Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Sept. 2774 AUC ~ 8 Metageitnion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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Classicists and Classics in the News
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- PaleoJudaica.com: Blob of late-antique coins found on Israeli beach
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Assorted Twitter Threads
Heus, you want to learn Latin? Salve sodalis, you have come to the right place. This is a Latin podcast for beginners. With the series “Litterae Latinae Simplices”, you will set up for a journey into Latin literature, in easy spoken Latin.
Pompeii comes into the records in the seventh century BCE, and more materially, in the sixth. Dr. Ivo Van der Graaff, University of New Hampshire, Durham, joins the show to discuss what scholars know about Pompeii in the sixth century BCE.
Persepolis is arguably the most famous ancient site associated with the Achaemenid Persian Empire, but it certainly wasn’t the only administrative centre of this ancient superpower. In this second part of our interview with Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, Lloyd talks us through some of the other key urban centres of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. From Susa to Ecbatana to Pasargadae. Lloyd is a Professor in Ancient History at Cardiff University. His new book, Persians: The Age of Great Kings, will be out next year.
We’re shifting gears a little with this episode as I’m joined by Dr Jeremy Swist, lecturer and classicist at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. Dr Swist is an expert in the field of classical reception within the genre of Heavy Metal Music. This style exhibits a very particular type of Laconophilia or, affection for Sparta. In our discussion we go back to the beginnings of Laconophilia and trace its transcendence through time to the current era. Classical reception itself is a fascinating field and we take a look at its traditions and various facets along with the burgeoning study of it within fields a little more eclectic. The concepts of duty, defiance and dedication are ones easily associated with Sparta and in turn, lend themselves to Heavy Metal which was born out of governmental tyrannies, real and perceived of the early 1970s. This episode was the most fun I’ve ever had on the show since its inception and I wholeheartedly thank Dr Swist for his time and expertise. So, put your index and pinky finger up proudly and enjoy the latest from Spartan History Podcast.
- The Hellenistic Age Podcast: 063: Ptolemaic Egypt – Berenice’s Lock and the Gates of Babylon on Apple Podcasts
As the power couple of the Mediterranean, Ptolemy III and Berenice II Euergetes (Benefactor)would oversee the apogee of Hellenistic Egypt. Ptolemy’s successful blitzkrieg against the Seleucid Empire during the Third Syrian War would see a near-total conquest of Syria and Mesopotamia, and brought their northern rivals to their knees. As one of the most formidable women in all of the ancient world, Berenice would be immortalized through the poetry of Callimachus and possessed an unprecedented amount of personal power compared to any royal lady of the time.
- Epic, Hymns, and Invocations | Delphic Preview 2020: Festival of the Muses | Center for Hellenic Studies
- Vlog in easy Latin #4 || Linguam Latinam discis? Festina lente! | Satura Lanx
- Horrific Plagues & Loving Graves of Ancient Crickets | Classics in Color
- Alexander the Great’s Conquest – Balkan Campaign 335 BC | Kings and Generals
- For Honor How is the Latin? | polyMATHY
- Peopling the Past Ep 15: Conor Whately talks about Soldiers & Civilians in the Eastern Roman Empire | Peopling the Past
- [BMCR] Christelle Veillard, Olivier Renaut, Dimitri El Murr, Les philosophes face au vice, de Socrate à Augustin. Philosophia antiqua, volume 154. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
- [BMCR] Theresia Raum, Szenen eines Überlebenskampfes: Akteure und Handlungsspielräume im Imperium Romanum 610-630. Roma Aeterna, 9. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2021.
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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
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- The way Colchester lost its status as England’s first capital city and was replaced by London – Essex Live
- Who Will Rescue The Parthenon Sculptures From Its British ‘saviours’?
- Aphrodite statue in groundbreaking Beatles performance goes on sale | Irvine Times
- British Museum: Finally the truth leaks out | Neos Kosmos
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends an enduring peace.
… 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)