Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 21 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympia
In the News
- Egyptian businessman, former MP sentenced to prison for trafficking in antiquities – Courts & Law – Egypt – Ahram Online
- Campaigners celebrate as plans to build solar farm next to Roman village of Silchester are REJECTED | Daily Mail Online
- Iraq: Veteran British tour guide trapped in Baghdad hospital following smuggling accusations | Middle East Eye
- Can Iraq’s archaeological renaissance help forge a national identity?
In Case You Missed It
- Ancient Roman pottery workshop discovered in Egypt | Live Science
- Homer’s Homecoming: 13-hour marathon reading of the Odyssey reminds Chicago that ‘the past is prologue’ | WGN-TV
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Brought to One’s Knees
- Happy Birthday Rome–You Were Almost Remora! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Greek and Egyptian Magical Formularies: Text and Translation, Vol. 1
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Edgar J. Goodspeed, America’s First Papyrologist
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Greek Naming in Egypt Conference
- Koning Kyrië – Mainzer Beobachter
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Oldest foundry in Padua excavated 20 years after discovery
- De eerste filosofen (7): Zenon van Elea – Mainzer Beobachter
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Video on Fake Spotting
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: “Dear Seller…”
- PaleoJudaica.com: The original Esther scroll? Nope.
- PaleoJudaica.com: Late-antique earring & fork recovered at Korazim
- PaleoJudaica.com: Remember those Shapira scroll fragments?
- New ways to read Greek and Persian epic and to explore diverse cultures » Perseus Digital Library Updates
- Recalling a Museum Theft | From the Archivist’s Notebook
- But What Did She Do? – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
Other Blog-like Publications
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCrom on some coins of Philip the Arab marking the secular games
- @DocCrom on Ovid, Fasti 4.807-814
Octavian, Mark Antony and Lepidus have secured their alliance against Caesar’s assassins, and since they have control of Rome, it’s time for them to get rid of any competition. Proscribing an enemy means they will likely be executed, and their personal fortunes can be confiscated and put towards paying soldiers – and the second triumvirate make full use of this. Part V of ‘The Liberator’s War’ Guest: Assistant Professor Zachary Herz (Legal Historian, Department of Classics, University of Colorado Boulder).
- The AskHistorians Podcast: AskHistorians Podcast Episode 198 – History, the Internet and Social Media with Jason Steinhauer on Apple Podcasts
Fraser Raeburn talks with Jason Steinhauer about how the internet has shaped the consumption and production of historical knowledge, as detailed in Jason’s new book, History Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past. 40 minutes.
Murray is still in New Zealand but has found the time to answer this question from patron of the podcast Chris. ‘How much do we trust Homer? Are there good examples of corroborating accounts that give us the means to verify or put his missives in context?’
The Persian Empire was one of the ancient world’s greatest powers. Historian Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones joins me to discuss the rise, reign, and fall of this massive (and massively misunderstood) empire.
The Persian invasion of 480 BC had now been defeated with the victory over Xerxes land forces on the Greek Boeotian plains outside Plataea. While his navy was destroyed in Persian controlled lands below mount Mycale on the Anatolian coast. The Greeks would continue operations into 479 under Athenian command for the first time, sailing into the Hellespont where Persian influence in the area would be extinguished…
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Liv Reads the (Remaining) Homeric Hymns on Apple Podcasts
Liv reads the remaining, shorter Homeric Hymns to gods and heroes, translated by HG Evelyn-White. Sing of Aphrodite and Dionysus, Pan and Hermes, Hestia, Athena, Artemis, even the mother of all gods. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it’s a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don’t have “Liv Reads…” in the title!
- #WCCWiki 2021 22 Report WCC AGM 2022 Victoria Leonard – YouTube | Women’s Classical Committee UK
- Presentazione mostra “Arte e Sensualità nelle case di Pompei” – YouTube | Pompeii
- Arte e sensualita’, i segreti delle case di Pompei – YouTube | QutidianoNazionale
- JENNIFER SAINT On Her Novel ELEKTRA, The Trojan War, & Ancient Greek Tragedy *MYTHOLOGY SPOILERS* – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- Heavy Metal & Global Premodernity online conference, hosted by Brandeis University, 24-26 February 2022
- Pittà & Ciancio – “Roman History and Myth as a Source for Heavy Metal: The Case Study of Stormlord” – YouTube
- Peter Miller – “Satan, Savior, Muse, Messiah: Prometheus’ Many Afterlives in Metal Music” – YouTube
- Cristian Criste – “The Rivers of the Greek Underworld in Metal” – YouTube
- Marios Koutsoukos- “Headbanging to History: Disseminating Premodernity through Extreme Metal Genres” – YouTube
- Homer’s Homecoming: 13-hour marathon reading of the Odyssey reminds Chicago that ‘the past is prolog – YouTube | WGN
- Le système de fortification du royaume d’Egrisi aux IV-VI siècles | Spartokos a lu
- BMCR – Michael Cholbi, Travis Timmerman, Exploring the philosophy of death and dying: classical and contemporary perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge, 2020.
- BMCR – Hendrikus A.M. van Wijlick, Rome and the Near Eastern kingdoms and principalities, 44-31 BC: a study of political relations during civil war. Impact of empire: Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476, 38. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2021.
- BMCR – Sara Chiarini, Devotio malefica: Die antiken Verfluchungen zwischen sprachübergreifender Tradition und individueller Prägung. Hamburger Studien zu Gesellschaften und Kulturen der Vormoderne, 15. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
- Vesuvius Was Hot, But This New Exhibition of Erotic Art Excavated From the Roman City of Pompeii is Hotter. See Images Here
- National Theatre to stop at Sunderland’s Fire Station as epic production of Homer’s Odyssey journeys around England | Sunderland Echo
- Weekend Performances of ‘The Persians’ Bring Puppets Back to Life on Campus – UConn Today
- Revisit a Classic Greek Myth with Dramashop’s Eurydice – Erie Reader
- ‘Aulis’: A Greek Spectacle of Comedy, Tragedy and Autonomy
- Punchdrunk: The Burnt City review – spectacle eclipses story in siege of Troy epic | Theatre | The Guardian
- Johan Simons opening Epidaurus Festival with ‘Alcestis’ on July 1-2 | eKathimerini.com
- Review: HADESTOWN at Gammage Auditorium
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Parfuming for Gods: Bust Thymiateria in Pontic Region | Spartokos a lu
- The Sarmatian archaeological culture as ‘imagined’ | Spartokos a lu
- AIA Webinar: Prof. Rebecca Benefiel to Deliver the 2022 Howland Lecture | Department of Art History and Archaeology
- 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
- Pool – Lecturer – HigherEdJobs
- Postdoc Position in the Field of Archaeology / Classical Archaeology job with MASARYK UNIVERSITY | 290942
- Placement: Advertisements 2021-2022 | Society for Classical Studies
- Restoring the colors of ancient Rome – Wanted in Rome
- 10 Famous Ownership Disputes Over Cultural Artifacts | Art & Object
- The Comedies From Ancient Greece That We Still LOVE To This Day — Greek City Times
- Shackled Skeletons Might Tell Story of Ancient Athens
- What Did India Learn from the Ancient Greeks? – GreekReporter.com
- How To Write History While It’s Happening: Lessons From Tacitus ‹ Literary Hub
‘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 destruction of/by flies.
… 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)