Hodie est a.d. VII Kal. Aug. 2774 AUC ~ 17 Hekatombaion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Greece’s first underwater museum opens ancient world to dive tourists
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- Selinunte: importanti ritrovamenti nell’area del santuario urbano • Prima Pagina Trapani
- Experts spar over what the ‘Jerubbaal’ inscription really says – Israel News – Haaretz.com
- Mosaic sheds light on Turkey’s Amik Valley grape harvest | Daily Sabah
In Case You Missed It
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Classicists and Classics in the News
Public Facing Classics
- The American Scholar: Warrior Eros
- [Paywalled] ‘The Sacred Band’ Review: A Special Kind of Unit Cohesion – WSJ
- PaleoJudaica.com: Who Was Jesus’ Biological Father?
- PaleoJudaica.com: Women and the Sabbath
- PaleoJudaica.com: Dalley, The City of Babylon (CUP)
- Peopling the Past, Video #13: Roselyn Campbell talks about Paleo-oncology – Peopling the Past
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Long Live the People and the Crafts!
- Forget Plagues, Running Can Kill You! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Roman Archaeology Blog: Ancient Roman road and dock discovered in Venice lagoon
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Letters of the Alphabet as Analogues for Atoms
- Peopling the Past, Video #14: Kara Cooney talks about Women and Power in Ancient Egypt – Peopling the Past
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Wadi el-Hudi Expedition YouTube Channel
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Tangible Religion: materiality of domestic cult practices from antiquity to early modern era.
- Don’t Worry, Everything Turns Out Awful in the End! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » 11-inch phallus, oldest pistachio found in Yorkshire
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Preparedness
- Sermon on the Mount (4) – Mainzer Beobachter
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: Forum Kritische Archäologie
- Insults Cannot Hurt the Wise – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- PaleoJudaica.com: Ancient medicine
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Routledge, Hosea (IVP)
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Disapproval of Educational Innovations
- Kiwi Hellenist: By way of an apology
- Bestiaria Latina Blog: Gesta 59: Jovinianus
- Roman Times: Eudaimonia and the corruption of excess
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: LIFE AND DEATH IN A MULTICULTURAL HARBOUR CITY: OSTIA ANTICA FROM THE REPUBLIC THROUGH LATE ANTIQUITY
- Aeneas Carrying Anchises Out Of Burning Troy, Painted By An Unidentified 17th-Century Artist | The Historian’s Hut
- Antium’s Opportunistic Raids Of 340 BCE | The Historian’s Hut
- Roman Royal Remnants – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Traditionskern – Mainzer Beobachter
- Alluring Anecdotes about the Olympic Games – Tales of Times Forgotten
- PaleoJudaica.com: Expressions of Sceptical Topoi in (Late) Antique Judaism (De Gruyter, open access)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Geniza Fragments – the blog
- PaleoJudaica.com: The two revolts against Rome in modern Israeli politics
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Gods Are There
- Mummified Egyptian Cats – The 21st Century Archaeology
- Frankish Pirates of the Mare Nostrum « The Classical Association in Northern Ireland
- The “Dii Consentes” Marble Disc – The 21st Century Archaeology
- Collections: The Queen’s Latin or Who Were the Romans? Part IV: The Color of Purple – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
- The old Acropolis Museum will operate again in two years time
- Nisus and Euryalus – Poetry as philosophy – Ancient World Magazine
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast: Conversations: Who Really is Hephaestus? Disability in Greek Myth w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 1) on Apple Podcasts
Liv speaks with Kyle Lewis Jordan about the complexities of Hephaestus, both in relation to his impairment and as a god of creation and so much else, in addition to scholarship of disability in the ancient world more broadly. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it’s fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I’m not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.
Hatshepsut was a female Pharaoh from the 15th century BCE who demonstrated agency and integrity to the customs of Egypt. Egyptologist, Dr Filip Taterka, Institute of Mediterranean & Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences, joins the show to share what’s known about who she was and the life she lived.
Tutankhamun was an Egyptian King of the 18th dynasty who came to rule as a child and lived until approximately the age of 18. British egyptologist, Dr Nicky Nielson, The University of Manchester, joins the show to discuss what’s known about who he was and the life he lived.
Often known as ‘Britain’s first town’, Colchester is a city rich in ancient history and on 24 July 2021, a new exhibition will open at the Colchester Museum revealing more about some of its earliest Roman occupants. Called ‘Decoding the Roman Dead’, the exhibition focuses around cremations found in the area around Colchester dating to almost 2,000 years ago. Thanks to new scientific methods, the team have been able to analyse these burnt remains and find out some astonishing details about who these people were. From gender to pathology to where in the Roman Empire these people came from. To talk all about the new exhibition, and to shine a light on the wealth of information archaeologists can learn from ancient cremations, Tristan chatted to Dr Carolina Lima and Glynn Davis. Carolina and Glynn are two of the curators of the exhibition.
In Carthage, in 203 CE, a Roman noblewoman and her retinue were butchered in an amphitheater. Learn her story, and the earliest history of Christian martyrs.
An informal chat about the emergence and disappearance of the ancient sporting tradition that lasted for centuries called the Olympic Games.
- The Past is Now: 5 Years of Everyday Orientalism – Special #EOTalks | Everyday Orientalism
- PILLOW TALK- A Brief History of Pillows | Ancient History Day 2021 | Dig it With Raven
- Vlog in easy Latin #2 || Cibum paramus | Satura Lanx
- Peopling the Past Ep 14: Kara Cooney talks about Women and Power in ancient Egypt
- Peopling the Past Ep 13: Roselyn Campbell talks about Paleo-oncology
- Hindsight is 2020 – Lessons on labor and industrial organization from Wadi el-Hudi, Egypt | Wadi el-Hudi Expedition
- Ancient Roman landmark uncovered during works on sewers | Rome Reports
- Ancient Women Had Their Own Olympics? | Classics in Color
- Receiving kudos: What was the point of victory in the ancient Olympics? | Chau Chak Wing Museum
- Via Sacra: Rome Tour | ScorpioMartianus
- [BMCR] Alberto Bernabé, Eugenio R. Luján, Introducción al griego micénico. Gramática, selección de textos y glosario. 2º edición, corregida y aumentada. Monografías de Filología griega, 30. Zaragoza: Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, 2020.
- [BMCR] Chiara Sulprizio, Sarah Blake, Gender and sexuality in Juvenal’s Rome: Satire 2 and Satire 6. Oklahoma series in classical culture, volume 59. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2020.
Exhibition Related Things
- Hidden treasures on show at Wrexham Museum as exciting new exhibition revealed | The Leader
- So what did the Romans ever do for us? | The Southern Reporter
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- 23-month position in the Study of Coptic Magic
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- The Ancient Greek “Dragon Houses” Still Standing Today
- Blowing Up the Parthenon: The Power of a Symbol
- ‘Jerusalem’: Ancient descriptions of Cleopatra don’t tell the whole story | CNN | indexjournal.com
- [not new] Did Ancient Greeks Build their Temples Where Earthquakes Struck?
- What if Olympic athletes went back to competing naked? – BBC Future
- Listening to Dura Europos: An Experiment in Archaeological Image Sonification. Graham and Simons. Internet Archaeology 56.
‘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 plenty followed by famine
… 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)