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- Egyptian airports decorated with statues of ancient protection goddess Selket – Tourism – Egypt – Ahram Online
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- Heavy Machinery Reportedly Cracked the Hagia Sophia’s Marble Floors Into Pieces, Raising Concerns About Its Preservation | Artnet News
- Underwater jars reveal Roman period winemaking practices
- Archaeobotanical and chemical investigations on wine amphorae from San Felice Circeo (Italy) shed light on grape beverages at the Roman time | PLOS ONE
- Government to fund further studies on Punic wreck off Xlendi – The Malta Independent
- Antique gold coins repatriated to Romania | AGERPRES • Actualizează lumea.
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- De slag bij Farsalos (7) – Mainzer Beobachter
- De slag bij Farsalos (8) – Mainzer Beobachter
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Researching Metaphor in the Ancient Near East
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Late Antique Arabia – Zafar, Capital of Himyar: Rehabilitation of a ‘Decadent’ Society: Excavations of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg 1998-2010 in the Highlands of Yemen
- De kerstening van Armenië – Mainzer Beobachter
- Het Forum Romanum – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Prof. David Weiss Halivni z’l’
- PaleoJudaica.com: Open-rank Rabbinics job(s) at U Chicago Divinity School
- PaleoJudaica.com: Ashkelon reinstates Roman gods
- Judeans: Mnaseas, Poseidonios, Apollonios Molon, Diodoros, and Apion on the statue of a donkey and on human sacrifice (second century BCE and on) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Egyptian perspectives: Chairemon on Egyptian temple functionaries (first century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Judean wisdom: Theophrastos on Judean philosophers (fourth century BCE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
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Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- Blog: “Deeply rooted in history”: Teaching abortion ancient and modern in a post-Roe v. Wade world | Society for Classical Studies
Other Blog-like Publications
- A Galilean Fortress and the Power of the Hasmonean Dynasty
- What Caused the Bronze Age Collapse? – Biblical Archaeology Society
Assorted Twitter Threads
Alexander the Great’s untimely death at Babylon in 323 BC triggered an unprecedented crisis across his continent-spanning empire. Within a couple of days, the very chamber in which he died witnessed a gore-soaked showdown between his previously united commanders and soldiers. Within a fortnight, Babylon saw the first siege of the post-Alexander age. In this special explainer episode to mark the anniversary of Alexander’s death, Tristan brings to life the imperial implosion that was the immediate aftermath of the Macedonian king’s death – a subject he knows one or two things about, seeing as he’s written a book on it!
Ancient Sparta was co-opted by the Nazis as a supposed model civilisation for the Third Reich’s twisted racial and martial ideologies. German children were taught that the Spartans had originally been an ‘Aryan’ tribe, and that they should aspire to Laconian ideals such as endurance, discipline and military self-sacrifice. Yet modern evidence suggests the Ancient Greek city-state may not have been so militaristic after all. In this episode, Tristan is joined by Dr Helen Roche from Durham University to find out more about this ‘Spartan paradigm’ and how it was exploited by the Nazi regime.
- The Partial Historians: Special Episode – Ancient Athenian Women with Associate Professor Rebecca Futo Kennedy on Apple Podcasts
We sat down recently with Associate Professor Rebecca Futo Kennedy to talk all about Ancient Greek women, specifically in relation to Athens.
Most myths say that Athena sprung from Zeus’ head fully formed, totally brilliant, and just a badass war goddess. We don’t get a lot of stories about her youth, the way we have about Dionysus, or Artemis, or Heracles. Right from the start, Athena is just a fully formed adult who does adult things. Right? Well, not exactly. There’s this one story that tells of how, when Athena was young, she had a very intense relationship with another girl named Pallas—perhaps the only person Athena ever truly loved. This is their story.
In the fourth episode of our podcast series on the end of Roman Britain, David Musgrove considers the role of religion in late Roman Britain with Dr David Petts. They look at how far Christianity was embedded in Britain by the fourth century, what other religious practices existed alongside it and, crucially, how far adherence to the Christian faith in the declining years of the empire helped to keep the Roman way of life going in Britain.
- 15. Antoninus Pius – Embassy to China – YouTube | Classical Association Northern Ireland
- Center for Hellenic Studies
- Ian Oliver | Session 2 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Natasha Bershadsky | Session 2 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Roel Konijnendijk | Session 6 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Samuel Gartland | Session 4 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Sean Manning | Session 5 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- John Hyland | Session 5 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Fernando Echeverría Rey | Session 6 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Paul Bardunias | Session 6 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- David Yates | Session 7 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Christopher Tuplin | Session 5 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Yannis Kalliontzis | Session 7 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Marcello Lupi | Session 3 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Paul Christesen | Session 3 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Hans Beck | Session 4 of the Battle of Plataea Conference – YouTube
- Of All The APOLLO Mythology To Use, Carly Spade Forgot About Hyacinthus. – YouTube | Moan Inc
- See inside the home of a wealthy ancient Roman – YouTube | AP
- Summer Seminars 2022: M. Zerba (Louisiana) Eleusis at the Intersection of Antiquity and Modernity – YouTube | ClassicsUinivRdg
- BMCR – Hilary Marlow, Karla Pollmann, Helen Van Noorden, Eschatology in antiquity: forms and functions. Rewriting antiquity. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2021.
- BMCR – Jean-Michel Hulls, The search for the self in Statius’ ‘Thebaid’: identity, intertext and the sublime. Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes, 116. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
- BMCR – Isabella Walser-Bürgler, Europe and Europeanness in early modern Latin literature: “fuitne europa tunc unita?”. Brill research perspectives in Latinity and classical reception in the early modern period. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2021.
- Political Culture in the Cities of the Northern Black Sea Region in the « Long Hellenistic Age | «Spartokos a lu
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- Archaeology of Transformation: Changing Scapes
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- Ancient DNA refines taxonomic classification of Roman equids north of the Alps, elaborated with osteomorphology and geometric morphometrics – ScienceDirect
- Bars, Beer & Wine in Ancient Rome: An Introduction to Roman Nightlife and Spirits | Open Culture
‘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 many deaths in a short period of time.
… 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)