#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 26, 2020

Hodie est pr. VII Kal. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 11 Poseideon in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

In the News

Photos| Egyptian authorities bust fraudulent antiquities trafficking ring – Egypt Independent

I TESORI VESUVIANI. Colonne e vasellame antico, scavi nella Zona X a Piazzolla di Nola – il Fatto Vesuviano

Rome reopens the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Emperor of Christmas | ROME REPORTS

Italy: Pompeii to open ancient ‘street food’ diner to visitors

In Case You Missed It

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Church Built On The Site Believed To Have Hosted The Last Supper – Greek City Times

Mausoleo di Augusto, the tomb of the Emperor Augustus, to open in Rome | CNN Travel

Ancient Spartan Dialect Still Alive Despite Ravages of Time and Fortune | GreekReporter.com

Classicists and Classics in the News

The Pope’s Latin teacher – The Oldie

Greek/Latin News


Fresh Bloggery

Was the date for Christmas decided at the Council of Nicaea (AD 325)? – Bad Ancient

PaleoJudaica.com: Nativity narratives: new Moses and new David

PaleoJudaica.com: What Was that Christmas Star?

Roman Times: A Roman cavalryman’s emergency brake

AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Articles Published in the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology in 2020

Travel Plans for the Holidays: On to Bethlehem with the Protoevangelium of James – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Archibab News: Décembre 2020

Tired Oxen, Heavy Feet – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Why Does Donald Trump Like Neoclassical Architecture So Much? – Tales of Times Forgotten

PaleoJudaica.com: More on those reconstructed Temple courts floors

PaleoJudaica.com: Christmas 2020

PaleoJudaica.com: Herodium

Roman Times: Roman plunder

Virgin Birth in the Wilderness: The Apocryphal Gospel of James for Christmas Eve – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Bestiaria Latina Blog: Centum Verba: Leo et Canis

He Wrote a Bad Latin Theme – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

PaleoJudaica.com: The recasting of John the Baptist?

PaleoJudaica.com: On that first-century house in Nazareth

Didn’t Get What You Wanted for Christmas? Tell Cicero or Xenophon – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Spencer Alley: Gods and Heroes in Marble from 16th-Century Italy

Paris’ Prologue 27: Alternative Version: Paris Receives His Name Paris after The Judgement of Bulls: spannycattroy — LiveJournal

A Child’s Letter (P.Mich.XMAS) – Mycenaean Miscellany

Banking, Trade & Commerce In Ancient Phoenicia

Paris’ Prologue 28: Alternative Version: Priam Asks Paris to Return After Judgement of Bulls: spannycattroy — LiveJournal

The Chariot: Plato’s Concept of the Lover’s Soul in Phaedrus

Fresh Podcasts

‎Roamin’ The Empire: Episode 7 – Noviodunum on Apple Podcasts

In this episode of the Roamin’ The Empire podcast, we take a look at the Gallo-Roman site of Noviodunum, located among the present-day town of Jublains in the Mayenne department of Northern France. Not to be confused with a number of other settlements…

‎Ancient Warfare Podcast: AWA: Roman Wedges on Apple Podcasts

What do you want to know about Roman Wedges? Murray has the answers.

‎Dan Snow’s History Hit: History Legends: Michael Wood on Apple Podcasts

Michael Wood joined me on the podcast to talk about his career as a historian.

Fresh Youtubery

Rome reopens the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Emperor of Christmas| Rome Reports

Luke 2. 1-14- The Birth of Jesus according to Luke the Apostle (in Ancient Greek) | Walter M. Roberts III, PhD

Odyssey Rhapsody 24. Athena Steps In. Center for Hellenic Studies. Bettina Joy de Guzman 

Odyssey Rhapsody 24. Nereids & Muses Mourn. Center for Hellenic Studies. Bettina Joy de Guzman 

Pompei: riaffiora intatto il Termopolio della Regio V. Le parole di Massimo Osanna | Pompeii Sites

Il termopolio della REGIO V – Le parole del Ministro Dario Franceschini | Pompeii Sites

Book Reviews

VDI en mémoire de S. R. Tokhtasev | Spartokos a lu

Online Talks and Professional Matters

See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar

SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars


Ancient Greek Theaters of Sicyon and Messene are Treasures of the Peloponnese | GreekReporter.com

The History of Wonder Woman’s Amazonian Contest – Nerdist

Greek Artist Created a Snow Sculpture of Poseidon in Astoria Park | community , general news | The National Herald

When philosopher met king: on Plato’s Italian voyages | Aeon Essays

Thebes of Myth and History – CounterPunch.org

British villa in Rome holds secrets from Nero to the Nazis | News | The Times

Tornos News | Hellenic Museum in Melbourne to offer virtual course on Ancient Greece in January

Rediscovering the Antonine Wall £2.1m project makes mark | Glasgow Times

British Elementary School Students Ask For Parthenon Marbles To Return To Greece – Greek City Times

The top 10 archaeological finds in Turkey and North Cyprus in 2020 | Ahval

Antigone’s Lesson for America | archive , opinions , guest columnists | The National Herald

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends diseases for enslaved persons.

… 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)

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