Hodie est a.d. XV Kal. Dec. 2774 AUC ~ 13 Maimakterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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What’s the best way to learn, retain, and teach Latin? The old school, passive “grammar and rote memorization” route or the hip, (relatively) new active, “spoken and living language” approach? You don’t need to be versed in COBOL or FORTRAN or know your way around those punch-cards that used to operate refrigerator-sized computers back in the ‘70s to answer that question (though it might help). Dave and Jeff are here to share the stories of their own journeys through various Latin curricula on both sides of the desk. Hear what led Dave to embrace the “active spoken” method—the highs and lows, the practicalities and the hilarities. And if it gets too heavy, fear not — Arugula Man is waiting in the wings.
In this week’s podcast, Alice and Nicolas talk with Dr Thomas Biggs, a lecturer in Latin at the School of Classics at St Andrews, about Roman representations of war, from the beginnings of Latin literature in the third century BCE to the imperial period and beyond. They particularly discuss the impact of Rome’s Punic Wars on Roman storytelling habits. Tom is the leading expert on the reception of the First Punic War in antiquity and how it influenced the ways in which the Romans thought about and visualised war more generally. His book Poetics of the First Punic War was published in 2020.
Nero has some freedmen executed but the stories are murky. The Parthians decide to try their luck taking back Armenia while Corbulo tries to keep the peace.
- Ancient Coins: Dictators and Tyrants | Classical Numismatics
- Review of Poetry By Nikita Gill in GREAT GODDESSES | Moan Inc
- Experiencing the Parthenon | British School at Athens
- An Assemblage of Linear B Administrative Documents from Ayios Vasileios, Laconia.| British School at Athens
- [BMCR] Michael Eisenberg, Rabei Khamisy, The art of siege warfare and military architecture from the classical world to the middle ages. Oxford; Havertown: Oxbow, 2021.
- [BMCR] Monika Woźniak, Maria Wyke, The novel of Neronian Rome and its multimedial transformations: Sienkiewicz’s “Quo vadis”. Classical presences. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- [BMCR] Camilla Horster, Marianne Pade, Cultural encounter and identity in the Neo-Latin world. Analecta romana instituti danici. Supplementa, 54. Roma: Edizioni Quasar, 2020.
- [BMCR] Cynthia Jordan Bannon, A casebook on Roman water law. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Peter Keegan, Livy’s women: crisis, resolution, and the female in Rome’s foundation history. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2021. /
- [BMCR] Benoît Chazal, La Rhétorique du blâme dans l’Histoire Auguste. POLEN: Pouvoirs, lettres, normes, 20. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2021.
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Online Talks and Professional Matters
- 11th International CoMuseum Conference
- Lecturer in Greek History job with Dartmouth College | 409355
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Is the Old Testament Historically Accurate? | History | Smithsonian Magazine
- Why Did Ancient Greek Actors Wear Theater Masks?
- Epics past and future: how has the genre sustained its popularity? – Palatinate
- Talking Point: Should London return the Elgin Marbles to Greece? | Evening Standard
- Where do the Elgin marbles belong: Britain or Greece? – New Statesman
- Parthenon Sculptures: The Background of the Mitsotaki-Johnson Debate and the British Press | ATHENS 9,84
- The Ancient Greek Sanctuaries and Temples of Olympia
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends plenty of food for the flocks.
… 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)