Hodie est a.d. XIV Kal. Mart. 2775 AUC ~ 15 Anthesterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- New ancient fortification walls discovered in Turkey’s Pergamon | Daily Sabah
- Experts sense major shift in British Museum’s stance on allowing Parthenon Marbles’ return to Greece – Neos Kosmos
- Egypt court issues a gag order in ‘Zamalek apartment’s antiquities’ trial – Courts & Law – Egypt – Ahram Online
- Iron Age fort in the middle of nowhere sheds light on Israel’s ‘dark age’ – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- COLONNA (Rm). Strada romana con tracce dei carri viene alla luce durante scavi accanto al campo sportivo. – Archeologia online – Archeomedia
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Absentmindedness is…uh, What? – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Smashing Statues | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts (BDTNS)
- Lucretius Tries to Write a Sex Scene: An ‘Epic’ Tawdry Tuesday – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Marcus Antonius grijpt in – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Holt, When money talks: a history of coins and numismatics
- PaleoJudaica.com: Happy belated 14 February!
- PaleoJudaica.com: More on Leviticus 10
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Shropshire Detecting on Pasture: Is this “Citizen Archaeology”?
- Epigram of the month: Let’s talk and write about sex! – MAPPOLA
- Valentine’s Day Mythology: How St. Valentine Became Eros | Mythology Matters
- An All-White Dating Service and the Ancient World – Pharos
- Are You Awkward Or Do You Just Have Bad Taste? – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Writing about Pompeii in the Age of Catastrophe | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
Other Blog-like Publications
- Catullus and the Bad Poets Society – Antigone
- Sifting through archives to rediscover Iran’s ‘Treasure Valley’PaleoJudaica.com: More on Leviticus 10
- A giant from Sardinia at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
- Antiochus IV in Illinois
- Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film: Bonus Episode – Superbowl Commercials (2004-2022) on Apple Podcasts
We’re here with a very special bonus episode on Superbowl commercials past and present. We dig into three classically themed features from 2022’s Superbowl LVI as well as a special throwback to the distant year of 2004. Listen us argue for a Marxist interpretation of a Pepsi add, pitch a quirky comedy featuring a retired Zeus and discuss why classical antiquity seems to be having a moment in our current pop-culture landscape.
- Khameleon Classics: Classical Reception: A Failed Revolution? with Luke Richardson on Apple Podcasts
For generations, the Classical discipline’s exclusive study of Greece and Rome went unquestioned, as did its position at the heart of the humanities. Greece and Rome’s literature, art and intellectual legacy were seen not only as formative to modern culture, but as emblematic of universal value, and Classicists studied, by their own reckoning, the peak of human achievement. The emergent field of Classical Reception Studies has challenged many of these assumptions. Scholars who wish not simply to study the ancient past but rather to study the study of the ancient past have asked, why Greece and Rome? Why no other culture? And what does this act of choosing ultimately reveal? Yet even as these questions have been formulated, the response inside modern Classics has been lukewarm at best. In this podcast, Shivaike Shah is joined by Luke Richardson, formerly postgraduate teaching assistant at University College London, who researches the intellectual impact of the ongoing obsession with Greece and Rome. They discuss the seeming inability of modern Classics to come to terms with essential questions about itself and the languages of Western supremacy it represents.
We are SO excited that we have a book coming out in August 2022! Our book, Women of Myth, will be available worldwide from Simon and Schuster. Listen in as we talk about our favorite Women of Myth from around the world with Liv Albert from Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Our book is about epic women in mythology from around the world. We cover a diverse range of cultures, from Greek and Roman mythology to important figures from regions such as Africa and African Diaspora countries, the Pacific Islands, Asia and the Middle East, indigenous cultures from North, South, and Central America; and more.
- Exploring Inner Africa – Emperor Domitian’s Rhino (AD 81) – YouTube | Dr Raoul McLaughlin
- ODYSSEY BOOK 9: Odysseus Stabs a Cyclops’ Eye Out With A Pointy Stick – YouTube | Moan Inc
- In conversation with Emily Wilson – YouTube | Greek and Latin UCL
- The Hidden History Of Alexandria: Megacity Of The Ancient World | Metropolis | Odyssey – YouTube
- “The Greeks are Then, the Orishas are Now,” lecture by Professor Dan-el Padilla Peralta, 10 Feb 2022 – YouTube | AD&A Museum UCSB
- BMCR – Boris Kayachev, Ciris: A Poem from the Appendix Vergiliana. Introduction, text, apparatus criticus, translation and commentary. Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales, 2020.
- BMCR – Sarah Broadie, Mathematics in Plato’s Republic. The Aquinas lectures, 83. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2020.
Exhibition Related Things
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Cupid’s Revenge III: Apollo and Daphne Revisited | Glasstire
- Meet the Greek Australians who worship the Olympians – Greek Herald
‘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 good things for the common folk, but discord and bad things for those in power.
… 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)