Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Mart. 2775 AUC ~ 25 Anthesterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Restoration at Iraq’s IS-devastated archaeological site underway: institution-Xinhua
- Elamite inscription attributed to Xerxes the Great found in Persepolis – Tehran Times
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Nothing to See Here, Leave That, Let’s Move on
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- Blog Post #50: The Story of Garum and Other Adventures in Roman Food with Sally Grainger – Peopling the Past
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- Fascinating Obscure Texts from Ancient Greece and Rome – Tales of Times Forgotten
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Other Blog-like Publications
Assorted Twitter Threads
- Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film: Episode 37 – Hadestown (2019), with Sam Lipert on Apple Podcasts
Why do we build the podcast? We build the podcast to set us free! This week we shift gears into musical theater with very special super guest Sam Lipert, a Lynchburg student taking the professors to class on Hadestown, a Tony-winning musical which made its Broadway debut in 2019. We get into stagecraft, aesthetics and how creators Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin adapt Greek myth to the modern theater (with nods to ancient tragedy). Also hear our favorite songs and moments from a veritable gold mine (or oil field) of riches. Persephone’s cup truly runneth over!
Londinium was a significant city in the Roman empire, as it was the hub of activity and the capital of the province of Britannia. It was built on the bank of the River Thames and became the largest city in Roman Britain. Guest: Dr Dominic Perring (Director of the Centre for Applied Archaeology at University College London).
Russī in Ucraīnā …
As the power struggle in Rome continued and generals waged their war on the battlefield, Cicero took to the floors of the senate, confronting Antony with the greatest weapon in his arsenal: the spoken word. He called his speeches the Philippics, and they were influential in turning the senate against Antony. Part II of ‘The Liberator’s War’ Guest: Dr Kathryn Tempest (Reader in Classics and Ancient History, University of Roehampton).
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Conversations: The Many Faces of Monsters, Monster Theory with David J. Wright on Apple Podcasts
Liv speaks with David J Wright who has studied Monster Theory as it relates to the monsters of Greek myth… He also teaches mythology, and Medusa specifically, so you just know they had a great conversation. Follow David on Twitter for all things monsters and more. The piece of pottery referred to after the ad break can be found here.
- History on Horseback: An Equestrian Perspective of the Ancient World – YouTube | ASCSA Athens
- Seán Pieper on Britain and Iran: Empire, Orientalism, and Stereotype – YouTube | London Classicists of Colour
- Kiersten Neumann I Documenting Persepolis and the Paintings of Joseph Lindon Smith – YouTube | Oriental Insittute
- MazzaSCS2022 – YouTube | Roberta Mazza
- The First Black Archaeologist: A Life of John Wesley Gilbert with John Lee – YouTube | World History Encyclopedia
- A rebirth of the ancient city of Pompeii – YouTube | AP Archive
- JCT – The Making of a King. Antigonus Gonatas of Macedon and the Greeks (R.) Waterfield Pp. xxvi + 277, b/w & colour ills, maps. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- BMCR – James Diggle, Bruce Fraser, Patrick James, Oliver Simkin, Anne Thompson, Simon Westripp, The Cambridge Greek lexicon. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
- BMCR – Jacques A. Bromberg, Global classics. Routledge focus on classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2021.
- BMCR – Andrea U. De Giorgi, Cosa and the colonial landscape of republican Italy (third and second centuries BCE). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2019.
- Book Review: Through The Eye Of A Needle By Peter Brown – California Literary Review
Exhibition Related Things
- Queens and Amazons: an ancient display of real girl power | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT
- Exhibition of Roman Frescoes from the Doomed City opens in-person at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
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
‘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 hot weather, drought, and scabs on bodies.
[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends unrest among the commons.
… 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)