Hodie est a.d. IX Kal. Dec 2775 AUC ~ 30 Maimakterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Stolen pre-Hasmonean coin found in northern Israel home
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- Numismatist returns ancient silver to circulation | Natchitoches Times
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This week the Roman historian and archaeologist Jane Draycott takes us to meet one of history’s most glamorous and infamous couples, Antony and Cleopatra. We join them in a crucial year in the history of Ancient Rome, around 31/30 BCE, when the Roman republic fell away and Octavian – later Emperor Augustus – seized power and founded the Roman Empire, with disastrous consequences for Antony, Cleopatra and their children.This dramatic piece of history forms the origin story of Cleopatra Selene, Antony and Cleopatra’s only daughter and the subject of Jane’s fascinating new book, Cleopatra’s Daughter: Egyptian Princess, Roman Prisoner, African Queen. In this episode we explore the years leading up to the Battle of Actium as well as the battle itself and Antony and Cleopatra’s subsequent suicides. We unravel the truth behind some of the most famous stories about the couple, and explore the nature of female political power in the ancient world.
Along with Achilles, Hector, Helen and Cassandra, one of the most famous names associated with Troy is Heinrich Schilemann, German businessman and ‘discoverer’ of Troy. In this entertaining story, Rebecca Lewis-Oakes reimagines how Schilemann’s discovery came about, with a little help from the gods…
Lucius has been turned into a donkey after using the wrong body lotion. Then, he was kidnapped by bandits. Things are about to get a whole lot worse for Lucius.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: BONUS: Gorgon’s Glare Greek Myth is Fun and Fascinating! (QCODE’s CUPID Aftershow Finale) on Apple Podcasts
We’re back with more bonus mythological content based on QCODE’s new podcast CUPID! This time, the finale… What’s the deal with Greek myth, anyway? Listen to Cupid wherever you get your podcasts. Find more LTAMB episodes devoted to these characters and stories in this Spotify playlist, and even more playlists here.
- Teaser: Phaedra with Janet McTeer and Assaad Bouab at the National Theatre (2023) – YouTube
- A Refugee Story: DIDO’S BAR Director & Composer Discuss How Modern Aeneas’ Journey From Troy Is – YouTube | Moan Inc
- 35. Hostilian – *Cough* But I’m Young and Fit *Cough* – YouTube | Classical Association Northern Ireland
- Troy: Fall of a City Part 4 – YouTube | Reading Party
- Emily Teeter | Why Tut Matters – YouTube | Oriental Institute
- Iliad 1.419-450. Ancient Greek. Odysseus returns Chryseis! Iliad A Day 15. Bettina Joy de Guzman – YouTube
- Persian Hoplites : The Cardaces. #ancienthistory #ancientpersia #persian – YouTube | Ancient History Guy
- Is this the FIRST TEMPLE? #ancienthistory #neolithic #gobeklitepe – YouTube | Ancient History Guy
- Iliad 1.451-474. Ancient Greek. Iliad A Day 16. Prayer & Sacrifice to Apollo. Bettina Joy de Guzman – YouTube
- Classics for All
- The UK Première of Penelope by Sir Tom Stoppard – YouTube
- Investigating the Sounds of Ancient Greek Music – YouTube
- The Odyssey in a Postcolonial World with Dr Justine McConnell – YouTube
- Rome: The Motion Picture, Migration and Mobility in an Ancient Empire with Professor Greg Woolf – YouTube
- Classics Between the Wars with Dr Daisy Dunn – YouTube
- International Day against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property – YouTube | ACOR Jordan
- BMCR ~ Sonia Klinger, The sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: miscellaneous finds of terracotta. Corinth, XVIII.8. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2021.
- BMCR ~ Robin Waterfield, The making of a king: Antigonus Gonatas of Macedon and the Greeks. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- BMCR ~ Allison Mickel, Why those who shovel are silent: a history of local archaeological knowledge and labor. Louisville, Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 2021.
- BMCR – Steven M. Oberhelman, Giancarlo Abbamonte, Patrick Baker, Habent sua fata libelli: studies in book history, the classical tradition, and humanism in honor of Craig Kallendorf. Brill’s studies in intellectual history, 328. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2021.
- BMCR ~ Kathleen Riley, Imagining Ithaca: nostos and nostalgia since the Great War. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
- Huge Roman coin hoard goes on display at Bicester Library
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Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Demosthenes, the Ancient Greek Orator and Politician
- Via Egnatia: The Ancient Engineering Marvel That Traverses Northern Greece
‘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 disease-carrying wind.
… 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)