Hodie est a.d. III Non. Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 4 Thargelion in the first year of the 700th Olympia
In the News
- Turks Use The Temple Of Athena As A Gateway For A Nightclub — Greek City Times
- [see also] Nightclub opening door to Side temple ends up in court – Turkey News
- Checkpoint, remains of archaeological temple from the Ptolemaic era discovered in Sohag – Egypt Independent
- Texas Woman Buys Priceless Roman Bust for $35 at Goodwill Store
- So the $35 sculpture you got at an Austin Goodwill was looted from a museum during WWII. Now what? | TPR
- Smithsonian announces plans to return looted and unethically procured items
- Hoard of 161 Roman coins found beneath campsite in Wiltshire
In Case You Missed It
- Antiquities thieves in Turkey caught trying to sell ancient marble batht – The Jerusalem Post
- Ancient smells are wafting out of artifacts and old texts | Science News
- Amateur Archaeologist Stumbles Onto Trove of Coins Dated to Constantine the Great’s Reign | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine
- The Ebal Amulet – the oldest Israelite text ever found – The Jerusalem Post
- Second century funerary altar of teenage girl discovered in Rome – The Jerusalem Post
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Abdulamir Al-Hamdani, the revered archaeologist and former Iraqi culture minister, has died, aged 55
- Teachers use Taylor Swift to make Latin more accessible – The Mancunion
Public Facing Classics
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Why?
- Semi-Final Draft of Mildly Anarchist Teaching Encounter | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Useful Phrases
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Lessons
- The May Poems in the Chronography of 354 – Roger Pearse
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » 1st ancient solid marble bathtub found in Turkey confiscated from smugglers
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Drusus Germanicus Bust in Texas
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Britain “the safest place” for World Cultural Heritage?
- De Griekse kolonisatie – Mainzer Beobachter
- We All Stand Together | Sphinx
- PaleoJudaica.com: Cotton, Collected Papers (De Gruyter)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Early references to the Aleppo Codex in the Cairo Geniza
- PaleoJudaica.com: What happened to the rest of Paul’s letters?
- Laudator Temporis Acti: War
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
Other Blog-like Publications
- 85 Ancient Egyptian Tombs, Isis Temple and Tower House
- Three Artworks that Tell of Venus’ Triumph Over Mars | by Christopher P Jones | Thinksheet | May, 2022 | Medium
- The Iseum Savariense – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
Brutus and Cassius lead a conspiracy to murder Julius Caesar to save Rome from a tyrannical king, but Brutus finds himself confronted by a mysterious spirit that may or may not represent his Fate… This story is adapted from Plutarch, Life of Brutus 36 and 48, and Life of Caesar 69. It’s followed by a discussion of the death of Julius Caesar and his relationship with Brutus, the ways in which Shakespeare adapted Plutarch’s biography for his play Julius Caesar, and exactly what kind of “spirit” it was that Plutarch claims Brutus saw.
Described as the “most important piece of prehistoric art to be found in Britain in the last 100 years”, an elaborately decorated 5000 year-old chalk cylinder, discovered buried with 3 child skeletons in Yorkshire and as old as the first phase of Stonehenge, is going on display at the British Museum for the first time ever. To find out what the drum is, how it was found and what it tells us about Britain at the time Stonehenge was constructed, Tristan got special access to the World of Stonehenge exhibition. He spoke to Project Archaeologist Alice Beasley and Project Curator Dr Jennifer Wexler, who make up part of the team responsible for the drum’s discovery, investigation and display.
- Ancient History Fangirl: Elektra, Clytemnestra, Cassandra, and the Curse of Atreus (With Jennifer Saint) on Apple Podcasts
This week, we’re taking a break from the story of Achilles to discuss the Illiad from an angle that’s not as often covered: the story of the women of the House of Atreus, the family of Agamemnon. In this episode, bestselling author Jennifer Saint introduces us to Clytemnestra and Elektra–Agamemnon’s wife and daughter–as well as the priestess and prophetess Cassandra, and the murderous curse that casts a shadow over their fates.
Do you get excited by a trip to the office supply store? Is The Home Edit your favourite show on Netflix? Then this is the episode for you! The Romans are in an organisation frenzy. Grab your red tape, post-its, a sword, and we’re off to 443 BCE. Expect some bureaucracy and civil war in Ardea.
During the conclusion of our coverage of Caligula, we reach the series of events for which he is best known. Did he really try to make his horse a consul? What’s all of this talk about his sister?? Seashells??? The truth, if you can ever really know the truth, may surprise you! Tune in to hear the conclusion of Caligula’s tale and my final thoughts. Thanks for listening!!
Today’s featured guest is Shakeel Ahmed, an MA student in the Department of Classics and Archaeology. Shakeel shares with us his research on homosexual culture in Ancient Athens, the importance of queer history, and how the study of the ancient world continues to be relevant to modern issues.
- Digital Humanities. Dipylon Org. Mapping Ancient Greece in todays streets. – YouTube | Bettina Joy de Guzman
- Brian Egede-Pedersen – “‘Templars, Fight or Fall!’: Remembering the Knights Templar in Power Metal” – YouTube | Jeremy Swist
- Lucia Visonà on Plutarch’s view of Herodotus on Greek unity – YouTube | Herodotus Helpline
- TOP Archaeogaming: Ancient Alexandria (Discovery Tour) – YouTube | Ozymandias Project
- BMCR – Matthew M. Gorey, Atomism in the Aeneid: physics, politics, and cosmological disorder. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- BMCR – David Neal Greenwood, Julian and Christianity: revisiting the Constantinian revolution. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021.
- BMCR – Rafał Matuszewski, Being alone in antiquity: Greco-Roman ideas and experiences of misanthropy, isolation and solitude. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2022.
- Gilbert Murray: the Oxford don who made Greek chic – New Statesman
Exhibition Related Things
- Photos: THE TROJAN WOMEN: A Native American Adaptation Opens At Theatre For The New City
- Oddfellows Youth Playhouse staging epic tragedies by Euripides in Middletown
- On European Stages, Myths and Memories Merge – The New York Times
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Department of Classics and Ancient History : Seminars : Greek Gods and the Rise of Rome: Religion and Empire :
- Department of Classics and Ancient History : Seminars : Reading the Classics in Medieval English Monasteries :
- 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
- Egyptian deities – Smarthistory
- Tales from the Past: The Hawara Pyramid and Egypt’s Long Lost Labyrinth | Egyptian Streets
- Anfushi Tombs, one of the most important Greco-Roman monuments in Alexandria – EgyptToday
- Medusa, the Most Fearsome Figure of Greek Mythology
- The Bohemian Druid whose bust became face of Celtic art | Radio Prague International
- The secret chapel inside Rome’s Colosseum
‘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 an exchange of disputes in politics and wheat being more plentiful than barley. Vegetables, however, will be ruined.
… 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)