Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Nov. 2774 AUC ~ 17 Pyanepsion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Let the Wine Flow – Biblical Archaeology Society
- Mosaic depicting grape harvest to go on display in Turkey’s Hatay | Daily Sabah
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Classicists and Classics in the News
- [AkropolisWorldNews] Ἐγὼ πρῶτος ἀφικόμην!
- [Ephemeris] TENSIONES SINENSES
- Kort Irakees (7): Voetbal in Khorsabad – Mainzer Beobachter
- Love Blows – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Curse
- Blog Post #37: Myths, Monsters, and “Serpentine Stories” with Liv Albert – Peopling the Past
- Dabbling in the Occult: Odysseus, Necromancer – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- An 1850 photograph of the Palatine and Meta Sudans by Rev. John Shaw Smith – Roger Pearse
- Sweettalking From Trees and Stone – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Digitale Topographie der Stadt Rom Project
- Fear of Ghosts in Imperial Rome – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Joseph Story between Egypt and Israel
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Restored grape harvest mosaic goes on display
- Hunebedden van de dag: D17 en D18 (Rolde) – Mainzer Beobachter
- Kort Irakees (8): Borsippa – Mainzer Beobachter
- #ClassicsTober days 15-23 | Greek Myth Comix https://greekmythcomix.com/comic/classicstober-days-15-23/
Other Blog-like Publications
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DcoCrom on a tetradrachm of Nero
- @MichaelDPress on an interesting coin forgery daiting to the 19th century (or earlier)
- @DocCrom on Propertius 2.13.9-16
- @BuffyAntiqua made a visit to the Ara Pacis
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast: Conversations: Do You Like Scary Movies? Scream Queens of Myth w/ Vanessa Stovall on Apple Podcasts
Some things are eternal. What does Persephone have in common with Sidney Prescott? Or Antigone with Marion Crane? Let Vanessa tell you all about it… Find more about Vanessa’s study of horror in myth and Greek tragedy here, and follow her on Twitter for more. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it’s fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I’m not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.
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- Satura Lanx: Tempus tantum nostrum est || Free course in easy Latin (live 9-15 November 2021) on Apple Podcasts
If you are a beginner / lower intermediate Latin learner, and reading Seneca’s first letter to Lucilius (on the use of time) in the original version, and ACTUALLY understand it, is something you are looking forward to, then this free course is for you. And if you are a passionate teacher searching for new, engaging teaching methods for your students, then this course is also for you.
- Terrifying Monsters from Mythology and Folklore Around the World | World History Encyclopedia
- ML188 Armand D’Angour on How To Innovate, Lessons from the Ancient Greeks & The Philosophy of Change | MetaLearn
- Can an Italian understand spoken Latin? | polyMATHY
- Roman Graffiti: Love, Sex, and Advice | Athena Productions
- Conférence du Louvre : « L’invention d’un chef-d’œuvre. Quand la Vénus de Milo entra au Louvre »
- Ancient Egyptian Ghost Story: Discussion with Kara Cooney – Halloween Month 2021 | Archaeosoup
- Why you should write J in Latin | polyMATHY
- Catullus 40 in Latin & English; Vocabulary & Grammar Notes: Quaenam te mala mens, miselle Ravide | David Amster
- [BMCR] Pierre Pellegrin, Anthony Preus (trans.), Endangered excellence: on the political philosophy of Aristotle. SUNY series in Ancient Greek Philosophy. Albany: State University of New York, 2020.
- [BMCR] Antony Augoustakis, Neil W. Bernstein, Silius Italicus’ “Punica”: Rome’s war with Hannibal. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2021.
- [BMCR] Loriano Zurli, Il limen (sottile) tra congettura e restituzione: Sulla validità delle congetture ritenute palmari. 2a edizione ampliata. Anthologiarum Latinarum Parerga, VIII. Hildesheim: Weidmannsche Hildesheim, 2020.
- [BMCR] Carlo Scardino, Mehran Nickbakht, Aurelius Victor: Historiae Abbreviatae. Kleine und fragmentarische Historiker der Spätantike (KFHist), 2. Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2021.
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
- Culinary Detectives Try to Recover the Formula for a Deliciously Fishy Roman Condiment | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine
- Museums Use Technology to Stir Interest in the Artistic Past – The New York Times
- Ancient Greek Anaximander Drew First Map of Known World
- Critics Question Russian Restoration of Syrian Archaeological Sites
- Outer Space: The Setting of Ancient Greek Myths
‘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:
[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends the people being incredibly happy. [Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends discord among those in power leading to the common folk oppressing others.
… 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)