Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 4 Thargelion in the first year of the 700th Olympia
In the News
- Three metal detectorist friends who stumbled upon a hoard of more than 150 Roman coins | Daily Mail Online
- how the black rat colonised Europe in the Roman and Medieval periods – News and events, University of York
- Roma. Trovata un’ara funeraria dedicata a Valeria, adolescente vissuta nel II secolo d.C.
- Second century funerary altar of teenage girl discovered in Rome – The Jerusalem Post
- Stephen Fry’s Ground-Breaking Proposal for the Parthenon Marbles
- Workers in Rome dig up second-century child’s luxury tomb | World | The Times
- Russian troops are destroying ancient nomadic tombs | News | The Times
- Logistics network established for aid supplies to protect Ukrainian cultural heritage – Kulturgutretter
Classicists and Classics in the News
Public Facing Classics
- Me and Jane Harrison, twenty-five years on | Blog post by Mary Beard
- Why We Turn to Myths to Untangle Old Problems ‹ Literary Hub
- The Late Byzantine Landscape | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Inner Barbarian
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Unwise
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Ceramic Technology, Production and Use in an Urban Settlement on the Middle Nile : The Pottery Assemblage from Late Meroitic Hamadab, Sudan (2nd to 4th Century A.D.)
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Keilschrift / Anfänger(in)
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Idées grecques et romaines sur le langage: Travaux d’histoire et d’épistémologie
- Laudator Temporis Acti: So-Called Phonemic Translation
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Georgian journals of Archaeology
- Oedipus And Antigone, by Camille Félix Bellanger (c. 1853 – 1923) | The Historian’s Hut
- Book Club | May 2022: Pliny Natural Histories “The Nature of Flowers and Garlands” – The Kosmos Society
- Kiwi Hellenist: Who designed the Julian calendar?
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Funerary altar of 13-year-old girl found in Rome
- Op reis in Griekenland – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: More on the archaeology of the Battle of Aegates
- PaleoJudaica.com: Phoenician necropolis excavated in Spain
- PaleoJudaica.com: VanderKam elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCrom on an interesting oinochoe from the Berthouville Hoard
- @DocCrom on a centurion’s funerary inscription
This episode we have a fascinating conversation with classicist, dramatug, and translator Emma Pauly about all things Dionysian, Greek tragedy, and their translation of Euripides’ Bacchae. We explore how Emma brings their experience with acting and directing to translating and analyzing Greek literature, and how our understanding of the past changes as we develop our understanding of gender and sexuality.
- Ad Navseam: Whaddya Noah?: Deucalion, Pyrrha, and the Flood in Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Ad Navseam, Episode 82) on Apple Podcasts
Many civilizations around the world have traditions in which the gods get upset with mankind and water the world back to square one. The Greeks and Romans were no exceptions. This week the guys wade into Ovid’s take on all this with a look at the Greco-Roman “Noah figures” Deucalion and Pyrrha. After humanity Teen Wolfs its way into Zeus’ disfavor, the couple find themselves on a skiff headed for a sea-swamped Parnassus. And even when they hit dry land they have to solve a riddle to repopulate the earth. Why? Well, Themis the breaks, I’m afraid. So how do Deucalion’s and Pyrrha’s titanic parentage foreshadow the action? What does this story have to say about Roman views of human nature? Why so much rock chucking? And also stay tuned for Ad Navseam’s new coming attraction: “Gvrgle”!
Augustus of Prima Porta is a colossal statue of Augustus, and shows the Emperor dressed in military garb and addressing his troops. It was found in the Villa of Livia, and is one of the most impressive imperial statues you can see today. Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University).
- ODYSSEY BOOK 24: Odysseus Reunites With His Dad – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- CHS Visiting Artist Presentation | Matteo Tarasco – YouTube | Center for Hellenic Studies
- CHS Visiting Artist Presentation | Ellen McLaughlin – YouTube | Center for Hellenic Studies
- Orpheus Tamed the Animals – Mythological Music for Ancient Greek Lyre – YouTube | Michael Levy
- BMCR – Andreas N. Michalopoulos, Andreas Serafim, Flaminia Beneventano della Corte, Alessandro Vatri, The rhetoric of unity and division in ancient literature. Trends in classics – supplementary volumes, 108. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
- BMCR – Vincenzo Sanguineti, Donatella Marazziti, Clash of cultures: a psychodynamic analysis of Homer and the Iliad. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
- Phallus of Pompeii: Italian art exhibition reveals ancient sexuality
- Pulses race at new erotic Pompeii exhibition
- Pompeii in Color: The Life of Roman Painting – The Brooklyn Rail
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- ASCSA Annual Open Meeting 2022
- 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
- The ghosts of Babylonia – Conversations – ABC Radio
- Jason Kassel’s Fiction | Substack [Madness of Hercules]
- The Last Morning in Pompeii & The Night Pompeii Died: A New Video Series Explores the End of the Doomed Roman City | Open Culture
- 7 People Who Used Virgil’s Poetry to Predict the Future
- From Rome to Drôme: How antiquity laid foundations for gastronomy in the Northern Rhone | Euronews
- How Does Odysseus’ Bow Fare Against Modern Weapons?
- Spells, Charms, Erotic Dolls: Love Magic in Ancient Greece and Rome
- Jason And The Argonauts – The Epic Quest For The Golden Fleece (VIDEO) — Greek City Times
- Not Everything Is a Charging Boar » Mosaic
- The Scythians Had A Horrifying Tradition With Their Prisoners Of War
‘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 mild weather and plentiful crops.
… 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)