Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Apr. 2774 AUC ~ 9 Elaphebolion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Ancient art returns to public view in Rome – CBS News
- Lincolnshire town’s 1,700 year old Roman walls will be conserved in new project – Lincolnshire Live
In Case You Missed It
- Ancient Bronze Figurine Of Bull Unearthed In Southern Greece – Greek City Times
- Rare ancient scroll found in Israel Cave of Horror – BBC News
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Roman Archaeology Blog: Roman highway uncovered between Antwerp and West Flanders
- Roman Archaeology Blog: Stone anchors found in River Wear could reveal Roman port
- Roman Times: Etruscan funerary banquet figurines
- Pleasure Even In Caesar – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Early AD 121 – Plotina writes to Hadrian on behalf of the Epicurean school in Athens (#Hadrian1900) FOLLOWING HADRIAN
- Ancient 3D Models Before Digital Modeling – History From Below
- Antigone Gives Token Burial to the Body of Her Brother Polynices, By Jules-Eugène Lenepveu (c. 1819–1898) | The Historian’s Hut
- Athenians At Samos Considered Carrying On The Peloponnesian War After Athens Surrendered | The Historian’s Hut
- Roman Archaeology Blog: Time Team to dig for Roman villa at Fiennes’ castle
- PaleoJudaica.com: Two Latin inscriptions
- Long Family Memories? – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Spencer Alley: Guercino in Cento – 1615-1617 (Casa Pannini – IV)
- Deja Vu all over Again: The Antiquities Market, the Shapira Strips, Menahem Mansoor, and Idan Dershowitz – Rollston Shapira Forgeries – Rollston Epigraphy
- Bronze bull statuette came to light in Olympia
- Thales Of Miletus: The Father Of Western Philosophy (Facts & Bio)
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @TrimontiumTrust on assorted statuary associated with Julia the Elder
- @DocCrom’s Ancient Coin of the Day is an aureus of Sextus Pompey
- @DocCrom’s Latin For the Day is an excerpt from Propertius
- @OptimoPrincipi on Pompey’s word choice for ‘third’
- @TonyKeen46 with the #ClassicsTwitterMovie thread … Chi-Raq
A detailed look at the Roman art of Pantomime which was the preeminent form of dramatic art during the Imperial period. Dr Elodie Palliard’s thoughts on why Pantomime dominated and how it was used by the Emperors. The origins of Pantomime The performers Pylades, Bathyllus and their relationship with Emperor Augustus Pantomime as a non-verbal performance style Description of Pantomime and the regiment for it’s supremacy over other forms by Lucian The banishment of performers and their reinstatement by Caligula Caligula and pantomime The morality of pantomime 2nd century description of pantomime by Apuleius.
- This Week in the Ancient Near East: Desert Caves Yield Ancient Faves, or, A Tisket, A Tasket, a 92 Liter Basket on Apple Podcasts
New excavations in caves along the west side of the Dead Sea have revealed fragments of Biblical texts along with astonishing prehistoric remains. They raise the question of how people were getting and out of these caves, hundreds of meters above the Dead Sea, and more importantly, why one of them brought along a basket the size of a minivan. Our panelists offer learned if contrasting opinions.
- Vergil, Aeneid Book 4, Latin Reading, PART 1 | Musa Pedestris
- Massimo Giuseppetti explores Herodotus’ reference to the ‘female disease’ | Herodotus Helpline
- World History by a Jew ™ – Biblical Oddities: Samson’s Tribe of Dan – Z15F by Seth Fleishman
- A Fatally Funny Book on Roman Murder Has Surprising Depth
- [BMCR] Benedikt Forschner, Servus dotalis Der Sklave in der Ordnung des klassischen römischen Mitgiftrechts. Forschungen zur Antiken Sklaverei, Band 44. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2020.
- [BMCR] Waldemar Heckel , Johannes Heinrichs , Sabine Müller , Frances Pownall , Lexicon of Argead Makedonia. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2020.
- [BMCR] Evangelia Anagnostou-Laoutides, Ken Parry, Eastern Christianity and late antique philosophy. Texts and Studies in Eastern Christianity, 18. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
- [BMCR] Bettina Bohle, Olympiodors Kommentar zu Platons “Gorgias”: eine Gegenüberstellung seiner modernen und seiner antiken Interpretation. Studien zu Literatur und Erkenntnis, 11. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- The Byzantine and Historical Archaeologies of Greece and Cyprus
- “La triade apollinea: tra mito e archeologia” – Sardegna Reporter
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Should We Blame Ancient Greece for Today’s Trend of Male Six-Pack Abs?
- Oldest Recipe Found in Egypt Written in Greek | GreekReporter.com
- The Magic of Recreating Ancient Greek Masterpieces
‘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 the destruction of bird, but and abundance of daily 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)