Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Oct. 2775 AUC ~ 9 Pyanepsion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Greece Steps Up Drive for Return of Parthenon Marbles | GTP Headlines
- British academics sign petition calling for returning Rosetta Stone to Egypt – EgyptToday
- UNESCO: Reclaiming The Parthenon Sculptures As A Global Public Good
- Scoperti due capitelli e tre basi di colonne di marmo sul molo nord-sud di Portus (attuale Fiumicino) – MediterraneoAntico
In Case You Missed It
- Who Crushed the Carthaginians in Sicily 2,500 Years Ago? Not Exactly the Greeks – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Longest and ‘wildest’ Greek epic receives first English translation by renowned team | The University of Kansas
Public Facing Classics
- Samaritans and Judeans: Belonging to Israel in the Gospels (first century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Lydians: Herodotos on king Croesus and Lydian customs (mid-fifth century BCE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Judeans and Thracians: Hermippos of Smyrna on their influence on Pythagoras (early second century BCE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Judeans and Idumeans: Ptolemy the historian on the difference (late first century BCE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Christians, Judeans, and Greeks: Christians as a descent group in the Epistle to Diognetos (second or third century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Ariadne: A Woman Wronged – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Three Toasts, Three Fragmentary Songs – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Short and the Long of It
- Learning, Recollection, and Babies Laughing in their Sleep – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Armstrong Institute of Biblical Archaeology
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Canonisation as Innovation: Anchoring Cultural Formation in the First Millennium BCE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Monograph Series: Euhormos: Greco-Roman Studies in Anchoring Innovation
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Vetulonia, Home of the Fasces
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Crown of Scholarship?
- Appeasing the Rage of Medea’s Children – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- The Lesser-Known Tale Of Helen Never Actually Going To Troy | The Historian’s Hut
- PaleoJudaica.com: Leaman (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Jewish Ritual and Practice
- Het einde van Potheinos – Mainzer Beobachter
- De sloop van de geesteswetenschappen gaat gewoon door – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Encyclopedia of Material Culture in the Biblical World (Mohr Siebeck)
- PaleoJudaica.com: Yom Kippur 2022
- De koninklijke lier van Ur – Mainzer Beobachter
Other Blog-like Publications
- Excavating Pompeii’s Middle Class – Biblical Archaeology Society
- 2,000-year-old Hercules statue unearthed at ancient city of Philippi – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- New mosaics unearthed in “Zeugma of the Black Sea” – Arkeonews
Assorted Twitter Threads
In this episode, Malinda and Nicole discuss myths where people turn into plants. Featuring special guest David Bullen. Please note this podcast contains strong language and references to sexual assault. Mythcrashers is a podcast about stories by enthusiastic myth megafans – we weren’t invited to the party, but we came to talk about myths anyway. Each episode, Malinda and Nicole discuss a different mythic story, and ask important questions like: if you could turn into a plant, which would you choose? Which of the plagues of Egypt was really no big deal? Why are so many men in myths absolute garbage? Join them, producer Chrissie, and a series of creatives who work with myth in their own practice for an irreverent romp through the stories we tell over and over.
The ancient Greeks and Romans thought a lot about what it means to live a virtuous life. They believed that good character was essential for achieving both individual excellence and a healthy, well-functioning society. For this reason, they also thought a lot about whether virtue could be taught to citizens, and philosophers put this thinking into practice by attempting to educate the moral ideals of leaders. My guest, professor of philosophy Massimo Pigliucci, explores what the Greco-Romans discovered about the nature and teachability of virtue in his new book: The Quest for Character.
Octavia was, in many ways, the very model of a modern Roman matron. As the older sister to Octavian, later Augustus, and a wife of the powerful figure Antony, she was respected and admired by her contemporaries for her loyalty, nobility and humanity, as well as for maintaining traditional Roman feminine virtues. Guest: Dr Rhiannon Evans (Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University).
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Monsters, Magic, & Mayhem… Five Years of Spooky Season on Apple Podcasts
It’s that time again… SPOOKY SEASON! This episode celebrates FIVE YEARS OF SPOOKY! With clips and stories from all of my past Halloween episodes, and there have been a lot of them. Fresh new Spooky Season episodes coming the rest of the month.
- Ancient History Fangirl: RE-RELEASE: Werewolves of Wolf Mountain: Terrors of Ancient Greece on Apple Podcasts
The werewolf myth as we know it today generally involves getting bitten by a werewolf, transforming during the full moon, and being very susceptible to silver bullets. But werewolves in ancient Greece and Rome were a little different. Join us for a spooky-season deep dive into ancient werewolf mythology from thousands of years ago. We’ll take a look at the pre-Christian origins of the werewolf myth and its connections to death, starvation, cannibalism, and transformation.
- Echoes of Ancient Greece – YouTube | Michael Levy
- Historical Warfare : Agrianes Javelinmen – YouTube | Ancient History Guy
- Achilles versus Elemental Forces: Iliad Book 21 – YouTube | Edith Hall
- 29. Gordian II – 22 Days – YouTube | Classical Association Northern Ireland
- BMCR = Jenny Strauss Clay, Athanassios Vergados, Teaching through images: imagery in Greco-Roman didactic poetry. Mnemosyne supplements, 450. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2022.
- BMCR – Stella Katsarou, Alexander Nagel, Cave and worship in ancient Greece: new approaches to landscape and ritual. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2021.
- Military Book Review The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War
- Iphigenia in Splott review – acclaimed production returns with blistering bite | WhatsOnStage
- Review: Iphigenia in Splott, Lyric Hammersmith
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
Research Papers of Possible Interest
- Brown: Studying Latin, tonic for the very real COVID learning gap – Mainline Media News
- Battle Of Alesia
- A Propaganda Love Story, From Julius Caesar to Donald Trump – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- John Oliver Slams The British Museum And Mentions The Parthenon Sculptures: “Nine Times Out Of Ten, Missing Artifacts Are There”
‘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 the lower classes gaining the upper hand on their superiors and the mildness of the air will be healthy.
… 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)Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 3, 2022