Hodie est a.d. VIII Id. Dec. 2774 AUC ~ 2 Poseideon in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Ancient Hasmonean artifacts found in east Jerusalem at end of Hanukkah – The Jerusalem Post
- New archaeological site unearthed in Azerbaijan [PHOTO]
- In Photos: Human remains with golden tongues unearthed in archaeological site in southern Egypt – Ancient Egypt – Antiquities – Ahram Online
- Statue of rare mythical creature from Roman Empire discovered in Sharjah | Uae – Gulf News
- Anatolia’s largest olive oil factory unearthed
- Radiogiornale Latino 05.12.2021 – Podcast – Radio Vaticana – Vatican News
- [Ephemeris] DE RESIDVIS OCEANI.
- PaleoJudaica.com: Redding, BIOGRAPHY OF A DREAM (Gorgias)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Forthcoming book on the Faddan More Psalter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Did David and Solomon rule a “State?”
- Advice on Buying Gifts from Seneca – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Drunken Butterfly
- De Bergrede (12): De andere wang – Mainzer Beobachter
- A History of the “Common Era” (BCE/CE) Dating System – Tales of Times Forgotten
- How Gift-Giving is Like Getting Drunk: Fronto with Seasonal Advice – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- PaleoJudaica.com: Marcus, THE MASORAH OF THE FORMER PROPHETS IN THE LENINGRAD CODEX (1 KINGS) (Gorgias)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Bradshaw & McGowan, Egeria, journey to the Holy Land
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Silvanus
- PaleoJudaica.com: News on the Sardis synagogue
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: *WebGlyph, a free Web version of GLYPH*
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: What Makes a Church Sacred? Legal and Ritual Perspectives from Late Antiquity
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Bishops in Flight: Exile and Displacement in Late Antiquity
- Bad Signs, Worse Decisions – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Old Babylonian Tabular Accounts
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Tree Hugger
- De Green-collectie, het recht en zijn manke loop – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Hanukkah antiquities apprehension
- PaleoJudaica.com: The Hasmonean Heritage Center
- A modern myth: St Boniface and the Christmas Tree – Roger Pearse
- PaleoJudaica.com: Hasmonean influence on everyday life?
- Geld, cultuur en welzijn (1) – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Schiffman on the Lachish Forest fortress
- Geld, cultuur en welzijn (2) – Mainzer Beobachter
- Spencer Alley: Faces and Figures by Dutch Painters (before 1700)
- SIAC NEWSLETTER – 201 (11/2021) ￼ | Tulliana News
- MORE Myth Retellings To Read – Medea Palatina
- How Aristophanes Met Your Mother
Other Blog-like Publications
- Thucydides’ Trap: Are the USA and China today’s Athens and Sparta? – Antigone
- Victim of Vesuvius eruption unearthed at Herculaneum
- The “Treasury of Atreus” – A Late Bronze Age tomb near Mycenae – Ancient World Magazine
- 10 Disturbing Practices That Were Considered Normal in Ancient Rome | by Sal Writes | Lessons from History | Nov, 2021 | Medium
- Cage Cups, The Spectacular Deluxe Glasses Of Ancient Rome | by Giulia Montanari | Exploring History | Nov, 2021 | Medium
- Epicurus on pleasure: Epicurus’ views on pleasure and its relation to the good life. – Retrospect Journal
Assorted Twitter Threads
As we kick off Series 3, it’s now time to examine one of the most recognizable institutions that existed in Ancient Greece: The Delian League. To make sense of things, we’ll compare the Peloponnesian League and Sparta’s motivations there, against the Hellenic League that was formed to stand against Persia’s incursion. Then, against these two we will finally compare the Delian League, which emerges as a naval-centric league which formally kicks off the time when Athenian empire becomes possible.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Conversations: Singing the Words of Homer, Ancient Music and Lyrics with Bettina Joy De Guzman on Apple Podcasts
Liv speaks with teacher, songwriter, and ancient instrument musician Bettina Joy De Guzman all about ancient instruments, music, and singing songs of Greek myths and stories. Find more about Bettina Joy’s work here: bettinajoydeguzman.com 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.
Farrell Monaco at one of the two passes to the huge oven Down the River Tiber from Rome is the huge archaeological site of Ostia Antica, which used to be the main port for the city. It’s all ruins now, of course, and open to the elements, but still incredibly suggestive. As you stroll around under the umbrella pines, it’s hard not to daydream about what things might have been like a couple of thousand years ago. In my case, with very little formal education in the matter, those daydreams are pretty foggy. When I get to something I know a little about, like a bakery, the fog clears a bit and I can begin to see some details. With a real expert, however, things really come to life, so I was absolutely delighted to be able to visit the Mulino di Silvano at Ostia with Farrell Monaco, who has studied, and brought back to life, the canonical bread of Ancient Rome.
- Spoken Latin Vlog || Something big’s coming… I show you the making process of (Y)PLC! | Satura Lanx
- What did the Emperor Claudius Look Like? | Dr Raoul McLaughlin
- What did the Emperor Nero Look Like? | Dr Raoul McLaughlin
- Ovid. Metamorphoses 1.1. Latin. Bettina Joy de Guzman
- Actors of Dionysus Theater. Ovid. Metamorphoses 1.5 (shorter version). Latin. Barbitos lyre.
- Public N*dity & Sex for Women in Ancient Greece | Classics in Color
- HIERAKONPOLIS, EGYPT | 24 Archaeological Sites You Should Know About | Dig it With Raven
- Avenging Varus – The Germanic Wars [FULL DOCUMENTARY] | Invicta
- [BMCR] Daniel Kapust, Gary Remer, The Ciceronian tradition in political theory. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2021.
- [BMCR] Jared Hudson, The rhetoric of Roman transportation: vehicles in Latin literature. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
- [BMCR] Charlotte C. S. Thomas, Liberty, democracy, and the temptations to tyranny in the Dialogues of Plato. The A. V. Elliott conference series. Macon: Mercer University Press, 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
- Pompeii’s Ruins to Be Reconstructed by Robot – Scientific American
- Roman Republic: The rise and fall of ancient Rome’s government | Live Science
- Google Street View offers virtual tours through ancient Roman catacombs
- Researcher Says Female Artisans May Have Created Archaic Pottery
- Who’s Buried in the Maccabees’ Tomb? | Robert L. Kern | The Blogs
‘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 men having visions of the faces of the gods and bad things will result.
… 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)