Hodie est Non. Sex. 2775 AUC ~ 8 Metageitnion in the second year of the 700th Olympia
In the News
- Citing stolen antiquities scandal, Michael Steinhardt resigns from NYU board – Jewish Telegraphic Agency
- Saudi-French archaeology team unearth new rare discoveries in Farasan Islands | Al Arabiya English
- The Louvre Abu Dhabi Is Rocked by Antiquities Trafficking Scandal
- First Roman military amphitheater discovered in Israel’s Armageddon > News > USC Dornsife
- Connecting ancient Asclepieia | eKathimerini.com
- German national sentenced for looting ancient Dacian gold artefacts ⋆ Universul.net
- Roman remains set to be found at Duchy of Cornwall site in Faversham
- Is British Museum’s stance shifting on Parthenon marbles return? | Parthenon marbles | The Guardian
In Case You Missed It
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- New archaeological findings at Ancient Shiloh | Israel National News – Arutz Sheva
Classicists and Classics in the News
Public Facing Classics
- A Failure of Education: Commodus’ Cruelty – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- De hemelschijf van Nebra (1): de Únětice-cultuur – Mainzer Beobachter
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Unidentified Quotations?
- Dio Chrysostom on Preferring Even Unpleasant Lies to the Truth – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Cost of Real Estate
- In Praise of Old Heads – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Bronze uterus, mint coins found at sacred baths
- De hemelschijf van Nebra (2): de ontdekking – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Tishah B’Av, the Arch of Titus, and a 1926 postcard
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Catawiki Seller Changes his Tune: The Seven Points of Licit Antiquities and Responsible Collecting
- Persians: God Mithras as a Roman representation of a Persian (second century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Amazons: Strabo on their customs and northern location (first century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Amazons: Statues and reliefs of a female warrior people (fourth century BCE to second century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Parthians, Celts and Iberians or Germans: Scenes on the breastplate of the “Augustus of Prima Porta” (early first century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Blogging ancient epigram: Two epitaphs for men
- August, Die She Must – Medea Palatina
- PaleoJudaica.com: An app to unpack rabbinic literature
- PaleoJudaica.com: A mislabled (cheater’s?) die from the Temple Mount
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Faith in Tradition
Other Blog-like Publications
- ANE TODAY – 202208 – Ancient Egyptian Food Prohibitions – American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR)
- The magic sphere of Helios-Apollo – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- Nobody’s Business but the Gauls? – Total War, the Iron Age and Popular Media
- A Special structure Contemporary to Göbeklitepe found at Gre Fılla Höyük in Eastern Turkey – Arkeonews
Assorted Twitter Threads
Tom and Dominic are joined by friend of the show Kyle Harper to discuss how pandemics and disease played a far greater role in the decline of the Roman Empire than previously understood. On the show Kyle, Dominic, and Tom discuss life expectancy, how the Roman Empire was ‘bad for people’s health’, the Antonine Plague, and more.
This week we take a look at the Latin Language. From where it came from to how to study the language and it`s history and it`s role in the modern world. Find out this week on “Well That Aged Well”. With “Erlend Hedegart”
- The Bittersweet Life: Episode 439 [Summer in Rome]: Princess Rita and the Fight over Villa Aurora on Apple Podcasts
In this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi, the elusive American princess opens up about her relationship with the late Prince Nicolò, the unpleasant inheritance fight she’s currently embroiled in with her stepsons, how she feels about the prospect of being forced from her home, and—perhaps most intriguingly—what it’s like to live at Villa Aurora, a five-hundred-year-old home decorated with paintings by Guercino, Pomerancio, and even Caravaggio, with its gardens full of ancient statuary.
It is a big thanks to Gerrard for emailing Murray this question. Murray tells us about who is his favourite military author, and why.
With the victory over the Persian invasions in 479 BC, the Greeks had continued operations in the Aegean against Persian controlled areas. Though, objectives and priorities of many of the city states had shifted with this common threat ejected from Greek lands. This would see yet another league formed, that of the Delian league, who would continue campaigning throughout the Aegean. While these campaigns continued on for the next 10 years, political developments within the Greek mainland would evolve with the new reality. The Persian threat had united the many Greek city states, putting their suspicions and interests in the background. Now though, what had united them had been defeated and these interests and suspicions would once again come to the forefront. Both Athens and Sparta would now attempt to establish a policy that would suit their cities in the post war period. Though, both polies would have a number of paths open to them with different factions within their political systems competing for their preferred path. As events unfolded over the next decade both city states would eventually settle on a policy. This period would see the hero of Salamis, Themistocles ostracised, freeing the way for his opponents in Athens. While Sparta would be contending with regions on the Peloponnese growing in influence with the rise of democratic factions within them. This forcing them to bring their focus back closer back to their home region. Though, these developments would be seen to be connected as the various factions manoeuvred for political advantage.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: RE-AIR: Liv Reads Ovid, the Heroides of Paris & Helen on Apple Podcasts
A re-airing of Liv’s reading of Ovid’s Heroides, Paris to Helen and Helen to Paris. Ovid’s Heroides are fictional letters between mythological figures… These two are particularly incredible (and in the case of Paris, hilarious). Ovid’s Heroides, translated by Grant Showerman. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it’s simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don’t have “Liv Reads…” in the title!
- Kiki Karoglou, “Narratives of Madness in Classical Art”, Paideia Institute Public Lectures 2022 – YouTube
- Women Of The Trojan War Edition: Hot Or Not (FEAT COSI’S ODYSSEY) – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- EVENTS SERIES 2022 | Democracy, Liberty, and Expertise in ancient Greece – YouTube | CHS Greece
- CRASH COURSE: Greek and Roman Science and Technology – YouTube | Colby College
- Storytelling, Philosophy, & Reception Ep15. Rebecca Futo Kennedy. Iliad! Bettina Joy de Guzman – YouTube
- #OfficineETRU – Il restauro del Tempio di Alatri – Sesto appuntamento – YouTube | Etruschannel
- BMCR – Przemyslaw Siekierka, Krystyna Stebnicka, Aleksander Wolicki, Women and the polis: public honorific inscriptions for women in the Greek cities from the late Classical to the Roman period. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
- BMCR – Luis Arturo Guichard, Quinientos epigramas griegos. Edición bilingüe. Letras Universales, 571. Madrid: Cátedra, 2021.
- BMCR – Jesús Luque Moreno, C. Valerius. Catullus: praelectiones granatenses. Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2020.
Exhibition Related Things
- Turkiye’s Izmir Archeology Museum’s August theme: Nike – Anadolu Agency
- Ancient goddess Nike artifacts return to Izmir museum | Daily Sabah
- In Pictures: See Jeff Koons’s Luxurious Offerings to Apollo, God of the Sun, on the Greek Island of Hydra | Artnet News
- ‘Oresteia’ Off Broadway Review: A Famous Greek Family Has Way Too Many Problems
- Theatre review: Medea: Out of The Mouths of Babes | ArtsHub Australia
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Migrations in Iron Age Western Anatolia
- Kairos in ancient arts and techniques
- 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
- Gerald Averay Wainwright Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
- Placement: Advertisements 2021-2022 | Society for Classical Studies
‘Classical’ Opinion Pieces
- After 200 years, it’s time to seek a solution to the Elgin Marbles that works for all
- Cicero said what now? – The Varsity
- Watch Neil Gaiman Answers Mythology Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED
- Ancient Greeks were Gourmands with a Preference for Fish
- Was Greek Philosopher Diogenes the Cynic the First Anarchist?
- ‘My Uncle Told Me, ‘Go on the Trip of Your Life, Go Dig in Israel.’ So I Did’ – Holylandings – Haaretz.com
- When Lord Elgin Removed the First Sculptures from the Parthenon
- VIP Seats in Pergamon Arena Set Apart for Rich, Famous
- A deep learning approach to fight illicit trafficking of antiquities using artefact instance classification | Scientific Reports
‘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 signifies that the women are the more sagacious.
… 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)