Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Dec. 2774 AUC ~ 28 Maimakterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Gold jewelry from the time of Nefertiti found in Bronze Age tombs in Cyprus
- Eruption of Vesuvius on Herculaneum ‘like Hiroshima bomb’ | Archaeology | The Guardian
- Vesuvius Victim May Shed Light on Ancient Rome – The New York Times
- ‘Last fugitive’ boiled alive in vain attempt to flee Vesuvius in 79AD | News | The Times
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Public Facing Classics
- American History or Medieval History | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Laudator Temporis Acti: My Scraps and Rags of Greek
- A Day With the Dead: Introducting Chas Libretto’s “Laodamiad” for Reading Greek Tragedy Online – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- I am You and You are Me – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- November 2021 in Turkish archaeology | Turkish Archaeological News
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: A Cemetery and Quarry from Imperial Gabii
- The Grainy Advice Of Periander To Thrasybulus | The Historian’s Hut
- The Fates, Painted by Egron Lundgren (c. 1815 – 1875) | The Historian’s Hut
- How Joseph Met Mary In the [Apocryphal] Gospel of James – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Bronze Age tombs with international luxury goods found in Cyprus
- Nubië – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Ahiqar in Syriac and Arabic
- PaleoJudaica.com: Fake “Archaic Mark”
- PaleoJudaica.com: Hanukkah and Daniel 11
- Looting Matters: Becchina and a Sardinian boat-shaped lamp
- Classics at the Intersections: Talking about Race and Ethnicity in Greco-Roman Antiquity
- The Media Is Not Always the Message | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
Other Blog-like Publications
In a special episode of the podcast, Dan and his team hit the road after receiving a call about the discovery of a hoard of rare Iron Age coins, at a secret location in the New Forest. At the St Barbe Museum in Lymington, Dan speaks to the detectorists who made the discovery of a lifetime and to Professor Emeritus Tony King about what these coins and their unusual imagery tell us about Britain’s Celtic ancestors and civilization before the Romans arrived.
The Goths were a Germanic tribe infamous for their brief sack of Rome in 410 AD but their cultural and political influence was felt throughout Europe for centuries. They re-shaped the Balkans, preserved the Roman way of life in Italy and presided over a cultural flourishing in Spain. But how, many centuries after their demise, did they come to give their name to an important architectural style in medieval Europe and, in the 20th century, to a subculture popular all over the world? Bridget Kendall talks all things Gothic with David Gwynn, historian at Royal Holloway, University of London, and author of Goths, the Lost Civilisation. Also on the panel are Janina Ramirez, a cultural historian, broadcaster and author who focuses on the Middle Ages, based at the University of Oxford, and Mischa Meier, professor of ancient history at the University of Tubingen in Germany.
Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith take a fond look at the first season HBO’s Rome.
How did sex workers in ancient Greece and Rome manage their periods? What were the most popular fashions for pubic hair? What underwear was everyone wearing? And how did sex workers handle contraception and unwanted pregnancies? In this episode, we team up with Kate the Exploress to delve into the most intimate aspects of daily life for sex workers in ancient Greece and Rome, including the most powerful sex magic of all: the blood magic of periods.
- The Laodamiad – Reading Greek Tragedy Online | Center for Hellenic Studies
- History of Poison – Mithridates – The King of Poison | Flash Point History
- Archaeology Advent Calendar 2021 | 24 Archaeological Sites You Should Know About | Dig it With Raven | Dig it With Raven
- TikTok Conspiracy Theory: Ancient Rome Never Existed? A Classicist Reacts | Lady of the Library
- Edith Foster on the devastation and plundering of land in Herodotus’ Histories | Herodotus Helpline
- What did the Emperor Augustus Look Like? | Dr Raoul McLaughlin
- [BMCR] Jessica Moss, Plato’s epistemology: being and seeming. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- [BMCR] Otto Zwierlein, Die ‘Carmina christiana’ des Dracontius: kritischer Kommentar. Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte, Band 133. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2019.
- William V. Harris, Anne Hunnell Chen, Late-antique studies in memory of Alan Cameron. Columbia studies in the classical tradition, 46. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Call for posters – Bordeaux 2022 – XVI Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae – Current Epigraphy
- Ad Astra Fellows, UCD School of Archaeology job with UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD) | 273573
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Demosthenes, the Ancient Greek Orator and Politician
- Twelve Caesars Collection of Roman Coins Offered by David Lawrence
- How Ancient Greeks Harnessed Wind Power to Win the Battle of Salamis
- Old Shame: The Modern Museum – The McGill Daily
‘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 an abundance of fish and fruit
… 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)