Hodie est pr. XIX Kal. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 29 Maimakterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- This little light of mine: 2,000-year-old lantern found in Jerusalem
- King Herod’s throne room where ‘Salome danced’ found in Jordan – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- Jordan: Roman archaeological site uncovered in Amman | Mena – Gulf News
- Funeral pyres from eighth century BC found in ancient Greek city of Gela in Sicily – The Archaeology News Network
- 66 Roman military camps identified in Castile and Leon – The Archaeology News Network
- Roman sarcophagus discovered in Cologne – The Archaeology News Network
Public Facing Classics
- AtG on Fb this week | The Second Achilles
- A Mid December Update | The Second Achilles
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Do No Harm
- Poets, Flattery, and the Invention of Religious Cults – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- “He Could Probably Stumble Through Homer” – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Roman Times: Cypriot funerary colonettes from the Roman period
- Adventures in Greek & Latin Composition – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The Family Of Darius Pleading To Alexander, Painted By Gasparo Diziani (c. 1689-1767) | The Historian’s Hut
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Celtic bronze with golden eyes found in Slovakia
- Waar Salome danste – of zoiets – Mainzer Beobachter
- Archaeologists find Britain’s only 5th c. Roman mosaic
- PaleoJudaica.com: Zoom lecture on the synagogue of Dura-Europos
- PaleoJudaica.com: Want to read the Scroll of Antiochus?
- PaleoJudaica.com: New areas of Herodium opened
- PaleoJudaica.com: Two oil lamp workshops
- 12 Facts You Did Not Know About The Acropolis of Athens | TheCollector
- Memorabilia Antonina: John le Carré, 1931-2020
- Spencer Alley: Ancient Roman Fragments, Friezes and Funerary Marbles
- Coffee and Circuses: Documentary: Rosemary Sutcliff and Re-imagining Roman Britain on Apple Podcasts
… As the 14th December 2020 marks what would have been Sutcliff’s 100 birthday, we’ve put together an audio documentary about her life and works, exploring how she engaged with themes such as religion, nature, nationality, sexuality, material culture and disability Roman Britain, as well as her continuing impact today.
In many ways Agrippina can be associated with the worst qualities of Livia – a scheming, deceiving and manipulating. But in her marriage to Claudius you can see a different side of her: an ambitious, capable Empress who made Claudius look good. Part IV of ‘Empresses of Rome’ Guest: Dr Emma Southon (Historian and author of Agrippina: Empress, Exile, Hustler, Whore).
An interview with Dr Elodie Paillard discussing her work on the non-elite characters in the plays of Sophocles and what they tell us about changes in athenian society in the 5th Century BCE.. Dr Paillard is Honorary Associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney and lecturer and scientific collaborator in the Department of Ancient Civilizations at the University of Basel. She is currently leading a research project on Greek theatre in Roman Italy, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. She is the author of ‘The Stage and the City. Non-élite Characters in the Tragedies of Sophocles’ (Paris 2017). She is currently co-editing two forthcoming collective volumes, one on Greek Theatre and Metatheatre: Definitions, Problems and Limits and one on Theatre and Autocracy in the Ancient World. In parallel to her interest in ancient Greek theatre, she is also working on the social structure of Classical Athens and the emergence of democracy.
- A.D. History Podcast: Juvenal The Satirist & How The Hell We Got The Five Good Emperors | 141AD-150AD on Apple Podcasts
In this newest edition of the A.D. History Podcast, we explore a very unlikely – yet highly revealing – aspect of Roman society, satire. Specifically by exploring one of Rome’s most infamous satirists… Juvenal! For the second segment, Paul breaks down in full exactly how the hell we ended up with the historical concept of the “Five Good Emperors.” If you enjoyed our previous episode’s interview with Sam Aranow, it would be very difficult to consider the acts of Hadrian as “good.” So, what gives? We have the very answer for you!
- Aratus of Sicyon | Classics and Ancient History @ Warwick
- PillarTalk: Race and Diversity in CAHAE (The UoM CAHAE Podcast S1:E14) | UoM CAHAE Society
- How Did Ancient Greek Athletes Exercise? Pankration Series Episode 3: The Olympian Workout | AM Pankration
- [BMCR] Jesper Majbom Madsen, Cassius Dio. Ancients in action. London; New York: Bloomsbury, 2020.
- [BMCR] Bridget Martin, Harmful interaction between the living and the dead in Greek tragedy. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Robert Kaster, Cicero: Brutus and Orator. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- A World Beneath the Sands by Toby Wilkinson review – the golden age of Egyptology | History books | The Guardian
- NORTH COAST REP THEATRE BRILLIANTLY REIMAGINES HOMER’S EPIC POEM “THE ILIAD” FILMED AS A MODERN DRESS PRODUCTION ON ITS STAGE IN SOLANA BEACH – Desert Local News
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- SCS event: “Classics careers: a cross-generational conversation about and with Yale Alumni” | Yale Department of Classics
- ‘An even more unexpected find’ – The synagogue of Dura-Europos and its place in local society | CAS Ed & SE Centre
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
‘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 both civil war and abundance.
… 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)