Hodie est Non. Nov. 2774 AUC ~ 29 Pyanepsion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Tornos News | Survey of seabed to lay power cable unveils rare Classical-era shipwreck near Kythira
- New Home for Greek, Roman Antiquities Dedicated – Ole Miss News
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- Archaeologists OK building height limits near Acropolis | eKathimerini.com
- Sequestrato l’antico teatro greco di Eraclea Minoa | Guida Sicilia
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Public Facing Classics
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: SELECT Self-Learning Atlas of Ancient European CulTures
- Rolzegel – Mainzer Beobachter
- Courtly Fruit Lobbing – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Change of Fortune
- Three Things Thursday: Peer Review, Being Busy, and Fiction from the Archive | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: One Off Journal Issues: La grammaire grecque étendue
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: The BM Did Not Bin This One.
- Lepage Center Roundtable: “White Supremacy and Classical Athens: A Turning Point?” – Pharos
- What type of axe?! – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Loving Flesh, Fearing Violence – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The Horror, The Horror | Sphinx
- Lucifer Is Not a Name for Satan! – Tales of Times Forgotten
- Caesar in Rome – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Gold coins of Carthage
- PaleoJudaica.com: Was David a nomad king?
- PaleoJudaica.com: Interview with Annette Yoshiko Reed
- Looting Matters: The Case of the St Louis Art Museum Mummy Mask
- Announcing Pnyx! An Ozymandias Project LLC publication!
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- At the Edge of the Empire: The German Limes – Time Travel Rome
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Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- The DAI istanbul Newsletter – DAİstanbul
- If Homer Had a Guitar – Research Blog
- OCA AGM – The Classical Association of Canada
Other Blog-like Publications
- Roads and Bricks: Why study the Romans? – Antigone
- ANE TODAY – 202111 – The Shavei Zion Figurine Assemblage. A Cultic Site at Sea – American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR)
- Frederic Raphael on Catullus – Why The Classics?
- Sweetbitter | the Untold History of Pirates (Season 1: a Sappho Podcast): Pirates 5: Teuta on Apple Podcasts
This episode, we discuss the ancient pirate, Teuta. Thank you to our guests this week, Laura Duncombe and Brandon Jones. Our Pirate Shanty this week is by Alyse Knorr with engineering by Joshua Nelson.
- Ancient Warfare Podcast: Could Alexander have convinced his men to head further into India? on Apple Podcasts
Murray answers this question, sent in from Manvir. Could Alexander have convinced his men to head further into India? Was one reason for turning back the fear of facing elephants? Was this reflective of poor morale?’
As the 6th century BC on Sicily was coming to a close expansion would continue to take place. Tyrannies were now becoming the common governing system in a lot of the Sicilian Greek cities, appearing to follow the lead of their Metropolises back in Greece. This time though expansion would see Greeks focus on exerting their influence over other Greek cities. This period would also see the rise of one of the most powerful Tyrants to yet emerge on Sicily, his name would be Gelon. His rise would be born out of a series of Tyrannies, to where his service to them would see him almost seamlessly take power thanks to the influence and reputation he had built up over the years. ..
- Linear B Administrative Documents from Ayios Vasileios | British School at Athens
- Siege of Halicarnassus 334 BC – Alexander’s Conquests DOCUMENTARY | Kings and Generals
- Giorgia Proietti on Herodotus’ Persian Wars and the Greeks’ intentional histories| Herodotus Helpine
- ILIAD BOOK 24: Priam Goes To Get Hector’s Body Back | Moan Inc
- White Supremacy and Classical Athens: A Turning Point? | Villanova University
- Forgotten Wars – The Nubian Invasion of Egypt (720 BC) | Invicta
- Sadly, a Looted Cave Sanctuary High Above Stymphalia, Arkadia | Canadian Institute in Greece
- Worshippers of the Gods
- The Great God Pan is all things to all men | The Spectator
- [BMCR] Pantelis Michelakis, Classics and media theory. Classical presences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Elizabeth Donnelly Carney, Eurydice and the birth of Macedonian power. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Carey Seal, Philosophy and community in Seneca’s prose. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Gesture, Stance, and Movement Communicating Bodies in the Aegean Bronze Age
- #EOTalks: Classics beyond the Euro-American Gaze – Everyday Orientalism
- A. G. Leventis Chair in Ancient Greek Scientific and Technological Thought College of Humanities: Classics and Ancient History
- Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) in Graeco-Roman Material Culture at The University of Manchester
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Digitally Reconstructing the Acts of Appian Papyrus | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Engraved on a tombstone almost 2000 years ago, this is music’s oldest surviving… – Classic FM
- Ancient Roman City Baiae Underwater Archaeological Park | HYPEBEAST
- Can the U.S.-Iraq Deal Be a Model for Decolonizing Museums?
‘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 ‘storm’ for the state and disease breakouts for humans and animals alike.
… 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)