Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Apr. 2775 AUC ~ 21 Elaphebolion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Artifacts seized from U.S. billionaire returned to Israel | The Independent
- Royal Ontario Museum Establishes Nick Mirkopoulos Curatorship of Ancient Greece and Rome | Royal Ontario Museum
- Ancient dice discovered in Bahrain may have been used for fortune telling
In Case You Missed It
- British Museum Refuses Access To The Parthenon Marbles — Greek City Times
- Antiquities Expert Calls on Getty Museum to Repatriate Ancient Artwork
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Dr Rebecca Flemming is the University of Exeter A. G. Leventis Chair in Ancient Greek Scientific and Technological Thought | EurekAlert!
Public Facing Classics
- How Ancient Rome’s Descent Into Autocracy Mirrors the Fragility of Our Own Political Systems ‹ Literary Hub
- Geliefd boek: De moordenaars van de keizer – Mainzer Beobachter
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Sack of Rome
- Septicia’s Second Marriage and Final Testament – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Medicae: Women Doctors from the Roman Empire – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: TransLit
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Les Boutiques d’Ostie du Ier s. av. J.-C. au Ve ap. J.-C: L’économie urbaine au quotidien
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Remployer, recycler, restaurer: Les autres vies des enduites peints
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Gift for Apollo
- The Anthologia Graeca is online with manuscript, Greek, English, other languages – Roger Pearse
- Cicero vs. Kickero – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Urn-in-urn cremation burial found in France
- Herodotos’ originaliteit – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Exhibition: The Samaritans: A Biblical People (YU)
- PaleoJudaica.com: More on the resurrected ancient Judean date palms
- PaleoJudaica.com: NEH Fellowship for Shai Secunda
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
Other Blog-like Publications
Assorted Twitter Threads
We tackle yet another late-aughts violent historical epic featuring a Roman centurion, painted barbarians and *sigh* the 9th Legion. This Gladiator-aspirant feels like a generic assemblage of every cliche from the last 60 years of sword and sandal films (along with more recent fantasy and war films); almost every discrete parts feels lifted from at least half-a-dozen other movies. For us, the most frustrating part is the movie touches on interesting ideas and themes concerning life in Roman Britain, only to fly right past them in favor of fireballs and pee-pee jokes. One thing we all agree on: this movie would be better with werewolves.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: CLX: Independent, Industrious, Badass & Brave, the Heroine of Greek Myth, Arcadian Atalanta on Apple Podcasts
Atalanta: the heroine of ancient Greece. Or, was it heroines? There are two Atalantas, sometimes conflated into one, other times separate. One fought the Calydonian boar, wrestled Peleus, and generally kicked ass. The other lost a foot race, distracted by a golden apple.
- The Myth Of EROS & PSYCHE in ELECTRIC IDOL by Katee Robert – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- Castro, ritrovata la parte inferiore della statua della Minerva – YouTube | Redazione LecceSette
- BMCR – Niccolò Valle, Zamora López, Hesiodi Ascraei Opera et dies. Travaux d’humanisme et Renaissance, DCVII. Genève: Droz, 2020.
- BMCR – Sviatoslav Dmitriev, The orator Demades: classical Greece reimagined through rhetoric. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- The Black Sea Region in the Context of the Roman Empire | Spartokos a lu
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Classical and Hellenistic history: A fruitful dialogue?
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars
- Historical look at famous set of twins – Delaware Gazette
- The Greek Jesus Christ: Apollonius of Tyana
- From Ancient Egypt to Teotihuacán, Centuries-Old Palettes Illuminate the Role of the Painter
- What Was Actually Lost When the Library of Alexandria Burned? | Open Culture
- Pythagoras: Life, work and achievements | Live Science
- The Oldest Continuously Inhabited City in the World | Discover Magazine
- What did the ancient Babylonians discern in the skies above? | Psyche Ideas
‘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 discord.
… 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)