Hodie est a.d. XII Ian. 2775 AUC ~ 28 Poseideion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Researchers offer new interpretation of a 4,000-year-old cemetery
- ‘Repatriation’ or ‘cession’? | eKathimerini.com
- Sequestrati manufatti e monete romani nel frentano | Sky TG24
- Trovata Zippalanda, grande scoperta dell’Università di Pisa
- Burial cave dedicated to Jesus midwife Salome reveals treasures; will open to public | The Times of Israel
- Ancient Cyprus jug returned to rightful owner | Cyprus Mail
- Tombs discovered in ruins of Tell al-Deir in new city of Damietta – Egypt Independent
- Smuggled Ancient Funerary Stele Returns to Greece
- Ukrainian troops uncover ancient Roman settlement while digging trenches in Kherson Oblast
- Palestinians in Samaria inflict ‘irreparable damage’ to heritage site – JNS.org
In Case You Missed It
- Press folder “Metallurgical Fingerprint” – Kalkriese Varusschlacht
- Excavations reveal pilgrims’ lamps and inscriptions at ‘tomb of Salome’ | Israel | The Guardian
- 7,000-Year-Old Cotton Fibers Discovered in Israel Are Revealing the Inner Workings of an Ancient International Trade Network | Artnet News
Public Facing Classics
- Delving into old references in the BHL – Roger Pearse
- A Boy and a Girl – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Baptisteries in Greece and Cyprus | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Laudator Temporis Acti: December
- PaleoJudaica.com: Between 1 and 2 Maccabees
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Men of Old
- The Alcobaca manuscripts – catalogue located, and lots online at Lisbon! – Roger Pearse
- Procopius’ Secret History – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Organizations of Production and Crafts in Pre-Roman Italy
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Monograph Series: Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World – Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn 2018
- Want to Make Friends at Holiday Parties? Plutarch on Why Drinking is Useful – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Critical Archaeology in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the 12th IEMA Visiting Scholar’s Conference
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Monograph Series: Cotsen Digital Archaeology
- The History Blog » Blog Archive » Circus Maximus flyover and Rome post-sack
- Jonathan de Makkabeeër – Mainzer Beobachter
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Health and Safety
- PaleoJudaica.com: A high-priestly Hasmonean calendar?
- PaleoJudaica.com: Kids find a Roman-era oil lamp in the Galilee
- The Biggest Name in White Nationalist Classics – Pharos
- ChatGPT and Academic writing – DR ELLIE MACKIN ROBERTS
- Looting Matters: Funerary stele returned to Greece
- 21 December 45 BCE: To Atticus (at Rome) from Cicero (at Puteoli)
Other Blog-like Publications
- Excavations at Vryokastro on Kythnos (Cyclades) in 2022
- A 2000-year-old family tomb was uncovered in the Salome Cave
- A princely tomb discovered in the infrastructure project of the A7 Ploieşti-Buzău highway in Romania – Arkeonews
- Late Period tombs discovered at Tel El-Deir – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- Crocodile heads found in tombs of Ancient Egyptian nobles – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
Assorted Twitter Threads
- Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film: Extremely Strained and Incredibly Forced: The Wire (2002-2008) and the Iliad (700’s BCE), with Adam Rabinowitz on Apple Podcasts
We’re back to close out the year with an long awaited (and maybe original) episode of Extremely Strained and Incredibly Forced. Joining us is very special guest, Adam Rabinowitz, who explains why the best adaptation of Homer’s Iliad every produced in the U.S. of A. was not a tediously long epic poem about the War of 1812 – for that, see the Fredoniad – but the HBO crime drama, The Wire. We break down this television classic, its roots in Greek literature and how Omar Little has become a modern Achilles.
Dr Basima talks about her new research on a Late Babylonian economic archive from Shatir. She explains about her teaching, and incorporating tablet handling sessions at the Iraq Museum.
- What Were Roman Tribunes? – YouTube | Ancient History Guy
- 39. Valerian – The Imperial Footstool – YouTube | Classical Association Northern Ireland
- Derek of The Hellenistic Age Podcast: Across the Indus Encounters between the Greek and Indian World – YouTube | Intelligent Speech Conference
- Beginners Guide To Ancient Greek Mythological Literature – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- AncientRomeLive.org/support this holiday season! – YouTube | Ancient Rome Live
- Maids A-Milking Etymology – YouTube | Alliterative
- Meditation Music for Ancient Lyre – Inspired by Ancient Greek Philosophy – YouTube | Michael Levy
- AJA ~ The Roman Peasant Project 2009–2014: Excavating the Roman Rural Poor Edited by Kim Bowes (University Museum Monograph 154). 2 vols. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 2021.
- AJA ~ Ancient Naples: A Documentary History Origins to c. 350 CE By Rabun M. Taylor (A Documentary History of Naples 1). New York: Italica Press 2021.
- AJA ~ Numidia Romana? Die Auswirkungen der römischen Präsenz in Numidien (2. Jh. v. Chr.–1. Jh. n. Chr.) By Stefan Ardeleanu (Archäologische Forschungen 38). Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag 2021.
- BMCR ~ Pavel Gregoric, Jakob Leth Fink, Encounters with Aristotelian philosophy of mind. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2021.
- BMCR ~ R. Gül Gürtekin-Demir, Lydian painted pottery abroad: the Gordion excavations 1950-1973. Gordion special studies IX, Museum monograph 156. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2021.
- BMCR ~ Arabelle Cortese, Giulia Fioratto, Urban space between the Roman age and Late Antiquity: continuity, discontinuity and changes. Acts of the international workshop, University of Regensburg, 13-14 February 2020.
- BMCR ~ Julie K. Ward, Searching for the divine in Plato and Aristotle: philosophical theoria and traditional practice. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
- BMCR ~ Jérémy Lamaze, Maguelone Bastide, Around the hearth: ritual and commensal practices in the Mediterranean Iron Age from the Aegean world to the Iberian peninsula. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
Exhibition Related Things
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Lecturer in Classical Studies | Employment The Open University
- Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology (Teaching and Scholarship) at The University of Manchester
- Placement:Service | Society for Classical Studies
- Italy’s Atlantis – a dive into ancient history – Divernet
- Take a Homeric Bath | The Art of Manliness
‘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 arrival of a hot and disease-bearing 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)Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 20, 2022