Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Feb. 2774 AUC ~ 7 Gamelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Roman Shipwreck Filled With Ancient Treasures, Discovered Off Greece’s Kassos Island – Greek City Times
- Ancient ‘Christ, born of Mary’ inscription unearthed in northern Israel – The Jerusalem Post
In Case You Missed It
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Classicists and Classics in the News
- Comfort Classics: Elizabeth Shepherd – Classical Studies Support
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Mamucium
- These Dead Are Dead – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- America. January 20, 2021. Evening. – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Bestiaria Latina Blog: Centum Verba 21: Leo et Mus
- Roman Times: Megarian bowls
- A Recipe For Your, Um, Growing Problem – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Giving The Finger in Ancient Greek – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Orpheus Playing for the Animals, By Gillis Claesz d’Hondecoeter (c. 1575/1580-1638) | The Historian’s Hut
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Digging Digital Museum Collections
- PaleoJudaica.com: Kepnes (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Theology (CUP)
- The Odyssey, Book 21 – Part 2 | Greek Myth Comix
- Odyssey Book 21 – Part 2, and NEW! Ancient Geek podcast | Greek Myth Comix
- Epigram of the month: A (slightly belated, but heartfelt) Happy New Year, right after Blue Monday! – MAPPOLA
- Subsellium – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- The Trade-Routes between Rome and India – Egypt and the sea-route to India – Novo Scriptorium
- Mên, Amastris, Who?!? – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Sicily not Spain – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- A Queen (nearly) Erased – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Another Jesus Was Found in Egypt. The strange story of the Nag Hammadi… | by Jonathan Poletti | History of Yesterday | Jan, 2021 | Medium
- Why I chose Classics and Ancient History (and why you should too!) – OurWarwick
- Keeping Warm the Roman Way | Getty Iris
- Ad Navseam: Ad Navseam Episode 20: A Lion at the Gates – The Battle of Thermopylae, Part 2 on Apple Podcasts
Late August, 480 BC. The tension in the pass finally gives way to violence and for the first two days of battle the Persians learn their wicker wear can’t match Spartan discipline. Xerxes gets throne-hopping mad until a local traitor (Ephialtes – boo!) tells him of the mountain pass that will allow him to outflank the Greeks below. Leonidas has excruciating choices to make and resigns himself to death, but not before dropping a series of action hero one-liners that had Schwarzeneggar taking notes. So molon over, don’t linger in the labe, and rest easy—the bon mots in this one fly so thick you’ll be listening in the shade.
The Aeneid, by Virgil, is one of the great world epics. Inspired by, and modeled after, the Odyssey, it’s the story of Aeneas’s journey from burning Troy to found the Roman empire, and all bleeding ground, sad Cyclopes, and bellybutton-wolves he encounters along the way.
- Interview with the Creators of Old World, an Ancient History Strategy Game | Ancient History Encyclopedia
- Socrates and Athens: Why we still need to care about both today | King’s College London
- Curators in Quarantine: Squirrel Appreciation Day
- Where did you shop in Ancient Rome? | American Institute for Roman Culture
- Astrology and the Use of Stars in the Hellenistic World | Classics and Ancient History @ Warwick
- [AJA] Archaeologists in Print: Publishing for the People By Amara Thornton. London: University College London Press 2018.
- [BMCR] Bobby Xinyue, Nicholas Freer, Reflections and new perspectives on Virgil’s Georgics. Bloomsbury Classical studies monographs. London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
- [BMCR] Christoph Rummel, Stefan Schmidt, Aude Simony, Die frühhellenistische Nekropole von Alexandria-Shatby. Studien zur Antiken Stadt, 17. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2019.
- [BMCR] Arlene Allan, Evangelia Anagnostou-Laoutides, Emma Stafford, Herakles inside and outside the Church: from the first apologists to the end of the Quattrocento. Metaforms: studies in the reception of classical antiquity, volume 18. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Xerxes against Hellas – An Iconic Conflict from Different Perspectives
- 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 an abundance of imports but also of respiratory diseases.
… 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)