Hodie est pr. XVI Kal. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 2 Poseideon in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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- PaleoJudaica.com: Les délimitations éditoriales des Écritures des bibles anciennes … (ed. Bady & Korpel) (Peeters)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Queen Salome Alexandra
- “Hello Stranger!” Rocking out with the Cyclops Online – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Serlio’s 1540 plan of the Baths of Constantine – Roger Pearse
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Reconstructing Scales of Production in the Ancient Greek World: Producers, Processes, Products, People Panel 3.4
- Semiramis, Master of Disguise – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Using Ostraca in the Ancient World: New Discoveries and Methodologies
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- Caesar on the Rubico – Mainzer Beobachter
- The Wild Origin Story Of Teiresias’s Blindness And Wisdom | The Historian’s Hut
- Burrus Prostrating Himself Before His Sovereign Lord, Painted By Otto Wallgren (c. 1795-1857) | The Historian’s Hut
- PaleoJudaica.com: Schiffman Festschrift
- PaleoJudaica.com: Antiochus IV Epiphanes – forgotten villain?
- The (Ancient) Science of Snow – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Ever Wondered Who Turned Medusa Into a Gorgon and How?
- Timodemides’ Allotment Plate. Manchester Museum 42015 | cahaeresearch
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: French detectorist accused of looting on vast scale after haul discovered at home
- Spencer Alley: Terracotta (Ancient and Modern) from the Italian Peninsula
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: More on the “Gingelom Hoard”
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica 2020
- Greek Archaeologists: the ICOMOS resolution cannot be undermined
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- Antiochus Epiphanes—The Bible’s Most Notoriously Forgotten Villain – Biblical Archaeology Society
- Rethinking Nero: Was The Roman Emperor Really So Bad? – HistoryExtra
- Maxims From the Delphic Oracle – The Good Men Project
- Seven Odd Things the Romans Used To Do | by Daniel Ganninger | Knowledge Stew | Dec, 2020 | Medium
- The Frightening Origins of the Sardonic Grin | by Mythili the dreamer | Lessons from History | Oct, 2020 | Medium
- Ad Navseam: Ad Navseam Episode 15: I Can’t Spare a Square! – Horror Vacui and the Dipylon Vase on Apple Podcasts
Filling every nook and cranny, Jeff and Dave this week focus on their fears, and the 8th century B.C. pottery masterpiece known as the Dipylon Vase. What drives an artist and a culture to create a work like this in which every inch of the surface is covered? Is there something to this “fear of the empty space”? What about the funeral scene that dominates the titular objet d’art, and when is that crunchy, creamy Jif sponsorship coming through? So come on in for a whirlwind tour of early Greek art, play a quick game of Where’s Waldopolous?, and even learn about Edward Hopper’s influence on Alfred Hitchcock. And don’t forget to water the ferns…unless you’re a pteridophobe, that is.
- Thin End of the Wedge: 13. Nicolò Marchetti: Nineveh 2020. How and why archaeology? on Apple Podcasts
Nicolò discusses the work of the Iraqi-Italian team at the site of Nineveh in 2019 and 2020. What is the situation at Nineveh now? How has the site been affected in recent years? New research has revealed new information and insights. But far more…
From 478 BCE until 404 BCE, a collection of Greek city-states were united under the leadership of Athens. Beyond inscriptions and a few minor sources, there is very little to tell us about life within this empire … that is, except the works of Thucydides, an Athenian historian and general who wrote a history of the Peloponnesian War. Professor Polly Low from Durham University spoke to Tristan about what we can learn from Thucydides work about this Athenian empire. How did Athens come to have this power? How did they keep their subjects in line? What did Thucydides miss out?
- The Partial Historians: Special Episode – The Year of the Four Emperors with Dr Rob Cromarty on Apple Podcasts
We are thrilled to be joined by Dr Rob Cromarty, better known as Doc Crom, for this special episode on the Year of the Four Emperors. Doc Crom, is a teacher, author, and fellow fan of #PhallusThursdays and #FannyFriday over on twitter and we recommend you follow him for his excellent tweets about Latin literature and ancient artefacts. In this very special episode we talk about his journey into Classics and his take on the personalities and power struggles involved in the aftermath of the death of the Emperor Nero.
Our guests this episode were Malcolm Choat, Ariel Sabar, Mike Sampson & Usama Gad.
- Terence – Adelphoe – Iambic Octonarius/Senarius – METRE; Jambischer Oktonar/Senar | Musa Pedestris
- Roman Commodities: The Digital Daily Dig on Vimeo
- Cyclops, Euripides | Center for Hellenic Studies
- Classics and Ancient History @ Warwick
- [BMCR!!!] S. Rebecca Martin, Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper, The tiny and the fragmented: miniature, broken, or otherwise incomplete objects in the ancient world. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
- [BMCR] Andrea Raggi, Pierangelo Buongiorno, Il “senatus consultum de Plarasensibus et Aphrodisiensibus” del 39 a. C. Edizione, traduzione e commento. Studien und Materialien, Band 7. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2020.
- [BMCR] Bernd Bader, Josephus Latinus. De Bello Iudaico Buch 1. Palingenesia, 119. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2019.
- [AJA] Two Late Cypriot City Quarters at Hala Sultan Tekke: The Söderberg Expedition 2010–2017 By Peter M. Fischer and Teresa Bürge (SIMA 147). Uppsala: Astrom Editions 2018.
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- Digital humanities – How data analysis can enrich the liberal arts | Christmas Specials | The Economist
- Before the Fall: 10 Roman Sites Outside of Italy
- New Pavilion At Sydney’s Barangaroo Echoes The Grecian Temple Of Poseidon In Sounion – Greek City Times
- [Reddit ~ AskHistorians] How were texts organized in ancient libraries?
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders it portends the birth of a few locusts, but there still will be 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)