Hodie est a.d. XV Kal. Sept. 2774 AUC ~ 10 Metageitnion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Nuevo hallazgo arqueológico en la Villa Romana de Salar: encuentran la base de cuatro columnas alineadas
- Reliefs from 5th century BC found in western Turkey’s Daskyleion | Daily Sabah
- Roman ‘House of Muses’ to welcome visitors in Turkey’s Zeugma | Daily Sabah
- 30 tombs dating back to the Late Bronze Age discovered in Russia – EgyptToday
- Viterbo, archeologia subacquea al Lago di Bolsena: emerge una figura in bronzo – Corriere di Viterbo
- Seek and ye shall find Byzantine activity in Tel Aviv suburb 1,500 years ago – Israel News – Haaretz.com
In Case You Missed It
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Public Facing Classics
- LTAMB Podcast, YouTube and Questionnaire! | Greek Myth Comix
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Likeness of Children to Parents
- Podcast Season 2, Episode 10: There’s Something about Mary: Early Cult and Veneration of the Virgin with Sabrina Higgins – Peopling the Past
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Copious Flow
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Bibliotheca Arabica Scholasticorum Online
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Heavy Metal Classicist
- Matchmaking With the Ancients – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Circe and Odysseus’ Company, by Christoffel Pierson (c. 1631-1714) | The Historian’s Hut
- Hannibal: van Saguntum tot Cannae – Mainzer Beobachter
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Freedman’s tomb with mummified remains found in Pompeii
- Afghanistan, its pasts and futures. – Antigone
- PaleoJudaica.com: Looted sarcophagus returned to IAA
- PaleoJudaica.com: How were the Psalms originally performed?
- PaleoJudaica.com: Arzhanov (ed.), Porphyry, ›On Principles and Matter‹ (De Gruyter)
- organised crime in trafficking of cultural goods in Turkey and interconnections between antiquities trafficking and narcotics trafficking, arms trafficking and political violence | conflict antiquities
- The Treatment of the Roman Battle-Dead
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Collection-Driven Exploitation of the Archaeological Record: From Helsinki to Rome
- A new find from Pompeii | Georgy Kantor’s blog
- News – Zominthos 2021: Weeks 4-5 – Archaeological Institute of America Interactive Digs
- Reckonings on the Endless Knot | Glossographia
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: ICOM Red List on Afghanistan
- L’éclat des vases du Cabinet des médailles -1- Victoire ! L’amphore panathénaïque DR.244 | L’Antiquité à la BnF
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @eduardo_garcmol on the Theriaka by Nikandros of Kolophon
- @SarahEBond on bibliomancy
- @ColorsAndStones on an interesting box found in the grave of a Roman soldier
Howard talks to University of Oxford classicist and musician Armand D’Angour about the challenges of reconstructing ancient Greek music, what the young Socrates might have been like and how we might reliably comprehend what life in Periclean Athens was really like.
- Ad Navseam: “Brekekekex! Koax! Koax!”: Ancient Greek Comedy and Aristophanes’ Frogs (Ad Navseam, Episode 50) on Apple Podcasts
What better way to ring in our 50th than with the ribald, ridiculous, and righteous ruckus that is Athenian Old Comedy? After a quick trip through the quasi-mythic origins of comedy, Dave and Jeff dive into the particulars of Aristophanes’ Frogs. In this play we find ourselves in 405 BC and the great tragedian Euripides has just died. Dionysus, the god of tragedy itself, decides that because there are now no good poets left he’ll go down into Hades and bring Euripides back from the dead. And from there it just gets weirder. So settle in with a big bowl of beef-n-bean stew and see whether Dave can keep from blushing from all the scatology, orJeff can stop from gushing over his own translation. Oh, and watch out for that little bottle of oil.
The fifth century BCE was not only important for the history of theatre in Athens, but formative for the industry, as a whole. Dr. Andrew Walker White, George Mason University, joins the show to treat this period in history and drama.
Michela Luiselli gives us a brilliant overview of religion and every day worship in Ancient Egypt.
- Floris Verhaart, “The Collectio ad usum Delphini”, Paideia Institute Public Lectures 2021 | Paideia Media
- Was Julius Caesar a Military Tyrant or a Saviour of Rome? | Kings and Generals
- What If Those Weird Targeted Shirts Existed In Ancient Rome? | Pax Romana
- The tomb of Marcus Venerius Secundio discovered at Porta Sarno with mummified human remains | Pompeii Sites
- [BMCR] Richard Tarrant, Horace’s “Odes”. Oxford approaches to classical literature. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Anna Kouremenos, Jody Gordon, Mediterranean archaeologies of insularity in an age of globalization. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2020.
- [BMCR] Angus M. Bowie, Homer. Iliad. Book III. Cambridge Greek and Latin classics. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Exhibition Related Things
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
- Can Greek Tragedy Help Frontline Workers Process Trauma? | Frieze
- Did Ancient Egyptians Worship Cats? – HISTORY
- Plato’s Best (and Worst) Ideas Will Surprise You
- How Roman Emperors understood the camera lie – Spear’s magazine
‘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 civil war.
… 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)