Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 23 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Archeologists have unlocked the secret of why the Roman villa was built in a quiet valley two miles from Banbury – Time Team’s Tim Taylor sums up the first dig of the legacy project | Banbury Guardian
- La villa romana di Costigliole: fu anche un B&B dell’antichità – Targatocn.it
- The indigenous population of ancient Sicily were active traders
In Case You Missed It
- Ancient amphitheatres in Turkey had box seating | Daily Mail Online
- Scientists solve the mystery of the Etruscans’ origins | Live Science
- Amateur Divers Discover Trove of 53 Roman Gold Coins in Spain | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
- Zeus temple gate unearthed in Turkey – The Jerusalem Post
- Ancient text said to solve mystery of why Dead Sea Scrolls were placed in Qumran | The Times of Israel
Classicists and Classics in the News
- In Memoriam: Ashley Simone — Columbia University Department of Classics
- Classics and Religion instructor takes on Canadian colonialism with Songs of Justice | News | University of Calgary
Public Facing Classics
- The Classicists in the History Department | Perspectives on History | AHA
- Gold of the Great Steppe, review: a dazzling display of riches from the plains of ancient Kazakhstan
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Parallel?
- The Distinguished Antiquity of the Mushroom as a Membrum Virile – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Textile-Dates: On-line database for 14C-dated textiles (from early times until the end of 1rst millennium AD)
- Saved from Atomism! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Tawdry Tuesday: A Careful Choice of Words (NSFW) – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- A plea for prioritisation of translation of foreign literatures – Roger Pearse
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Kritische Edition der sahidischen Version des Johannesevangeliums:Text und Dokumentation
- Achilles Discovered Among The Daughters Of Lycomedes, Painted By Jean Lemaire (c. 1598-1659) | The Historian’s Hut
- Socrates | The Historian’s Hut
- Roman Times: Part 2 of the 4th 30 minute segment of the “Pompeii Virtual Walk” video
- Het einde van Athene (1) – Mainzer Beobachter
- Roman Archaeology Blog: Tiles ‘Fit for the Emperor’ Found in Roman Ruins Beneath English Cricket Club
- PaleoJudaica.com: More on Qumran as a festival-gathering site
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Profusio
- PaleoJudaica.com: Diversity and Rabbinization (ed. McDowell, Naiweld & Stökl Ben Ezra; Open Edition Books)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Theophilos, Numismatics and Greek Lexicography (T&T Clark)
- New Comic Illustration series: ‘In Landscape’ for Myth Dynamite | Greek Myth Comix
Other Blog-like Publications
- The Battle of the Classics: The Humanities without Humanism – Antigone
- Bull geoglyph discovered in Southern Siberia – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCrom on an inscription from Chichester
- @artcrimeprof on some sketchy ‘Scythian’ auction offerings
- @GettyMuseum on Dionysus
- Ad Navseam: Pay no Attention to the Girl behind the Curtain – The Delphic Oracle (Ad Navseam, Episode 56) on Apple Podcasts
This week join Jeff, Dave, and Toto on a climb up the fragrant slopes of Mount Parnassus to consult what was the premier divination site in the ancient Mediterranean—the oracle of Apollo at Delphi. But you don’t just barge on in and start a-consulting left and right; there are purifications to be made, various deities to appease, hearts and brains to find, and sacrifices to offer. Only then you may ask your question of Delph the Great and Powerful. So come along, take in the view, and hope our answers to long-standing questions are more straight-forward than what poor old Croesus got. Also, ask yourself how far would you travel and how long would you stand in line to find out “who stole the sheet”?
- ILIAD BOOK 13: Little Ajax and Idomeneus Have a Moment in Battle To Shine | Moan Inc
- Meet the Vanguard of the Ancient World | Digital Hammurabi
- TEASER – Paris-Athènes. Naissance de la Grèce moderne 1675-1919 | Musee du Louvre
- Mary Beard on Nero: the face of power | British School at Rome
- How the Eastern Roman Army Declined – Armies and Tactics DOCUMENTARY | Kings and Geneerals
- A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum… ‘True Crime’ and the Ancient Past | Manchester Classics Association
- Career Development Seminar – September 23, 2021 | Society for Classical Studies
- [BMCR] Marco Perale, Adespota Papyracea Hexametra Graeca. Hexameters of unknown or uncertain authorship from Graeco-Roman Egypt, volume 1. Sozomena, 18. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2020.
- [BMCR] Chelsea C. Harry, Justin Habash, Brill’s companion to the reception of Presocratic natural philosophy in later classical thought. Brill companions to philosophy: ancient philosophy, 6. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2021.
- [BMCR] Nickolas Pappas, Plato’s exceptional city, love, and philosopher. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020.
- [BMCR] Irene Lemos, Athéna Tsingarida, Beyond the polis: rituals, rites and cults in early and archaic Greece (12th-6th centuries BC). Études d’archéologie, 15. Bruxelles: CReA-Patrimoine, 2019.
- [BMCR] Attilio Mastrocinque, Joseph Sanzo, Marianna Scapini, Ancient magic: then and now. Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beitraege, 74. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2020.
- [BMCR] Arnaud Zucker, Claire Le Feuvre, Ancient and medieval Greek etymology: theory and practice I. Trends in classics – Supplementary volumes, 111. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
- Under the light of Apollo: The Louvre in Delphi
- Tornos News | ‘Kallos:The Ultimate Beauty’ opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Job Vacancy: Director at the British School at Athens – British School at Athens
- Call for Directors: Vergilian Society | Society for Classical Studies
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- A Tremor Ripples Through the Force in The Odyssey of Star Wars – Excerpt | StarWars.com
- Tales of sunken cities – Focus – Al-Ahram Weekly – Ahram Online
- Restitution—what’s really going on?
- The Sea Goddesses Who Stir Up the Waves in Greek Mythology
‘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 a serious drought.
… 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)