Hodie est pr. non. Feb. 2775 AUC ~ 3 Anthesterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Rutland receives £40k in funding to help show off Roman mosaic and ‘sea dragon’ – Leicestershire Live
- An unbelievable discovery: Uncovering the site of John the Baptist’s martyrdom – Vatican News
- Ukraine and Russia dispute over Crimea gold reaches next level | Culture | Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW | 04.02.2022
In Case You Missed It
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Public Facing Classics
- Challenging the whiteness of classics – remembering the Black Romans
- Don’t mistake the Ancient Greeks at the National Museum with the Parthenon Marbles – Neos Kosmos
- Claudius, Messalina and how not to choose political advisers | The Spectator
- How to find a specific manuscript by shelfmark at the Bibliothèque Nationale Français website – Roger Pearse
- A Roman bog body found on Grewelthorpe Moor in 1850 – Roger Pearse
- Hagia Eirene Church | Turkish Archaeological News
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Ancient Synagogue Coins: A Digital Dissertation Project
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Byzantine Harbours of Constantinople
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Scellés de Balat / Balat sealings
- You’ve Heard of Zeno’s Paradox, But What about his Dilemma? – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: You Have the Qualifications for Political Leadership
- PaleoJudaica.com: The Books of Haggai and Zechariah in their Persian Context
- Online Open House | The Egyptian Goddess in White Marble: Isis, Materials and the Reconfiguration of Greekness in the Roman Empire, with Lindsey Mazurek – The Kosmos Society
- Domitianus (29): Flavia Julia – Mainzer Beobachter
- Gambling With Roman Emperors – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Power to the Plebs!
Other Blog-like Publications
- The Cult of Cicero: Have Latinists Been Brainwashed? – Antigone
- Daily Telegraph article on the return of the Parthenon Sculptures
- Τemple of the Goddess Athena discovered in southern Italy
- Pasts Imperfect (2.3.22)
- ANE TODAY – 202202 – Violence of Gender and Gender of Violence in Ancient Egypt – American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR)
- The Dekadrachm – Athens’ Greatest Coin
Assorted Twitter Threads
…In this episode, Sheila Barker, founding director of the Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists at the Medici Archive Project, discusses Artemisia’s extraordinary art and enduring legacy….
Adam asks ‘Slings are an iconic weapon of the ancient period, but don’t seem to have been used much in later periods. What made them so suited to ancient warfare?’ Murray is on his own and tackles this one.
What connects the British and Roman empire? How is the British Empire still relevant to us today? Explore history with Rosie and Chris as they discuss the British and Roman Empires in the very first episode of the Past and present podcast.
The Palestine Exploration Fund is a familiar name to many who work or visited Jerusalem. While the general sense is that it was a branch of British colonialism in the region, its origin and institutional life are not necessarily located within the machinations of the British government. The PEF was born in the late 19th century with the idea to promote the scientific discovery of biblical locations and archaeological sites through the mapping and surveying of Palestine and Jerusalem. Felicity Cobbing, Chief Executive and Curator of the PEF, takes us through the history and archives of the PEF discussing its origins, functioning and legacy. With the Felicity we have unpacked several issues, including the role of women and of the colonial connections between the PEF and the British government. The first Ordnance Survey of 1865 which fostered the establishment of the PEF and later the production of a general survey of Palestine, it can be safely said that it change the way the city of Jerusalem was understood and portrayed.
- Autumn Seminar Series 2021: Dr Baldwin (Reading), A gay Medea again – YouTube | ClassicsUnivRdg
- Trained Historian Reviews ALEXANDER (2004) – YouTube | Bitesized Ancient History
- Elena Giusti’s paper on ‘Lucan’s Magico-Medical Psylli’ – YouTube | Newcastle Classics Seminars
- CIRCA e Pompeii Commitment presentano un nuovo lavoro di Cassandra Press-Kandis Williams – YouTube | Pompeii Sites
- Pantheon temple neighborhood walk – YouTube | Ancient Rome Live
- Remaking the Colosseum using bamboo sticks and strips – YouTube | Inquirer.net
- Through Shattered Glass: an international workshop focused on ancient glass _ Day 1 – YouTube | American University of Beirut
- Through Shattered Glass: an international workshop focused on ancient glass _ Day 2 – YouTube | American University of Beirut
- Hannibal, Caesar, Cleopatra, Antony & Varian’s Disaster/ Battle of Teutoburg Forest w Lindsay Powell – YouTube | Rebellion Research
- RCR – Thomas E. Hunt, Jerome of Stridon and the Ethics of Literary Production in Late Antiquity (Leiden: Brill, 2020).
- BMCR – Gaëlle Tallet, La splendeur des dieux: quatre études iconographiques sur l’hellénisme égyptien. Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, 193. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2021.
- Electra | UCL CULTURE – UCL – University College London
- The Hang Review. Socrates’ final gig: The best (and not best) of Taylor Mac ￼ – New York Theater
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Introduction to TEI for scholarly texts | Institute of Classical Studies
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Roman Legions: The Backbone Of The Roman Military – HistoryExtra
- High-Tech Digitization Methods Are Saving Ancient Knowledge at the World’s Oldest Monastery | Discover Magazine
- Do We Know What Ancient Romans Looked Like?
‘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, humans will not only look troubled, they will be troubled in the minds.
… 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)