Hodie est pr. Non. Nov. 2774 AUC ~ 29 Pyanepsion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Archaeologists find theater toilet in western Turkey’s Smyrna | Daily Sabah
- Perinthos finds to shed light on ancient cuisine
In Case You Missed It
- 2,000-Year-Old Battle Site Uncovered in Switzerland – Archaeology Magazine
- Trio of ‘Astounding’ Roman Statues Found Beneath Medieval Church in England | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
- [Ephemeris] DE IMPETV BACTRIANO Caedes Bactriana
Public Facing Classics
- The Globe, Plato and the corrupting force of art | The Spectator
- Would the ancient Greeks have agreed that children are born evil? | The Spectator
- Kort Irakees (13): Kufa’s Slangenpoort – Mainzer Beobachter
- A Bad Combination of Good Things – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Ippocrate e gli altri
- Laudator Temporis Acti: In a Bad Place
- Visit to the Sacred Cave at Miletus | Turkish Archaeological News
- Winter AD 121/2 – Hadrian inspects the northern frontiers: part 1 Germania Superior (#Hadrian1900) FOLLOWING HADRIAN
- A Humorous Surfeit of Monkeys – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Euripide, Ifigenia in Aulide: Introduzione, testo critico, traduzione e commento
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Two Types of Suffering
- Aristotle | The Historian’s Hut
- PaleoJudaica.com: Forthcoming: Minets, The Slow Fall of Babel (CUP via AJR)
Other Blog-like Publications
- Pasts Imperfect (11.4.21) – by Sarah E. Bond, Colin McCaffrey, and Aimee Hinds Scott – Pasts Imperfect
Assorted Twitter Threads
To align with the COP26 conference in Glasgow, this episode features legendary Roman Britain archaeologist Dr David Breeze talking about his many years excavating the Roman site of Bearsden near Glasgow. We also chat about his long, star studded career working on the wider Antonine Wall and the iconic landmark that is Hadrian’s Wall.
- Ancient History Fangirl: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (With Liv Albert from Myths Baby!) on Apple Podcasts
Liv Albert from Let’s Talk About Myths Baby! has an obsession, and the name of that obsession is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. This game immerses you immediately in Ancient Greece–and provides loads of historically accurate settings from the world we’ve been exploring this season: the symposia of Athens, the pleasures of Corinth, the Peloponnesian War and exactly who’s responsible, and the mysteries of Crete and other Greek islands. Come join us on a tour of Ancient Greece as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey sees it. You may even meet some old friends. Warning: Spoilers abound.
- Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film: Episode 31 – The Last Legion (2007), with Ayelet Haimson Lushkov & Pramit Chaudhuri on Apple Podcasts
Sometimes we review movies we’re very passionate about and sometimes we review The Last Legion. Fortunately we have special guests Ayelet Haimson Lushkov and Pramit Chaudhuri, hosts of Calcutta Arthouse Podcast, to save Rome(?) with us. Where to even begin with this one. It’s a movie where every scene and line of dialogue competes to be the most absurd, confusing or just ridiculously hammy thing every put to screen. There’s something to be unpacked about the way this movie wholeheartedly embraces a lot of misconceptions about the “decline and fall” of the Roman Empire, including: Rome was an inherently good and freedom-loving absolute monarchy, it came to an end in a single violent invasion of *waves hand* barbarians, the Caesars were this magical bloodline of conqueror-kings, that Tiberius was a nice guy. The list goes on. Perhaps the best way to watch this movie is on an Aeroflot from 1980.
- The Partial Historians: Special Episode – Women and Money with Professor Karen Carr on Apple Podcasts
We sat down recently to have a conversation with Professor Karen Carr who is Emerita at Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology and we were thrilled to discuss the ideas for her latest work. We explore Carr’s research on the connections between women, money, and the economy in the ancient world.
- Pompei – Eros e Mito – Trailer Italiano ufficiale | Pompeii Sites
- Iowa Classics Colloquium: Melissa Mueller [10.21.2021] | UIowa Department of Classics
- From a live Smarthistory webinar: Forum and Column of Trajan with Dr. Jeffrey Becker | Smarthistory
- Boshell Foundation Virtual Lecture: Color in Ancient Mediterranean Sculpture | Art Institute of Chicago
- Iliad 1.206-214. “Athena & Achilles.” Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard. Bettina Joy de Guzman
- The Iliad, Scroll 1 – Reading Greek Tragedy Online | Center for Hellenic Studies
- The Art of the Bodge – Explorations in Athens | British School at Athens
- [BMCR] Chris Murray, China from the ruins of Athens and Rome: classics, sinology, and Romanticism, 1793-1938. Classical presences. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Philip Kiernan, Roman cult images: the lives and worship of idols, from the Iron Age to late antiquity. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] John Briscoe, Simon Hornblower, Livy. Ab urbe condita, book XXII. Cambridge Greek and Latin classics. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- CFP: Companion to Publicly Engaged Humanities Scholarship | Society for Classical Studies
- Conference: Crete/Patras Ancient Emotions IV | Society for Classical Studies
- Conference: (Re)Ordering the Gods. The Mythographic Web through Times | Society for Classical Studies
- NEH Public Scholars Grant | Society for Classical Studies
- Heraklion 2022 | Connected Past
- Assistant Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Bryn Mawr
- Genealogy and Prosopography as Sources for Historical Chronology
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
‘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, it portends an improvement for grain.
… 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)