Hodie est a.d. VII Kal. Feb. 2775 AUC ~ 24 Gamelion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Ancient Hebrew amulet discovered at Joshua’s altar in Samaria – The Jerusalem Post
- The River Váh uncovers a rare Bronze Age weapon – spectator.sme.sk
- Anfiteatro di Volterra, arrivano i fondi dal Ministero: 4,5 milioni per il restauro – intoscana
- Art in temple of ‘Allah’s daughter’ reveals ancient super-camels, archaeologists say – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- Ancient Salona Archaeological Discovery: Peacock Mosaic, Symbol of Eternal Life
In Case You Missed It
- Last Roman gladiator arena ever built unearthed in Switzerland | Live Science
- ‘Exquisite’ wooden figurine dating to early Roman Britain found in a ditch in England | Live Science
- Government to Spend $3.2 Million to Protect, Repair Heritage Sites in Judea and Samaria | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com
- 30 mummies discovered inside an ancient fire-scorched sacrificial structure | Live Science
- Ancient Toilet Unearthed in Jerusalem Shows Elite Were Plagued by Intestinal Worms | Science | Smithsonian Magazine
Classicists and Classics in the News
- News – In Memoriam: Martha Sharp Joukowsky – Archaeological Institute of America
- Finding modern concerns in study of ancient world – Harvard Gazette
- How Cicero’s ruined reputation can be lesson for politicians today | Mirage News
- Classics Professor Awarded Coveted Fellowship in Athens – Colorado College
- Iranian archaeologist Reza Mostofifard dies at 88 – Tehran Times
- Dr Thanos, Digging Up Amazing Secrets Of The Past — Greek City Times
- Little Speeches and Possible Worlds – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The Debt To The Birds – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The Bronze Tripod Of Sidra | The Historian’s Hut
- Agamemnon Returns Briseis To Achilles’ Tent, By Friedrich Heinrich Füger (c. 1751 – 1818) | The Historian’s Hut
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Personification of the People
- Interview met Eric Moormann – Mainzer Beobachter
- Love in an Orchard – Papyrus Stories
- Een Griekse Eerste Openbaring van Jakobus – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Jeon & Jonker (eds.), Chronicles and the Priestly Literature of the Hebrew Bible (De Gruyter open access)
- Caesar in Gaul – Paideia Institute
- A Little Bit of Spring Cleaning! – The Partial Historians
- Domitianus (25): Gladiatoren – Mainzer Beobachter
Other Blog-like Publications
- Vergil, Versailles and Us: the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns – Antigone
- Evidence of skilled craft working during Roman period in Cambridgeshire – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @abby_fecit on a funerary inscription from Verona
- @DocCrom on the altar tomb of Gaius Julius Alpinus Classicianus
- @DocCrom on Seneca, Medea 1-12
- @profyarrow on some 18th century drawings of assorted ancient objects
- The Hellenistic Age Podcast: Interview: “Alexander’s Successors at War: The Perdiccas Years” w/ Tristan Hughes on Apple Podcasts
Fellow history podcaster Tristan Hughes (The Ancients Podcast) joins the show to discuss his new book, “Alexander’s Successors at War: The Perdiccas Years, 323-320 BC”, which covers the first tumultuous years of the Wars of the Successors. Though framed around the career of Perdiccas, the standing regent of Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, the book itself dedicates to covering the wide-reaching events that gripped Europe and Asia as the Argead Empire began to struggle in its first death throes.
The opening battle of the Second Punic War was to set the trend in many ways and anticipate much of what was to come. But how did it come about? Who were the figures involved, how did the conditions come into play and what exactly happened?
- That’s Ancient History: S.5 E.4 Writing Greek Myths for Children with Jen Campbell & Jean Menzies on Apple Podcasts
Jen Campbell Interviews Jean Menzies (That’s Ancient History host) about her debut children’s book Greek Myths, published by DK and illustrated by Katie Ponder.
- ODYSSEY BOOK 6: Nausicaa shows Odysseus Who’s Boss Of The Island – YouTube | Moan Inc
- Hadrian’s Decision – YouTube | Eddies Office
- Herodotus and the foundation of the Peloponnesian League – YouTube | British School at Athens
- BMCR – Hans Bernsdorff, Anacreon of Teos: testimonia and fragments. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- BMCR – Maurizio Massimo Bianco, Plauto, Menecmi. Collana “Classici greci e latini”. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Rusconi Libri, 2020.
- BMCR – R. Malcom Errington, Die Verträge der griechisch-römischen Welt von ca. 200 v.Chr. bis zum Beginn der Kaiserzeit. Die Staatsverträge des Altertums, 4. München: C.H. Beck, 2020.
- BMCR – Christopher de Lisle, Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian tyrant and Hellenistic king. Oxford classical monographs. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- BMCR – Gian Biagio Conte, Virgilian Parerga: textual criticism and stylistic analysis. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
- BMCR – Gernot Michael Müller, Jörn Müller, Cicero ethicus: die “Tusculanae disputationes” im Vergleich mit “De finibus bonorum et malorum”. Philosophia Romana, 1. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2020.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
- Classical Association of Canada: CFP Deadline Extended! | Society for Classical Studies
- ICAEM 2022: Making Lists in the Ancient World: Memory, Status, Identity | CAEMC
- New Voices in Classics: Dr. Mathura Umachandran | Department of ClassicsDepartment of Classics
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Did a mega drought topple empires 4,200 years ago?
- The surprising history of vegetarianism – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- Charles Darwin and the Ghost of Epicurus | Evolution News
- Top 10 novels inspired by Greek myths | Fiction | The Guardian
‘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 many being put down by a man in power, but in the end he will have his downfall.
… 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)