Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 16 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- American couple arrested at Athens airport with antiquities | eKathimerini.com
- ‘Important’ bas-relief carvings discovered near Persepolis – Tehran Times
- Roman-era Mixers and Millstones Made with Geology in Mind – UT News
- Le novità sull’imperatore Augusto esposte al Castello di Santa Severa – Terzo Binario News
- ! Murcia Today – Javea Divers Find One Of The Largest Collections Of Roman Gold Coins In Europe
- PHOTOS: Clay artifacts found at Erbil archaeological site with items dating back nearly 4,000 BC
- Time Team arrives in Banburyshire this week to begin excavating the site of a huge Roman Villa, discovered on the Broughton Castle estate | Banbury Guardian
- Israeli force seal off archaeological site north of Nablus
- Archeologia, scoperti i confini del regno di Micene narrati da Omero | Il Friuli
- On This Day In 480 BC, Greece Wins The Battle Of Salamis
- Abu Saiba mound site key to understanding history of Tylos civilisation in Bahrain | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN
In Case You Missed It
Classicists and Classics in the News
- [AkropolisWorldNews] Ὁ Βολσονάρος ἐν τῇ ἀγυίᾳ δειπνεῖ /
Public Facing Classics
- Can Mummified Cats Help Unravel the Mysteries of Ancient Dyes?
- Brown: Casting a new wave in Classix, the Artemisia Project | Opinion | mainlinemedianews.com
- Have You Heard about Lesbia? – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Discipline and Persistence
- Tawdry Tuesday: Zeus, Ganymede, and a Cock – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Orestes and Pylades in Tauris, by Nicolaas Verkolje (c. 1673 – 1746) | The Historian’s Hut
- Ausonius aan de Moezel – Mainzer Beobachter
- Ausonius in Trier – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Was Sodom destroyed by a “cosmic airburst?”
- PaleoJudaica.com: AJR on Brown-deVost, Commentary and Authority in Mesopotamia and Qumran
- Ausonius in Bordeaux – Mainzer Beobachter
- Concepts, Methodologies and Theories | Sphinx
Other Blog-like Publications
- Where do the Classics come from? Or, the Apparatus Criticus and You. – Antigone
- Roman-era mixers and millstones made with geology in mind
- Would Tolkien Approve of “The Hobbit” in Latin? | by Robert Ziomkowski | In Medias Res | Sep, 2021 | Medium
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCrom on a Roman inscription from Brough-on-Humber
- In case you missed it, @TomC4All continued his Nero exhibition thread
- Ad Navseam: Whatsa Motto with You?! – Latin Mottoes of the US States (Ad Navseam, Episode 55) on Apple Podcasts
Ever run into the phrase Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur (“Whatever is said in Latin seems profound”)? Well, most of the states in the American union took that sentiment to heart when they came up with their personal mottoes (institutions and tattoo-getters too). After a brief detour through the pitfalls of collegiate apophthegms and bare midriff-commenting, Dave and Jeff rip and riff through all the mottos of the lower 48 (and those other two). Little mercy is shown as they decide who’s on point, who just phoned it in, and why Michigan’s is (proh dolor) the worst one of all. Even so, si quaeritis amoenas nugas, audite!
Religion during the Ptolemaic Egypt period was complex and diverse. Dr Julietta Steinhauer, University College London, returns to the show to discuss what religion was like in Ptolemaic Egypt.
In 60CE Rome came close to losing the province of Britannia in an uprising led by the warrior queen Boudicca, who united the tribes in the area, destroyed several Roman settlements and defeated part of a Roman legion. She has become an icon of British resistance, highlighting the difficulty Rome had in controlling the distant provinces. Part III of ‘Enemies of Rome’ Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of Department of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University)
Sometimes referred to as the world’s oldest profession sex workers have been part of human society for as long as recorded history, but how have societies viewed them through the ages? In the episode, Dan is joined by Dr Kate Lister to find out how the treatment of sex workers has changed, whether the Victorians were really prudes, what you might find in a Roman brothel, fleshy thighs and how conditions for sex workers could be improved today. Dr Kate Lister is a lecturer in the School of Arts and Communication at Leeds Trinity University. Kate primarily researches the literary history of sex work and curates the online research project, Whores of Yore, an interdisciplinary digital archive for the study of historical sexuality. Her new book Harlots, Whores & Hackabouts: A History of Sex for Sale is published in October.
- Thin End of the Wedge: 34. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni: Urartu and digital public engagement on Apple Podcasts
Tiffany introduces us to Urartu, Assyria’s great neighbour and rival. What can we learn from its network of fortresses? And how can deep maps and digital storytelling help us engage people with our work?
- Arabia Before Islam: Religion, Society, Culture DOCUMENTARY | Kings and Generals
- Units of History – The Macedonian Silver Shields DOCUMENTARY | Invicta
- The Mysteries Of The Celtic Otherworld | Myths And Monsters | Timeline
- Rome’s End: The Rise Of The Goths | Storm Over Europe | Odyssey
- Debunking or Validating the 5 Most Common Pankration Myths (Sources in the Description) | AMO Pankration
- Great Hymn to the Aten. Ancient Egyptian. Lyre, drum, sistrum, harp, zills. Bettina Joy de Guzman.
- [BMCR] Andreas Ammann, Josephus Frobenianus: Editions- und Rezeptionsgeschichte des Flavius Josephus im Basler Humanismus. Schweizerische Beiträge zur Altertumswissenschaft, Band 51. Basel: Schwabe Verlag, 2020.
- [BMCR] Gabrielle Thomas, The image of God in the theology of Gregory of Nazianzus. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Lorenzo Calvelli, Alfredo Buonopane, Giovannella Cresci Marrone, Altera pars laboris: studi sulla tradizione manoscritta delle iscrizioni antiche. Antichistica, 24. Venice: Edizioni Ca’Foscari, 2019.
- [BMCR] Alice Mouton, Flesh and bones: the individual and his body in the ancient Mediterranean basin. Semitica et Classica: Supplementa (SUPSEC), 2. Turnhout: Brepols, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Egypt and the Levant : From Territorial to Cultural Empire
- CFP: Experiencing Space | Society for Classical Studies
- SCS Outreach Prize Deadline Extended | Society for Classical Studies
- International Conference on Ancient Drama – Available online – Hellenic News of America
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Slavery In Ancient Greece: What Was Life Like For Enslaved People In The Society? – HistoryExtra
- An empire of many colours? Race and imperialism in Ancient Rome | OUPblog
- How a Pandemic Affected Ancient Greek Wars
- The Story of the Austrian Parliament Building’s Greek Character
- Howard Carter gives a talk about his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb – archive, 1923 | Tutankhamun | The Guardian
- Ancient Greek Religion: A Guide To The Gods, Goddesses & Heroes Of Myth – HistoryExtra
‘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 porteends prosperity, but also a very wet winter.
… 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)