Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 14 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympia
In the News
- Sarcofago di epoca romana rinvenuto e recuperato in provincia di Teramo – Riviera Oggi
- What does archaeology say about the location of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre? | The Times of Israel
- Iraq’s ancient buildings are being destroyed by climate change | Iraq | The Guardian
- Bronzi di Riace Patrimonio Unesco: avanza la candidatura – Corriere Nazionale
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Dearest Thing
- The Question of Question Marks in Greek Manuscripts | Variant Readings
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Lower and Upper Voices
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Choses vues et entendues par Pausanias: Guide des croyances de la Grèce antique
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Monograph Series: ANCIENT NEAR EAST MONOGRAPHS / MONOGRAFIAS SOBRE EL ANTIGUO CERCANO ORIENTE
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: A Lady and her Scarab
- De eerste filosofen (1): Xenofanes – Mainzer Beobachter
- The Clowns | Sphinx
- PaleoJudaica.com: Happy hieroglyphic-decipherment bicentennial!
- PaleoJudaica.com: Slaves or sojourners?
- PaleoJudaica.com: Passover 2022
- Blogging ancient epigram: Two more sailor’s graves, adorably flawed
- Collections: Expeditions: Rome and the Perils of Verisimilitude – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Never the Twain Shall Meet
- Justice and Taxes: Aristotle and Plato Say Just Enough – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Super Powers
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- Data At Your Fingertips: Landmarks of an Excellent and Trustworthy Data Landscape – EcoDM – Ecosystem Data Management
Other Blog-like Publications
- Online Course: Beginners Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs – Archaeology Wiki
- Pasts Imperfect (4.14.22)
- ANE TODAY – 202204 – The Concept of Music in Ancient Mesopotamia – American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR)
- The Lesser-known Roman Invasion of Arabia Which Ended in a Colossal Disaster | by Prateek Dasgupta | Apr, 2022 | History of Yesterday
Assorted Twitter Threads
Over time, we’ve viewed birds as pets, pests, natural delights and bad omens. Roy and Lesley Adkins tell Emily Briffett about our complex and lengthy relationship with birds – a story of changing landscapes, fluctuating tastes in food and fashion, enjoyment and exploitation.
Murray is on holiday in New Zealand, but while on his travels he has found the time to answer this question from Christopher. ‘Do we have any indication as to what Epaminondas of Thebes looked like? He was a fantastic general and I find it strange that we have not found any statues or busts that portray him. Is it because Alexander razed Thebes to the ground?”
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Conversations: But How Many Bears Is It? Sharks, Whales, and Sea Monsters in Greek Mythology w/ Ryan Denson on Apple Podcasts
Liv speaks with Ryan Denson who studies ancient SEA MONSTERS… Ketos and beyond, sharks, whales, and everything in between. It’s possible Liv feels too strongly about ocean life…
- ODYSSEY BOOK 22: After Stringing The Bow, Odysseus Slaughters ALL OF THE SUITORS! – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- The myth of Hades and Persephone – Iseult Gillespie – YouTube | TED-Ed
- Sons of Albyn, Daughters of Greece – YouTube | British School at Athens
- RCR – Fiona Mitchell, Monsters in Greek Literature: Aberrant Bodies in Ancient Greek Cosmogony, Ethnography, and Biology (New York: Routledge, 2021).
- Jewellery of the Barbarian Societies from the Crimea In the Sarmatian Period. | Spartokos a lu
- BMCR – Mario Torelli, Ritorno a Santa Venera: storia del santuario di Afrodite Urania-Venere Iovia di Paestum. Argonautica, 4. Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2020.
Exhibition Related Things
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Researching the domestic life in ancient Egypt and Sudan
- 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
- Sacred hares, banished winter witches and pagan worship – the roots of Easter Bunny traditions are ancient
- When Did Greeks Start Eating Strawberries? — Greek City Times
- Hierapolis-Pamukkale –remains of ancient city recognized as UNESCO World Heritage site – AZERTAC – Azerbaijan State News Agency
- Alabanda, the Las Vegas of ancient world
- Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) | Digital Humanities Network
- How Did Bronze Age Greeks Know About Monkeys from Asia?
‘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 a plague.
… 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)