Hodie est a.d. III Id. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 7 Pyanepsion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Tucked-Away Marble Quarries Discovered as Source for Archaic Apollo
- History being rewritten with archaeological excavations at train station in Istanbul
- Winchester College recovers stolen vase after 60 years | Hampshire Chronicle
- Dutch court’s verdict on Scythian gold likely to be postponed to late 2021 — museum – Society & Culture – TASS
- Marble Roman-era head found in sea of Preveza | eKathimerini.com
- Temple of Zeus to regain former glory in southwest Turkey with new columns
- Mosaics restored in ancient city of Metropolis in Turkey’s Izmir
- ‘Nationally significant’ collection of Roman bronzes acquired by museum | Evening Standard
In Case You Missed It
- Roman Altar Uncovered in Northwestern Turkey – Archaeology Magazine
- Byzantine Winery Discovered in Central Israel – Archaeology Magazine
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Ronald S. Stroud (1933-2021) – Current Epigraphy
- Evi Touloupa has passed away
- “Farewell” to Thanasis Kalpaxis
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Our Task
- PaleoJudaica.com: Was Eve Adam’s helpmate?
- The Gift of the Briefest of Lives – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Tawdry Tuesday’s for the Birds – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: La politique éditoriale numérique de l’Ifao
- Doubling Down | Sphinx
- Double tap | Aegean prehistory
- Aeneas and Tiber, by Bartolomeo Pinelli (c. 1781-1835) | The Historian’s Hut
- Temple University Lecture: “Hateful Classicism: Greco-Roman Antiquity in the White Ethnonationalist Imagination” – Pharos
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » 2,700-year-old luxury toilet found in Jerusalem
- Hunebed van de dag: D15 (Loon) – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: The Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages
- PaleoJudaica.com: Did Nehemiah build a wall?
- Epigram of the month: Hopelessly devoted to whom? – MAPPOLA
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Provenance Researchers Take Note: UK Antiquities Dealer Changes Name Again
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- RU in? It’s going to get real at the virtual 2021 CAAS annual meeting (15-16 October) |
- Reopening of the DAI Istanbul Library – DAİstanbul
- Preparations for NJCL Convention in Lafayette, LA | The Louisiana Classicist
Other Blog-like Publications
- Gender in Latin and Beyond: A Philologist’s Take – Antigone
- Massive and Impressive Wine Factory is Exposed in Israel
- Onassis Classics Fellowship
- The Walls that Nehemiah Built: The Town of Jerusalem in the Persian Period | Bible Interp
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @AsmoleanMuseum on the Felix Gem
- @DocCrom on a coin marking the dedication of the Altar of Fortuna Redux
Perseus has his hands full when he enters the Gorgons’ cave – and Dr. Kate Birney says it’s remarkable that our hero was able to juggle Hermes’ sword and that magical bag while brandishing Athena’s shield at the same time. In Mythlet 2, we find out more about that magical shield, which Dr. Birney says was probably like the enormous shields that Greek warriors carried into real ancient battles.
- Ad Navseam: The Jung and the Restless: Joseph Campbell and the Hero’s Journey (Ad Navseam, Episode 58) on Apple Podcasts
Today the guys tackle the life and work of public intellectual Joseph Campbell, best known for his theory of the monomyth which proposes that all hero narratives are, at root, simply variations on the same story. Once they get past the irritating, almost Forrest Gumpian nature of Campbell’s self-mythologizing biography, Dave and Jeff get down to the stages of the “journey” itself. Behold calls to adventure, tests, mentors, katabaseis, resurrections; and a Frodo, Harry, Katniss, and Skywalker hiding behind every veil. Questions beget questions: is the Christian narrative just another “hero’s journey”? Can we blame Campbell for Jar-Jar Binks? And perhaps most importantly—where’s the best place in the hero cycle to stop off for some soup?
- Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film: Episode 28 – Jason and the Argonauts (1963) on Apple Podcasts
Do you even Argo bro?!? Christie Vogler is back with us again but we’ve decided to leave her name out of the title tos ave money on digital ink. We’re back with Ray Harryhausen’s most celebrated film, Jason and the Argonauts, in which Colin’s cat does battle with a Zoom background of Talos, the Bronze Giant. Should this movie actually be a heist film? Is Jason really such a hero? Why do we expect historic/mythic settings to feature British accents? How do special effects affect storytelling, especially myths? Can skeletons swim? We get into these and many more topics this is love child between prestige sword and sandal and B-theater creature features.
- CHS Dialogues with Gregory Nagy | The (In)Completeness of The Odyssey| Center for Hellenic Studies
- ILIAD BOOK 17: Patroclus’ Body Is On The Battlefield, But Who’s Gonna Get It? | Moan Inc
- [BMCR] Matteo Barbato, Ideology of democratic Athens: institutions, orators and the mythical past. New approaches to ancient Greek institutional history. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Elisabetta Borgna, Ilaria Caloi, Filippo Maria Carinci, Robert Laffineur, Μνήμη/ Mneme. Past and Memory in the Aegean Bronze Age. Proceedings of the 17th International Aegean Conference, University of Udine, Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Humanities, 17-21 April 2018. Aegaeum, 43. Leuven: Peeters, 2019.
- [BMCR] Elena Chepel, Laughter for the gods: ritual in old comedy. Kernos. Supplement, 35. Liège: Presses Universitaires de Liège, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- The Constantinian Compromise: Senators, Bishops and the Emperor in Rome – Department of Classics – UCLA
- AIA Lecture with Sarah Bond | Department of Classics
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Identifying the Unidentified – Archaeology Magazine
- Did all roads lead to Rome? | Live Science
- Lessons From the ‘Empresses’ of Ancient Rome | Time
‘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 i thunders today, it portends good things for business and general prosperity. The man who controls the governent with a heavy hand will not be strong for very long.
… 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)