Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Apr. 2775 AUC ~ 17 Elaphebolion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Gender, Smell and Lemnos: More Misogyny from Greek Myth – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Online Open House | Herodotus, interpretation, and translation, with Emily Greenwood – The Kosmos Society
- Blog Post # 53: Mobile People, Maritime Landscapes, and Digital Horizons: Peopling the Past through Sailing with the Gods with Sandra Blakely, Joanna Mundy, Kylie Gilde, and Kevin Dressel – Peopling the Past
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Other Blog-like Publications
Ostensibly, this episode is about the Greek term nostos – a heroic return home – in celebration of our return to our metaphorical podcast home at MD (it’s cheesy but we’re sticking with it). In reality, you’ll be privy to Sarah and Abi catching up about their lives post-hiatus (don’t worry – we have in fact spoken in the interim…). When we do finally get around to talking about nostoi (the plural of nostos, for you grammar nerds), it starts obscure before we get to the typical mythological ‘returns’ … because we like to keep you on your toes. You’ll hear about Philoctetes’ smelly foot, Oedipus’ awkward family relations, Diomedes’ perfect nostos (of course Diomedes smashed it), and the Aeneid, the OG of ‘Home is where the heart is’.
This episode is brought to you by – legal weed! The Pisonian Conspiracy is over. Rewards are handed out to those who remained loyal. The Senate wants to make Nero a living god.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Conversations: A Most Sophoclean Prophecy, Women & Wordplay in Sophocles’ Trachiniae w/ Amy Pistone on Apple Podcasts
Liv speaks with returning guest Amy Pistone who specializing in Sophoclean tragedy. Amy shares some of the complexities hidden within the Trachiniae and they discuss Sophoclean prophecies (ie., the origin of Never Trust the Oracle).
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- Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
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- The Lost Iron Age Capital Buried Under South Wales | Time Team | Odyssey – YouTube
- Aristotle’s Poetics – YouTube | Edith Hall
- AJA – Societies in Transition in Early Greece: An Archaeological History By Alex R. Knodell. Berkeley: University of California Press 2021.
- AJA – Visualizing Votive Practice: Exploring Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura Through 3D Models By Derek B. Counts, Erin Walcek Averett, Kevin Garstki, and Michael K. Toumazou, with contributions by Clay M. Cofer and Katherine A. P. Iselin. Grand Forks: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota 2020.
- AJA – Athens, Etruria, and the Many Lives of Greek Figured Pottery By Sheramy D. Bundrick (Wisconsin Studies in Classics). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 2019.
- BMCR – Georgios Vassiliades, La “res publica” et sa décadence: de Salluste à Tite-Live. Scripta antiqua, 142. Bordeaux: Ausonius éditions, 2021.
- Julian Bell · So Much for Caligula: Caesarishness · LRB 24 March 2022
- An overdue estimation of Decimus Burton, an architect of Classical class
Exhibition Related Things
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Conference, “Hermogenes and Hellenistic-Roman Temple Building in Greece and Asia Minor: Messon – Teos – Magnesia – Sardis” | Penn History of Art
- Webster Lecture: Who cooked Aristotle’s dinner? Women and the ancient (Greek) economy | Department of Classics
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
‘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 a dry and destructive summer.
[Sunday] If it thunders today, if portends humans behaving much better and enjoying prosperity at the same time.
… 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)