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In the News
- As Europe Returns Artifacts, Britain Stays Silent on the Parthenon Marbles – The New York Times
- Spain returns smuggled figurines, funeral jars to Egypt | Reuters
- Turkish forces shell Sherawa’s archaeological sites – ANHA | HAWARNEWS | English
- Antiquities inspectors find 1,900-year-old sarcophagus lid in dump – www.israelhayom.com
- Archeologists unearth altar site for Greek goddess in western Turkey
In Case You Missed It
- Rare Evidence for Roman Crucifixion Found in Second-Century Britain – Biblical Archaeology Society
- Statue of Heracles Unearthed in Ancient Greek City of Aizanoi
- Nearly-Intact Pompeii Chariot One of 2021’s Greatest Archaeological Finds
- Long-lost Temple of Hercules Gaditanus from the 9th century BC found off the coast of Spain | Daily Mail Online
Classicists and Classics in the News
- [Ephemeris] DE INFANDO BIRMANICO Scelus apertum
- Music Monday: Places and Assemblages | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Seneca on Why Presents Should be Opened RIGHT AWAY – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Cool Guys vs. Public Eyes – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: THANADOS: The Anthropological and Archaeological Database of Sepultures
- Domitianus in Leiden (1) – Mainzer Beobachter
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: La lingua delle petizioni nell’Egitto romano: Evoluzione di lessico, formule e procedure dal 30 a.C. al 300 d.C.
- Domitianus in Leiden (2) – Mainzer Beobachter
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Foreign Air
- The Magical And Miraculous Night Of Heracles’ Conception | The Historian’s Hut
- Battle of Zama, by Roviale Spagnolo (c. 1511 – 1582) | The Historian’s Hut
- Fearful Care and Careful Fear – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Autism and Classical Myth: Outstanding ‘autism’ book for young people match no. 4 – Planet Earth is Blue
- PaleoJudaica.com: Runia, Philo of Alexandria: an Annotated Bibliography 2007-2016 (Brill)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Baruch A. Levine (1930-2021)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Litwa, Posthuman transformation in ancient Mediterranean thought
- Steun de Mainzer Beobachter – Mainzer Beobachter
- Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old statues in western Turkey – The Archaeology News Network
- 7 Questions You Have About the Manhattan DA’s Agreement with “A New York Antiquities Collector”
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- ASCSA Summer Seminars 2022 | Society for Classical Studies
- Vergilian Society Tours and Workshops | Society for Classical Studies
- Blog: Contingent Faculty Series: A Conversation with Dr. Aven McMaster | Society for Classical Studies
- 1.12.21 Gardeners’ World – Department of Classics – Trinity College Dublin
Other Blog-like Publications
- Latin and Greek Are Finding A Voice At Oxford | by Bijan Omrani | In Medias Res | Dec, 2021 | Medium
- NGC Ancients – Coinage of Larissa
- The Influence of Historic and Ancient Coin Designs
- For Some, Hell of Earth: On Meghan R. Henning’s “Hell Hath No Fury: Gender, Disability, and the Invention of Damned Bodies in Early Christian Literature”
- Most Popular Getty Stories from 2021 Funny phalluses, latex breasts, mysterious gems, and more!
Assorted Twitter Threads
The permanent home of the Parthenon Marbles, also known as the Elgin Marbles, has been the subject of a heated, decades-long debate. Currently housed in the British Museum, Greece has been proactively campaigning for their return since the 1980s. But, how did this controversy start and why did the marbles end up in London, to begin with? In this episode, we find out with the help of Nick Malkoutzis and Georgia Nakou, two Greek journalists and contributors to Macropolis (www.macropolis.gr). You can also hear more from Nick and Georgia on the English-language podcast about greek politics and society, The Agora.
- New England Classical Journal Podcasts: Reinventing Classical Pedagogy: Content-Based Instruction in the Intro Latin Classroom on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, we interview Professors Daniel Libatique and Dominic Machado of the Holy Cross Classics Department. We delve into their recent article, Lector Intende, Laetaberis: A Research-Based Approach to Introductory Latin, that was published in NECJ’s spring 2021 issue. How have colleagues received their new idea of pedagogy? How effective has their approach been during the pandemic? What are the pros and cons of content-based instruction? Listen to find out.
Edward Watts startled me with his claim that the Western Roman Empire didn’t fall in AD 476. And he has other revisionist takes on Roman history. (Domitian a much better emperor than Trajan??) I love Roman history and enjoyed this episode hugely. His book The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea is absolutely terrific. A superb balance between the detail and a sweeping narrative.
- SUSA, IRAN | 24 Archaeological Sites You Should Know About | Dig it With Raven
- Music Part 3 | Against the Lore
- Death of the Emperor Vitellius | Dr Raoul McLaughlin
- A walk round Roman Lincoln (Lindum Colonia) | Classical and Ancient Civilization
- Ancient Coins: What Should I Collect? | Classical Numismatics
- Robots help archaeologists reconstruct ancient Roman city of Pompeii
- Ecole française d’Athènes
- Ancient Greek artefacts from across the ancient world on display | ABC Australia
- Interdisciplinary research on the antiquity of the Black Sea : Pontica et Caucasica, vol. II | Spartokos a lu
- [BMCR] M. David Litwa, Posthuman transformation in ancient Mediterranean thought: becoming angels and demons. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
- [BMCR] Christof Rapp, Oliver Primavesi, Aristotle’s “De Motu Animalium”. Symposium Aristotelicum. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Lorenzo Calvelli, Il tesoro di Cipro: Clodio, Catone e la conquista romana dell’isola. Studi ciprioti, 1. Venice: Edizioni Ca’Foscari, 2020.
- [BMCR] Fred S. Naiden, Daniel Raisbeck, Reflections on Macedonian and Roman grand strategy. Bogotá: Ediciones UGC, 2019.
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
- When Stoicism is a political not just a personal virtue | Aeon Essays
- The Renaissance comes to you: Teaching art history while the Princeton University Art Museum is under construction
- Iraqi museum restores treasures destroyed by jihadists – France 24
- ‘We’ve no intention of removing anything from display’
- Ghost hunt at Fishbourne Roman Palace near Chichester | The Argus
‘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 a hot and disease bearing wind.
… 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)