Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Apr. 2775 AUC ~ 23 Elaphebolion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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Classicists and Classics in the News
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- Why Wives Should Learn Geometry and Plato. And, an Eclipse – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The Council of Carthage (397), prefatory letter – Roger Pearse
- Cuneiform Tablets in the Ancient Word Catalogue |
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Phoenician “harbor” revealed to be sacred pool
- Herodotos’ bronnen – Mainzer Beobachter
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- Alternative Facts in Myth: Penelope’s (In)Fidelity – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
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Other Blog-like Publications
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- Pasts Imperfect (3.24.22)
- ANE TODAY – 202203 – Cultural Heritage and Human Rights in Ukraine – American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR)
- CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Claudius
- Researchers have rebuilt a Pompeian house in virtual reality – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @AntiquityJ on the VR recreation of a house in Pompeii
- @pompeii_sites on the Villa Ariana
- A number of livetweeting threads from CAMWS by @fadeaccompli
- @chapps on his digital restoration of an eros on a dolphin sculpture
Murray is once more without Jasper but give us his opinion on what he thinks mattered most in Ancient Warfare.
The Greek city of Miletos in western Anatolia would be described by Herodotus as being the ornament of Ionia. This referring to the affluence of the city during the Archaic period and its position amongst the many other Greek cities in Ionia. In this episode I am joined by Prof. Vanessa Gorman who takes us through the history of this wealthy and influential city. We begin by covering the earliest periods of history around the site of Miletus, which leads us into the Bronze Age and the various connections the city had. We then look at the period of the Bronze Age collapse in the region and the period afterward that would see the arrival of the Greeks from mainland Greece. We then look at a city that would become one of the most affluent within the Greek world during the Archaic period. Before we then turn to the decline of Miletus on the backdrop of the subjugation to the Lydian and then the Persian Empire. We then finish off with a bit of an overview of the city after the Greek and Persian Wars before then ending with a look at an open-source language course developed by Prof. Gorman.
Julian looks back over his career. He explains how he developed his interests, and his unusual path into the field. He discusses some key moments: from the excavations at Nimrud, to discoveries in museum collections, and his own excavations at Tell Taya. Who influenced him? What does he think about how things are done? Plus news of his latest work.
Host Dr Craig Barker is joined by classical archaeologist Dr Alina Kozlovski to discuss the tradition of plaster casts of Greek and Roman antiquities popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Using the Nicholson collection’s century old cast of the Boston Throne as a starting point they discuss the popularity of casting for educational and aesthetic reasons, the influence of casts on modern perceptions of the Classical past and the role of authenticity in collections and interpretations. The Boston Throne is three-sided marble relief sculpture now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts similar to the Ludovisi Throne and said to have been discovered in Rome in 1894. It has variously been interpreted as a mid-fifth century BC Greek original, a Roman marble copy and as a modern forgery. The Sydney cast would have been made in the early 20th century. Can we use casts, copies and replicas to understand the ancient past? Guest: Dr Alina Kozlovski is a Curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and soon to take up the role of Lecturer of Digital Innovation (Ancient History and Archaeology) at the University of New England. Her research on plaster casts has also seen her work at the Powerhouse Museum as a MAAS Research Fellow in 2021.
- Reyna Jani, “Female Sexuality: The Obscurification of Female Same-Sex Relations within Classics” – YouTube | Greek and Latin UCL
- Real Talk with Dr. Tommaso Tesei: Dhul-Qarnayn and the Christian Syriac Legend of Alexander – YouTube | Terron Poole
- Virtual Ancient Rome in 3D – ALTAR OF PEACE – full-colored reconstruction and video tour – YouTube | History in 3d
- Home to an Original and Distinctive Form of Hellenism – YouTube | British School at Athens
- Historian Reviews GALATEA by Madeline Miller – YouTube | Moan Inc
- Museo ETRU per il Dantedì 2022 – YouTube | Etruschannel
- RCL – David Neal Greenwood, Julian and Christianity: Revisiting the Constantinian Revolution (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021).
- L’argent au quotidien à Phanagoria | Spartokos a lu
- BMCR – Nicole Belayche, Francesco Massa, Philippe Hoffmann, Les mystères au IIe siècle de notre ère: un tournant. Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Sciences Religieuses, 187. Turnhout: Brepols, 2021.
- BMCR – Andreas Markantonatos, Brill’s companion to Euripides. Brill’s companions to classical studies. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
- BMCR – Andy Orchard, The Old English and Anglo-Latin riddle tradition. The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, 69. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2021.
- Sea change by Adrian Goldsworthy | The New Criterion
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
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Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Associate Lecturer / Lecturer and Curator of the Classics Museum job with AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU) | 287207
- Lecturer in Roman History job with ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON | 287211
- How Harry Potter’s Scar Connects to Greek Mythology | CBR
- 15 Of The Oldest Jokes In Recorded History | Cracked.com
- Can archaeologists find the Ark of the Covenant? – The Jerusalem Post
- Cleopatra: Biography of the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt | Live Science
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends the creation of new businesses among the common people.
… 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)