Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Apr. 2774 AUC ~ 3 Elaphebolion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Associations for Reunification of Parthenon Sculptures Praise Mendoni’s Reply to Johnson | culture & arts , culture | The National Herald
- “The Marbles Belong In The Parthenon,” Says EU Commission VP Schinas – Greek City Times
- 68 Ancient Greek Coins Discovered In Romania – Greek City Times
- Archaeologists prepare to make final attempt to unearth temple – Tehran Times
- Rome’s museums fall silent again under new lockdown – Wanted in Rome
- 2,000-year-old biblical texts found in Israel, 1st since Dead Sea Scrolls – The Jerusalem Post
- Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? Truth is, no one is sure – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
In Case You Missed It
- Researchers Develop Digital Model of the Antikythera Mechanism – Archaeology Magazine
- Engineer thinks he has found location of ancient Roman fort – Derbyshire Live
Classicists and Classics in the News
- The Vermont Cynic | An academic ‘persecution:’ The death of classics at UVM
- Hannibal’s secret weapon: A lecture by Dr. Patrick Hunt – The Oak Leaf
- Sinclair Hood obituary | Register | The Times
- [Ephemeris] DISPVTATIO DE VACCINO
- Timeline: The stolen opus sectile floor fragment from Caligula’s ship at Lake Nemi ~ ARCAblog
- Digital Practices, Workflows, and Scholar-Led Publishing | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Art Crime Research Opportunities: 15 March 2021
- Endangered heritage and illicit trade [podcast]
- ‘Here She Comes’: Agave in lockdown – Institute of Classical Studies Blog
- Cicero on the “Unforgettable Ides of March” – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Between Skepticism and Eclecticism – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Five Gates
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Desert Networks
- Announcing Resources for Teachers on Pharos :: Pharos
- Ancient collections of church council canons and acts – Roger Pearse
- The Problem with the Ides of March: Not Enough Cicero, Not Enough MURDER – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Rethinking Layard 1817-2017
- Cicero, Always Chirping about the Ides of March – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- This is Not a Love Poem – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Roman Times: Hercules and the Cretan Bull
- Ovid | The Historian’s Hut
- Oedipus Cursing His Son Polynices, by Henry Fuseli (c. 1741-1825) | The Historian’s Hut
- Olympic Boxer Kleomedes of Astypalaia And His Rageful Rampage | The Historian’s Hut
- Drie Egyptische kronen – Mainzer Beobachter
- Waste Siege | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- New Dead Sea Scrolls? Yes, but not quite. – Mainzer Beobachter
- History Mysteries of Caroline Lawrence: Up Yours, Brutus!
- Spencer Alley: Guercino in Cento – 1613-1615
- Oldest archaeologically attested monastic site discovered in Egypt’s Bahariya Oasis – The Archaeology News Network
- Diolkos: the innovative ancient achievement is being restored
- Classics in Conversation – Retrospect Journal
- Murals and Public Art in 1930s Rome – Smarthistory
- Echo and Narcissus: A Story About Love And Obsession
Today’s podcast is an episode taken from our sibling podcast The Ancients. In 4 BC, the Ides of March took on a new significance. Previously observed as the first full moon of the new year, the 15 March is today remembered as the anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar. In this episode, Dr Emma Southon talks Tristan through the events leading up to the Caesar’s assassination: was he forewarned with omens in the days preceding his death? Who was involved in the plot and why did they want to kill him? Did Caesar really say ‘et tu Brute?’ And what of the more important ‘other’ Brutus? Emma tells the story of this momentous day. Quick note: Caesar wasn’t technically killed in the Senate House. He was killed in the senate meeting room, which at that time was held in the Curia of Pompey. We also follow the theory that it was upon seeing Decimus Brutus, not Marcus Brutus, that Caesar gave up and stopped resisting his assassins. The debate continues!
Come dream with me as we go Deep into the year 44 BCE and dissect the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar.
While the particulars of the Roman calendar, with its demarcation of Nones, Ides, and Kalends, are now largely forgotten by those not ensconced in academia, one date, immortalized by a history changing bloody coup and popularized by a famous bard from Stratford-Upon-Avon, remains in the collective consciousness of most people – and carries with it an ominous warning, BEWARE! In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek Ancients writer Mike Markowitz lays down his Pugio and tells you the gripping story of the death of Julius Caeser and its impact on coins.
Together, they’ve vanquished a sea monster. But can their new love survive Andromeda introducing Perseus to her parents, King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia?
Finally we’re back with NEW MATERIAL! This episode is our (brisk but fruitful) discussion of the first Percy Jackson Book, The Lightning Thief. It also contains our entry into the #discourse about Medusa.
22nd official episode of Spartan History Podcast
- GOING INTO THE DEEP BLUE SEA: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE COLONISATION OF THE CANARY ISLAND | EAA
- Women’s History Month 2021 – Interview with Victoria Leonard from the Women’s Classics Committee | Wikimedia UK
- Archival Archaeology and the Gymnasium Complex at Isthmia by Dr. Jon Frey | ArchaeologyTV
- Walk, Run, Love in Ancient Greek! • Ancient Greek in Action! ep.10 • Verbs | ScorpioMartianus
- Pompei l’ultima rivelazione: Il Carro | Sorrento Eventi
- The Assassination Of Julius Caesar: What Really Happened? | History Hit LIVE on Timeline
- Dante e Omero. Nuove prospettive di ricerca — Sonia Gentili | Andrea Cirla
- Gli etruschi e la vita dopo la morte. Progetto “Un museo da ragazzi”. | Etruschannel
- Stupid Ancient History GCSE: 28 Who were the Tribunes of the Plebs? | D Midgley
- First Impressions: How Greek and Roman writers influenced our founding
- [BMCR] Sonia Pertsinidis, Theophrastus’ Characters: a new introduction. Routledge focus on classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2018.
- [BMCR] Carmine Pisano, Questione d’autorità: un’antropologia della leadership nella cultura greca. Antropologia del mondo antico, 11. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2019.
- [BMCR] Julia Kindt, Animals in ancient Greek religion. Routledge monographs in classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- The Virgil Society — Dr Elena Giusti (Warwick) — Rac(ializ)ing Dido
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- The Invention of Murder: How the Ancient Romans Codified Their Bizarre Views on Murder ‹ CrimeReads
- Can The Future Save The Past In Pompeii?
‘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 a year of good health, but a shortage of necessities.
… 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)