Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Oct. 2775 AUC ~ 29 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Elymais, Seleucid and Parthian relics recovered by police – Tehran Times
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Public Facing Classics
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- PaleoJudaica.com: SBL Seminar Papers volumes now online
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- A final CREWS project seminar
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- Why Do Irregular Nouns and Verbs Exist? An Ancient and Modern Problem – Antigone
- A rare Roman cornu mouthpiece found at Vindolanda – Arkeonews
- Archaeologists excavate dwelling in ancient proto-city – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
Post longum tōtīus aestatis intervallum nuntiōs Latīnōs dēnuō ēdimus. Referenda autem nobis videntur pauca sed magnī momentī habenda, quae aestate ēvēnērunt….
The use of ancient DNA analysis looks set to revolutionise our understanding of the end of Roman Britain. In this episode, we are joined by Professor Duncan Sayer to discuss a major new ancient DNA project and what it can tell us about the origins and family networks of people in post-Roman Britain.
- An Introduction to the Faiyum Mummy Portraits – YouTube | World History Encyclopedia
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- Martha Sharp Joukowsky: Leading by Example and Inspiring a Generation of Female Archaeologists – YouTube | Brown University
- BMCR – Alain Blanc, Isabelle Boehm, Dérivation nominale et innovations dans les langues indo-européennes anciennes. Actes du colloque international de l’université de Rouen (ÉRIAC), 11‑12 octobre 2018. Lyon: Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, 2021.
- BMCR – Bernard Collette, The Stoic doctrine of providence: a study of its development and of some of its major issues. Issues in ancient philosophy. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2021.
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Research Papers of Possible Interest
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends drought. There will be an abundant harvest from nut trees but they will be destroyed in late autumn.
[Sunday] If it thunders today it portends the rise of a tyrant from civil unrest, but he will fall and the powerful will be utterly destroyed and inflicted with serious penalties.
… 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)