Hodie est Non. Apr. 2774 AUC ~ 23 Elaphebolion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
Classicists and Classics in the News
- [Ephemeris] BIRMANICA RES
- Knowledge, Cooperation, and the Common Good – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Roman Times: Trimalchio’s reminder of mortality
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Early Reception and Appropriation of the Apostle Peter (60-800 CE): The Anchors of the Fisherman
- MoM | Digital paleography – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Mummy parade in Cairo
- PaleoJudaica.com: BHD Easter Posts
- PaleoJudaica.com: 2021 Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics
- Serapis And Isis: Religious Syncretism In The Greco-Roman World |
- Jordan Peterson Does Not Understand Mythology – Tales of Times Forgotten
- Marcus Licinius Crassus: The Rise and Fall of Rome’s Wealthiest Man
- The Archaeological Museum of Lemnos has found a home
- The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade took place in Cairo
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @TrimontiumTrust on various early depictions of Jesus and related items
- @DocCrom’s Ancient Coin of the Day thread looks at assorted coins depicting Julia Domna
- @DocCrom’s #LatinForTheDay continues looking at Propertius (3.2.3-10)
- @ToneyKeen46 and the #ClassicsTwitterMovie people were watching Risen this week
The second and concluding part of a summary of Roman Theatre presented as my personal top ten of the most influential, interesting and surprising aspects of Roman Theatre. This episode goes from number 5 to number 1.
As part of a look at Thebes I start with the mythical foundation of the city before moving through to the very real aftermath of the Persian invasion. Athletic cows, wedding drama and walls. Something for everyone.
- Darkening Age : The Christian Destruction of the Classical World | Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- [BMCR] Adam Beresford, Aristotle. The Nicomachean Ethics. Penguin Classics. New York: Penguin, 2020.
- [BMCR] Svenja Dirksen, Lena Krastel, Epigraphy through five millennia: texts and images in context. Sonderschrift/Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Kairo, 43. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2020.
- CRT hones the craft of virtual theater with their new production of ‘Antigone’ | The Daily Campus
- BU students bring ancient play to life with modern, BU-centric comedy – The Daily Free Press
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
‘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 early arrival of a hot summer but a generally healthy year.
… 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)