Hodie est pr. Kal. Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 29 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympia
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- How honest are job references? | Blog post by Mary Beard | The TLS
- What makes a ‘just’ war? | The Spectator
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Through the Fault of One Man
- At 50: The Future | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Fronto on How to Wear a Mask – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Roman Times: Part 2 of the 5th 30 minute segment of the Virtual Pompeii Walk recorded by ProWalk Tours
- To be Cancelled or Not? – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Down to Earth Archaeology
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Filling Are ‘Oles
- Working with pre-critical Latin texts – Roger Pearse
- Taking the Cure in Isolation – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Klassieke geschiedschrijvers – Mainzer Beobachter
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Emptor Caveating: Bargain Basement Gandhara
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- Another letter from Provence… | Classical Studies
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More than two years have passed since the death of Caesar, and we now find our story at the final battle of the Liberator’s war. Octavian and Mark Antony lead their forces west to confront Cassius and Brutus, who have amassed quite the army in the meantime. Part VI of ‘The Liberator’s War’ Guest: Assistant Professor Steele Brand (History, The King’s College, New York City).
- Ancient Greece Declassified: R7 The Cave | Plato’s Republic, book 7 w/ Ben Morison on Apple Podcasts
The cave analogy, which takes up the majority of book 7 of the Republic, is one of the most famous passages in all of western philosophy. In this episode, we are joined by Ben Morison, professor of philosophy at Princeton, to dive deep into the allegory and unpack its various levels of meaning.
- How did Rome defend its empire? Ancient History DOCUMENTARY – YouTube | History Marche
- Does ZEUS Teach You Anything About Greek Mythology & The Greek Gods? – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- Thermae Romae Novae: How is the Latin? – YouTube | polyMATHY
- BMCR – Matthieu Pignot , The Catechumenate in late antique Africa (4th-6th centuries): Augustine of Hippo, his contemporaries and early reception . Supplements to Vigiliae christianae: texts and studies of early Christian life and language, 162. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
- BMCR – Gillian Clark, Commentary on Augustine ‘City of God’, Books 1-5. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- BMCR – Daniel Ogden, The dragon in the West: from ancient myth to modern legend. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- BMCR – C.T. Hadavas, Statius, ‘Achilleid’: an intermediate Latin reader. Beloit: C.T. Hadavas, 2021.
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- The Ancient Greek Tradition of Birthday Cake
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- What Happened to the Camels of Greece? – GreekReporter.com
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
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- Sortes Virgilianae (Latin)
- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends plenty of good things
[Sunday] If it thunders today it portends the fleeing of common people and the loss of honour.
… 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)