Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Apr. 2774 AUC ~ 10 Elaphebolion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Vesuvius killed people of Pompeii in 15 minutes, study suggests | Volcanoes | The Guardian
- Inside Caligula’s Pleasure Palace, History’s Original Hype House
- Greece Opens Acropolis, Other Archaeological Sites
- Jordan and Georgia discuss cooperation in restoring archaeological sites | Jordan News | Ammon News
- Pomigliano, le tombe dell’Impero Romano scoperte sono del II secolo d.C.
In Case You Missed It
- Ancient Bronze Bull Figurine Discovered in Greece – Archaeology Magazine
- Volcanic eruption may have forced ancient Egyptians to abandon a city | New Scientist
- Did a scholar really find an early copy of the Ten Commandments? | Live Science
Classicists and Classics in the News
- [Ephemeris] REFVTATIO ITALICA
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran: An Online Encyclopedia of Iranian Archaeological Site
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Jack-of-All-Trades
- PaleoJudaica.com: Berenike deserted due to drought devastation?
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Ancient Iran: A Digital Platform
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Integration durch Sprache: Schüler nichtdeutscher Herkunftssprache lernen Latein
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Old Age and Youth
- PaleoJudaica.com: Bronze bull excavated in Greece
- Medicae: Women Doctors from the Roman Empire – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Comfort Classics: Tim Kenny – Classical Studies Support
- Beginnings and Endings | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- PaleoJudaica.com: A Coptic tombstone inscription
- The “codex canonum ecclesiae Africanae” – looking at the Justell edition – Roger Pearse
- Version 1.0 PreCirc of Unciae Paper – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Online Exhibition: The Countless Aspects of Beauty
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Ishtar Diaries
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: IVRA ANTIQUA
- Munier’s “Conciliae Africae” edition (CCSL 149) – a table of contents – Roger Pearse
- Roman Times: Tabula Iliaca
- Achilles and the Daughters of King Lycomedes, Painted Circa 1690 By Antonio Molinari and F. Gerardi | The Historian’s Hut
- Learn Some Vices! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Caesar in Marseilles – Mainzer Beobachter
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Gods
- PaleoJudaica.com: Festschrift on Achaemenid Iran for Pierre Briant
- PaleoJudaica.com: The Bible With and Without Jesus
- A Gem of a Mystery | Getty Iris
- Socrates’ Philosophy And Art: The Origins Of Ancient Aesthetic Thought
- The Music of Sophocles’ Ode to Man – Antigone
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @ancientlyric gives a sort of tweet review of a translation of the Orphic Hymns
- @DocCrom’s #LatinForTheDay continues with Propertius 1.18.1-5
- @DocCrom’s Ancient Coin of the Day is a denarius of Lucius Vinicius
- @DrPeterJMiller alerted us to a thread on jargon in the humanities which sparked a major discussion thread specific to Classics on same
- @faceaccompli is taking notes while reading Joshel’s Slavery in the Roman World
- @TheClassicalCo on the Temple of Augustus in Pula
- @danielrruf began a review of the new Sintaxis del Griego Antiguo and it evolved into a discussion
- The Exploress Podcast: Rebel Spirits: Boudicca and Zenobia Go to War with Ancient Rome on Apple Podcasts
Ancient Rome’s military machine was legend, taking over lands far outside its capital. But there were always those who fought back against the Empire, giving everything they had for freedom. A few of them even happened to be women. We’re about to go on an adventure with two of them: Boudicca and Zenobia. They’re from vastly different places and eras, but they have something in common: they both went up against the Romans, and for a while, they WON.
Tres sodales imaginibus usi locos considerant, quos singuli desiderant. In hoc colloquio imaginem (vid. infr.) et locum ab Augusto proposita tractant.
Perseus and Andromeda arrive in Seriphos to find the island in chaos. Will Perseus be able to fulfill his quest and set his mother free?
- Learn Latin with MoCA Week 8 Myths, Stories and the Roman Theatre | Museum of Classical Archaeology Cambridge
- Un Museo da ragazzi – Villa Giulia | Etruschannel
- APOCALYPSE (X-Men) reads the opening lines of the Aeneid…IN LATIN | Ancient Literature Dude
- Ancient Anatolian History | First Empires | Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- Greek Drama and Social Release | CAC SCEC
- The Bacchae | Foxwede History
- The Many Faces of Aeneas
- Odessos Coins from the Period of the Roman Empire. Part IV: Gordian III (238–244) | Spartokos a lu
- [BMCR] John Grainger, The Roman imperial succession. Yorkshire: Pen & Sword History, 2020.
- [BMCR] Guy Westwood, The rhetoric of the past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: oratory, history, and politics in classical Athens. Oxford classical monographs series. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Jan Bernhard Meister , “Nobility” and Social Differentiation in Archaic and Early Classical Greece . Historia, 263. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2020.
- [BMCR] Paul A. Rahe, Sparta’s Second Attic War: the grand strategy of classical Sparta, 446-418 B.C. The Yale library of military history. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Job position at the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum – Current Epigraphy
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- The Magic of Recreating Ancient Greek Masterpieces
- [Paywalled] The Mausoleum of Augustus | Apollo Magazine
- Exploring the artistry of a ‘California Classicist’ – Monterey Herald
- Column: Greeks, get crafty and get those Parthenon Marbles back – Chicago Tribune
- The Ancient Roots of Greek Souvlaki, the World’s First Fast Food
‘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 discord.
… 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)