Hodie est a.d. V Kal. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 21 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Carlisle Roman bathhouse excavation unearths Roman Imperial tiles – BBC News
- Sicilia, gli scavi portano alla luce elementi urbanistici dell’antica città punico-ellenistica di Lilibeo-Marsala
- Roman Villa dig produces countless artefacts – scores of Time Team archeologists descend on the Banbury area this weekend for their first visit to the site near Broughton Castle | Banbury Guardian
- Archaeologists find Magnesia’s Zeus Temple gate in Turkey | Daily Sabah
- Digging deep to unlock the past and future in Santorini | eKathimerini.com
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Classicists and Classics in the News
Public Facing Classics
- Molon Labe Is The Gun-Loving Right’s Favorite Greek Taunt
- Severed Limbs and Wooden Feet: How the Ancients Invented Prosthetics
- Sodom’s Tragic Story Isn’t The Meteor, It’s the Biblical Rape Culture
- Guide to the Classics: Homer’s Odyssey
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: ARIT Newsletter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Crouch, Israel and Judah Redefined (CUP)
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Manufacturing Grievances
- PaleoJudaica.com: How to end a line in Hebrew
- Cicero Delayed Publishing a Book of Poetry Because the Acknowledgements Would Be Too Long – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The Soul and the Light Upon Its Face – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Hieroglyphica Software
- Who Are You? The Emperor Julian’s Epigram on Beer – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- De Bergrede (8): het zout der aarde – Mainzer Beobachter
- Disease, Prolonged Treatments, and Death – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: New Fragments of Menander’s ‘Epitrepontes’
- PaleoJudaica.com: Beavis & Kateusz (eds.) Rediscovering the Marys (T&T Clark)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Introduction to Numismatic Terms and Methods
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Vergil the Prophet
- “The Last Sign of Nobility”: How to Flatter Your Favorite Classicists – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Skythen in een gebied zonder landkaarten – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Edelman et al. (eds.), Deuteronomy in the Making (De Gruyter)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Shemeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah 2021
- Spencer Alley: Cornelis Galle the Elder (Antwerp Engraver)
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
Other Blog-like Publications
- Ars longa, vita brevis: Active Latin in the Classroom – Antigone
- Virtual tour of the Achilleion Museum and the Diros Caves
- A temple for all the gods – The Pantheon in Rome – Ancient World Magazine
- The Power of Publishing: In Conversation with Professor Kara Cooney – Retrospect Journal
- On the Nature of Archaeological Knowledge, Photography, Narrative, and Time – Retrospect Journal
Assorted Twitter Threads
Julius Caesar is one of the world’s most famous and successful military genius’ of all time. He conquered the fierce and warlike multitudes of Gaul with a few thousands men, and he beat some of the best Roman commanders in a civil war he ignited by crossing the Rubicon. But where did Caesar come from? Where did it all start? This episode covers the extraordinary groundwork of this extraordinary man’s rise, from his childhood during the Marius-Sulla Civil War, near-death experience and his capture by pirates, to returning to Rome a military hero.
It was Alexander the Great who spurred Julius Caesar to new heights. When Caesar saw a statue of him when he was 31, he realised that at his age Alexander had conquered half the world. Caesar was so distraught at his own relative lack of achievements, it’s said he wept at Alexander’s feet. In just a few years Caesar had become the Chief Priest of Rome, Consul, and one of the members of Rome’s first Triumvirate. Join us on his journey to political power, and meet Pompey, Crassus, and a rebel gladiator named Spartacus who sparked the whole thing off in the first place.
Legendary leaders and notorious battles, we imagine the sound of clinking armour. But what did the Romans take with them into battle? In the second of our episodes recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival, Legio II Augusta’s David Richardson talks through a selection of iconic weapons and deadly devices used by Roman soldiers.
An informal look at the Greek pantheon of Olympian deities and what they are individually best known for. Also we present all of the usual weekly updates and correspondence from the best podcast audience ever.
This week, Anna and Amber are joined by Andrew Gurza, disabled content creator and fellow podcaster, to talk about disability and care in the ancient world. We talk with Andrew about the need for disabled voices in archaeology, his path to podcasting, and some archaeological case studies that show that humans have always taken care of one another.
- Catullus 38 in Latin & English: Male est, Cornifici, tuo Catullo | David Amster
- Ancient Coins: The Roman Republican Denarius | Classical Numismatics
- Grammatica Latina || Dativus possessivus | Satura Lanx
- Guard Goose: A Roman’s Best Friend (and Lover?) | Classics in Color
- How Close Did Rome And Ancient China Come to War? 1000 Years of Contact (DOCUMENTARY) | Voices of the Past
- Twelve Caesars by Mary Beard, review: drains even its ideal reader of any goodwill
- [BMCR] Stephan Renker, A commentary on Quintus of Smyrna, Posthomerica 13. Bamberger Studien zu Literatur, Kultur und Medien, 29. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Anastasios Tsonis, Christos Zerefos, Aristotle’s Meteōrologiká: meteorology then and now. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020.
- [BMCR] Monica De Cesare, Elisa Chiara Portale, Natascha Sojc, The Akragas dialogue: new investigations on sanctuaries in Sicily. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2020.
- The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens (J.) Neils, and (D.K.) Rogers (edd.). Pp. x + 494, ills, maps. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
- Selections from Virgil’s Aeneid Books 1–6. A Student Reader (A.) Carter. Pp. viii + 220, map. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero: How to tell a joke. An ancient Guide to the Art of Humor (M.) Fontaine (ed., trans.) Pp. xxxiv + 292. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- UCLA SNF Hellenic Center Presents Lecture Series on Greek Archaeology | culture & arts , culture | The National Herald
- Classics and Archaeology research seminar double bill – The University of Nottingham
- Classics and Archaeology research seminar – The phenomenon of ‘soldier historians’ in the Later Roman Empire – The University of Nottingham
- Reading Classics Autumn Term Research Seminars 2021 | Classics at Reading
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Famous & Influential Ancient Greeks: From Herodotus & Aristotle, To Sappho & Homer – HistoryExtra
- There should be no “Biblical Archaeology”
- Ancient Greeks Predicted Robots Claims Stanford Historian
- The Best Operas on Themes from Greek Mythology
- CULTURE: THE WAR ON AFGHAN ANTIQUITIES – Newspaper – DAWN.COM
- Greek Gods Come to Life in Archaeological Finds from Turkey
- L’Anfiteatro Romano di Arezzo – Blog
- Jericho and Archaeology — Disproof of the Bible?| National Catholic Register
‘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 powerful men bringing hatred upon themselves and taking sides against each other.
… 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)