Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Mart. 2775 AUC ~ 8 Elaphebolion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Thousands of priceless artefacts seized in police operation across 28 countries | Interpol | The Guardian
- AI could decipher gaps in ancient Greek texts, say researchers | Language | The Guardian
- Ancient Roman farms discovered on Swindon’s Southern Connector Road build | This Is Wiltshire
- Labor fights for return of Parthenon Marbles – Neos Kosmos
- 2,500-year-old ship graffiti sails back to Turkey’s Izmir history | Daily Sabah
- Egyptian antiquities at risk in Ukraine – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
- Roman cremation burial site uncovered in Broadstairs front garden – The Isle Of Thanet News
In Case You Missed It
- Haunting Images Show 1,500 Year Old Shipwreck From Ancient Byzantine Dynasty
- Roman boat that sank in Mediterranean 1,700 years ago gives up its treasures | Archaeology | The Guardian
- Biblical archeology: US tourist discovers ancient jug in Judean Desert – The Jerusalem Post
- Archaeologists Uncover Largest Trove of Mummification Materials in Egypt
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Ramadan B. Hussein has passed away.
- Walter Kaegi, noted scholar of Byzantine and Roman Empires, 1937-2022 | University of Chicago News
Public Facing Classics
- Demi Lovato Called Out By Art Experts After Unboxing Supposed Egyptian Antiquities On Social Media | ETCanada.com
- Demi Lovato’s Ancient Egyptian Artifacts Draw Suspicion – The Hollywood Reporter
- Plato’s Sister and the Women Among His Students – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Time-Travelling Metal Detectorists Visit the PAS: How Reliable is the PAS Database?
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Another Milestone in Negligence
- Merrifield Meditations | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Vanity of Earthly Glory
- Tracking Inside the Self: Aesara the Pythagorean – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Le papyrus dans tous ses États, de Cléopâtre à Clovis: Exposition virtuelle
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Invisible Manuscripts: Textual Scholarship and the Survival of 2 Baruch
- Pachomius, “Instruction concerning a spiteful monk” – now translated by Anthony Alcock – Roger Pearse
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Modishly Crude Translations
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: British Archaeological Establishment and the Real World
- De gedichten van Homeros – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Hybrid Conference: Dura-Europos: Past, Present, Future
- PaleoJudaica.com: Zoom Event: Annette Yoshiko Reed, “Forgetting Second Temple Judaism”
- PaleoJudaica.com: Mroczek on Lied’s Invisible Manuscripts
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- News – From Maya Murals to Shipwrecks, ArchaeoCon 2022 was a Resounding Success – Archaeological Institute of America AIA News
Other Blog-like Publications
- The Paper Anniversary: Antigone’s First Year – Antigone
- The Roman Museum With a Taste for Historical Cookbooks – Gastro Obscura
- Bronze Age Britons did not use European weights to count their gold – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCrom on Propertius, Elegies 1.1.1-10
- @GettyMuseum on assorted depictions of Eros
- @chapps on his latest digital restoration of the Hamilton Aphrodite
We pick up our story after the death of Germanicus. The family comes back to Rome and is soon swept up in the turmoil, plotting, and ruthless aggression of men jockeying for position in the power vacuum created by Tiberius’ unclear direction and ultimate retreat from Rome. Tragedy is unfortunately far from over.
Helen of Troy, the face that launched a thousand ships – but is there more to her than a beautiful face? To mark Women’s History Month, Tristan is joined by author and broadcaster Natalie Haynes to discuss Helen’s place in mythology and history. Often viewed through the male gaze, Natalie helps set the record straight about who Helen really was. With discussions of her conception, abductions, and grief after the Trojan War – we learn about why she was so noteworthy in mythology.
Rome seems to be an impasse. Facing war on all fronts and with escalating crisis between the patricians and the plebeians the place of Rome in the Italian world is at the brink. It’s 445 BCE and the republic is still young enough to fail. How will Rome face the chaos coming at them from outside while weakened from their own internal conflict? Tune in to find out!
In more modern times, being gay in the military has often historically been grounds for discharge and punishment. But in a different time, in a different place, it was seen as a superpower. The time was the 300s BC. The place was Thebes. And in this place, in this time, there was an elite military force—the best of the best special ops shock troops—made up of 150 male lovers. Their love for each other was the key to their strength. It made them better fighters. More effective. It made them strong enough to break the iron-fisted control of oppressive regimes. This is their incredible story.
- The AI historian: A new tool to decipher ancient texts – YouTube | nature video
- How Accurate is GLADIATOR (2000)?! – YouTube | Bitesized Ancient History
- Units of History – Byzantine Flamethrowers and Grenadiers DOCUMENTARY – YouTube | Invicta
- Fairytale in Homer’s Odyssey – YouTube | Millennial Classicist
- Marek Węcowski on Herodotus, the Persian Wars, and Greek political patronage – YouTube | Herodotus Helpline
- Yu.S. Grebennikov – plus d’un demi-siècle en archéologie | Spartokos a lu
- BMCR – Marina De Franceschini, Giuseppe Veneziano, Pantheon. Architettura e Luce. Studi de archeoastronomia, 1. Castagnola (Ticino), Switzerland: Rirella Editrice, 2021.
- BMCR – Julien Devinant, Les troubles psychiques selon Galien: étude d’un système de pensée. Collection d’études anciennes. Série grecque, 159. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2020.
- BMCR – Sylvain Delcomminette, Raphaël Van Daele, La méthode de division de Platon à Érigène. Annales de l’Institut de philosophie de l’Université de Bruxelles. Paris: Librairie philosophique J. Vrin, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
- At NYU’s “Pompeii in Color” Exhibit, See Frescoes Rarely Displayed Outside of Italy – Untapped New York
- Hellenic Museum is about Hellenism, not just about Greece: An interview with Sarah Craig – Greek Herald
- ‘Nighttown’ Preview: Molly Bloom Takes the Stage in an Operatic Reimagining of ‘Ulysses’ | Arts | The Harvard Crimson
- A mythical musical: QU’s theater department’s new show ‘Thebes’ is full of fun songs and stellar performances – The Quinnipiac Chronicle
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
- Ancient Greek City of Chersonesus in Crimea Founded 2,500 Years Ago
- Seven Of Ancient Greece’s Most Influential Women — Greek City Times
- A brief history of prostitution in ancient Greece and Rome – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- The Library of Celsus: Profound structure in ancient Ephesus | Daily Sabah
‘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 destruction of four-footed beasts.
… 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)