Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Iun. 2775 AUC ~ 20 Thargelion in the first year of the 700th Olympia
In the News
- The lone scholar who exposed the British Museum’s Elgin Marbles cover-up
- British officials agree talks to resolve long-running dispute with Greece over Elgin Marbles | Daily Mail Online
- L’antico Lacus Timavi restituisce un’antica anfora di epoca romana – Il Piccolo Trieste
- Sweden Returns to Greece Stolen Ancient Sealing Ring
In Case You Missed It
- Ancient Greece: Secrets Of Long-Lost Temple Of Artemis Revealed After 100-Year Search
- Ancient Coins From Jewish Revolt Against Romans Among Trove of 1,800 Stolen Artifacts Recovered in Israel | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com
- Statue of Greek Philosopher Diogenes Causes Controversy in Turkey
- Suffolk: Ashbocking Roman hoard valued at £65,000 | East Anglian Daily Times
Public Facing Classics
- PaleoJudaica.com: Herod’s alabaster bathtubs were locally made
- Polis Work | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Art Crime Research Opportunities: 19 May 2022
- Well, He Just Can’t Wait To Be King – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- A Petronian Commencement Valediction – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Chips and Chips | Ancient History Ramblings
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Das antike Olympia in München: 1972–2022
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Lexundria: A Digital Library of Antiquity
- Bacchus in Esch – Mainzer Beobachter
- Book launch coming soon! | Greek Myth Comix
- Postdocs and PhD Opportunities with Us
- PaleoJudaica.com: Greek inscriptions exhibition at Jewish Museum of Greece
- PaleoJudaica.com: Archaeology tools
- PaleoJudaica.com: What is a “liturgy?”
- Forewarned isn’t Necessarily Forearmed.
Other Blog-like Publications
Assorted Twitter Threads
- Ancient Warfare Podcast: Do the sources tell us anything about the Spartan warrior Arimnestus? on Apple Podcasts
Murray answers this question sent in from Christoper, ‘do the sources tell us anything about the Spartan warrior Arimnestus who threw the rock that killed Mardonius? I am curious if we know if he survived the battle and if he would have been honoured for his efforts in the victory?’
- Casting Through Ancient Greece: Interview: Rome’s Early History with The Partial Historians on Apple Podcasts
I wanted to do an episode that focused on Rome in the same sort of format I had done with my past Greek Periphery episodes. Though, my knowledge on Roman history is quite rusty at best, so I wanted to enlist some help to present this episode. For this I turned to Dr Fiona Radford and Dr Peta Greenfield from the Partial Historians podcast. Unfortunately, the timing didn’t line up with the series of Periphery episodes I had done, but never the less I still wanted to present this look at Rome. So, I decided to present this episode as part of the interview series where we will take a quick break from our narrative. Like I said this episode is done with a similar idea as the past Greek Periphery episodes where we look back to some of the earliest times in the region we are focusing on. We then move forward exploring the tales and myths surrounding the foundations before then turning to what more tangible lines of evidence tells us. This will then see discussion move into areas where we then have literary accounts that help provide an idea of what was developing. I thought it would be interesting to focus on the city of Rome, rather than the larger regions we had done before, since Rome is such a well-known city of the ancient world. Though, I also wanted to compare its developments to what was taking place in Greece around the same periods….
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Liv Reads the Shield of Heracles on Apple Podcasts
Liv reads the Shield of Heracles, attributed to Hesiod, translated by Hugh Evelyn White. A battle between Heracles and Cycnus, son of Ares, but really just a nice description of a shield made by Hephaestus. 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!
- Emperors of Rome: Episode CLXXXIX – Nero and the Great Fire of Rome (Live in Canberra) on Apple Podcasts
On the night of 18 July, 64 CE, a fire broke out in the Circus Maximus at Rome. It raged for nine days, destroying or damaging ten of the city’s fourteen regions. Was the fire just a terrible accident? Or was it deliberately lit, either by dissident Christians or by the emperor Nero, who allegedly sang while Rome burned? Recorded on 12th April 2022, in front of a live audience at the Australian National University. Guest: Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Head of the Centre for Classical Studies at the Australian National University).
- Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film: Episode 43 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), with Kara Cooney and Jordan Galczynski on Apple Podcasts
After much ado, we finally tackle the big question: why did it have to be snakes? Joined by Egyptologists and hosts of the Afterlives with Kara Cooney podcast, Kara Cooney and Jordan Galczynski, we uncover Steven Spielberg’s 1981 archaeology-adventure classic, Raiders of the Lost Ark. We talk real vs. fantasy archaeology and the myths and ideals embraced/propagated by Indiana Jones. We also discuss our own personal Belloqs (re: nemesis), where artifacts do(n’t) belong, the relation between government and archaeology and what creatures we wouldn’t want to find while digging. No artifacts were harmed in the making of this podcast.
- THE AENEID By VIRGIL: A Beginner’s Guide to the History That Links Ancient Rome to the Trojan War – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- APOLLO DI VEIO. Dalla scoperta alla ricezione di un capolavoro – YouTube | Etruchannel
- On the Literacy and Education of Ancient Egyptian Artists – YouTube | Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
- How Deadly Were Sassanid Horse Archers? #Shorts #History #Units – YouTube | Invicta
- Il diritto alla bellezza dell’Arte. Presentazione modellini tattili Sarcofago degli Sposi (12/05/22) – YouTube | Etruschannel
- RCR – Clementina Caputo, Amheida V, The House of Serenos, Part I: The Pottery (New York: New York University Press, 2020).
- BMCR – Erkki Koskenniemi, Greek writers and philosophers in Philo and Josephus: a study of their secular education and educational ideals. Studies in Philo of Alexandria, volume 9. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
- BMCR – Benjamin Gleede, Antiochenische Kosmographie?: Zur Begründung und Verbreitung nichtsphärischer Weltkonzeptionen in der antiken Christenheit. Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur, Band 191. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
- Opening of Exhibition Stone Paths -Stories set in Stone
- Immortal Faces: from coins to sculptures of antiquity, a feast in Istanbul
- ‘Return us Home’: Exhibition Seeks Return of Artifacts Held in Serbia – Prishtina Insight
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- ‘Race’ and Racism in the Roman World and its Reception: Online Roundtable Tickets, Wed 8 Jun 2022 at 15:00 | Eventbrite
- 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
- What was the mystery message written on this mummy’s wrappings? | National Geographic
- Ancient inventions that were centuries ahead of their time
- Nero’s Mistress May Have Lived In This Pristinely Preserved Villa Buried By Vesuvius
‘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 prosperity for those in the East but not so much for those in the West.
… 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)