Hodie est a.d. V Kal. Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 26 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympia
In the News
- Statuette of Canaanite goddess dating back 4,500 years found in Gaza, says Hamas | The Times of Israel
- Workers discover ‘unprecedented’ Phoenician necropolis in southern Spain | Spain | The Guardian
- Delays placing heritage at risk, metal detectorist warns – BBC News
- Nuovi scavi nell’area dell’Anfiteatro: spuntano nuovi reperti
- Colchester Roman Circus: Calls made to remove busy road | Gazette
- Roman skeletons and weapons discovered during football pitch work in Bishop’s Stortford – HertsLive
- Roman Bust set to go on sale at Reeman Dansie, Colchester | Gazette
In Case You Missed It
- Ruins of an ancient temple for Zeus were unearthed in Egypt | Wisconsin Public Radio
- Is a new archaeological find from Mount Ebal a game-changer or not? – Baptist News Global
Classicists and Classics in the News
- OU Professor Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow
- Andres Matlock awarded position as Assistant Professor of Classics at University of Georgia – Department of Classics – UCLA
Public Facing Classics
- The Restoration of Peace – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Safaitic scripts: palaeography of an ancient nomadic writing culture
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Living with Seismic Phenomena in the Mediterranean and Beyond between Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Classical Archaeology and Art History Commons
- Twee Belgische praetorianen – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Temple of Zeus excavated in Pelusium
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Keddie, Class and Power in Roman Palestine
- Launching Classical Civilisation Digital Sourcebooks with National Museums Liverpool – ACE Classics
- De eerste filosofen en het boeddhisme – Mainzer Beobachter
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- John Stephen Kassman Memorial Essay Prize 2022 | Classical Studies
- CAC Annual General Meeting – The Classical Association of Canada
Other Blog-like Publications
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: BONUS RE-AIR: She-Wolves of Pompeii, The Lupenar, the Wolf Den with Elodie Harper on Apple Podcasts
A bonus re-airing of last year’s conversation with author Elodie Harper whose book The Wolf Den is now available in North America. The sequel, the House With the Golden Door is now available in the UK and will be out in North America in September! Liv and Elodie talk about the book, the ancient Lupenar/Wolf Den of Pompeii, and the remains of Pompeii itself.
- This Week in the Ancient Near East: A ‘Dark Age’ Shipwreck Mystery, or When Your Cargo Absolutely, Positively Has to Get There Eventually Between the Byzantine and Umayyad Period Unless the Ship Sinks on Apple Podcasts
A Late Byzantine/Early Islamic shipwreck off the coast of Israel has us donning our Speedos once again. Wasn’t this tramp steamer aware of the momentous political and social changes taking place on land? Who cares when you’ve got walnuts and broken glass to deliver!
This episode, it’s all about the three C’s of classical education: Caesar, Cicero and Cheating at trivia contests. We dig into The Emperor’s Club (2002), the oft-forgotten antithesis to Dead Poets Society about how Kevin Kline instills soon-to-be-famous teen actors with moral rigor among by talking about Rome. We discuss the value and shortcomings of teaching classical civilizations, our own pedagogical knacks and how much we’d charge to help an eccentric millionaire cheat at his own trivia contest. Answer: one bottle of nice-ish wine. Justice for Šutruk-Nakhunte!
- ODYSSEY BOOK 23: Penelope Tricks Odysseus And Has Him Throw A Hissy Fit – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- Did Ancient Romans have first names? Latin Praenomina – YouTube | polyMATHY
- Class and Power in Roman Palestine: The Socioeconomic Setting of Judaism and Christian Origins — ANCIENT JEW REVIEW
- BMCR – Jonas Grethlein, Luuk Huitink, Aldo Tagliabue, Experience, narrative and criticism in ancient Greece: under the spell of stories. Cognitive Classics. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- BMCR – Angela Standhartinger, Der Philipperbrief. Handbuch zum Neuen Testament, 11/1. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2021. Pp. 310.
- BMCR – Nina Nikki, Kirsi M.J. Valkama, Magic in the ancient eastern Mediterranean: cognitive, historical, and material perspectives on the Bible and its contexts. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2021.
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Summer Term 2022 Reading Classics Research Seminar Series | Classics at Reading
- 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
- University of Auckland Lecturer in Classical Studies and Ancient History | SmartRecruiters
- Placement: Advertisements 2021-2022 | Society for Classical Studies
- Queens of Ptolemaic Egypt – Heritage – Al-Ahram Weekly – Ahram Online
- Find out why Nietzsche wasn’t a fan of Socrates | Boing Boing
‘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 omens from the sky appearing.
… 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)