Hodie est a.d. V Id. Apr. 2774 AUC ~ 27 Elaphebolion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Israel’s own Indiana Joneses beat antiquities robbers to the treasure – www.israelhayom.com
- Iron Age Ancient Thracian Hamlet, ‘Cross-Shaped’ Ax Discovered in Highway Construction Excavations in Bulgaria’s Ugarchin – Archaeology in Bulgaria. and Beyond
- Historic Judean archeological discoveries a ‘wake-up call’ – The Jerusalem Post
- Scoperte le terme del Cosa: un complesso del II secolo d.C.
- 3,000-year-old ‘lost golden city’ of ancient Egypt discovered | Egypt | The Guardian
- Artifacts in sarcophagi to shed light on archaeology world
- Roman-era gallery discovered beneath Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace | Daily Sabah
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Pliny’s Slightly Less Stupid Treatments for Sickness – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- PaleoJudaica.com: Tiemeyer (ed), The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah
- PaleoJudaica.com: Bar & Zertal, The Manasseh Hill Country Survey Volume 6 (Brill)
- Three Things Thursday: Teaching, Sevareid, and Rolex | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- At the Copa: Women, Clothing, and Color Codes in Roman Taverns – History From Below
- Like Something Written By a Child: Self-Publishing Rich Guys – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Together in Electric Dreams | Sphinx
- Pegasus Departing, Painted By Albert Pinkham Ryder (c. 1847-1917) | The Historian’s Hut
- Rome’s Dismal Start To Its War Against Tarquinii | The Historian’s Hut
- Alpenpas gezocht – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Call for Nominations: BAS Publication Awards
- PaleoJudaica.com: Virtual conference: Opening the Ancient World
- PaleoJudaica.com: Schiffman on the new DSS
- Laudator Temporis Acti: You Can’t Stand to Be Alone with Yourself
- The Attic Inscriptions Education project and an online CPD event (Saturday 5th June) for Schoolteachers on Ancient Athenian Inscriptions | cahaeresearch
- Beyond LGBT+ History Month: Broken Futures Project | Classics at Reading
- Emperor Caligula: Madman Or Misunderstood?
- Digs 2021: Digging During a Pandemic – Biblical Archaeology Society
- Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski (July 10, 1910 – December 24, 2007) Archaeologists You Should Know – Archaeological Institute of America
- TOLLO (Ch). Nuovi ritrovamenti archeologici nei pressi della Villa Romana di Contrada San Pietro. – Archeologia online – Archeomedia
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @duxfeminafacti9 on an aspect of the insularity of Classics
- @Aquis3D on the Aquis Querquennis #RomanFort
- @DocCrom’s #LatinForTheDay thread on Propertius, Elegies 3.16.1-10
- @DocCrom’s Ancient Coin of the Day is a silver drachm from Naxos
- @LveineRx on the Aqua Traiana
- @cac_scec on recent Classics job postings in Canada
- @MichaelDPress commenting on a Jerusalem Post interview with Eitan Klein
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast: CXX: Peerless Penthesilea and the Horror of Achilles (Mythological Amazons Part 2) on Apple Podcasts
Penthesilea was one of the most badass Amazons… Until she encountered Achilles. This story is not kind to he of the weak ankle. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it’s fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I’m not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.
Come, divine lyre, speak to me and sing! Translated by Rayor. Thank you for listening! You can follow us on Twitter & Instagram @sweetbitterpod. You can support us on patreon.com/sweetbitter. Our guests this episode were Jane Montgomery Griffiths, Jade Esteban Estrada, Aimee Suzara, Maya Herbsman and Vanessa Stovall. You can learn more about our guests and where to find them on our website.
It is one of the truly great civilisations in world history and yet the story of Persia has faded from view in the west. Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are joined by Professor Ali Ansari to discuss Persia’s extraordinary influence on the modern world.
Murray tackles this question from Juan; It seems that Phillip/Alexander’s army was almost invincible but afterwards “Macedonian” style armies seem to be a lot more hit and miss (vs. Romans, Indians, Parthians, Celts etc.). Was this because Philip/Alexander’s troops were uniquely competent/trained or were the commanders after Alexander just not as good? I’m mostly thinking about the pike phalanx but if there’s any information on the light infantry or cavalry troops I’d love to learn!
Synopsis: In the late 14th century BC, the Hittite Great King Suppiluliuma wrested Syria from the grip of the Hurrian kingdom of Mitanni. Two of his sons would succeed him to the throne, while two others founded new dynasties in the cities of Aleppo and Carchemish.
Between the 3rd century BC and the 1st century AD, the Xiongnu inhabited the area surrounding Mongolia. They influenced the later Hun Empire, and had connections with Ancient China and Persia, but what do we know about them? Bryan Miller has been investigating the society, hierarchy and expansion of the Xiongnu, and in this episode from our sibling podcast The Ancients he shares his findings from the archaeology and historical documents with Tristan.
- Ancient Greek on the Worldwide Stage: Teaching Ancient Languages in a Pandemic (FEATURED) | What have the Ancients ever done for us?
- Homer | The Very Short Introductions Podcast | Episode 25 | Oxford Academic
- CHS Dialogues with Gregory Nagy | A Changing World & Furies | Center for Hellenic Studies
- 001a. Herodotus – BK I. 1a — The Preamble | Walter M. Roberts III, PhD
- Ancient Nubia: The Melting Pot of Egypt and Black Africa | Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- The 12 Olympians: The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greek Mythology | World History Encyclopedia
- Latin etymology #shorts | Satura Lanx
- [BMCR] Thomas Van Nortwick, The unknown Odysseus: alternate worlds in Homer’s Odyssey. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Nikos Manousakis, ›Prometheus bound‹- a separate authorial trace in the Aeschylean corpus. Trends in classics – supplementary volumes, 98. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2020.
- [BMCR] John Boardman, A classical archaeologist’s life: the story so far. An autobiography. Archaeological Lives. Oxford: Archaeopress Archaeology, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- CFP for NYU Center for Ancient Studies: Emerging Scholars | Society for Classical Studies
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- How Poetry Won Independence for Greece – WSJ
- Rome celebrates 2,774th birthday in 2021 – Wanted in Rome
- The Numismatic Museum In Athens – Greek City Times
‘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 victory for the kingdom and good cheer for those in power.
… 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)