Hodie est a.d. XIX Kal. Feb. 2775 AUC ~ 12 Gamelion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- A Long-Overlooked Necropolis in Naples Reveals the Enduring Influence of Ancient Greece | History | Smithsonian Magazine
- 2,000-year-old Celtic hoard of gold ‘rainbow cups’ discovered in Germany | Live Science
- La scoperta a Castro: «Nel sottosuolo il basamento del tempio della dea Atena»
In Case You Missed It
- Norland hails return of looted artifact to Libya | The Libya Observer
- Roman wooden figure found during HS2 railway excavation – CNN Style
- Roman town uncovered in Britain as dig for new rail line reveals ‘exquisite’ ancient finds
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Photo of the Month – January 2022 – DAİstanbul
- Harmless, Useless Sophistry – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: It’s the nighthawks, innit?
- PaleoJudaica.com: On Yadin and Sukenik
- Three Things Thursday: Books, Teaching, and the Red River of the North | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Steinhardt’s Veiled Head from Cyrene Returned from USA
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Common Dwelling Place of all the Gods: Commagene in its Local, Regional and Global Hellenistic Context
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Persons and Names of the Middle Kingdom
- Writing Your Way Out of Misery – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Akhmîm. Egypt’s forgotten city in 3D
- Forget Latin and Get Some Greek! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Celtic gold “rainbow cups” found in Brandenburg
- Career Choice: War Criminal or Man of Letters? – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Dumbdown Britain’s Perpetual Problem of Public Ignorance
- Een cesuur in de geschiedenis – Mainzer Beobachter
- All Together Now | Sphinx
- PaleoJudaica.com: William Ross was reading in 2021
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Dever, Has Archaeology Buried the Bible?
- PaleoJudaica.com: The Bible as a tour guide?
- Was Hannibal bij Rochefort? – Mainzer Beobachter
- Weird Wishes – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Looting Matters: Steinhardt head from Cyrene returns to Libya
- Vast Roman trading settlement unearthed in Northamptonshire, England – The Archaeology News Network
- Looting Matters: Context matters: looking beyond the objects
- Blogging ancient epigram: ‘Love-Epigrams’, part three: starting with Strato
- A Strong Fish Swims Against The Tide
Other Blog-like Publications
- Pygmalion Now? The Case of Sophia, the Humanoid Robot – Antigone
- New finds at Ancient Tenea
- Pasts Imperfect (1.13.22)
- To Hell and Back: Alison Cornish on the Divine Comedy
Assorted Twitter Threads
‘To the Greeks and Romans, the Trojan War was the beginning of all warfare and set the standards for the expected behaviour of all men. How does the epic fit actual history?’ The Ancient Warfare podcast team discuss the latest issue of the magazine X.3 Warfare in the Age of Homer.
The eve of the Greek and Persian wars would see a point in Macedonian history where the transition of power from one king to another would take place. This would see Amyntas after his rule since the mid 6th century pass power to his son Alexander the first at the opening of the 5th. This would take place on the backdrop of Persian advances into Thrace before Macedon would then begin engaging diplomatically. It becomes difficult to tell at what point Macedon would offer earth and water to the Persian empire, with colourful stories entering into the historical record. Though, by the time of the first invasion it seems Macedon had submitted in some form. The marriage of Alexanders sister to a Persian governor, also a relative of Xerxes would seem to indicate this…
- Was the Oracle of Delphi High on Fumes? – YouTube | Religion for Breakfast
- ODYSSEY BOOK 3: Nestor Talks A Lot To Telemachus About The Heroes of Troy – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- Ancient Coins: Cataloging your Collection – YouTube | Classical Numismatics
- Pompeii. Ricostruzione della Casa del Fauno – YouTube
- The Reception of Euripides’ Electra in Michael Cacoyannis’ work (Dr Anastasia Bakogianni) – YouTube | Greek and Latin UCL
- RCR – Alessandro Poggio, Dynastic Deeds: Hunt Scenes in the Funerary Imagery of the Achaemenid Eastern Mediterranean, (Oxford: BAR Publishing, 2020).
- BMCR – Stéphane Benoist, Alban Gautier, Christine Hoët-van Cauwenberghe, Rémy Poignault, Mémoires de Trajan, mémoires d’Hadrien. Histoire et civilisations. Villeneuve d’Ascq: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2020.
- BMCR – Tamar Hodos, The archaeology of the Mediterranean Iron age: a globalising world, c. 1100-600 BCE. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- BMCR – John North Hopkins, Sarah Kielt Costello, Paul R. Davis, Object biographies: collaborative approaches to ancient Mediterranean art. Houston: The Menil Collection, 2021.
- Pontica Varia. Poleis e città, culti e rappresentazioni | Spartokos a lu
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Myths as theoretical models for religious identity in ancient Greece
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
‘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 shortages, an outbreak of mice, and the demise of four-footed animals.
… 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)