Hodie est a.d. V Kal. Nov. 2775 AUC ~ 4 Maimakterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Un altro edificio dagli scavi a Lio Piccolo, forse un antico magazzino per il sale
- Chester: 10-day archaeological dig uncovers Roman remains | Chester and District Standard
In Case You Missed It
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- Rediscovering a Roman mosaic at Folkestone | The Past
- Stadium-like ancient Roman building found on Greek island | Miami Herald
Public Facing Classics
- What is the difference between a populist and a dictator? The ancient Greeks have answers
- Putting history on trial may confound the cancel squad
- Shedding new light on some of Scotland’s greatest Roman silver treasures – Dr Fraser Hunter | The Scotsman
- Indian wisdom: Naked philosophers and wise diviners in the Alexander Romance (fourth century CE and earlier) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Fireside Friday, October 28, 2022 (The Book Project) – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Little Classical Anthology
- A Ghost Story from Petronius for Werewolf Week – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Stern-Minded Lady
- Campus Changes | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- #ClassicsTober Day 27: EPITHET | Greek Myth Comix
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Cyprian Norwid and the History of Greece
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Articles and Essays Curated by the Center for Hellenic Studies
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Guide to Byzantine Art
- De hele Griekse Oudheid in een lift – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Ancient material culture for blind scholars
- #ClassicsTober day 29: RETURN (a day early) | Greek Myth Comix
- Blogging ancient epigram: Agathias invokes his patron
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Bereaved Family
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
Octavian becomes both consul and a problem for the senate, Vorenus settles down to a life of familial bliss, and Antony grows one heck of a beard.
Episode 100! Will the guys celebrate the century mark by digging even deeper into the Classics, finding hidden layers of erudite exegesis, philology, philosophy, and theology in yet another literary jewel from antiquity? Nope. Time to phone one in. C’mon, it can’t be Homer, Vergil, Ovid or the predicative dative all the time, right? So, join Dave and Jeff as they look through their fingers at some of the “best” of the last couple of years. Listen as the clips veer from the embarrassing, to the embarrasinger, to the embarrassingest! You’ll cringe! You’ll cringe again! (But, really, thanks for sticking with us this long). Are we going to bring it for the next 100? You Cheddar believe it.
What happened to all the gear and supplies after a big battle? What did people tend to salvage?
Sparta had defeated Athens at the battle of Tanagra in 457 BC, though both armies had taken heavy losses. Both would look to make a temporary truce so that they could regroup without the fear of being attacked while in a vulnerable position. This would see the forces of both Athens and Sparta return to their cities bringing a close to this campaign. However, this would not be the end of hostilities and campaigning for the first Peloponnesian war….
Robin Waterfield is an independent scholar and translator living in southern Greece. In addition to thirty volumes of translations of works of Greek literature, he is the author of numerous books, ranging from children’s fiction to Greek history, most recently The Making of a King, also published by the University of Chicago Press…
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Conversations: The Monstrously Volcanic Breath of the Chimera, Monster Myths w/ Jasmine Elmer on Apple Podcasts
Liv speaks with fellow Classics podcaster Jasmine Elmer (listen to Legit Classics wherever you’re listening to LTAMB!) about all things monstrous, but particularly… Volcanic monsters and myths of Greece and Rome. Follow Jasmine on Twitter.
- Regional variation in Mycenaean pottery (Day #1, October 27) – YouTube
- Ep 3: Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, & Athena (Go Hard Or Go Homer Livestream) – YouTube | Moan Inc
- The True Size of a Roman Legion #Shorts #History #TrueSize – YouTube | Invicta
- how did Athenian Democracy Form? – YouTube | Ancient History Guy
- How did Athenian Democracy Work? – YouTube | Ancient History Guy
- What were Greek TYRANTS? – YouTube | Ancient History Guy
- BMCR – Kosmas A. Dafas, Greek large-scale bronze statuary: the late Archaic and Classical periods. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies supplement 138. London: University of London, Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, 2019.
- BMCR – Frank Vermeulen, Arjan Zuiderhoek, Space, movement and the economy in Roman cities in Italy and beyond. Studies in Roman space and urbanism. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
- Dacia. Last Frontier of Roman World exhibition, with vestiges from 45 museums, 1,400 years of history | AGERPRES • Actualizează lumea.
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Meeting 2023 | MAARC2023
- Golden Mummies of Egypt: Death and the afterlife in the Graeco-Roman Period Tickets, Fri 11 Nov 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Events Calendar
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Chromophobia: Who stole the colour from classical art? – BBC Reel
- The Ten Oldest Inhabited Cities in Greece
- What Were the Ancient Spartans Like?
- In illustrations: Myths and tales of conquest and adventure from the life of Alexander the Great
- When archaeology and politics intertwine | The Jewish Standard
- Think you know your Ancient History? | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne
- Facebook’s Flawed Plan to End Antiquities Trafficking
‘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 a shortage of the necessities of life.
… 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)