Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Apr. 2774 AUC ~ 12 Elaphebolion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Villa dei Mosaici: il progetto per coniugare archeologia e buon vino a Negrar di Valpolicella
- Giant Roman mosaic discovered by archeologists in southern Spain – The Jerusalem Post
- Fondi, ritrovata anche la seconda testa romana rubata
- Bulldozers and looting threaten Libya’s ancient treasures – France 24
- Roman remains found under Subway and Chambers in Gloucester’s King’s Square – Gloucestershire Live
- Lighthouse of Antalya’s ancient Patara to give light again | Daily Sabah
In Case You Missed It
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Retraction Notice in: The Newest Sappho: P. Sapph. Obbink and P. GC inv. 105, Frs. 1-4
- Cyril Mango obituary | Art and design books | The Guardian
- Critical Focus on Racism and Misogyny Extends to Greek and Roman Classics, Says Rutgers–Camden Professor : Rutgers-Camden Campus News
- Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours | Neos Kosmos
- [Ephemeris] HOMICIDIA BIRMANICA
- Laudator Temporis Acti: An Alluring Suggestion
- PaleoJudaica.com: How to find public domain museum images
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Doak, Heroic Bodies in Ancient Israel
- PaleoJudaica.com: Smith, Music in Religious Cults of the Ancient Near East (Routledge)
- Alternative Facts in Myth: Penelope’s (In)Fidelity – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Heard And Seen: Disagreeing With Thucydides About Women – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Why Wives Should Learn Geometry and Plato. And, an Eclipse – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Translations of the acts of the African councils – Roger Pearse
- Laudator Temporis Acti: After the Party
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Iron Age Coins in Britain (IACB)
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Kyprianos Update (24 March 2021)
- Last Day Of Pompeii, Attributed to Henry J. Pain (c. 19th Century) | The Historian’s Hut
- Diodorus Siculus | The Historian’s Hut
- Roman Times: Rome’s integration of Isis
- Sapfo: The Retraction You Knew Was Coming – Mainzer Beobachter
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Roman villa with large mosaic found in Spain
- PaleoJudaica.com: Timing the carnage at Pompeii?
- LGBT Meets SPQR: Minerva, Diana, and the Muses: Free of Cupid’s Influence, Lucian, Dialogi Deorum XIX
- Deserted Mediterranean Villages – Corinthian Matters
- The Rise And Fall Of The Seleucid Empire In 9 Facts
- Filling the Coffers – Archaeology Magazine
- Render Unto Pharaoh – Archaeology Magazine
- Ancient Tax Time – Archaeology Magazine
- Archaeologists Discover Giant Mosaic in Roman Villa Complex – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- Being Truly Alive: Plotinus on Mindfulness – Antigone
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCrom’s #LatinForTheDay continues in Propertius mode
- @profyarrow was zoomtweeting a number of #rbwans papers of ancient numismatic interest:
- @DocCrom’s #ACOTD is a denarius from Colonia Patricia
- a discussion thread initiated by @heintgestae on best practices for writing book reviews
- @TheClassicalCo on the Orator statue
Many of us have spent a lot of time at home this year. What would that have been like in ancient Babylon? Heather talks about housing in the first millennium BC. What were houses like, who lived in them, and how did they use them? She discusses what…
In this episode from the back catalogue, Dr Bettany Hughes joins Dan to talk about her history of Istanbul which sits at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Dr. Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster, who has devoted the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past. Her speciality is ancient and medieval history and culture. A Scholar at Oxford University she has taught at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and lectured at Cornell, Bristol, UCL, Maastricht, Utrecht and Manchester. She is a Tutor for Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education and a Research Fellow of King’s College London. Her new book is entitled Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities.
Cicero is often considered to be one of the greatest orators of Ancient Rome. But how did he reach prominence in Roman politics? Why are his speeches so well remembered and what makes them extraordinary? Catherine Steel from the University of Glasgow joined Tristan to talk through the ascent of this statesman, lawyer and scholar from the Late Roman Republic.
- Iron Maiden – “Alexander the Great” in Ancient Greek | Jeremy Swist
- Identikit di un capolavoro. L’urna a capanna di Vulci | Etruschannel
- What is the future of the humanities? Discussing The Battle of the Classics. | Classical Wisdom
- Horatius Satura 1,9 (Ibam forte via sacra), Schwätzersatire, Hexameter, Latin reading | Musa Pedestris
- A Tour of Hades – The Ancient Greek Underworld – Extra Mythology | Extra Credits
- The Delphic Image | Delphic Preview 2020: Festival of Muses | Center for Hellenic Studies
- The Forgotten Ancient Kingdom of Colchis | Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- World History by a Jew ™ – Archaeological Oddities: Samson’s Tribe of Dan – Z15G by Seth Fleishman
- Review: “The Song of Achilles”, this retelling of a classical Greek poem is a recommended read – The Arbiter
- [BMCR] Gretchen Reydams-Schils, Calcidius on Plato’s “Timaeus”: Greek philosophy, Latin reception, and Christian contexts. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Jussi Rantala, Gender, memory, and identity in the Roman world. Social worlds of late antiquity and the early middle ages. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Frédéric Herbin, Le Sanctuaire d’Apollon à Délos. Tome II: Les monuments votifs et honorifiques (sans toit). Exploration archeologique de Delos, XLV. Athènes: École Française d’Athènes, 2019.
- [BMCR] Frederic Clark, The first pagan historian: the fortunes of a fraud from antiquity to the Enlightenment. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Richard Seaford, The origins of philosophy in ancient Greece and India: a historical comparison. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] P. J. Davis, Valerius Flaccus: Argonautica, Book 7. Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary. Oxford Commentaries on Flavian Poetry. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- Katherine Harloe · Weavers and Profs · LRB 1 April 2021
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- ARCE 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, the central annual event
- International Summer School in Epigraphy for the Study of the Latin Language (Lisbon, June 21–25) – Current Epigraphy
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Roman Baths ready to reopen its doors and welcome first visitors of 2021 | Bath Echo
- The Cathartic Technology of Greek Tragedy – WSJ
- 'The Painters of Pompeii,' OKCMOA is the Exclusive U.S. Venue for This Blockbuster Summer… – ArtfixDaily News Feed
- Why art and storytelling owe a great debt to Greek mythology
‘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 new business arising among the people.
… 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)