Hodie est ad. VIII Kal. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 14 Skirophorion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Uzbek jihadis destroy antiquities in Idlib Museum – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
- Archaeological experts say an ancient artefact discovered on Costa Blanca farmland in Spain is around 2,500 years old – Olive Press News Spain
- 300BCE Mummy Shroud Fragment In NZ Finds Match In US | Scoop News
- Sardegna, dalla Regione un milione per gli scavi archeologici
In Case You Missed It
- Hoard of plundered ancient art—discovered by police in a Belgian dealer’s home—is returned to Italy | The Art Newspaper
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Aryeh Kosman, longtime professor of ancient Greek philosophy at Haverford College, dies at 85
- New Director of Institute of Classical Studies appointed | Institute of Classical Studies
Public Facing Classics
- Singing to the gods: a millennium’s span of ancient Greek hymns, gloriously portrayed | The Spectator
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Les arts de la couleur en Grèce ancienne… et ailleurs
- Peopling the Past, Video #11: Victoria Austen talks about Roman Gardens – Peopling the Past
- More on WARP Data (Part Two) | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Roman Times: Protesilaus: The first Greek to die in the Trojan War
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Dinner with Vibius Virrius
- Euripides | The Historian’s Hut
- Writing about the Cause of Madness – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Republican Seal Rings – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- The Calydonian Boar Hunt, by Peter Paul Rubens (c. 1577 – 1640) | The Historian’s Hut
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Not a Single Clod of Earth That is Their Own
- New COLOUR version of Labyrinth and Knossos Minotaur playsets – and £2 off this weekend! | Greek Myth Comix
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Roman seal ring with Achilles killing Penthesilea found in Pyrenees
- Cicero’s Cool – Aristotle Sucks – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Caesar’s diplomatic victory at Ilerda – Mainzer Beobachter
- Experimentelle Archäologie – DAI Blogs
- Spencer Alley: Art by Guercino’s Circle of Relatives
- Anger, Insult, and Wounds – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Rome
- Celebrity Athletes in Ancient Greece: Go Hard or Go Home(r) – Antigone
- Antigone’s Tragic Story Told Through 13 Artworks
- Inspection of the Idaean Cave
- How to Make Cuneiform Cookies | Getty Iris
- In Nave (“On a Boat” in Latin). Summer is the perfect time for The… | by In Medias Res | In Medias Res | Jun, 2021 | Medium
Assorted Twitter Threads
Carthage was a major power, and destination, in the first millennium BCE in the Mediterranean; and despite losing the Punic Wars, its history, and lore, never seems to fade. Dr Eve MacDonald, Cardiff University, joins the show to discuss the ancient civilization.
An incredibly popular goddess, characterised in statues of her by a vest of bee hives, or are they breasts … bull scrotums? In this episode Tristan speaks to Dr Carla Ionescu about the Ephesian Artemis, the great mother goddess. They discuss the arguments behind the different interpretations of the Artemis statues, her connections to other divine female figures, and her lasting impression on the ancient city of Ephesus.
Dr. Andrea Brock speaks about her environmental archaeological work on the Tiber River during the early foundations of ancient Rome.
- Anthony Ellis explores the reception of Herodotus in late Byzantine Mistra | Herodotus Helpline
- [BMCR] C. D. C. Reeve, Aristotle. De caelo: translated with an introduction and notes. The new Hackett Aristotle. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2020.
- [BMCR] Bernardo Beríritu Frank , Jaume Pòrtulas , Omar Daniel Álvarez Salas , Greek archaic poetry (7th-5th centuries BC) . Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Mexicana. Mexico City: National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2018.
- [BMCR] Robin Lane Fox, The invention of medicine: a history from Homer to Hippocrates. New York: Basic Books, 2020.
Exhibition Related Things
- “The Painters of Pompeii” opens June 26 at The Oklahoma City Museum of Art
- The first Olympians | The West Australian
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
- Picking up the pieces — literally — of Beirut’s port blast
- Tattooing the Classics – Tattoo Ideas, Artists and Models
- 10 ancient Greek temples you must see
- Would You Be Considered Beautiful in Ancient Greece?
- Newly Published: A Pindaric Ode To Sir Eion Edgar | Scoop News
- Caligula Behind the Scenes Coffee Table Book – Exclusive Photos – /Film
- The Breathtaking Ancient Greek Ruins Found in Italy
‘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 abundance.
… 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)