Hodie est Non. Oct. 2775 AUC ~ 12 Pyanepsion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Lord Elgin paid no British customs tax on Parthenon marbles, letters reveal | Parthenon marbles | The Guardian
- Modern pesticide accelerates corrosion of ancient Roman bowl
- Shrine discovered in Egyptian temple with evidence of previously unknown rituals
- Suspected Roman ford unearthed near Evesham during waterworks – BBC News
- A Grado scoperti due inediti relitti di epoca romana | Il Friuli
- Crassus, ancient Rome’s most powerful man – who’d be worth £12 billion today | Daily Mail Online
- Rep. Carolyn Maloney Campaigning for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures – The National Herald
- Three Ancient Marble Quarries Found In Greece, With Unfinished Columns
- Eccezionale scoperta archeologica ad Agrigento: trovata testa della dea Atena
- York Roman Quarter plans get the go-ahead – BBC News
- Dozens suffocate as Israeli forces storm archaeological site near Nablus
In Case You Missed It
- Mercenaries Were More Common in Greek Warfare Than Ancient Historians Let on | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine
- UK’s New PM Says No to Returning the Parthenon Marbles to Greece
- Classical statue of Hercules nearly 2000 years old found in Greece | Stuff.co.nz
Public Facing Classics
- Judeans, Syrians, and Egyptians: Epiktetos engages in ethnographic discourses for philosophical aims (mid-first century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Words and Glory – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Inscription on a Gemstone
- #ClassicsTober Day 6: BOUGH | Greek Myth Comix
- “My Soul Tried to Cross Our Lips”: Platonic Love – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- PaleoJudaica.com: Ben Ezra Synagogue is 95% restored
- PaleoJudaica.com: Exhibition coming on the Sardis Synagogue
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Alexandria Archive Institute Digital Data Stories Series
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Perseids Project
- From the Restroom: He Thunders Beneath the Earth – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- De mozaïeken van Byblos – Mainzer Beobachter
- #ClassicsTober day 7: KATABASIS | Greek Myth Comix
- PaleoJudaica.com: Fragments of a lost Yerushalmi tractate?
- PaleoJudaica.com: PSCO 60 (2022-23)
- Was Hadrianus in Voorburg? – Mainzer Beobachter
Other Blog-like Publications
- Pasts Imperfect (10.6.22)
- Classical Christian Education and Classics: What’s in a Name? – Antigone
- Shrine discovered with rituals never seen before in an Egyptian temple
- Archaeologists find ancient ‘fridge’ in Roman camp
- ANE TODAY – 202210 – Carved, Signed, Crossed Out – Documents on Wooden Sticks from Ancient South Arabia – American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR)
- “Falcon Shrine” discovery contains previously unknown ancient rituals – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- GRECIA. Scoperto un incredibile mosaico. – Archeologia online – Archeomedia
Assorted Twitter Threads
- Ancient Warfare Podcast: AWA220 – What is a useful analogy for talking about ancient warfare? on Apple Podcasts
Murray, once more on his own, discusses what, in his opinion, is a useful analogy for talking about ancient warfare.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Conversations: Which Witch Is the Best Witch? Ovid’s Medea & Circe w/ Antonia Aluko on Apple Podcasts
Happy Spooooky Season! Liv speaks with Antonia Aluko who studies Roman witches and intersectionality, they talk all things Medea and Circe as they’re found in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Follow Antonia on Twitter for more on Roman witches.
The New York Times recently took its readers to a small village in the southern Peloponnese where archeologists have uncovered a site that is opening a new window into the world of the Mycenaean civilization. Dr. Michael Cosmopoulos, who is leading excavations at this site, joins Thanos Davelis to break down why these discoveries are changing the way we understand the world of the Mycenaean Greeks, who lived at the crossroads of history and mythology.
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I am exploring the forum of Rome’s first emperor!
- History of Ancient Rome | Animated Mini-Documentary – YouTube | Ancient History Guy
- Ep 1: Heroes From Homeric Poetry (Go Hard Or Go Homer Livestream) – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- Inflation and the Fall of Rome – Economic History DOCUMENTARY – YouTube | Invicta
- The Dark Origins of Sirens | Dark Mythologies – YouTube | Lady of the Library
- BMCR – Christina-Panagiota Manolea, Brill’s companion to the reception of Homer from the Hellenistic age to Late Antiquity. Brill’s companions to Classical reception, 22. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2022.
- BMCR – Dominique Lenfant, Les aventures d’un pamphlet antidémocratique: transmission et réception de la Constitution des Athéniens du Pseudo-Xénophon (Ve siècle avant J.-C.-XXIe siècle). Actes du colloque de Strasbourg (15-16 novembre 2018). Études d’archéologie et d’histoire ancienne. Paris: Éditions de Boccard, 2020.
- BMCR – Katherine Kretler, One man show: poetics and presence in the Iliad and Odyssey. Hellenic studies, 78. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies, 2020.
- BMCR – Daniel Ogden, The Oxford handbook of Heracles. Oxford handbooks. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Asst Professor TT McMaster Due Oct 31 – The Classical Association of Canada
- Placement:Service | Society for Classical Studies
Research Papers of Possible Interest
- The influence of pesticides on the corrosion of a Roman bowl excavated in Kent, UK | Scientific Reports
- Ancient Greek heroines: The forerunners of women in sports and combat – Greek Herald
- The Furies Enacted Revenge in Ancient Greek Mythology
‘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 plenty of legumes but not as much wine.
… 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)