Hodie est a.d. VI id. Mai. 2774 AUC ~ 28 Mounichion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Domina: a mysterious statue of Livia Drusilla appears in Rome
- Herculaneum dig sees Pliny’s officer who died trying to help – Lifestyle – ANSA.it
- Does Hungary have the missing piece of 2,000-year-old luck lamp? – The Jerusalem Post
- British Museum Returns Looted Ancient Greek Statue to Libya
- Un tesoro sommerso nel porto di Ischia, fantasia digitale o realta? Ricostruzione virtuale di un cortile, la biblioteca e anche le terme – Il Golfo 24
- ‘The Colosseum is the last thing I would spend money on’: experts angry over plans for €15m floor at Italy’s most famous site | The Art Newspaper
Classicists and Classics in the News
Public Facing Classics
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Tit for Tat
- Emperor Claudius’ Unsuccessful Mission To Secretly Attend A Roman Historian’s Public Reading | The Historian’s Hut
- Priestess of Delphi, by John Collier (c. 1850 – 1934) | The Historian’s Hut
- Roman Times: “Colors of the Romans: Mosaics from the Capitoline Collections” opens at the Centrale Montemartini in Rome
- A Terrible Post for Mother’s Day: Phlegon of Tralles on Multiple Births – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Perzen, Grieken en pseudohistorici (2) – Mainzer Beobachter
- Odeon of Troy | Turkish Archaeological News
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of The Wandering Holy Man: The Life of Barsauma (ed. Hahn & Menze)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Essays: On Becoming a Jewish Bible Scholar
- PaleoJudaica.com: On the Biblioteca Ambrosiana and its manuscripts
- How Fast A Rotten Foundation Falls – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- PaleoJudaica.com: They excavated the other half of that lamp in … Hungary?
- REBLOGGED: WYSIWYG Classics, Or: Making Roman diversity visible, audible, and accessible for 21st century audiences – MAPPOLA
- REBLOGGED: WYSIWYG Classics, Or: Making Roman diversity visible, audible, and accessible for 21st century audiences | The Petrified Muse
- Josephus in Ethiopian – a dissertation – Roger Pearse
Assorted Twitter Threads
- Spartan History Podcast: 024. Collaboration episode: featuring Casting Through Ancient Greece, Part 2. on Apple Podcasts
For something a little different this month’s release is part 2 of a collaboration podcast I was fortunate enough to record with Mark from Casting Through Ancient Greece. … For part 1 of our collaboration we discuss our entries and influences into the ancient world in a conversational format. Mark rounds out that section with a discussion about the Athenian democracy’s formation. In this, part 2, I start off discussing the possible veracity of the Lycurgus myth and we finish with an analysis of Spartan and Athenian contributions to the Greeks ultimate victory in the Persian wars.
The satirist Lucian (c. 125-180) was popular in his own time and during the Renaissance, among other things probably being the first author of science fiction.
- The History Of European Theatre: Greek Theatre and before: A conversation with Rosie Beech on Apple Podcasts
A conversation about the earliest forms of theatre, the Greeks, Dionysus and more with performer and podcaster Rosie Beech. Rosie has a masters degree in Social Anthropology and applies the rigours of that subject to her knowledge of the earliest forms of theatre and the role of religion, women and much more in Greek Theatre.
- Mythologica HESTIA | Ancient Greek lesson LIVE in LATIN • with Chris “Pernox” Davis | ScorpioMartianus
- Un museo da ragazzi. La cista Ficoroni | Etruschannel
- Jeremy Deller and Mary Beard in conversation, 11 March 2021 | Art UK
- [BMCR] Reuben Pitts, Tense, aspect and modality in the Sabellic languages. Langues et cultures anciennes (LCA), 31. Bruxelles: Safran éditions, 2020.
- [BMCR] Roland Färber, Rita Gautschy, Zeit in den Kulturen des Altertums antike Chronologie im Spiegel der Quellen. Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Current Research in Egyptology 2020/2021 is taking place
- Antigonid Network Seminar
- Numismatic Seminar
- SCRIBO Seminar, Prof Nicoletta Momigliano
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Garum: The rotten delicacy
- Ukraine’s Burial Mounds Offer Meaning in a Heap of History – The New York Times
- Cleopatra: Last Queen Of The Nile | NewsGram
- Dark days of Disco-bolus | Neos Kosmos
- What if the Romans had never landed in Kent to invade Britain?
- Milo of Croton: The Strongest Greek Who Ever Lived
- Ancient Roman ‘Gate to Hell’ Killed Victims With Its Deadly Lake
‘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 storms, heavy rains, and serious river flooding with an outbreak of lizards and reptiles.
… 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)