Hodie est a.d. VI Kal. Mai. 2774 AUC ~ 14 Mounichion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- 1600-year-old colorful mosaic unearthed in Yavne – The Jerusalem Post
- Revealed: A 2,000-Year-Old Gold Ring Incised with Menorah – Watch Jerusalem
- How old are the Dead Sea Scrolls? Carbon-dating project to offer answers – The Jerusalem Post
- 80% of archaeological sites in W. Bank damaged – report – The Jerusalem Post
- Colchester’s Fenwick treasure to feature in Roman Emperor exhibition | Gazette
- Roman settlement in Leicestershire discovered by dig team who ‘had a hunch from looking at Google Earth’
In Case You Missed It
- In Ancient Turkey, Gladiators Fought at This Colosseum-Like Amphitheater | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
Classicists and Classics in the News
- [AkropolisWorldNews] Μαρτυρία τῆς Ἀρχαίας Ἑλληνικῆς Γλώττης
- Roman Times: The beautification of Medusa
- Magnanimity Of Scipio, Painted By Gerard Hoet (c. 1648-1733) | The Historian’s Hut
- The Holy Dictatorship Of Publius Valerius Publicola | The Historian’s Hut
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Nuovi itinerari alla scoperta del greco antico: Le strutture fondamentali della lingua greca: fonetica, morfologia, sintassi, semantica, pragmatica. Nuova edizione rivista e aggiornata
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Crisi e Rigenerazione nella valle dell’Alto Khabur (Siria): La produzione ceramica nel passaggio dal Bronzo Antico al Bronzo Medio
- Sicilian Shipping Disasters – Mainzer Beobachter
- Wax tablets in the ancient world – It’s All Greek To Me
- 26 April AD 121- Future Philosopher-Emperor Marcus Aurelius is born (#Hadrian1900) FOLLOWING HADRIAN
- Forthcoming: The Oxford Guide to the Transmission of the Latin Classics, ed. Justin Stover – Roger Pearse
- PANOPLY VASE ANIMATION PROJECT BLOG: New Animation Extravaganza!
- PaleoJudaica.com: Apostles and Apocrypha from Scorsese and Schrader?
- Classical Association Inclusive Classics Panel 2021 – CUCD EDI
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Slavery: Contending with the Inhumane – Retrospect Journal
- Classics in Conversation – Retrospect Journal
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCromm’s #LatinForTheDay for April 21 (I think I missed it)
- @OptimoPrincipi on a day in the life of Marcus Aurelius
- @artcrimeprof on some sketchy auction items
- @SokolowskiLuk on some Roman sarcophagi for children
- @ChiaraSulprizio on Best Animated Short nominations which were inspired by ancient Greece or Rome
- @OptimoPrincipi on a passage from Virgil’s Georgics
- @kataplexis on an aspect of the threat to Howard U (and other departments) that folks might not realize
This week, we’ve got one more past Patreon episode for you! Thank you all for your patience as we get back into the swing of things. We’ll be back with your regularly scheduled new episodes in May. But for now, we’re all horses, all the time. Amber gives you an unbridled (har!) look at the Hittite Horse Training Texts, which are much more than just Kikkuli (remember him?). After that, we veer from horsemanship to horse-man-’ship. First there’s a glimpse into the legal mind of the Hittites, and then some interesting commonalities across Indo-European societies and an overview of equine lives in antiquity. Ohhh neigh.
We talk about the history of the book, the reading habits of the ancient Romans, the pliability of sheep skins, and the mechanisms of semantic change that cause words to evolve over time. Oh, and we discuss Charles Darwin’s own language for his new theory.
The reputation of ancient Sparta’s military is revered. Emeritus Professor Dr Stephen Hodkinson, University of Nottingham, joins the show to discuss its military practices, and to what degree the evidence matches the reputation.
Once pervasively described as a period of fall and decline, today Late Antiquity is often understood as a period of cultural flowering and economic revolution.
- Percorsi fuori dal PArCo – Distanti ma uniti dalla storia | Parco Colosseo
- La manutenzione ordinaria e straordinaria di Villa Regina | Pompeii Sites
- New Music for Lyre – Inspired by Ancient Greek Philosophy! | Michael Levy
- ‘Freud, the Greeks and the Invention of Personality’ Dr John Curran | Classical Association Northern Ireland
- Greek Creation Myth: Hesiod’s Ages of Man | Godward Podcast
- [BMCR] Lydia Keilen, Coryciana. Epigrammata, 1524: introduction, texte, traduction et notes. Les Classiques de l’Humanisme, 55. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2020.
- [BMCR] Colin McAllister, The Cambridge Gloss on the Apocalypse. Cambridge University Library Dd.X.16. Corpus Christianorum in translation, 36. Turnhout: Brepols, 2020.
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 great potential for fruit but scarcity of harvests.
… 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)