Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Nov. 2775 AUC ~ 15 Maimakterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- San Casciano like Riace, 24 bronzes found under water – English – ANSA.it
- ‘Exceptional’ discovery as ancient bronze statues emerge in Tuscany | Reuters
- Toscana, scoperte 24 statue di bronzo nel santuario romano di San Casciano dei Bagni
- Genetic analysis of Neolithic people from Mesopotamia shows blend of demographics
- Lincolnshire metal detectorist’s Iron Age bull rider up for auction – BBC News
- Digitisation preserves history for future generations | Cyprus Mail
In Case You Missed It
- Vast tunnel found beneath ancient Egyptian temple | Live Science
- Scientists Discover Mysterious Spheres Pointing To Ancient Greek Board Game
Classicists and Classics in the News
- News – Member Spotlight: Andrew F. Stewart – Archaeological Institute of America Societies
- Crassly Quoted Classics from The Harrodian School – Finley Walsh, Wallington County Grammar School | This Is Local London
- Audio-Nachrichten auf Latein 05.11.2022 – Vatican News
- Audio-Nachrichten auf Latein 29.10.2022 – Vatican News
- Ephemeris ~ DE CLIMATE
Public Facing Classics
- Germans and Sarmatians: Josephos on impulsive and violent northerners (late first century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Itureans among Arabians: Strabo and Josephos on a supposed bandit-people (first century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Blog Post #69: Beyond East and West: Conceptions of Naukratis – Peopling the Past
- I Made Your Poems Worse: You’re Welcome! – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Epitaph of Kyros
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: εριc sιmιlεs
- Hearing Color, Seeing Words – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: One Off Journal Issues: Subaltern Archaeology
- Xenophon | The Historian’s Hut
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Writing Around the Ancient Mediterranean
- Venus Tells Aeneas And His Friend Achates To Go To Carthage, Designed By Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (c. 1610–1662) | The Historian’s Hut
- Nieuwe plannen – Mainzer Beobachter
- Sallust’s Words of Old — ConsultTheClassics
Other Blog-like Publications
- A Sacrificial Minoan Bull – Biblical Archaeology Society
- Underwater archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old Roman ship – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- Archaeologists find a Roman military watchtower in Morocco for the first time – Arkeonews
Assorted Twitter Threads
- The Hellenistic Age Podcast: Bonus: Anchors Aweigh – The Seleucid Anchor and Imperial Iconography on Apple Podcasts
The anchor was the most recognizable image associated with the Seleucids, who used it as their dynastic seal to symbolize their royal authority. Its origins are interwoven into the stories of the dynasty’s founder, Seleucus I Nicator, as omens and prophecies associated the anchor with his imperial destiny. These stories might have been tied to the now-lost Seleucus Romance, but the anchor continued to be used by later monarchies, a testament to the lasting appeal of Seleucid kingship in the Near East and Central Asia.
In which we’re joined again by Caroline Lawrence, who is shocked by Soranus’ terrible advice about breastfeeding. Meg tells us about the ancient Greek baby shower (aka the amphidromia ritual), while Barney reveals the ancient Sumerian word for midwife.
The fabulous Dr Emeka Okorocha joins Jasmine today to discuss all things healthcare and medecine. Dr Emeka gamely answers Jasmine’s pop quiz of Classical diagnoses to see if he can tell what the patient was suffering from, as well as managing to keep a straight face while she reveals some of the ancient cures. Hippocrates of course is discussed, whose oath Doctors even now have to commit to before they start to practise.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Arachne Weaves Her Tragedy & The Cursed Legacy of Thebes on Apple Podcasts
First, Liv reads a selection from the new translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, by Stephanie McCarter, because it’s ARACHNE and it’s AMAZING. Then, the cursed legacy of Thebes, the stories of Ino and Semele.
- Grandarte 4 novembre 2022 – Il restauro della Latona – YouTube | Etruschannel
- CCA South, Fall Conference 2022. Owen Doonan. Sinop Kale Excavations 2017-19 Results & Findings – YouTube
- Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book I, lines 113-162, read in Latin – YouTube | Ancient Literature Dude
- A New History of the Ancient Near East with Amanda Podany – YouTube | World History Encyclopedia
- BMCR – David Lloyd Dusenbury, Nemesius of Emesa on human nature: a cosmopolitan anthropology from Roman Syria. Oxford early Christian studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- BMCR – John T. Hamilton, Complacency: classics and its displacement in higher education. Critical antiquities. Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press, 2022.
- A New Translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Reviewed | The New Yorker
- BMCR – Nadine Becker, Die goldenen Siegelringe der Ägäischen Bronzezeit. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2021.
- BMCR – Antonio E. Felle, Bryan Ward-Perkins, Cultic graffiti in the late antique Mediterranean and beyond. Contextualizing the sacred, 11. Turnhout: Brepols, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Kythera and Laconia, a continuous dependent relationship
- The “Future of the Past”: Why Classical Studies Still Matter
- Herodotus as an historian of religions and polytheism: the Egyptian matrix
- Registration open for UWICAH annual conference, Swansea
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Events Calendar
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Professeure ou professeur en histoire romaine Laval – The Classical Association of Canada
- Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Arts and Humanities job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON | 315648
- Placement:Service | Society for Classical Studies
‘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 gluttony emerging from dangerous diseases.
… 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)