Hodie est a.d VI Kal. Jun. 2774 AUC ~ 16 Thargelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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Classicists and Classics in the News
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Public Facing Classics
- PaleoJudaica.com: Eilat Mazar 1956-2021
- Wau! It’s Wednesday: A Few Proverbs – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Entre archéologie et histoire : dialogues sur divers peuples de l’Italie préromaine. E pluribus unum?
- Diana of the Aventine on a Glasspaste Intaglio? – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- A conversation with Padilla Peralta – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Some intaglios just for fun – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Syncretic deity – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Two summers..and counting | Ancient History Ramblings
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Kill Him
- Numa’s Ancilia? – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- An Athenian Soap Opera: He Married the Girl And Then Impregnated Her Mother – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- How consistent is Latin punctuation in PHI? | Dickinson College Commentaries
- The Battle of Ilerda – Mainzer Beobachter
- Dumping the Academy – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- PaleoJudaica.com: More Nero Reviews
- PaleoJudaica.com: Álvarez-Pedrosa (ed.), Sources of Slavic Pre-Christian Religion
- PaleoJudaica.com: Mazar memorial
- PaleoJudaica.com: Simulated or simple divine speech?
- When Zeus Fell In Love With A Boy: The Rape Of Ganymede
- The Edithorial: Can The Most Tragic Tragedy, Trojan Women, be Turned into a Comic?
- Curious about Epicurus – The Classical Astronomer
- Doing Classics on Indigenous Land – Everyday Orientalism
- Ancient panaceas | Medicine, ancient and modern
- PANOPLY VASE ANIMATION PROJECT BLOG: Ancient Music: A Panoply Interview with Aliki Markantonatou
- The Future of Classics: A High Schooler’s Perspective | by Zhao Gu Gammage | AD AEQUIORA | May, 2021 | Medium
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DEmiliopics on metopes from Paestum
- @DocCrom’s Ancient Coin of the Day thread was looking at dolphins on coins from Taranto
- @DocCrom’s #LatinForTheDay was Apuleius, Metamorphoses 2.1
- @SarahEBond on Dior’s history at the Acropolis
- @MOLArchaeology on some recently-found Roman writing tablets going on display
- @aimee_hinds on myth references in Disney’s Hercules
It promises to be the biggest event of the summer – The Rest is History World Cup of Gods. Sixteen competitors, but there can be only one winner. Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook preview all the runners and riders.
He remains one of the great characters in all history. But was he depraved, corrupt and evil? Or an artist much maligned by elitist historians? Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland discuss Nero.
In this episode, Timothy Potts, Maria Hummer-Tuttle and Robert Tuttle Director of the Getty Museum and curator of the Villa exhibition Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins, discusses the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia.
- New England Classical Journal Podcasts: The Power and Promise of Open Access Publishing on Apple Podcasts
As an Open Access journal, a guiding principle of NECJ’s publication is that our work be freely available to any reader, regardless of their ability to pay. In this episode, we interview Rachel Samberg of UC Berkeley and Lisa Villa of the College of the Holy Cross, two experts in the area of Open Access Publishing. Rachel and Lisa share their experience in the field and discuss the benefits and challenges of producing accessible scholarly content.
Juba II of Mauretania was married to Cleopatra VII of Egypt’s daughter, Cleopatra Selene II, and was king of the ancient Maghreb state of Mauretania. Dr. Duane W. Roller, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, joins the show again to discuss Juba’s life.
If there had been a different outcome to the Battle of Granicus, we might never have heard about Alexander the Great. Taking place in 334 BC, this was his first major victory against the Persian Empire. In this episode, Tristan is joined by Adrian Goldsworthy to discuss Alexander and his tactics right at the beginning of his campaign, before he had built up his formidable reputation. Adrian is a historian and novelist who specialises in Ancient Roman history.
The people of Camulodunum had found out the hard way that Rome’s promises of protection weren’t enough to save them from Boudicca’s rampaging army—and so did the people of London and Verulamium. Boudicca burned these cities to the ground, unleashing a cleansing fire that was seared into the British landscape. From there, Boudicca and her army set out on Watling Street, an ancient Iron-age road that led all the way to Wales—where the fires of rebellion still burned. If Boudicca could reach the Druids of Anglesey, perhaps together they could drive the Romans out of Britain for good. But first, she would have to get through the Roman general Suetonius Paulinus.
We had such a blast wrapping up our first season of the podcast! Please enjoy this live recording of the event, along with some incredible guests: Kristin Russo (Buffering the Vampire Slayer), Liv Albert (Let’s Talk About Myth’s Baby), Leigh (History is Gay) and Vanessa Stovall (Playwright & Musician) — and also the audience members who joined us.
- Summer Seminar Series 2021: Disability Studies and the Classical Body: The Forgotten Other. | ClassicsUnivRdg
- HBO’s Rome Season One | Latin Teacher Reviews | Classics in Color
- Marco Ricucci, “Quomodo linguam Latinam docentes methodo Neocomparativa uti possint” – LLaGO 2021 | Paideia Media
- The Early Life of Emperor Claudius | Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- El Monstruo de los Jardines, Pedro Calderón de la Barca – Reading Greek Tragedy Online | Center for Hellenic Studies
- Roman Empire – Inner Africa: Exploration and Conquest of Garamantia (19 BC) | Dr Raoul McLaughlin
- Madeline Miller, Bettina Joy de Guzman, Song of Achilles interview (clips). Get Lit, All of It. WNYC | Bettina Joy de Guzman
- O Bacchus. Sophocles” Antigone. Bettina Joy de Guzman. Framedrum, Ancient Greek. | Bettina Joy de Guzman
- Voula Tsouna, Issues in Epicurean philosophy of mind and science:The method of multiple explanations | British School at Athens
- Sam Blankenship on Herodotus and Achaemenid historiography | Herodotus Helpline
- Biens culturels : de la douane au musée du Louvre | Douane Francaise
- [BMCR] A. Dardenay, N. Laubry, Anthropology of Roman housing. Turnhout: Brepols, 2020.
- Alexandria by Edmund Richardson review – the quest for the lost city | History books | The Guardian
- Peoples in the Black Sea Region from the Archaic to the Roman Period | Spartokos a lu
- ‘Theater of War Frontline’ uses Greek tragedy to work through real trauma during the pandemic
- In Medaye, Femi Osofisan re-reads Euripides’ Medea | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsarts — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Reading Beauty in Late Antiquity (Online Conference)
- Join the Open Greek and Latin Team This Summer (CHS) – The Classical Association of Canada
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- A philosophical guide on how to manage dangerous art | Aeon Essays
- This Ancient Greek Town Suffered the Same Fate as Pompeii | Smithsonian Magazine
- The Leptis Magna Roman Ruins Near London – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- A woman will helm the Louvre for the first time in its 228-year history – CNN Style
- How Would Odysseus’ Bow Fare Versus a State-of-the-Art Modern One? | Smithsonian Magazine
- How lunar eclipses altered the course of history | Salon.com
‘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 (more) prodigies and a comet will be seen.
… 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)