Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 14 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Troy Museum receives European Museum Academy Special Award | Daily Sabah
- How did Jews celebrate Sukkot 2,000 years ago? Archaeology offers answer – The Jerusalem Post
- ‘The land is speaking’: Samarian dig turns up Hasmonean-era artifacts – www.israelhayom.com
Classicists and Classics in the News
- The American School of Classical Studies Continues to Generate Knowledge and Inspire | archive , greece , general news | The National Herald
- Mary Beard: ‘If we want to understand what we went through in the pandemic, we need the arts’ | Mary Beard | The Guardian
- Steve Miller, the archaeologist who worked for 35 years at the site of Ancient Nemea – Neos Kosmos
Public Facing Classics
- Hunebedden van de dag: D3 en D4 (Midlaren) – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Layer-cake cities
- PaleoJudaica.com: Suh, Power and Peril: Temple Discourse in 1 Corinthians (De Gruyter)
- Up Before Dawn, Two Baths and a Nap: The Daily Routine of Emperor Severus – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Painting for Classicists: Classicism, Antiquity and Nicolas Poussin – Antigone
- Laudator Temporis Acti: An Unknown Book?
- Mythologia: Exploring the World of Gods, Goddesses and Heroes |
- The Next Book | Variant Readings
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Trapezites
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Introduction to Numismatic Terms and Methods
- No Better(er) A Man: Mimnermus’ Memory of War – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Ithaca – Rome Refocused
- De Bergrede: christenvervolging – Mainzer Beobachter
- Laudator Temporis Acti: An Odd Dactyl
- Captatio benevolentiae – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Israeli archaeology in a plague year
- Did the Ancient Greeks and Romans Practice BDSM? – Tales of Times Forgotten
- New Site for Posts on Codices and Codicology | Variant Readings
- Leave Your Homework to Sunday Night? Philo has Some Words for You – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The Tale Of Artemis’ Gravitative Revenge Against An Impious Hunter | The Historian’s Hut
- Libanius, Upon Facing Another Monday – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Prinsjesdag, Plinius, Mill en de vergelijkingstheorie – Mainzer Beobachter
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Woman buried with heavy bronze jewelry found in in Siberia
- PaleoJudaica.com: The archaeology of Sukkot
- PaleoJudaica.com: Sukkot 2021
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Limericks on the Aeneid
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Exploitation of Raw Materials in the Roman World: A Closer Look at Producer-Resource Dynamics
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Dealers, Auction Houses and Responsibilities to Clients in the Antiquities Trade
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: The Art Loss Register What Use is it to Trace Illicit Artefacts?
- Spencer Alley: Themistocles von Eckenbrecher (Athenian Ruins)
Other Blog-like Publications
- The Simple History: #Cottagecore, Pastoral Arcadia and Marie Antoinette – Retrospect Journal
- All that Glitters is Gold: Museology and the Mask of Agamemnon – Retrospect Journal
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast: Conversations: Starry-Eyed Asterion… The Minotaur, the Labyrinth, and Autism w/ Dr. Cora Beth Fraser on Apple Podcasts
Liv speaks with Dr. Cora Beth Fraser all about the Minotaur, Asterion, in the Labyrinth in all its forms and how he relates to autistic people and autism! Follow Cora Beth on Twitter here, follow the new resource for neuro-divergency in Classics, Asterion, on Twitter here and check out Asterion’s website here. 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.
Historian and author Dr. Emma Southon returns to the Ancients to shine a light on the life – and murder – of Publius Claudius Pulcher (aka Clodius), and why this horrible, colourful figure was so significant in the demise of the Roman Republic.
The title of Caesar has echoed down the ages as the pinnacle of absolute power and perhaps even tyranny. A single man at the head of a nation or empire with untouchable power. But how powerful were they really and why are they seen as an example to follow when many of the men who became Caesar met a bloody end? Dan is joined by the legendary classicist Mary Beard to explore the history of the first twelve Caesars. They discuss how these autocratic rulers have been portrayed throughout history, how the Roman Empire was really ruled and how their legacy still lives with us today.
- Roman Ruins of Hadrian’s Villa – Italy – 4K with Captions | ProWalk Tours
- Lingua Latina || Alter vs. alius, ceteri et reliqui | Satura Lanx
- Crazy Surgery for Anal Fistula From Ancient Rome (DO NOT TRY) | Classics in Color
- Antonine Wall Lectures: the Eastermains Distance Stone, Dr Louisa Campbell, University of Glasgow | Antonine Wall
- [AJA] Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity By Karen B. Stern. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2018.
- [AJA] Liquid Footprints: Water, Urbanism, and Sustainability in Roman Ostia By Mark A. Locicero. Leiden: Leiden University Press 2020.
- [AJA] Volubilis après Rome: Les fouilles UCL/INSAP, 2000–2005 Edited by Elizabeth Fentress and Hassan Limane (Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World 11). Leiden: Brill 2019.
- [AJA] Re-imagining Periphery: Archaeology and Text in Northern Europe from Iron Age to Viking and Early Medieval Periods Edited by Charlotta Hillerdal and Kristin Ilves. Oxford: Oxbow 2020.
- [BMCR] Lex Bosman, Ian Haynes, Paolo Liverani, The Basilica of Saint John Lateran to 1600. British School at Rome studies. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Luigi Bravi, Cavalieri. I canti di Aristofane. I canti del teatro greco, 8. Pisa: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2020.
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
- Diversity? Plato has a few questions
- THE PARTHENON REPORT: In Praise Of Great Philhellenes
- The Good Luck of Your Bad Luck: Marcus Aurelius on the Stoic Strategy for Weathering Life’s Waves and Turning Suffering into Strength – Brain Pickings
- Snakes, Apes and Ferrets: The Ancient Greek Love of Pets
- In Search of Keftiu: The Shimmery New Explanation
- 5 Classical Buildings That Chronicle Ancient Greek Architecture
- Who was Herodotus? | Live Science https://www.livescience.com/who-was-herodotus
- Sunrise, stargazing and massive stone heads at Turkey’s Mt. Nemrut | Daily Sabah
‘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 the downfall of a famous man and 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)