Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 18 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Archaeology: new look for Roman Punic necropolis in Cagliari – Culture – ANSAMed.it
- Exclusive lodges found in Turkey’s ‘Colosseum’
- Epigraphs shed light on earthquakes in Turkey’s ancient city of Tripolis
In Case You Missed It
- Did the destruction of this Middle Bronze Age city inspire Sodom? – The Jerusalem Post
- Amateur divers discover ‘enormously valuable’ hoard of Roman coins | CTV News
- USC students uncover well-preserved skeleton in the ancient city of Pompeii > News > USC Dornsife
- Ancient men and women in Italy had one key difference in their diets — study
Public Facing Classics
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Matters Anthropological
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Thermopylae and Salamis: The Persian Invasion of 480 BC: 2500 years on [Access is free until 31 October, 2021]
- Circe’s Island Is Really about Reincarnation: An Allegorical Reading of Odyssey 10 – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Online Exhibition: Die Gesänge der Ptolemäer: Ägyptenrezeption in den Opern von Georg Friedrich Händel
- Disagreements and Words – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Bleeding Trees in Ancient Myth and Modern Deforestation – Antigone
- Investigative Journalism and Antiquities Trafficking Research
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Contextualising Ancient Technology: From Archaeological Case Studies Towards a Social Theory of Ancient Innovation Processes
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Die phönizische Nekropole von Ayamonte: Die Ausgrabung im Jahre 2013 und ihre Vor- und Begleituntersuchungen
- Sapfo en Charaxos – Mainzer Beobachter
- Roman Times: Pompeii Virtual Walk: Part 1 of the 4th 30-minute segment
- PaleoJudaica.com: Zoomcast on ancient Jerusalem
- PaleoJudaica.com: Schröter et al. (eds.), Jews and Christians – Parting Ways in the First Two Centuries CE? (De Gruyter)
- PaleoJudaica.com: The etrog, the citron, and Sukkot
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Archaeological Sites and Objects in Afghanistan
- Blogging ancient epigram: Two unsolved riddles
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: More on the “Atlantis” Pseudoarchaeology Debate [Long Read]
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO) Update
- 4.2b Volumnia Cytheris: A Slave in Rome – Her Half of History
- THE BUILDING OF THE VIA APPIA
Other Blog-like Publications
- Fifty-three gold coins found on the seabed of Portitxol in Xàbia
- Madeline Miller on the Aeneid – by The Octavian Report – Why The Classics?
- Anomalia and Ekstasis: Studying the emperor Julian with ADHD – Asterion | Celebrating Neurodiversity in Classics
- The Ancient People Who Burned Their Culture to the Ground – Atlas Obscura
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCrom marks Augustus’ birthday with commentary on an early aureus issue
- @eduardo_garcmol on
Dr Kathryn Lomas, Durham University, makes a fifth appearance on the show to share what scholars know about Carthage during the interregnum between the Second and Third Punic Wars.
Patron of the podcast Anne asks, what do we know about how Hannibal supplied his troops during his campaigns, particularly through the Alps? With elephants!’ Murray gives us his thoughts.
- Ancient Greece Declassified: R4.5 Anatomy of the Soul | Plato’s Republic, book 4 w/ Jonathan Lear on Apple Podcasts
In book 4 of the Republic, Plato sets forth perhaps the most famous psychological theory from Greco-Roman antiquity: the tripartite model of the human soul. But how good of a model is it? How does it hold up from the perspective of modern psychology? With us to discuss these questions and more is Jonathan Lear, professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago and a practicing psychoanalyst who serves on the faculty of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. His article “Inside and Outside the Republic” remains one of the most important pieces of scholarship on the psychological theory offered in book 4.
He was one of the greatest enemies the Romans ever faced. An excellent general and a larger-than-life figure, he led an army across the alps and dealt a series of crushing defeats upon the Romans on Italian soil. His achievements have become a thing of legend and his name has become immortalised. He was Hannibal Barca. Hannibal rests amongst antiquity’s greatest generals, but how did he rise to become such a stellar commander, leading his men to incredible victories against the then dominant powerhouse in the Mediterranean? In this episode from our sibling podcast The Ancients, Dr Louis Rawlings, Dr Adrian Goldsworthy and Dr Eve MacDonald explore the impressive ascent of the Carthaginian general to the status of one of the most famous military leaders in antiquity.
The Spartans are one of the most recognisable ancient Greek societies in our modern day. Though, just about no writing from the Spartans themselves survives, everything we know about them comes from outsiders looking in. This has resulted in many Myths and stereotypes to develop over the ages. In this episode, Myke Cole sits down and talks about his latest book, The Bronze Lie, Shattering the myth of Spartan Warrior supremacy, where he peals back the myth and gives the Spartans and their society a human face and story.
- À la découverte de l’exposition « EFA 175 » | Ecole française d’Athènes
- Spinning and Weaving in the Roman World with Dr Carey Fleiner (as part of Heritage Open Days 2021) | University of Winchester
- Change and Archaeology – A book by Rachel J. Crellin – Ancient World Magazine
- [BMCR] Jared Secord, Christian intellectuals and the Roman Empire: from Justin Martyr to Origen. Inventing Christianity. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Marco Giuman, La trottola nel mondo classico: archeologia, fonti letterarie e iconografiche. Quaderni di Otium, 4. Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore, 2020.
- [BMCR] Elton T. E. Barker, Joel P. Christensen, Homer’s Thebes: epic rivalries and the appropriation of mythical pasts. Hellenic studies series, 84. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies, 2020.
Exhibition Related Things
- Visual arts: Nero: The Man Behind the Myth at the British Museum
- 2,000-year-old artifacts unveiled for ‘Pompeii: The Exhibition’ at Carnegie Science Center | TribLIVE.com
- Gold of the Great Steppe review – breathtaking exhibition reveals lives of history’s ‘barbarians’ | Art | The Guardian
- ‘Under the Light of Apollo: The Louvre in Delphi’ exhibition opens | eKathimerini.com
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- International forum on Venizelos Station antiquities | eKathimerini.com
- Assistant Professor, Department of Classics | Wake Forest
- Zagora: The Foundations of Greek Community Life – Chau Chak Wing Museum
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Guide to the Classics: Homer’s Iliad
- What Questions Did Ancient Greeks Ask the Oracles?
- How Ancient Greece Shaped the Thought of Dante
- The Classics And Racism: How The Far Right Hijacked The Ancient World – HistoryExtra
- The Most Notorious Antiquities Smuggler in Modern Greece
- ‘Time Team’ could reveal the future of public engagement | Times Higher Education (THE)
- What the Return of Gilgamesh Dream Tablet Tells Us About American Imperialism | Al Bawaba
- Ancient Greek Medicine: Who Was Hippocrates And What Was The Hippocratic Oath? – 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 portends drought. It also portends an abundant harvest from nut trees, but they will be destroyed in late autumn.
… 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)