Hodie est a.d III Id. Jun. 2774 AUC ~ 1 Skirophorion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Researchers link ancient wooden structure to water ritual | EurekAlert! Science News
- Mallorca Culture: Son Real Necropolis
- Birth rites in Canaan: The enigma of the nude female figurines – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- 75 anni dalla scoperta dei Bronzi dorati di Pergola, le iniziative – Il Metauro
In Case You Missed It
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Classicists and Classics in the News
- Holberg Prize to Martha C. Nussbaum and Griselda Pollock | EurekAlert! Science News
- Ancient Greek vase claiming EURO 2020 glory | Mirage News
Public Facing Classics
- Music Heals the Suffering of the Soul – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Send Me Something Good to Read – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- A Tale of Two Tubs – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Classical Learning Made Me Incompetent – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Roman Times: The secret of the rattling kantharos
- The Poisoning Of Glauce And Creon, Painted By Jean-François de Troy (c. 1679 -1752) | The Historian’s Hut
- Sophocles | The Historian’s Hut
- The Heretic of Carthage (2) – Mainzer Beobachter
- Earliest representation of a Groma?! – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- PaleoJudaica.com: BAS Publication Awards 2021
- PaleoJudaica.com: The (Church Slavonic) writing on the wall
- PaleoJudaica.com: Ancient anchor found at Tel Dor
- Collections: The Queen’s Latin or Who Were the Romans? Part I: Beginnings and Legends – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
- Blogging ancient epigram: Hair today, gone tomorrow
- Archaeology, architecture, and “Romanizing” Athens | OUPblog
- Studying disability in ancient Greece « Archaeology « Cambridge Core Blog
- Video game music played with an ancient lyre
- Attila: Who Were The Huns And Why Were They So Feared?
- A survey of Mycenaean warfare – Evidence from the Late Bronze Age Aegean – Ancient World Magazine
- Civita di Bagnoregio – The Etruscan “Dying Town” – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @HellenisticPod on the death of Alexander
- @DocCromm on some coins of Alexander
- @SarahEBond on ancient chickenry
- @fadeaccomplie live reads Bettini, Vertere: un’antropologia della traduzione nella cultura antica
- Myth Dynamite: Trailer: Season Three Teaser (as featured on Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!) on Apple Podcasts
Recently we were lucky enough to be featured on the Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby podcast, alongside the Against the Lore, as part of Liv’s promotion of myth/classics podcasters. In the clip, we give you a bit of an episode teaser that we’re planning for Season Three: Aphrodite. You’ll hear all about the supposed “first female nude” and how… well… she’s not. We talk the Male Gaze and feminist approaches to the statue. All in 5 minutes. Phew.
Here I share the story of how discovering the Black classical tradition brought this Black woman to love classics.
This week, Dr Joanne Paul sits down with archaeologist, presenter and podcaster, Natasha Billson. Natasha might be better known to listeners as “Behind the Trowel”, her social media presence, from which she hosts regular live shows, videos, and interviews. You might also recognise her from More 4’s archeology programme, The Great British Dig. Natasha talks about how she uses her platform to connect with colleagues and to engage with the public, particularly in the time of Covid, and the relationship between history and archaeology. She explores her outreach work and her desire to make her work more accessible and the study of the past more inspiring to people.
- Ithaca Bound: Contrasting Constantinople & Rome in the 4th Century w. Dr Lucy Grig on Apple Podcasts
In the fourth century Rome was still a prominent city and Constantinople became a principal city of the Roman Empire. Head of the Classics Department, Dr Lucy Grig, The University of Edinburgh, joins the show to discuss the similarities and contrasts between Constantinople and Rome during the century.
Murray and Mark talk to James Romm about his new book “The Sacred Band: Three hundred Greek lovers fighting to save Greek freedom”. “The Sacred Band” highlights a monumental era in history, one marked by war, ideological divide, the rise of eros in Greek public life, and the end of freedom. Romm reintroduces the tale of the Sacred Band to the historical record.
- Dan Snow’s History Hit: Alexander the Great’s Corpse and the Greatest Heist in History on Apple Podcasts
Alexander the Great is one of the most famous generals and empire builders in history, but the story of his death is almost as remarkable as his life. Tristan Hughes host of the History Hit podcast The Ancients, and Alexander the Great superfan, joins Dan to tell the almost unbelievable tale of what happened after Alexander died. It is a titanic struggle for power and control over his empire that involves war, body snatching, extremely slow carriage chases and a thousand soldiers being eaten alive by crocodiles in the Nile.
- Antti Lampinen on the ancient reception of Herodotus’ Thracians | Herodotus Helpline
- Cyrus the Great – Rise of the Achaemenid Empire DOCUMENTARY | Kings and Generals
- British School at Athens
- Mycenaean stone relief from the Treasury of Atreus inscribed with Christian names | by K Paschalidis
- The Pashley Sarcophagus | presented by Anastasia Christophilopoulou
- A Thracian lyra | presented by Roderick Beaton
- Bintliff & Snodgrass, The City of Thespiai, Central Greece: Precursors, Florescence and Successors
- The Monument of Lysicrates | presented by Mary Beard
- Intervallo ETRU Serie 1 Ep. 21 – La collezione Castellani – Le ceramiche del VI secolo | Etruschannel
- 27/05/2021- Homère dans la Grèce de l’Indépendance | Ecole française d’Athènes
- ANCIENT ELAMITE CHARCUTERIE BOARD- Ancient Eats | Dig in With Raven
- [BMCR] Filippo Coarelli , Rom: Der archäologische Führer. Darmstadt: WBG Theiss, 2019.
- [BMCR] Alexander C. Loney, The ethics of revenge and the meanings of the Odyssey. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Exhibition Related Things
- Ancient coins discovered by FSU team on view now in Italian exhibition – Florida State University News
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- The Hekatomnid Andrones at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Labraunda
- PhD Fellowship Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Odysseus – how the world’s master of contrivance dresses down today’s creepy, lying losers – NationofChange
- Alexander the Great’s complex life and legacy explored in new Reimena Yee comic | GamesRadar+
- Greek Tragedy And Horror Part II: Two Gods One Cup – Fangoria
- If Nero Wasn’t So Bad, Was Ivan That Terrible? – WSJ
- How to remain humble like a Roman Emperor
- Karaftu Caves, The Mysterious Lair of Hercules in Western Iran
- ‘StaEllinika’ app brings Greek mythology to diasporic preschoolers – Greek Herald
‘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 a period of heats, searing but causing no damage and there will be happy celebrations in state affairs.
… 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)