Hodie est a.d. VIII Id. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 28 Skirophorion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
In the News
- Discovery of pottery workshop remains from Greco-Roman era in Egypt’s Al-Beheira Governorate – EgyptToday
- Photos: Remains of a Greco-Roman pottery workshop uncovered in Egypt – Egypt Independent
- University of Sheffield urged to reconsider closing archaeology department as D-day draws near | The Star
- Civilization may have collapsed in 1200 B.C.E. but the silver trade didn’t, researchers discover – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- Some 8,500-year-old human skeletons found in apartment yard
- Lavish Second Temple period building found by Western Wall in Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Post
- Archaeology: Observation tower, ancient sanctuary from Hellenistic era found near Bulgaria’s Bourgas | The Sofia Globe
- All the places in Bucks where Roman remains have been found | Bucks Free Press
In Case You Missed It
Public Facing Classics
- The Journal of Epigraphic Studies (JES) 4, 2021 just published – Current EpigraphyCurrent Epigraphy
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Vandal Epigram
- Throwing dice to generate oracles in Roman times – Roger Pearse
- “If Wine Could Tell A Story” – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Country versus City Life
- Crastinus Struck The First Blow At The Battle Of Pharsalus | The Historian’s Hut
- The Founding of Thebes, Painted By Salvator Rosa (c. 1615 – 1673) | The Historian’s Hut
- Roman Times: Meroitic Period and retainer sacrifice in ancient Nubia
- Through mountain and valley with Hannibal: the Tricastines – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Talmudic books recovered at Surfside collapse
- PaleoJudaica.com: What’s on at the Israel Museum
- PaleoJudaica.com: Moses took credit for Jethro’s idea?
- PaleoJudaica.com: First-century public building excavated in Jerusalem
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Wordplay in Ancient Near Eastern Texts
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Imaging and Imagining Palestine: Photography, Modernity and the Biblical Lens, 1918–1948
- The Horse in New Kingdom Egypt, Susan Turner, Abercromby Press, 2021
- Copper Mines in the Arabah – Biblical Archaeology Society
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCromm’s Ancient Coin of the Day thread looks at some of Augustus’ Capricorn issues
- @DocCromm’s #LatinForTheDay continues with Ovid, Ibis 51-56
The Etruscans were an ancient civilization on the Italian Peninsula that had a distinct language, were skilled at seafaring, and worshiped their own pantheon of deities. Professor Alexandra Carpino, Northern Arizona University, joins the show to discuss this ancient civilization.
Bagram, also known as Begram, has been in the news a lot recently. Over the past couple of days, the last US and NATO troops have withdrawn from Bagram air base, which they have occupied for some 20 years. But this area of Central Asia, situated south of the Hindu Kush mountain range, also has some remarkable ancient history.In the area around Bagram lie the remains of two ancient cities: the cities of Kapisa and Begram. Both cities witnessed several waves of ancient superpowers. The Persians came here, as did Alexander the Great and his successors. But it was during the age of the Kushan Empire (1st – 4th centuries AD) that it appears the rich, ancient city of Begram (and the neighbouring metropolis of Kapisa) enjoyed its golden age.In this fascinating podcast, University of Freiburg’s Lauren Morris brilliantly guides us through Begram’s ancient history and why this site is so extraordinary. Lauren also tells the remarkable story behind the excavations at Begram during the 1930s and how it could be a big hit Netflix show in its own right.Part 2 will be out soon and will be centred on the Begram’s most remarkable archaeological discovery: the Begram Hoard.
- I granai del Foro – Introduzione alla visita di Luana Toniolo | Pompeii Sites
- Peopling the Past Ep 12: Chelsea Gardner talks about ancient Tainaron | Peopling the Past
- Plato’s Greater Hippias & the Odalisque Paintings | Godward Podcast
- Notes de numismatique et de toreutique du Musée archéologique d’Odessa. Vol. IV | Spartokos a lu
- [AJA] Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity By Karen B. Stern. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2018.
- [AJA] Volubilis après Rome: Les fouilles UCL/INSAP, 2000–2005 Edited by Elizabeth Fentress and Hassan Limane (Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World 11). Leiden: Brill 2019.
- [AJA] Liquid Footprints: Water, Urbanism, and Sustainability in Roman Ostia By Mark A. Locicero. Leiden: Leiden University Press 2020.
- [BMCR] Hélène Aurigny, Bronzes du haut-archaïsme à Delphes. Trépieds, chaudrons et vaisselle de bronze (fin VIIIe-VIIe siècle). Fouilles de Delphes, 5. Athènes: École française d’Athènes, 2019.
- [BMCR] Duane Roller, New directions in the study of ancient geography. Publications of the Association of Ancient Historians series. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2020.
Exhibition Related Things
- A balanced account of Nero’s life reveals the ‘editing and destruction’ of history-making | Aeon Videos
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- AIEGL Call for Memories – Current Epigraphy
- 2022 AIA/SCS Joint Annual Meeting | Society for Classical Studies
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
‘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 peace for the region but destruction of the cattle herds and people will be afflicted with a dry cough.
… 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)