Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Oct. 2775 AUC ~ 26 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Archaeologists make grisly discovery in Vráble – spectator.sme.sk
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- Statistical analysis aims to solve Greek volcano mystery
- Bulgarian Archaeologist Calls For More Money To Discover The Country’s Unexplored Treasures
- Work Continues on Byzantine Mosaic Discovered by Palestinian Farmer in Gaza
In Case You Missed It
- Did an Egyptian archaeologist find legendary Queen Nefertiti’s tomb? – The Jerusalem Post
- Israeli archaeologists unearth burial site from Ramses II era – Ancient Egypt – Antiquities – Ahram Online
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Dr. Emily Wilson Will Explore The Myth, Magic and Mystery of the Ancient Greeks at the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series
- Monmouth College Emeritus Classics Professor is Co-Editor Of New Book on Roman Poet Ovid | River Cities’ Reader
Public Facing Classics
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- Laudator Temporis Acti: Fertilizer
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Deir El-Médina titles from the IFAO
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- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Imágenes de centauros en los vasos áticos de figuras negras y de figuras rojas: Siglos VIII A.C. – IV A.C.
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Engagé Poems
- If A Poem Is Written in the Forest…. – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Statue of young Hercules unearthed in Philippi
- Het portret van Vergilius – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: What was a “teruah” trumpet blast?
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Crux in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon
- PaleoJudaica.com: Canaanite opium obsequies?
- PANOPLY VASE ANIMATION PROJECT BLOG: Iris – Rainbow Goddess, and Munich – Classical Playground
- News from the Ancient Letter Collections Project | cahaeresearch
- How do you write a biography of a letter-writer such as Pliny the Younger? | cahaeresearch
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
Other Blog-like Publications
- A Serious Reckoning with the Past of Classical Studies – Antigone
- New finds in the sanctuary of Artemis Amarysia
- World’s earliest evidence of opium use found in Israel
- Impressive statue of Hercules came to light at Philippi
- Remains of painkillers were found in 4500-year-old vessels during excavations at Küllüoba Höyük in Turkey – Arkeonews
- Read This Advice, And More — ConsultTheClassics
- Looting Matters: The Steinhardt hydria attributed to the Antimenes painter
- Looting Matters: Becchina and the Shelby White collection
- Spencer Alley: Mythological Representations (Unassigned Italian Drawings)
- Artifacts of Apostasy: Ancient Coins of Julian
- Underwater archaeologists find Roman jetty off Croatian coast – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
Do you smell that? Could it be the warm smell of colitas rising up through the air? Or did Dave over-microwave his gas station burrito again? Well, whatever the odor is, this path paved with good intentions (and a little cement) is leading Aeneas and company to you know where. Our Trojan exiles have finally reached the stillettoed boot of Italy. But before they can plant a flag and put up their feet, Aeneas has to take a detour down into the Underworld for one last chat with dad. But how to get there? As the Cumaean Sybil says, the gettin’ in is the easy part, it’s the leaving that’ll give you fits. So, keep your eye out for lost comrades, watch those birds, and “bough down”, ut dicunt. Such a lovely place, such a lovely face.
- This Week in the Ancient Near East: Sticky Fingers in the Valley of the Kings, or Howard Carter and the Case of King Tut’s Tomb on Apple Podcasts
The upcoming 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb has us talking about the discoverer, Howard Carter, who seems to have had sticky fingers and a propensity to fudge the story of his find. Ethics? Morals? Does it matter? Look at all that nice stuff!
A brief history of The Ancient World. Plus: a new season, a new partnership and a new Patreon page!
- Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film: Episode 46 – The Sandman (2022), with Kira Jones on Apple Podcasts
Joined by a very special guest and the Rock’s personal Latin teacher, Dr. Kira Jones (@FlavianSophist), we enter the dreaming of Netflix’s The Sandman, based on Neil Gaiman’s iconic 1989-1996 comic of the same name. We dig the the mythological foundations of Gaiman’s, the nature of dreams and our favorite bits of Latin in modern pop culture. Come for the hot takes, leave never because you’re trapped in an eternal waking nightmare!
- Recreating A 2,000-Year-Old Roman Gladiator Feast – YouTube | Mythical Kitchen
- Helen of Troy WHO? Book Review of “Oaths & Omissions” – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- 27. Maximinus Thrax – The Giant Barbarian Brute – YouTube | Classical Association Northern Ireland
- ‘Oedipus Rex: An Old Play of Inexhaustible Richness and Relevance’ Carlo Gebler – YouTube | Classical Association Northern Ireland
- AJA – Hellenistic Sealings and Archives: Proceedings of The Edfu Connection, an International Conference Edited by Branko F. van Oppen de Ruiter and Ronald Wallenfels. (Studies in Classical Archaeology 10). Turnhout: Brepols 2021.
- AJA – Poteri e strategie familiari di Volterra: Il caso di una comunità etrusca nel mondo romano By Valentina Limina (BAR-IS 3041). Oxford: BAR 2021.
- AJA – Destinations in Mind: Portraying Places on the Roman Empire’s Souvenirs By Kimberly Cassibry. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2021.
- AJA – The Transition to Late Antiquity on the Lower Danube: Excavations and Survey at Dichin, a Late Roman to Early Byzantine Fort and a Roman Aqueduct By Andrew Poulter, with contributions by Michael Boyd, Anastasia Cholakova, Ventzislav Dinchev, Eleanor Ghey, Pam Grinter, Peter Guest, A. Hammon, Tania Hristova, Barbara Hurman, Cluny Johnstone, W.H. Manning, Heike Neumann, Rachel Parks, Thomas Smith, Vivien Swan, Roger Tomlin, Ivan Tsurov, Pavlina Vladkova, and Susan Watts. Oxford: Oxbow Books 2019.
- Coin Hoards and Hoarding in the Roman World | The Past
- Living and Cursing in the Roman West: curse tablets and society | The Past
- BMCR – Gianfranco Mosconi, Democrazia e buon governo. Cinque tesi democratiche nella Grecia del V secolo A.C. Milan: Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto, 2021.
- BMCR – Karel Thein, Ecphrastic shields in Graeco-Roman literature: the world’s forge. Image, text, and culture in classical antiquity. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2022.
- BMCR – Jacques Jouanna, Hippocrate. Introduction Générale: Vie Selon Soranos, Presbeutikos ou discours d’Ambassade, Épibômios ou discours à l’Autel, Décret des Athéniens, Lettres I and II. Collection des universités de France, 552. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2020.
- Antiquités de Taman : livre photo | Spartokos a lu
Exhibition Related Things
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- CFP Women and Conflict (due Oct. 12) – The Classical Association of Canada
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Events Calendar
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
Research Papers of Possible Interest
- Second Intermediate Period date for the Thera (Santorini) eruption and historical implications | PLOS ONE
- How Nomads Shaped Centuries of Civilization | History| Smithsonian Magazine
- Are Mesopotamia and Babylon the same thing? | Live Science
- Explainer: Socrates and the life worth living
- The looters and the museum – Heritage – Al-Ahram Weekly – Ahram Online
- Milman Parry | Harvard Magazine
- The Glory of Mycenae Where Early Greek Civilization Flourished
- Battle of Thermopylae: When the Greeks Fought to Defend Western Civilization
‘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 bad things and losses for the people.
… 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)