Hodie est Kal. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 21 Skirophorion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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- New underwater route in Baia to explore Portus Julius – Lifestyle – ANSA.it
- 203 antique coins seized at Cairo International Airport – EgyptToday
- Ancient artifacts to be exhibited in western Turkey
- Egyptian Prosecution: 227 artifacts seized with former MP-led gang confirmed to be antiquities – EgyptToday
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- Roman sarcophagus discovered in Bath contained two skeletons, with one laid at the other’s feet | Daily Mail Online
- Tornos News | Greek Culture Minister welcomes court’s decision on Thessaloniki metro antiquities
- 1,800-year-old headless Greek statue found at Turkey’s Metropolis site – Greek Herald
- The Tunnels Beneath Rome’s Colosseum Are Open to the Public for the First Time | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
- Decapitated bodies discovered at Knobb’s Farm, Somersham | Ely Standard
Classicists and Classics in the News
- [Ephemeris] TORRIDA AESTAS
Public Facing Classics
- Tacitus and the hypocrisy of cancel culture | The Spectator
- What Can Shackled and Beheaded Skeletons Reveal About Roman Servitude?
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Advice from Aristophanes
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Gladly Wolde He Lerne and Gladly Teche
- Writing a Site Guide for Polis (Part 2) | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Ancient Greek columns 3D model / Sportula Europe fundraising update! | Greek Myth Comix
- Husbands and Tyrants in the Storm – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Roman Times: Ovid’s Ibis
- Livy | The Historian’s Hut
- Nausicaa Brings The Shipwrecked Odysseus’ Clothes, painted by Wilhelm Marstrand (c. 1810 – 1873) | The Historian’s Hut
- Antium’s Stormy Return To Satricum In 341 BCE | The Historian’s Hut
- Celtic Fields – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Nelson (trans.), Mekhilta de-Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai (JPS 2006)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Yoo & Watts, Cosmologies of Pure Realms and the Rhetoric of Pollution (Routledge)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Stroumsa, The Idea of Semitic Monotheism (OUP)
- June 2021 in Turkish archaeology | Turkish Archaeological News
- Out of the Smoke, Into the Fire: Some More Greek Proverbs – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Almost Emperors: Three Caesars Who Didn’t Quite Make It and Their Coins
- The Sacred Band of Thebes – The Elite Military Unit of Same Sex Lovers – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCromm’s Ancient Coin of the Day is a Saecular Games coin
- @tigerlilyrocks with updates to Wikipedia on Women in Classics
- @DocCromm’s Ancient Coin of the day is an aureus of Domitian
- @fadeaccompli continues reading Dutsch, Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy
Augusta Emerita was a Roman colony on the Iberian Peninsula in Spain, established by the Emperor Augustus in the wake of campaigns to pacify the region. Now known by the modern name of Merida, it boasts some impressive ruins, including one of the best known Roman theatres still in use today. Guest: Dr Daniel Osland (Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand).
I know what you are thinking, “MADDY this is not Cleopatra.” I know, but in order to understand the complex political landscape Cleopatra has to maneuver, we first need to understand what was happening on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea. We briefly cover the Roman Republic and the political shift that was happening at the end of the 1st century BC that would eventually give rise to the Roman Empire. Consuls, oligarchs, and petty PR energy awaits!!!!
In the long tradition of categorising famous wives as the good or the bad, Nero’s partners are no exception. These women are regularly reduced to simple characters within the final Julio-Claudian Emperor’s orbit, but what of their own experiences and personalities? Lauren Ginsberg from Duke University speaks to Tristan in this episode to shine a light on the lives of Octavia, Poppaea and Statilia Messalina, and their fates at the hands of their husband.
Adjunct Professor of Art History at The American University of Rome, Dr Jason Cardone, joins the show to discuss art during the Italian Renaissance.
In this episode we talk with Nigel Hetherington, Historian and Agent. Nigel is the head of Past Preservers, and production partner of this Podcast. If you’ve wanted to learn about getting into television presenting as an expert, this is the episode for you. Join us for a behind the scenes look at both the podcast, and unscripted, factual television. Grab a drink, and we’ll see you in the breakroom.
- Prince Ali! ALADDIN in LATIN lyrics by Stefano Vittori Triumphus Aladdini | Scorpio Martianus
- Gardens: Surprisingly Connected Etymologies | Alliterative
- HBO’s Rome Season 2 | Latin Teacher Reviews | Classics in Color
- Hymn to Pythian Apollo. Ambient, live. Santorini. Lyre duet. Thanasis Kleopas. Bettina Joy de Guzman
- Where does “Ciao!” come from? Etymology of the Italian word “ciao” | polyMATHY
- Ancient D-Day – What Were Amphibious Assaults Like? DOCUMENTARY | Invicta
- Intervallo ETRU I Serie Ep. 25 – La collezione Castellani – Le ceramiche a figure rosse | Etruschannel
- Cassandra Donnelly on economic logic in Herodotus’ Histories | Herodotus Helpline
- 27/05/2021- Existe-t-il un ‘philhellénisme’ chrétien dans l’Antiquité ? | Ecole française d’Athènes
- [BMCR] Michiel Meeusen, Ancient Greek medicine in questions and answers: diagnostics, didactics, dialectics. Studies in ancient medicine, volume 54. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
- [BMCR] Julia L. Shear, Serving Athena: the festival of the Panathenaia and the construction of Athenian identities. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
- [BMCR] Melanie Möller, Gegen/Gewalt/Schreiben: De-Konstruktionen von Geschlechts- und Rollenbildern in der Ovid-Rezeption. Philologus. Supplemente, Band 13. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2020.
- Book review: ‘Daughter of Sparta,’ Claire M. Andrews | Books | Seven Days | Vermont’s Independent Voice
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Art Crime Research Opportunities: 30 June 2021
- Sports and Games in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East
- CANI July Newsletter 2021 « The Classical Association in Northern Ireland
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Ancient Greek Medical Myths about Gender Roles Featured in Time Magazine | culture & arts , culture | The National Herald
- A misty history of Roman Portugal – The Portugal News
- Reading Like a Roman: Vergilius Vaticanus and the Puzzle of Ancient Book Culture – The Public Domain Review
- Greek Islanders Battled French, Ottomans Over Venus de Milo Statue
- Ptolemy’s Invention of the Astrolabe Measured Time and the Stars
- Domus Aurea reopens with an improved ramp and entryway from an Italian maestro | News | Archinect
‘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 (on the new moon?) there will be abundance, but there will be destruction of crops.
… 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)