Hodie est id. Sext. 2774 AUC ~ 5 Metageitnion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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Classicists and Classics in the News
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Public Facing Classics
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- Gallery : Flesh Eater – The Kosmos Society
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- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Le Ménéxène de Platon et la rhétorique de son temps
- Introducing Pasts Imperfect: New Spaces for Public Scholarship – History From Below
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Things As They Are
- Talking to Teachers about Teaching History | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Guide des écritures d’Égypte antique, IFAO
- Roman Times: Ptolemaic dynastic portraits using a combination of marble and stucco: Economy, Practicality, or Distinctive Style?
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- PaleoJudaica.com: Judaism in ancient Crete
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- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Roman Republic coins found in wall
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- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: New York “Affluent Gents'” Magazine and the Conflict Antiquities Trade
- ANE TODAY – 202108 – Neo-Assyrian Legal Practices – Law Without Lawyers – American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR)
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- The Destruction of Philistine Gath – Biblical Archaeology Society
Assorted Twitter Threads
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The Mycenaeans were prehistoric Greek people. Dr. Kim Shelton, University of California, Berkley, joins the show to share what’s known about their settlements on mainland Greece and how the settlements would have been used in the Bronze Age.
- Ancient Warfare Podcast: Why did so many figures intertwine a heroic lineage into their ancestry? on Apple Podcasts
Andrew sent us this question, ‘I was wondering how the intertwining of heroic figures into people’s lineage, was viewed by the common people.’ Murray gives us his opinion.
… In this first episode on Herodotus, we will look at who Herodotus was, as much as the known information lets us. We will also turn to looking at what his ambitious work, the Histories would cover. There is so much more than just a historical account, with geography, anthropology, ethnography, folklore and even hints of Philosophy. His work would be broken up into nine books into the medieval period, each book denoting a scroll that the Histories was originally written on. Within these books would be many digressions that Herodotus would become well known for and where we see many of the elements that would make this so much more than a history come into play. We also look at the potential sources Herodotus would have used, from written accounts, his enquires and his own observations. We take for granted the process of gathering sources today, but back 2500 years ago there would have been a number of hurdles for someone seeking reason for events in the past.
With Seneca out of the way, Tigellinus brings down the other prefect, Rufus. To strengthen his relationship with Nero, he increases his paranoia about the two men Nero had recently exiled for being threats to his power – Plautus and Sulla. Poppaea, not happy with Nero just divorcing Octavia, makes sure she gets rid of her forever.
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- The Roman Conquest of Britain and its Legacy (R.) Jackson. Pp x + 347. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
- A Latin Lexicon. An Illustrated Compendium of Latin Words and English Derivatives. (C.K.) Mackenzie. Pp. cxviii, colour ills. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020.
- In Search of the Labyrinth. The Cultural Legacy of Minoan Crete. (N.) Momigliano Pp. xvi + 362, ills. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
- [BMCR] Asuman Lätzer-Lasar, Die vermeintlich pergamenische Importkeramik in Ephesos: Studien zur Typologie, Provenienz und Herstellungstechnik von so genannter Weißgrundiger Ware, Applikenkeramik und Pergamenischer Sigillata. Oxford: Archaeopress Archaeology, 2020.
- [BMCR] Tatiana Ivleva, Rob Collins, Un-Roman sex: gender, sexuality, and lovemaking in the Roman provinces and frontiers. Routledge monographs in classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020.
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a plague that will affect the bodies of both humans and animals
… 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)