Hodie est a.d. XVII kal. Ian. 2774 AUC ~ 12 Poseideon in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Cache of 13,000 ostraca unearthed in Upper Egypt’s Sohag – Ancient Egypt – Antiquities – Ahram Online
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- A Trove of Artifacts Officials Call ‘Stolen’ Are Returned to Italy – The New York Times
- New York returns 200 stolen antiquities to Italy
- Second Temple era burial caves totally neglected, report finds | News 7
- Ancient mound unearthed under dam water
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- Missing Papyri Professor Must Return $7 Million to Hobby L…… | News & Reporting | Christianity Today
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- News – Member Spotlight: David L. Stone – Archaeological Institute of America Societies
- [Ephemeris] DE RE CORONARIA.
Public Facing Classics
- When Biblically Inspired Pseudoscience and Clickbait Cause Looting – SAPIENS
- Was Penelope really a ‘silenced’ woman? | The Spectator Australia
- Generosity and Charity: Some Seasonal Reminders from Greece and Rome – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: How Long Would It All Last?
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: PASt Exploring. Interrogating the PAS Database
- Food and drink | Part 1: Homer and Hesiod – The Kosmos Society
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Epidicus by Plautus: An Annotated Latin Text, with a Prose Translation
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Aspekte von Unfertigkeit in der kaiserzeitlichen Architektur: Ergebnisse eines Workshops am Architekturreferat des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 26. und 27. September 2016
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Archibab News Juin 2021
- Christianity Today on the Hobby Lobby vs. Obbink Case | Variant Readings
- The Alamogordo Atari Excavation as the Archaeology of An American Experience | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- The Temple of Melqart in Cádiz – Mainzer Beobachter
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: US Post-Fact “Philanthropy” on Trafficked Antiquities
- PaleoJudaica.com: New English translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi online
- PaleoJudaica.com: Egyptian ostraca galore!
- PaleoJudaica.com: More on those apprehended Bar Kokhba-era artifacts
- Goed nieuws over papyrologie! – Mainzer Beobachter
- Spencer Alley: Nineteenth-Century German Paintings (Neoclassical)
- Christianity Today on the Hobby Lobby vs. Obbink Case | Variant Readings
- Twinkle, twinkle, or stars and sparks | OUPblog
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- GERMANIA. 41 monete celtiche d’oro trovate nel campo con metal detector e scavo. – Archeologia online – Archeomedia
- Survey reveals submerged ancient ruins – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
For the seventh time, listeners provide questions and Rhiannon and Matt answer! In this episode: – What happened to the original sources – Did the Romans have dogs, and how did they use them? – What types of jobs did the Romans have that don’t exist today? – Did far-flung provinces retain their own languages? – What kind of libraries did the Romans have? – Did Emperors support the arts? – Have we rethought Domitian? Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of School of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University)
Contrary to popular belief, parties in Ancient Rome were not all depraved wine-fuelled orgies. In fact, Roman get-togethers were relatively tame by the standards of today. They often consisted of noble families sharing elaborate food dishes and entertaining one another with theatrical hysterics. Parties among less wealthy citizens were simpler, yes, but no less raucous. Bashes of all kinds—whether to celebrate great military victories or mark important festivals such as Saturnalia—were beacons of status and huge networking opportunities, which explains why they became such a core feature of everyday Roman life. So, not all crazy sex parties after all! In this episode, Tristan is joined by Dr Ian Goh, Professor of Ancient History at Swansea University, to find out how to party like it’s 1 BC.
Get ready for a real trip back to ancient Egypt, where Caesar is green, triumphs feature sports cars and gladiators bring handguns to the arena. Joined by animation expert Chiara Sulprizio, we dig into this animated adult fantasy/sci-fi/historical epic by Osamu Tezuka and Eiichi Yamamoto. This is really one of the wilder takes on ancient history we’ve ever seen and even if it’s not your bag – and for many it probably won’t be – it’s definitely worth a viewing just to take in its sheer wildness and reconsider our modern myths about Cleopatra.
After spending many, many episodes on the events of 449 BCE, we are now flying through multiple years in ONE episode! Ah, the ups and downs of the early Republic. Tune in to find out what happened to Rome in 448, 447 and 446 BCE.
- How to Defeat Your Opponent with the Hidden Flank #shorts | Kings and Generals
- Review of VENUS AND APHRODITE by Bettany Hughes | Moan Inc
- I papiri di Saffo: scoperte, etica e testi | Collegio Ghislieri
- The Death of Emperor Caligula | Dr Raoul McLaughlin
- New on my channel | Musa Pedestris
- Did Christmas Copy the Sun God’s Birthday? | Religion For Breakfast
- An Ancient Cabaret – Reading Greek Tragedy Online | Center for Hellenic Studies
- Virtual Ancient Rome in 3D – Baths of Caracalla, 13 minute detailed video tour | History in 3d
- A New Book Makes the Case for the Importance of the Humanities | Columbia News
- How to tell your Roman emperors apart | The Spectator
- [BMCR] Margherita Erbì, Epicuro. Lettere: frammenti e testimonianze. Biblioteca di studi antichi, 99. Pisa: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2020.
- [BMCR] Thomas Kuhn-Treichel, Rollen in Relation: das poetische Ich in verschiedenen Gattungen bei Pindar. Zetemata, 156. München: Verlag C.H. Beck , 2020.
- [BMCR] Edwin Carawan, Control of the laws in the ancient democracy at Athens. Cultural histories of the ancient world. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Aulus Gellius: Attic Nights, preface and books 1-10 (Auli Gelli Noctes Atticae: Praefatio et Libri I-X). Oxford classical texts. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Steven Skultety, Conflict in Aristotle’s political philosophy. SUNY series in ancient Greek philosophy. Albany: SUNY Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Christodoulos Papavarnavas, Gefängnis als Schwellenraum in der byzantinischen Hagiographie: eine Untersuchung früh- und mittelbyzantinischer Märtyrerakten. Millennium-Studien, 90. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
- Ancient Greek blockbuster exhibition opens at National Museum of Australia in Canberra – Greek Herald
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Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Three Assistant Professorships in Classics at Cambridge
- Wonder Woman for President – The Classical Association of Canada
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Did Any Ancient Greeks Visit Britain? – HistoryExtra
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- Ancient Romans & Greeks in Kashmir
- How do you unwrap a mummy? New technique doesn’t need human hands
- More than 100 underwater animal species found living on 2,200-year-old Mediterranean shipwreck | Mirage News
- My Dreams of the Antikythera Mechanism
- The Ninth Legion: What Happened To Britain’s Lost Roman Legion? – HistoryExtra
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends complicated situations for the state.
… 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)