Animations of Ancient Zadar with Mobile App
‘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 a change in the state from worse to better.
… 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)