Hodie est a.d. XVIII Kal. Mai. 2774 AUC ~ 2 Mounichion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Un antico insediamento di epoca greca ritrovato a Belvedere Spinello – FOTO – Corriere della Calabria
- Ancient Salamis Reveals More Long-Lost Secrets | GreekReporter.com
- Relic attributed to Neo-Assyrian king discovered in western Iran – Tehran Times
- Remains of ‘high-status’ Roman villa and bath-house never seen before in Britain discovered beneath building site in Scarborough | Yorkshire Post
- Bulgari finances a major restoration in Rome – MFFashion.com
In Case You Missed It
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- Stolen Roman Statue Discovered In Belgium Shop By Off-Duty Art Cops : NPR
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Looted Roman Statue Found in Unnamed Belgian Antique Shop
Public Facing Classics
- Untroubled as Day Passes to Night? – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Ebla Digital Archives
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: One Off Journal Issues: Études pontiques: Histoire, historiographie et sites archéologiques du bassin de la mer Noire
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Collection de l’Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l’Antiquité
- De Oudheid in het nieuws – Mainzer Beobachter
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Strictly Economic? Ancient Serial Production and its Premises
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Luce in contesto. Rappresentazioni, produzioni e usi della luce nello spazio antico / Light in Context. Representation, Production and Use of Light in Ancient Spaces
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Hypocrisy of a Laudator Temporis Acti
- Circe Turning King Picus Into A Woodpecker, by Teodor Lubieniecki (c. 1654-1718) | The Historian’s Hut
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Come Unto Me, All Ye That Labour and Are Heavy Laden
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Ancient Satire
- Subjection Is My Subject, or “Your Empire Sucks!” – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Off-duty Carabinieri spot looted Roman statue in Brussels shop
- PaleoJudaica.com: Was the Flood futile?
- PaleoJudaica.com: The reception of Semiramis
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Memories of utopia: the revision of histories and landscapes in Late Antiquity (ed. Bronwen & Simic),
- PaleoJudaica.com: When is a jug leprous in Leviticus?
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: The UK’s Portable Antiquities Scheme Now Aimless?
- Why Would We Rebury Ancient Sites? | Getty Iris
- Remains of wooden safe excavated from burned out Roman villa in Spain – The Archaeology News Network
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @MichaelDPress on Johann Burckhardt at Petra in 1812
- @DocCrom on an inscribed lead pipe from Chester Legionary Fortress
- @sentantiq on philology and textual criticism
- @DocCrom’s #LatinForTheDay is Tacitus, Histories 2.1
- @DocCrom’s Ancient Coin of the Day is an aureus of Nero
- @abby_fecit on a tabula ansata epitaph
- @BCRPM on Christopher Hitchens and the Parthenon Marbles
- Ad Navseam: Ad Navseam Episode 32: Swined and Dined—Homer’s Odyssey, part 8 (Books 12-14) on Apple Podcasts
This week Odysseus wraps up his epic yarn for the Phaeacians by threading the needle between the “dog-trunked” Scylla and the gulping maelstrom of Charybdis, a waxy zip past the alluring Sirens, and an ill-advised stop on the island of Helios where his men’s hankering for a decent steak does the rest of them in. Then (finally!) Odysseus is ferried home to his home island of Ithaca. As much as he’d like to rush home, check the junkmail, and clean out his gutters, this is no time to start trusting people. Athena directs him to cool his heels in the hut of the swineherd Eumaeus (Dave’s favorite!) where there’s always ouzo for two-zo, pork hot off the spit, and a down-home xenia that sits at the moral center of the tale.
In this episode we talk with Giorgia Nicosia (PhD student, History Department, Ghent) on her work and life through the lens of Resilience.
Daisy Dunn, historian and biographer of Catullus and Pliny, sets our scene in ancient Rome and Greece, entertaining the Slightly Foxed team with literature of love and war, satire and myth, and amplifying echoes of the classics through the ages. We begin with Homer’s monsters and memorials of fallen men, then take a tour of the ancient world, from Catullus’ erotic poetry and Lysistrata’s sex strike to the eruption of Vesuvius and Suetonius’ lives of extraordinary emperors. In a more contemporary turn, F. Scott Fitzgerald borrows Gatsby from the Satyricon, and Mary Renault writes historical novels and lovers’ names in wine. And there’s the usual round-up of recommended reading from off the beaten track.
The ladies of Body Count are joined by Arjun from Deep Into History to gab Caesar and the Ides of March.
It’s time for another episode of The Ozymandias Project with Lexie Henning! Tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for an hour long odyssey as we analyze the rural/urban cultural split, whether Classics can truly be for everyone, and why the sciences are a vital aspect of a liberal arts education.
- Julian: Rise of the Last Pagan Emperor of Rome | King and Generals
- Intervallo ETRU – Serie 1 Ep. 18 – Le ceramiche della collezione Castellani | Etruchannel
- Osiris: Egyptian God of the Underworld and Judge of the Dead | World History Encyclopedia
- Classics for All in Blackpool
- Feeding a Roman Legion | Posca & Laridum | Tasting History with Max Miller
- Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present | A Special Exhibit at the OI Museum
- [BMCR] Alison Sharrock, Daniel Möller, Mats Malm, Metamorphic readings: transformation, language, and gender in the interpretation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Edward Dabrowa, Camps, campaigns, colonies. Roman military presence in Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and the Near East: selected studies. Philippika. Altertumswissenschaftliche Abhandlungen, contributions to the study of ancient world cultures, 138. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2020.
- The American Scholar: Swimming the River of Song
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Conference: IFAR’s Provenance Research: Where Scholarship Meets Diligence ~ ARCAblog
- HARMONIA ROSALES: ENTWINED – Classics Department, UC Santa Barbara
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Penn Libraries’ OPenn Service, A Digital Platform for Viewing Ancient Manuscripts | University of Pennsylvania Almanac
‘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 good health and prosperity.
… 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)