Hodie est a.d XVI Kal. Jun. 2774 AUC ~ 6 Thargelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- A Scratched Hint of Ancient Ties Stirs National Furies in Europe – The New York Times
- Archaeologists make final attempt to unearth Seleucid temple – Tehran Times
In Case You Missed It
- Torlonia Marbles: The World’s Largest Display of Greek-Roman Statues Opens
- What Ancient Greek Handwashing Can Teach Us about Socioeconomic Inequality
Classicists and Classics in the News
Public Facing Classics
- Death Of Messalina, Painted By Francesco Solimena (c. 1657 – 1747) | The Historian’s Hut
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Fate of the Tattle-Tales
- Roman Times: Plautus and Roman comedy in times of war
- PaleoJudaica.com: Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (new presentation)
- History of Dutch papyrology – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Chapot (Ed.), Les récits de la destruction de Jérusalem
- PaleoJudaica.com: Rom-shiloni, Voices from the Ruins (Eerdmans)
- Ukraine’s burial mounds offer meaning in a heap of history – The Archaeology News Network
- Herculaneum victim identified as Pliny’s officer who died trying to help – The Archaeology News Network
- Spencer Alley: Guercino in Cento – 1641-1642
- An aerial view of the Colosseum, the Meta Sudans, and the base of the Colossus (1909-25) – Roger Pearse
- How to Read Paintings: Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti | by Christopher P Jones | Thinksheet | Apr, 2021 | Medium
- Production of marble slabs in the Roman imperial period than today
- Classics in Conversation – Retrospect Journal
Assorted Twitter Threads
- the complete livetweeting of the Specialized Labor in Classical Antiquity 2021 Conference
- @FlintDibble with an excellent takedown of Hunting Atlantis and similar shows
- @Flos_Ferus and ties between the Hulk and the Odyssey
Nero likes hanging out under bridges where he could “take his pleasures more freely” and this leads to trouble for Sulla’s great-great-great grandson. But Nero also wants to abolish taxes because he’s a dirty commie. Then the Germans start some shit and find out why he was called “ONE CHANCE NERO”.
- Satura Lanx: Seneca, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium || 3 reading tips explained in easy Latin on Apple Podcasts
In his Moral letters to Lucilius, Seneca gives us many good tips. In this video, I read and explain in easy Latin 3 tips on reading and make the most of what we read, no matter how little.
Takabuti was a woman believed to have lived in Thebes, Egypt, during the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. British Egyptologist, Emeritus Professor Rosalie David, The University of Manchester, joins the show to discuss the mummy and life of Takabuti.
A woman from Attica, Greece, Irene Sarantapechaina, became Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Professor Emerita Judith Herrin, King’s College London, joins the show to discuss who Irene was and the life she lived.
For hundreds of years in antiquity, the sanctuary at Olympia was one of the most important religious sites in the Greek World, home to stunning art and architecture commissioned by tyrants and city-states situated across the length and breadth of the Mediterranean. And it was during the 5th and 4th centuries BC, that this sanctuary arguably entered its golden age. In this third and final episode of our mini-series on ancient Olympia, Professor Judy Barringer from the University of Edinburgh talks in detail about some of the most striking art and architecture that survives from Classical Olympia. From the pediments of the Temple of Zeus to the Winged Nike of Paionios. Judy is the author of Olympia: A Cultural History.
30 – 230 – The episode required to tie together all of the previous seventy episodes of this volume. East meets west as Han China negotiates the Kushan Empire and the Parthian Empire to develop a trade relationship with the Roman Empire, with the same intention occurring in the reverse direction.
- The History Of European Theatre: Actors of Dionysus: A conversation with Tamsin Shasha on Apple Podcasts
A conversation with Tamsin Shasha, Actor, Ariel Performer and artistic director of The Actors of Dionysus.
- Echoes of Ancient Greece – Lamentations of the Algea | Michael Levy
- [BMCR] Livia Capponi, Tra politica e religione: I Giudei nel mondo greco-romano. Studi in onore di Lucio Troiani. Antiquitas, 5. Milano: Editoriale Jouvence, 2019.
- [BMCR] Frédéric Chapot, Les récits de la destruction de Jérusalem (70 ap. J.-C.): Contextes, représentations et enjeux, entre Antiquité et Moyen Âge. Judaïsme ancien et origines du christianisme, 19. Turnhout: Brepols, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- From clay figurines to craft figures: tracing producers’ technical and social
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Why Edith Hamilton Feared the Decline of Individualism More Than Atomic Bombs – Foundation for Economic Education
- 7 most notorious and excessive Roman Emperors – Big Think
- The Mystery Structure on Top of Athens Temple of Olympian Zeus
‘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, it portends rain.
… 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)