Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Feb. 2775 AUC ~ 19 Gamelion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Is there really a Turkish harem on the Acropolis of Athens? | The Independent
- Ruins of bustling Roman town discovered in UK | Live Science
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Professor rewrites the history of disease and explains why Covid-19 was inevitable | South China Morning Post
Public Facing Classics
- Roman Elegy and Modern Media: From Catullus to the Gilmore Girls – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Blog Post # 45: Rediscovering the Sealand: A Little Known Bronze-Age Dynasty in Southern Iraq with Daniel Calderbank – Peopling the Past
- A tale of two scripts: Linear B and Cherokee – It’s All Greek To Me
- Wheel Tressis – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Pitiless Force a Pitiful Possession – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: Les Mélanges de l’École française de Rome – Antiquité (MEFRA)
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Handbook of Ancient Afro-Eurasian Economies. Volume 1: Contexts, and Volume 2: Local, Regional, and Imperial Economies
- Weekend Reading: Academic Motivations – Classical Studies Support
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Truth
- 2022 Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop: Seneca’s Natural Questions | Dickinson College Commentaries
- Why Is the Parthenon So Famous? – Tales of Times Forgotten
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Pristine Roman blue glass bowl found in Nijmegen
- Een vlechtende rivier – Mainzer Beobachter
- Domitianus (23): Meleager – Mainzer Beobachter
- Gladiators of Rome [Gladiatori di Roma] (2012) – Animated Antiquity
- Looting Matters: Steinhardt antiquities return to Turkey
- Looting Matters: Weiss coins return to Turkey
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- Blog: News from Vermont: The Ambrose Graduate Fellowship in Classical Languages | Society for Classical Studies
Another year, another episode of the Ancient World Magazine podcast! In this episode, Josho Brouwers is joined by contributing editor Joshua Hall, regular contributor Arianna Sacco, and special guest Silvannen Gerrard to talk about chariots. A chariot is a fast and light vehicle with two spoked wheels, drawn by a team of at least two horses. In this sense, it should not be confused with the heavier two-wheeled carts or with waggons, which have four wheels. We start with a brief survey of the origins of the chariot, including the Sumerian battle-carts of the third millennium BC. We then turn our attention to the introduction of the chariot proper, its use in the armies of the Bronze Age kingdoms, and how they eventually made way, in the Early Iron Age, to what we refer to as “true” cavalry. Still, even after the introduction of cavalry, chariots did not immediately fall out of the use. They continued to be used in the armies of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, and we also encounter them in a military context on ancient Greek vases. As usual, there are problems of interpretation, but chariots did continue in use on the battlefield for some time. The best late examples are probably the scythed chariots of the Hellenistic era.
- Ithaca Bound: Final Series Episode (Ep. 188): Greek Pantheon w. Professor Ivana Petrovic on Apple Podcasts
In the final series episode of the Ithaca Bound Podcast, Professor Ivana Petrovic, Department of Classics and Department Chair, University of Virginia, joins the show to explore what scholars know about the Greek pantheon.
We’re talking about the Pisonian Conspiracy of 65. Who started it and why? Theories involve an angry poet and an angry gay man seeking revenge.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Conversations: Deus Ex Alien, Ancient Realities vs. Pseudoarchaeology w/ David S. Anderson on Apple Podcasts
Liv speaks with archaeologist David S. Anderson about the concept, and harm, of pseudoarchaeology. Why it matters to promote false notions of alien intervention and the study of the very real ancient people of the world is much more important.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: BONUS! Kassandra Meets Poseidon, Atlantis in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey w/ Kira Jones on Apple Podcasts
Spoilers for all of AC Odyssey, particularly the Atlantis DLC, obviously. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is known for its accuracy… so where did it get Atlantis? Liv speaks with returning guest Dr. Kira Jones all about the world of Assassin’s Creed Atlantis.
- Ancient Coin Podcast with Aaron Berk Episode 4 – YouTube
- How They Did It – Rise of the Gladiators DOCUMENTARY – YouTube | Invicta
- Ancient Greek Pottery: History, Development and Designs – YouTube | World History Encyclopedia
- JCT – Horace (P.A.) Miller Pp. xii + 202. London: I.B. Bloomsbury, 2019.
- JCT – Once Upon a Myth (A.) Mitropoulos-Monk. Pp. 80, colour ills. London: Bumblebee Books, 2021.
- JCT – Julius Caesar and the Roman People (R) Morstein-Marx. Cambridge University Press, (26 Aug. 2021)
- BMCR – Stephanie Pearson, The triumph and trade of Egyptian objects in Rome: collecting art in the ancient Mediterranean. Image & context, 20. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
- BMCR – Denis Feeney, Explorations in Latin literature. Volume 1: epic, historiography, religion. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
- New Exhibition Reveals the Significant Role of Horses in Ancient Athens | GTP Headlines
- Trojan War treasures to be found at Haslemere Museum | Farnham Herald
- Margins of Empire: Romans in the Fens Exhibition – Spotted in Ely
- Peter Paul Rubens: Picturing antiquity | Vermont Arts | rutlandherald.com
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- ‘Where are the Names of the Persecutors now? Rebecca Usherwood « The Classical Association in Northern Ireland
- Tolkien et l’Antiquité – les Antiquités de la Terre du Milieu (Paris)
- Power, Royal Agency, and Elite Women in the Hellenistic and Roman World – Conference being held from September 2021 – June 2022 | Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies | University of Waterloo
- 2022 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Paideia | Fonte Aretusa
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- The Foundations of Jerusalem Archaeology – Biblical Archaeology Society
- Macedonia’s Must See Archaeological Site — Greek City Times
- Staying underground: Sofia’s ancient Roman ampitheatre
- Dura-Europos – Smarthistory
‘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:
[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends abundance, including mice and deer.
[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends good order for the city.
… 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)