Hodie est pr. Kal. Iun. 2775 AUC ~ 1 Skirophorion in the first year of the 700th Olympia
In the News
- The Fishbourne home of Britain’s archeological jewel | SussexWorld
- Discovery Sheds New Light on Ancient Jerusalem Under the Assyrians – Haaretz.com
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- A 3,400-year-old city emerges from the Tigris River
- Roman pendant shaped like a penis hailed ‘significant national find’
- Galilee fort part of string of forts made to fortify Hasmonean territory – The Jerusalem Post
- 1,800-year-old geometric patterned mosaic found in Turkey’s Pergamon | Daily Sabah
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In Case You Missed It
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- “What is Written Here is Brief”: Some Roman Memorials for Memorial Day – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- It Is Impossible to Speak Worthily of the Dead – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: open Access Monograph Series: Studies in Manuscript Cultures
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: DASI: Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Images of Rome: The Rodolfo Lanciani Digital Archive
- De staat Dà Qín (大秦) – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Muraoka, The Books of Hosea and Micah in Hebrew and Greek (Peeters, open access)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Moore, New Aramaic Papyri from Elephantine in Berlin (Brill, open access)
- Everything’s Fine | Sphinx
- Spencer Alley: Early Titian – Opinions by S.J. Freedberg (I)
- A 3400-year-old city emerges from the Tigris River, is it Zakhiku?
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- The Many “Lives” of Ancient Buildings. Aspects of Continuity, Maintenance, Upkeep, Abandonment, Demolition, and Rebuilding – DAİstanbul
Other Blog-like Publications
- CUCD EDI Grants for Classics EDI initiatives/events
- 250 coffins with mummies and 150 bronze statues found in Saqqara
- American Times, Roman Morals – by Jason Kuznicki
Assorted Twitter Threads
- Eclectic Intellection: The Importance of Classics and Humanities: A Conversation with Eric Adler on Apple Podcasts
How did the humanities as a field of study develop and change since Antiquity? What should the chief goal of the humanities be? And what role do the classics play within the humanities? In this episode, I discuss these questions with Eric Adler, who is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Maryland. We will focus on his recent book The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today (Oxford University Press, 2020).
Persephone ventures deeper into the mists of the underworld, where she encounters a grieving soul with a fuzzy memory. As she helps this lost shade, the young goddess finds a new sense of purpose and faces her deepest fears – and some enormous monsters.
- Peopling the Past: So Long as There is Hope: Wonder Women in Classics and Comics with Natalie Swain on Apple Podcasts
Welcome to the first ever LIVE episode of Peopling the Past! Join our featured expert, Dr. Natalie Swain, and hosts Drs. Chelsea Gardner and Melissa Funke, for the premiere of our season on Women in the Ancient Mediterranean. Dr. Swain is an expert on the reception of Classics in modern comics and during this episode we discuss how ancient women, both real and mythological, figure into comics of the 20th and 21st centuries. You will hear about well-known favourites like Wonder Woman, but you’ll also have a chance to learn about newer comics, like Lore Olympus, Nubia, and Three. Together, we chat about how some awesome new re-tellings of ancient stories by more diverse authors are changing the landscape of traditional comics.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: CLXIX: There Once Was a Battle of Frogs & Mice, the Satirical Silliness of the Batrachomyomachia on Apple Podcasts
We all know the famed battle of Achaean and Trojans, but what about the equally epic battle between the Frogs and the Mice?
- Historical Weapons : The Xyston – YouTube | Ancient History Guy
- Ancient ASMR: Homeric Hymn 14, to the Mother of the Gods, deep reading for sleep/study – YouTube | Ancient Literature Dude
- BMCR – Andreas Scholl, Johannes Laurentius, Giles Shephard, Collection of classical antiquities Berlin: masterpieces of ancient sculpture. Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Pergamon Museum. Munich: C.H. Beck, 2020.
- Olbia in the Hunnic period | Spartokos a lu
- BMCR – Amber Gartrell, The cult of Castor and Pollux in ancient Rome: myth, ritual, and society. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
- BMCR – Orestis Karatzoglou, The embodied self in Plato. Phaedo – Republic – Timaeus. Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes, 120. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
- BMCR – Constanze Graml, The Sanctuary of Artemis Soteira in the Kerameikos of Athens. Philippika, 136. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2020.
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- 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
- Teaching Associate in ancient literature (fixed term)
- Placement: Advertisements 2021-2022 | Society for Classical Studies
- Ancient Greek Historian Plutarch One of the First Vegetarians
- Modern Stoics leader Ryan Holiday on popularity, commercialism and the virtues of the movement | Here & Now
- The Greek Myth Behind the Word “Tantalize”
‘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:
[no entry for today]
… 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)