Hodie est Id. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 5 Hekatombaion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Searching for artifacts and archeological treasures | Turkish-backed factions continue excavating and digging for antiquities in Ras al-Ain in Hasakah • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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- Book of the Dead fragments, half a world apart, are pieced together | Live Science
- Roman coins found on Dutch riverbanks were offering to the gods for safe passage across the water | Daily Mail Online
- [Ephemeris] PERMVTATIO EVROPAEA.
Public Facing Classics
- PaleoJudaica.com: Coins found from both revolts against Rome.
- Why Doesn’t Remembering Sadness Make Me Sad? – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Cuneiform Archives and Libraries
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Nature of the Gods
- Stands for Holding Open Papyrus Rolls? | Variant Readings
- The Home as a Microcosm of the State: Seneca on Slavery – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- How Many Eyes Did The Cyclops Have? (The Answer Might Surprise You) – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Study for “Antiochus and Stratonice” by Pompeo Batoni (c. 1708-1787) | The Historian’s Hut
- Paid Applause In The Roman Centumviral Court | The Historian’s Hut
- Ancient Greek Men Were Not All Buff – Tales of Times Forgotten
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Iron Age hoard found during highway construction
- Trajanus, de grote roerganger – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Lamentations and inner-biblical exegesis
- Why Are There So Many Naked Ancient Greek Statues? | Getty Iris
- The University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology is closing down
- New aspects related to plant processing in a Neolithic settlement in Turkey
- PaleoJudaica.com: Hyperbolic wall destruction in the Bible?
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCrom’s Ancient Coiin of the Day is an aureus of Domitian
- @ProfSimonton on ‘the people’ in Greek literature
Boaty Week continues with Owen Rees. What was life like at sea in Ancient Greece? How were battles fought? And how were sailors regarded?
The seventh province of Rome was called Asia. Dr. Julietta Steinhauer, University College London, joins the show to discuss it.
What could be more terrifying than an army racing towards you? An army on chariots? What if those chariots had blades mounted on either side? In this episode, Tristan speaks to Dr Silvannen Gerrard about the use of this unconventional mode of transport during the Hellenistic period, particularly by the Seleucid Empire. They discuss the benefits and difficulties of using these chariots, and how they fit in with other unusual modes of troop transportation, from war-elephants to camel-archers. Silvannen is an Ancient Historian at the University of Manchester.
CW: The accounts of Virginia include paedophilic desire and violence against women. Virginia has been murdered by her own father in the Forum in an attempt to protect her from the decemvir Appius Claudius. As far as Virginius and most other Roman dads are concerned, death is better than dishonour. What will this act mean for Virginius and his family? How will it impact Appius Claudius? Tune in to find out as we venture once more into the rule of the Second Decemvirate and deal with the aftermath of one of the crises of the Conflict of the Orders.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of real and imagined machines that appear to be living, and the questions they raise about life and creation. Even in myth they are made by humans, not born. The classical Greeks built some and designed others, but the knowledge of how to make automata and the principles behind them was lost in the Latin Christian West, remaining in the Greek-speaking and Arabic-speaking world. Western travellers to those regions struggled to explain what they saw, attributing magical powers. The advance of clockwork raised further questions about what was distinctly human, prompting Hobbes to argue that humans were sophisticated machines, an argument explored in the Enlightenment and beyond.
Caesar pursues Pompey to Egypt only to find Alexandria embroiled in a dynastic dispute between the boy prince Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra. He installs Cleopatra on the throne, resulting in a prolonged siege.
- Veritas | RT America
- DAI Online Lectures: Constantinople in Late Antiquity | DAI
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- The Garden of Eden…of Babylon – Interview with Dr. Bruce Wells | Digital Hammurabi
- A Monumental Hellenistic Funerary Ensemble at Callatis on the Western Black Sea. The Documaci Tumulus | Spartokos a lu
- Le Bas-Danube et le Pont Nord : interférence historique | Spartokos a lu
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
- Football’s Real Home Was in Ancient Greece
- Top Ten Movies Based on Greek Mythology and Ancient Greece
- Greek Immigrant in Roman-Era London Used Amulet to Ward Off Plague
- [Paywalled] A brief history of harlots | The Spectator Australia
- [Paywalled] What did the Romans ever do for us? | The Spectator Australia
- The Awe-Inspiring Helmet of Legendary Ancient Greek Warrior Miltiades
- Opinion: The importance of Ancient Greek history in modern Greece | Neos Kosmos
‘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 conflict among the common people and a shortage of grain.
… 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)