Hodie est a.d. IV Id. Dec. 2774 AUC ~ 6 Poseideon in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Trove of stolen antiquities coming home from US | eKathimerini.com
- Ethiopian monuments 1,000 years older than previously thought
- In ‘Goodwill’ Gesture, Lapid Returns 95 Smuggled Artifacts and Relics to Egypt During Cairo Visit | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com
- This used to be one of the greatest cities of ancient Israel – Israel News – Haaretz.com
- The Met Removes Sackler Family Name From Museum’s Galleries Following Opioid Controversy
- Israel returns looted antiquities to Egypt – The Jerusalem Post
- Enhanced agreement between US and Egypt to prevent antiquities trafficking
- Mummies With Gold Tongues Found Inside 2,500-Year-Old Tombs in Egypt | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
In Case You Missed It
- Student government at NYU school named for Steinhardt calls for removal of philanthropist’s name – Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Classicists and Classics in the News
Public Facing Classics
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Time
- Autism and Classical Myth: Live blogging IBBY’s books for disabled young people – part 1… IA uchus v chetvertom KRO (My special education class, grade 4)
- “Will I Conceive Like Other Women?” Mary and Gabriel in the Protoevangelium of James – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The Trial of an Unexpected Pregnancy: The Protoevangelium of James – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum Online
- The Wrong Monkey: Open Letter to Melvyn Bragg, re: the Latin Classics in the Middle Ages
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Theory and Practice
- Xenophon – Mainzer Beobachter
- Everything Changes | Sphinx
- PaleoJudaica.com: More on the Cambridgeshire crucifixion
- PaleoJudaica.com: Restoration of the St. Hilarion Monastery in Gaza
- PaleoJudaica.com: Does Josephus matter? How much?
- Second Year So Far – OurWarwick
- Looting Matters: The surrendered Steinhardt collection and the Medici dossier
- Poetic dispatches from the Dacian Limes – MAPPOLA
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- Material Musings, University of Warwick
- News – AJA Museum Review Editor Announcement – Archaeological Institute of America
Other Blog-like Publications
- Pasts Imperfect (12.9.21)
- Some Games in Greek and Latin – Antigone
- Ethiopian monuments 1,000 years older than previously thought
- 47 antiquities returning to Greece from the Steinhardt collection
- ANE TODAY – 202112 – Ancient Egyptian Texts for the Afterlife? – American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR)
Assorted Twitter Threads
Ancient Warfare Magazine regular Lindsay Powell has a new book out Bar Kokhba: The Jew Who Defied Hadrian and Challenged the Might of Rome. Lindsay is joined by Jasper and Marc to discuss his new book.
- The AskHistorians Podcast: AskHistorians Podcast Episode 191 – The Cyrus Cylinder with Trevor Culley on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, /u/EnclavedMicrostate talks with Trevor Culley about the Cyrus Cylinder, an inscription dictated by the first ruler of the Persian Empire. Aside from the text of the cylinder and its historical context, also discussed is the use of the cylinder in modern Iranian nation-building. 48 mins.
Hedge fund billionaire and antiquities collector Michael Steinhardt will have to repatriate 80 objects in his collection, all collected illegally. This case shines a spotlight on the problem of looters who steal antiquities, the dealers who trade in them, and the collectors who hoard them. Host Felix Salmon is joined by antiquities researcher Christos Tsirogiannis of Aarhus University in Denmark, who worked with law enforcement on the Michael Steinhardt case.
- Tea with B – What’s love got to do with it? With Stephen Fry | Google Arts & Culture
- HYPSIPYLE: Queen of The ~Exclusively~ Female Race On Lemnos | Moan Inc.
- Au cœur du Louvre – #3 Exposer | Musée du Louvre
- What did the Emperor Vespasian Look Like? | Dr Raoul McLaughlin
- What did the Emperor Vitellius Look Like? | Dr Raoul McLaughlin
- 2021-12-02 The Career of Labib Sorial (1917–35): “A rather unusual Egyptian” (Jeffrey R. Zorn) | Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley
- [BMCR] Damien Agut-Labordère, Rémy Boucharlat, Francis Joannès, Amélie Kuhrt, Matthew W. Stolper, Achemenet. Vingt ans après. Études offertes à Pierre Briant à l’occasion des vingt ans du Programme Achemenet. Persika, 21. Leuven: Peeters, 2021.
- [BMCR] Giulia Torello-Hill, Andrew J. Turner, The Lyon Terence: its tradition and legacy. Drama and theatre in early modern Europe, 11. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
- [BMCR] Peter Agócs, Lucia Prauscello, Simonides lyricus: essays on the “other” classical choral lyric poet. Cambridge classical journal. Supplementary volume, 42. Cambridge: The Cambridge Philological Society, 2020.
- [BMCR] Martin Vöhler, Stella Alekou, Miltos Pechlivanos, Concepts and functions of Philhellenism: aspects of a transcultural movement. Trends in classics – pathways of reception, 7. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
- [BMCR] Antje Kuhle, Hermes und die Bürger. Der Hermeskult in den griechischen Poleis. Hermes – Einzelschriften, 119. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2020.
- [BMCR] Christopher Burden-Strevens, Cassius Dio’s speeches and the collapse of the Roman Republic: the Roman history, books 3-56. Historiography of Rome and its Empire, vol. 7. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020
- [BMCR] Tazuko Angela Van Berkel, The economics of friendship: conceptions of reciprocity in classical Greece. Mnemosyne supplements, Monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature, volume 429. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
- [BMCR] Michael Teichmann, Quantitative Untersuchungen zum römischen Siedlungswesen im südlichen Latium. Phoibos humanities series, vol. 7. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2020.
- Figurines in Hellenistic Babylonia: Miniaturization and Cultural Hybridity
Exhibition Related Things
- Ten of the Acropolis Museum’s Most Beautiful Exhibits
- Getty Museum Acquires Bearded Roman Bust in Need of Shave – ARTnews.com
- Gobsmacked, tearful, I climbed it: Ancient Greeks thrill still
- Foster + Partners completes museum of Roman antiquities in Narbonne
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Lecturer in Classics job with AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU) | 274360
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Pillages of the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic
- Eilat Mazar dug with a Bible in one hand and a spade in the other | Aeon Essays
‘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 the slaughter of people from disease, but an abundance of fish.
… 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)