Hodie est Id. Mart. 2774 AUC ~ 2 Elaphebolion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
An apparently quiet Ides of March ….
In Case You Missed It
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- Ancient Ruins of Monastery, Greek Inscriptions Found in Egypt
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- Laudator Temporis Acti: Hillard & Botting
- Surrealist Heraclitus – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- “Greetings to My Sister”: A Letter Home – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Roman Times: Egalitarianism and Domestic Violence in the Ancient World
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Selected Writings of Cyrus H. Gordon
- Bestiaria Latina Blog: 43: Ranae et Puer
- MoM | The forgetful eyewitness – Mainzer Beobachter
- Beware the Ides of March… | Greek Myth Comix
- PaleoJudaica.com: Sanders obituary
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Regev, The Temple in Early Christianity
- PaleoJudaica.com: Giant Gath, giant Goliath?
- PaleoJudaica.com: More on the Shapira Scroll
- Experts recreate a mechanical Cosmos for the world’s first computer – The Archaeology News Network
- Britain is legitimate owner of Parthenon marbles, UK’s Johnson tells Greece – The Archaeology News Network
- 2700-year-old Phoenician shipwreck to be extracted from the seabed in Puerto de Mazarrón – The Archaeology News Network
- Looted Caligula ship mosaic returned to Italy – The Archaeology News Network
- Don’t Look Back in Anger: On Remembering to Forget — Antigone
- Cuneiform Writing: How Clay And Reeds Changed the World
- X-rays unlock secrets of the world’s oldest computer
- Is The Body Of Alexander The Great Actually In Saint Mark’s Tomb?
After 300 CE, Manichaeism spread quickly from its origins in modern day Iraq and Iran. Recent archaeological discoveries have finally allowed us to learn about it firsthand.
Tres sodales imaginibus usi locos considerant, quos singuli desiderant. In hoc colloquio imaginem (vid. infr.) et locum a Catharina proposita tractant.
The history of Roman Mime, one for the two dramatic forms that dominated theatre in the Roman Imperial period. A word on Horace and his work The Art Of Poetry, one of the most influential works of dramatic theory. His rules for the stage and where he did and didn’t agree with Aristotle The differences between Mime and other dramatic forms The origins of mime in Greece ad the Greek colonies in Italy Mime in Rome and at the Ludi festivals The limits of textual evidence for mime Some descriptions of mime plays and titles Moral issues with mime because of the content relating to adultery Mime of political satire, including stories from Tiberius, Caligula, Nero and Vespasian. Mime as part of religious festivals Women performers in Mime
- Seven Nation Army Cover in Attic Greek | the miracle aligner
- Book review: Revisit a classic with new translation of ‘The Aeneid’ | Arts | fredericksburg.com
- [BMCR] Helen Patterson, Robert Witcher, Helga Di Giuseppe, Martin Millett, The changing landscapes of Rome’s northern hinterland: the British School at Rome’s Tiber Valley Project. Archaeopress Roman archaeology . Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020.
- [BMCR] Maud Devolder, Ilaria Caloi, Fouilles exécutées à Malia le Bâtiment Dessenne et les abords Sud-Ouest du palais dans l’établissement pré- et protopalatial de Malia. Études crétoises, 37. Athènes: École française d’Athènes, 2019.
- [BMCR] Roger Bland, Adrian Chadwick, Eleanor Ghey, Colin Haselgrove, Iron age and Roman coin hoards in Britain. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2020.
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
- Where Do Giants Come From?
- What Did India Learn from the Ancient Greeks? | GreekReporter.com
- The Elgin Marbles don’t ‘belong’ to Greece – they belong to us all
- Homer Simpson Meets the Ancient-Greek Poet Homer in a Playful New Sculpture That’s Like a Meme Come to Life at Sydney’s 2021 Other Art Fair
- Don’t go near the water: the story of Hylas – Fitzrovia News
‘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 hot weather and drought and an abundance of mice and fish.
… 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)