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- An Ancient Structure in Israel Long Thought to Be a Synagogue Is Actually an 1,800-Year-Old Roman Temple | Artnet News
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- When Will Museums Tell the Whole Truth About Their Antiquities?
- Augustus and a lesson in self-publicity | The Spectator
- PaleoJudaica.com: Tar Heels at Huqoq
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- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: News from the Collection of Greek Ritual Norms
- The Wrong Monkey: Forgeries, From Antiquity to the Present
- Disagreements and Words – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
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- Laudator Temporis Acti: Counterclockwise
- De identiteiten van Filon van Byblos – Mainzer Beobachter
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Despite the Cringe, must be Good, it’s Got Old Stuff and Metal Detectors in it?
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Lintel found on Lesbos with unique image of Byzantine castle
- Looting Matters: The Intellectual Consequences of Collecting a Panathenaic Amphora
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- Fonts in the Epigraphic and Manuscript traditions of Roman Antiquity: Guest post by Olena Mudalige
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- The famous archaeologist says he will announce the discovery of the mummy of Queen Nefertiti, one of Egyptology’s main riddles, next month – Arkeonews
- ANS Launches Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers Online Coin Resource
- Why we all need more Lesbian Dance Theory | OUPblog
- The Disturbing Truth About the Bathrooms in Ancient Rome | by Sal | Lessons from History | Sep, 2022 | Medium
- Vercingetorix Throws Down His Arms at the Feet of Julius Caesar — Royer | by Alejandro Orradre | The Collector | Sep, 2022 | Medium
Assorted Twitter Threads
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I’m exploring the Roman Forum during its creation and the Republican era.
With Antony distracted with developments in the east, Fulvia finds herself in the familiar position of advocating for her husband’s interests. This escalated to a war with Octavian, the outcome of which would leave Fulvia isolated. Guest: Dr Rhiannon Evans (Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University). Content warning: There is rude Augustan poetry in this episode, as well as some rather insulting missiles. Please be advised.
Vengeance for Rome It’s 437 BCE and Rome finds itself challenged by the king of the Etruscans Lars Tolumnius. But how did Rome get into this situation? In our previous episode, Rome took a break from domestic woes to deal with the execution of four ambassadors. These men had been sent to the colony of Fidenae, which had recently defected to the Etruscan city of Veii…
We’re on hiatus until September 22. Until then, please enjoy this deep dive into Hadrian’s Wall. Hadrian’s Wall is a jaw-dropping engineering achievement stretching 73 miles across hundred-foot-high escarpments and rushing rivers, its earthworks dug deep into unforgiving igneous bedrock. From its walls, Roman and auxiliary soldiers had a unique view of the fall of the Empire. We visited Hadrian’s Wall this May, and are currently releasing videos on our Patreon that we filmed during our visit. Don’t miss out!
- BMCR – Irene Caiazzo, Constantinos Macris, Aurélien Robert, Brill’s companion to the reception of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Brill’s companions to classical reception, volume 24. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2021.
- BMCR – Uri Gabbay, Shai Gordin, Individuals and institutions in the ancient Near East: a tribute to Ran Zadok. Studies in ancient Near Eastern records, 27. Boston; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021.
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Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Assistant Professor, Ancient Greek Language & Literature, Classics UCincinnati
- Placement:Service | Society for Classical Studies
- Text Treasures: The Rosetta Stone: Key to Egyptian Hieroglyphs – Biblical Archaeology Society
- What you need to know about the oldest written papyri ever found in Egypt – EgyptToday
- A map of classical town names in the U.S. – Big Think
- Cosmetics Used by Ancient Greeks in Eternal Search for Beauty
- 11 Ancient Solutions for Modern Malaise – The Atlantic
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a general change for the worse.
… 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)