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- Debate-Me Guys and the Nature of Bigness – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Het Aramees: de eerste wereldtaal – Mainzer Beobachter
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Ashurbanipal Library Project
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- Laudator Temporis Acti: An Avid Reader
- The Master’s Fantasy – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Archaeology of the Contemporary American Experience: An (almost) Final Bibliography | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Unmasking Characters In Power – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Henri Pirenne: Van Late Oudheid naar Vroege Middeleeuwen – Mainzer Beobachter
- What is a critical edition, and how do I find one? – Roger Pearse
- Elon Musk Declares Himself “Imperator”? – Tales of Times Forgotten
- Roman Times: Gigantes
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Meketre: an online repository for middle kingdom scenes
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Mesopotamian Dark Age Revisited: Proceedings of an International Conference of SCIEM 2000 (Vienna 8th-9th November 2002)
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Old Excavation Data. What Can We Do?: Proceedings of the Workshop held at 10th ICAANE in Vienna, April 2016
- Careful with that Ancient Learning! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Armida Abandoned By Rinaldo, painted by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696–1770) | The Historian’s Hut
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Unique Roman complex found in Scarborough
- Een koninklijke toerist – Mainzer Beobachter
- FIEC: Studia Graeca et Latina Lundensia: Call for contributions
- PaleoJudaica.com: Hector Avalos, 1958-2021
- PaleoJudaica.com: Oedipal Judas?
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- Laudator Temporis Acti: From Page to Page, from Book to Book
- Spencer Alley: Guercino in Cento and Reggio Emilia – 1624-1626
- Les monnaies britonniques de la BnF intègrent le portail Iron Age Coins in Britain (IACB) | L’Antiquité à la BnF
- The Sicarii — The First Assassins in History | History of Yesterday
- The Genius of Antonio Canova: A Neoclassic Marvel | TheCollector
- Roman Theatre of Sagunto – Sagunt, Spain – Atlas Obscura
- Archaeologists find alphabet’s ‘missing link’ – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @AntiquityJ on the dolphin mosaic from Fishbourne
- @DocCrom’s Ancient Coin of the Day is an aureus of Otho
- @DocCrom’s #LatinForTheDay thread is Tacitus, Histories 1.85
- @SarachEBond on a necropolis outside L’ile-Rousse
- @drcorabeth on a 18th century copy of Curtius Rufus
In this episode of “Beyond the Lecture,” we take a behind-the-scenes look at a debate currently roiling classical scholarship and pedagogy. It’s a debate about how the field should be approached now and in the future, about privilege and access and the very aura of classics. To get into this story, we talk with spring 2021 American Academy fellow Nandini Pandey, who teaches classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research is bringing to light a more detailed picture of the heterogenous makeup of the ancient Roman world. And as an Indian American, she represents the changes that are occurring in classical scholarship itself.
This episode is a crosscast in collaboration with the Classical Wisdom Speaks podcast. Anya Leonard, host of that pod and founder of classicalwisdom.com, interviews me about my new book The Invention of Duty: Stoicism as Deontology.
- Classical Wisdom Speaks: Stoic Duty: The Formula for Living Well with Jack Visnjic on Apple Podcasts
What was the Stoic Formula for living the good life? When was the idea of moral duty conceived? And why was its invention so controversial? This week’s Classical Wisdom Speaks Podcast is with Jack Visnjic, also known as Lantern Jack, host of the -…
From Northern Britain to the Near East, Roman tombstones have been uncovered on various far flung frontiers of the Roman Empire. Dedicated to those auxiliaries and legionaries that perished far from home, guarding a distant border of this ancient empire. These objects provide an extraordinary insight into the lives of these fallen soldiers and how they were honoured. But these memorials don’t just provide information about the tomb’s deceased occupant. They can tell us so much more. About variation in tombstone designs, about the larger military community stationed on that frontier and about the importance of memory for these soldiers. To talk through this astonishing topic, Tristan was delighted to be joined by Ewan Coopey, from Macquarie University in Sydney. A Roman tombstone fanatic, Ewan has done a lot of research into funerary monuments on Roman frontiers, particularly regarding those belonging to Legio VII, based in Dalmatia.
Described as one of the most complete cavalry forts that survives in Britain, Chesters Roman Fort is also home to the best preserved military baths on the island. In this episode, English Heritage Curator Dr Frances McIntosh takes Tristan around the site, and explains how it can tell us more about everyday life on this far flung frontier.
Hadrian was the Roman emperor who commissioned Hadrian’s Wall–and he probably had a hand in designing it. But the Wall was only a very small part of Hadrian’s life, and it’s not the only massive building project that comes down to us today from his reign. This week, Liv Albert from Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! joins us to talk about how Hadrian combined his obsession with architecture and his passion for all things Greek to transform the city of Athens.
We pick up the action straight from the dramatic senate meeting from the previous episode in which was marked by conflict:
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the form of Christianity adopted by Ostrogoths in the 4th century AD, which they learned from Roman missionaries and from their own contact with the imperial court at Constantinople. This form spread to the Vandals and the Visigoths, who took it into Roman Spain and North Africa, and the Ostrogoths brought it deeper into Italy after the fall of the western Roman empire. Meanwhile, with the Roman empire in the east now firmly committed to the Nicene Creed not the Arian, the Goths and Vandals faced conflict or conversion, as Arianism moved from an orthodox view to being a heresy that would keep followers from heaven and delay the Second Coming for all.
- Introduction to Opera and Theatre: An Acis And Galatea Deep Dive | The Latin Programme
- The Origins of Hebrew | ReligionForBreakfast
- Iowa Classics Colloquium: Reviel Netz [4.13.2021] | University of Iowa Department of Classics
- Were the Byzantines actually Roman? | Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- Aeneid 1.50-54 | Keith Massey
- Catullan Conversations: Katullbasis poem 27 with David Wright | Christian Lehmann
- Face au Rétiaire : le Secutor | Acta Videos
- James Romm · When was Hippocrates? · LRB 22 April 2021
- [BMCR] William Bowden, Butrint 5: life and death at a Mediterranean port: the non-ceramic finds from the Triconch Palace. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2019.
- [BMCR] Marco Giuman, Fedra: iconografia del tormento amoroso al femminile. Archaeologica, 175. Roma: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore, 2016.
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
- Where are there roman ruins and temples in Norfolk? | Eastern Daily Press
- Ancient Greek Masterpieces Were Painted in Dazzling Colors
- Documentary From Aksum to India premiered during Week of Classics – Leiden University
‘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 and outbreak of plague.
… 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)