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Classicists and Classics in the News
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- PaleoJudaica.com: The new DSS and the LXX
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- Classical Cyprus. Proceedings of the Conference
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In this episode we talk to archaeologist Professor Martin Millett about the ground-breaking changes in how we search, and respond to, the landscape of the past. We hear what happens when sound artists and radar technicians start really listening to the earth beneath our feet. What it means – on both sides – to be part of an Empire. And why nothing really beats the academic excitement of getting your hands dirty.
- MetaLearn: ML164: Joel Christensen on Storytelling for Sensemaking, The Many Minded Man and Lessons from The Odyssey on Apple Podcasts
Joel Christensen is a Professor of Classics at Brandeis University and author of The Many Minded Man. In this episode we discuss: – The concept of agency and how The Odyssey helps us understand what we can control – The power of storytelling to make sense of your life and the world around you – What modern psychology can learn from Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad This was a wonderful conversation on how storytelling shapes a sense of agency and provides solutions to help avoid destructive patterns.
A city of caves, temples and tombs, Petra gains its nickname from the pink sandstone from which it was carved. In this second part of his conversation with Tristan, Professor David Graf, who directed excavations in the ancient Nabataean city, describes the finer details of the architecture and artefacts found there. David and Tristan discuss Petra’s position on trade routes, its leadership and culture and whether, after becoming a client kingdom of Rome in the 1st century BC, and being annexed in 106 AD, much changed for the city. Did the Nabataeans maintain any autonomy or individuality? And what was to lead to Petra’s slow demise?
The Picts burst onto the Romano-British scene as terrifying Celtic pirates, overwhelming Hadrian’s Wall from the north, sweeping in from the sea to ravage and burn Romano-British settlements as the power of the Roman Empire slowly receded. In the centuries after Rome faded, they were the true Kings in the North—building a powerful kingdom in the northernmost highlands that lasted more than 600 years. Until, around 900 AD, they disappeared from the record. They simply vanished.
The Second Decemvirate is hotting up and it’s not surprising to learn that Appius Claudius is somehow at the centre of things. We trace Rome through a precarious time, one that our sources have trouble dating – is it one year, two, three? It’s c. 437 BCE; the magistracies are in disarray and the decemvirs hold sway. The situation takes a turn as Rome’s neighbours sense an opportunity to invade…
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Euripides’ great tragedy, which was first performed in Athens in 405 BC when the Athenians were on the point of defeat and humiliation in a long war with Sparta. The action seen or described on stage was brutal: Pentheus, king of Thebes, is torn into pieces by his mother in a Bacchic frenzy and his grandparents condemned to crawl away as snakes. All this happened because Pentheus had denied the divinity of his cousin Dionysus, known to the audience as god of wine, theatre, fertility and religious ecstasy.
- Echoes of Ancient Greece | Michael Levy
- Le Pentathlon, l’épreuve des dieux | Acta Videos
- Domesticity and Domestic Life – hosted by the Hellenic Society and the Roman Society
- What was life like after the Bronze age collapse? | Epimetheus
- WEAVING TRADITIONS IN ARCHAIC SICILY: THE CASE STUDY OF PORTELLA SANT’ANNA | European Association of Archaeologists
- RECONSTRUCTING LATE ROMAN AND EARLY MEDIEVAL SILK SAMITES FROM EGYPT. RESEARCH ON TECHNIQUES | European Association of Archaeologists
- Massimo Giuseppetti explores Herodotus’ reference to the ‘female disease’ | Herodotus Helpline
Fresh Twitter Threads
- @kristinromey on the recent DSS (and other things) find
- @London_CoC on the NY Times piece profiling @platanoclassics
- @glaukothea summarizes her article in the AJN ‘Late Hellenistic Tetradrachms of Parion and Lampsakos’
- [BMCR] Erik Kenyon, Augustine and the dialogue. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- [BMCR] L. Mihailescu-Bîrliba, Limes, economy and society in the Lower Danubian Roman provinces. Colloquia antiqua, 25. Leuven: Peeters, 2019.
- [BMCR] Bruce Michael King, Lillian Eileen Doherty, Thinking the Greeks: a volume in honor of James M. Redfield. Routledge monographs in classical studies. London; New York: Routledge, 2018.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- CIEGL 2022 – Reminder – Current EpigraphyCurrent Epigraphy
- The Seventh Annual Adam Parry and Anne Amory Parry Lecture | Yale Department of Classics
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Is the US at Risk of a Roman Republic-Style Collapse? This Historian Says Yes.
- Like Us, the Ancient Greeks Loved Their Dogs | GreekReporter.com
- Decolonizing the dark academia aesthetic | The Daily Campus
- We Don’t Know How Much Art Has Gone Missing From Museums – The New York Times
- New Classicists 05 | Classics Postgrad Articles | Journals
- 8 Facts About the Celts – HISTORY
- Archaeology: Israel’s national pastime – analysis – The Jerusalem Post
- Künker Ancient Coin Auctions: How Do We Know When the Battle at Marathon Took Place?
‘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 heavy rains and disease, an outbreak of locusts, and a failure of crops in the near future.
… 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)