Hodie est Kal. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 25 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Roman dig at Carlisle Cricket Club draws to a close | News and Star
- 1,800-year-old rock tombs found in Turkey’s ancient city Blaundus | Daily Sabah
- N. Macedonia holds 8 for antiquities smuggling, illegal digs – Coast Reporter
- Sparta Was Much More Than an Army of Super Warriors | History | Smithsonian Magazine
- Calls for Colchester Roman road to be turned into attraction | Gazette
- UNESCO ups pressure for return of Parthenon sculptures, minister says | eKathimerini.com
In Case You Missed It
- ‘Box seats’ found at Roman Empire-era arena in Turkey | Live Science
- Roman-Era Venus Statuette Unearthed in England – Archaeology Magazine
Classicists and Classics in the News
- [Paywalled] Professors and students seek to widen the appeal of classics | The Economist
- George Varoufakis has passed away
Public Facing Classics
- Level playing fields? | Blog post by Mary Beard | The TLS
- Undisciplined: The Architecture Of Access | UPR Utah Public Radio
- Teaching Thursday: Ungrading | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Welcome to ClassicsTober* 2021! | Greek Myth Comix
- A Natural Fix for the Public Housing Crisis – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Polyphemus and Galatea In Landscape for Myth Dynamite | Greek Myth Comix
- Philosophical Benefits and Warnings – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The History Girls: Historical Fiction: Ways to keep your inner muse inspired
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Excuse for Lying
- Het einde van Athene (3) – Mainzer Beobachter
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Kinship
- #ClassicsTober 1: Traveller | Greek Myth Comix
- PaleoJudaica.com: How bad is death in the Hebrew Bible? Bad.
- PaleoJudaica.com: Remembering Eilat Mazar
- PaleoJudaica.com: Jerusalem’s historical water supply
- Reading texts with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)
- Photo of the Month – September 2021 – DAİstanbul
Other Blog-like Publications
- If Homer had my Editor: Emailing the Ancients – Antigone
- The indigenous population of ancient Sicily were active traders
- Archaeologists excavate Roman temple complex in Tyre – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- Are the tablets of the Dodona Oracle a “Memory of the World”?
Assorted Twitter Threads
This week on Undisciplined we’re talking about disability and accessibility in ancient Greece. You might think that accommodations for disabled people are a relatively new concept, but compelling new research suggests that ancient Greeks were thinking about accessibility as far back as the 4th century BC. Scholars found evidence that ancient architects built ramps specifically to help those with limited mobility.
After a short hiatus, we’re back to announce MWD will be returning for another season. More movies, more not-movies, all the hot-takes. We talk briefly about our vision for the show and tease some upcoming films, shows and video games we’ll be discussing. You can also read more about our past and future plans over at our friends SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE. Special thanks to Joel Christensen for magnanimously offering us a platform upon which to pontificate.
We got this question from Nathan, ‘who were the Thureophoroi, where were they from and how did they fight?’
- Ancient Greece’s greatest erotic artist – Diane J. Rayor | Ted-ED
- Avenging Varus – Battle of Idistaviso (16 AD) DOCUMENTARY | Invicta
- CHS Dialogues with Gregory Nagy | Bad Press Odysseus? Nóstos and Nóos | Center for Hellenic Studies
- Ouvrage de l’EFA : Corpus des inscriptions de Delphes. Les actes d’affranchissement. 1 | Ecole française d’Athènes
- Activité archéologique de la société d’histoire et d’antiquités d’Odessa | Spartokos a lu
- [BMCR] Lise Hannestad, Nicator Seleucus I and his empire. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Su Fang Ng, Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast Asia: peripheral empires in the global renaissance. Classical presences. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Michael Erler, Jan Erik Heßler, Federico M. Petrucci, Authority and authoritative texts in the Platonist tradition. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
- HOW TO TEACH CLASSICS TO YOUR DOG, A Quirky Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans | classicsforall.org.uk
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
- Venus of the Sewers – JSTOR Daily
- Treasury Department Focusing on Art Trade to Combat Money Laundering | Architectural Digest
- Ancient Inscription Touts Benefits of Greek Philosophy of Epicurianism
- ‘Let the stones speak for themselves’ | Roger Hertog | The Blogs
- 3D digital reconstruction of Żejtun Roman Villa launched – Newsbook
- What Happened to Achilles After the Iliad?
‘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 arrival of a corrupt tyrant over the affairs of the state.
… 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)