Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Apr. 2775 AUC ~ 19 Elaphebolion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- How King Solomon and the Romans shaped the Judean date palm – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- 2,000-year-old coin found by metal detectorist on Dorset county border | Bournemouth Echo
- Four years in | Turkish-backed factions continue excavating archaeological hills in Afrin • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
- Radiogiornale Latino 20.03.2022 – Podcast – Radio Vaticana – Vatican News
- Akropolis World News – Οὐκραίνα
- Ephemeris – NOVUM CRIMEN RUSSICUM
- Boekpresentatie “De vergeten oorlog” – Mainzer Beobachter
- Praksô, the Samian, Gone at 22 – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: O Florious Dame!
- The Strange “nu” Story of 7Q5 | Variant Readings
- PaleoJudaica.com: Beyerle & Goff (eds.), Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (De Gruyter)
- Hades’ Newest Bride: A Remarkable Epitaph – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The Roman Centurion Speaks – Ancient Rome Refocused
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Fédération Internationale des Associations d’Études Classiques (FIEC)
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Target of Envy
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Exhibition: Photographs of Dura-Europos: 1922 – 2022 and Onward
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Arrival of Spring
- Memnon’s Speaking Stone: Two Poems by Julia Balbilla – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- PaleoJudaica.com: Carlson, Unfamiliar Selves in the Hebrew Bible (De Gruyter)
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: AWOL won the 2021 Digital Humanities Award
- Outside Starbucks – Ancient Rome Refocused
- An Immortal Soul and a Pious Poet: Another Poem by Julia Balbilla – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Monograph Series: AEGIS
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO) Update
- Emisch en etisch – Mainzer Beobachter
- Not much change to the writing on the wall | Turkish Archaeological News
- Solving the Problem of Helen: Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Feminine Gospels’ (2002)
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- Censeris Caesar: Yet Another British Imperial Pretender or a Mixed-up ‘Carausius II’? « The Classical Association in Northern Ireland
Other Blog-like Publications
- Suburani: Writing a New Latin Reading Course – Antigone
- Merging With the Unchanging. A Review of Mark Prins’ Classics… | by AnnMarie Patterson | In Medias Res | Mar, 2022 | Medium
- Saffron originates from Bronze Age Greece
- Pilot visits to the Kastas Mound in 2022
- Unknown settlement discovered north of Grevena
- An archaeological investigation analyses peasant life in Roman Spain
Assorted Twitter Threads
What happened after the Ides of March? How did the Romans go from co-ordinated assassinations to the Pax Romana? From Tyranny to prosperity? In this third episode of our Ides of March series, Tristan is joined by Dr Hannah Cornwell to discuss the turbulent relations that erupted between Marc Antony and Octavian (Young Caesar), following Julius Caesar’s assassination. Secluded meetings, arranged marriages, reconciliations, dissensions, and a love affair for the ages – what really happened between the Young Caesar and Marc Antony?
As Antony heads north he finds the city of Mutina defended by Decimus Brutus. Antony lays siege, but he doesn’t count on a young Octavian leading the army to confront him. Part III of ‘The Liberator’s War’ Guest: Dr Rhiannon Evans (Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University).
- The History Of European Theatre: Spanish Renaissance Theatre part 1: The Beginning of a National Drama on Apple Podcasts
The Situation in Spain prior to the Renaissance period with a summary of developments in the Roman and Medieval periods in Spain….
Simon Turney chats to Beth and Zack about the life of Agricola – a Roman with a particular expertise in dealing with the unruly province of Britannia.
- Home tour in Latin || Bathroom – YouTube | Satura Lanx
- The Lost Iron Age Capital Buried Under South Wales | Time Team | Odyssey – YouTube
- Funerary Dining or Offerings for the Dead? – Dr. Jennifer Ramsay – YouTube | ACOR Jordan
- Reading Monuments to Ancient Greece’s Leading Women: Steles of a Priestess – YouTube | Classics in Color
- A Day at the Roman Colosseum – From Tickets to T-Shirt Catapults DOCUMENTARY – YouTube | Invicta
- ODYSSEY BOOK 16: Telemachus and Odysseus Reunite! – YouTube | Moan Inc
- AJA – The Materiality of Hellenistic Ruler Cults Edited by Stefano G. Caneva (Kernos Supplement 36). Liège: Presses Universitaires de Liège 2020.
- AJA- Coupoles, voûtes et plafonds peints d’époque romaine: Ier–IVe siècle apr. J.-C. By Alix Barbet. Paris: Éditions Hermann 2021.
- AJA – Domus Pompeiana M. Lucretii IX 3, 5.24: The Inscriptions, Works of Art and Finds from the Old and New Excavations Edited by Ria Berg and Ilkka Kuivalainen (Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 136). Vantaa: Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters 2019.
- Orgame/Arganum | Spartokos a lu
- BMCR – Richard Gordon, Francisco Marco Simón, Marina Piranomonte, Choosing magic: contexts, objects, meanings. The archaeology of instrumental religion in the Latin West. Rome: De Luca Editori d’Arte, 2021.
- BMCR – L. Stephanie Cobb, Andrew S. Jacobs, The passion of Perpetua and Felicitas in late antiquity. Oakland: University of California Press, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- “The Art of Wine Flinging: Kylix and Kottabos at the Greek Symposium” with Heather F. Sharpe | Classics | University of Pittsburgh
- University of Edinburgh Classics research seminar: Georgy Kantor on ‘A New Document from Spain on the Accession of Tiberius’ – The Classical Association
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- When philosopher met king: on Plato’s Italian voyages | Aeon Essays
- Pasta Finds Its Roots In Ancient Greece; Historians Confirm Through Texts — Greek City Times
- Helike: The Ancient Greek Lost City Submerged By Tsunami (& Found)
- Karaftu Caves, The Mysterious Lair of Hercules in Western Iran
‘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 prosperity after wars and destructive hot weather.
… 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)
2 thoughts on “#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 21, 2022”
Hi David. The story you feature today, accompanying the discovery of a gold stater of Verica seems to have a very long reach indeed; the absurd speculation therein suggests a tall tale, constructed as clickbait or to sell newspapers.
yeah … it was a coin toss sort of thing to include. I did check that it wasn’t April 1 …