Hodie est a.d. XV Kal. Feb. 2776 AUC ~ 27 Poseideion II in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Bronze Age eating, social habits in the Balearic Islands documented in study
- Vetulonia: nuova scoperta archeologica
- Iraq’s cultural heritage: Iraqi conservators strive to preserve ancient manuscripts – Qantara.de
- After 220 Years, the Fate of the Parthenon Marbles Rests in Secret Talks – The New York Times
- The New York Times Shines Light on the Parthenon Marbles – The National Herald
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- Achilles, Odysseus and the ancient history of reunions | BrandeisNOW
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Why the classical world still grips the contemporary imagination – The Irish Times
- UNCW professor leading Ancient Rome archaeological excavation – WWAYTV3
Public Facing Classics
- Scythians: Clement of Alexandria [I] on the example of Anacharsis (late second century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Egyptians: Clement of Alexandria [II] on Egyptian animal worship as less offensive than Greek customs (late second century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Taurians and Greeks: Clement of Alexandria [III] on human sacrifice (late second century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Persians: Clement of Alexandria [IV] on the elements among Greek philosophers and Persian Magians (late second century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Barbarian and Judean wisdom: Clement of Alexandria [V] on the sources of Plato’s thought (late second century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Saracens: Ammianus Marcellinus on their customs (late fourth century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Isaurians: Ammianus Marcellinus on their incursions and banditry (late fourth century CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- PaleoJudaica.com: Fingerprinting ancient pottery
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Greek Participle
- Roman Archaeology Blog: Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable?
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Washed in the Blood
- Certainty, Hope, and Cures for Disease – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- 15 out of 234 days: Venusia’s weight standard – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Land of Kizzuwatna. History of Cilicia in the Second Millennium BCE until the Hittite Conquest (ca. 2000-1350)
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Irrigated Landscapes beyond Political Dynamics: Long Term Water Management Strategies on the Miyānāb Plain of Khuzistan (Iran)
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: The Economic Integration of a Late Roman Province: Egypt from Diocletian to Anastasius
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Assyrian Collective Identity in the Second Millennium BCE: A Social Categories Approach
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Would This Be Happening?
Other Blog-like Publications
- Two Greeks, Two Romans, and a Monsterdog: A Balloon Debate with ChatGPT – Antigone
- The Surrendering of Pactyes. Tough Decisions in the face of Cyrus… | by Rob Williams | Jan, 2023 | Short History
- Can an Old Coin Solve the Mystery of a Lost Roman Emperor? – Atlas Obscura
Assorted Twitter Threads
Egyptologist Dr. Campbell Price comes on the show to talk about the real purpose of mummification, common misconceptions about ancient Egypt, and much more.
- 43. Aurelian – Restitutor Orbis – YouTube | Classical Association Northern Ireland
- Clytemnestra & Helen: Powerful Spartan Women In Greek Myth (Go Hard Or Go Homer Livestream) – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- Harry Eyres | Horace and Why Wine Matters | Paideia Institute Online Lecture – YouTube | Paideia Media
- 25/27 – From Uruk to Susa: Deciphering Proto-Elamite par Jacob Dahl , Université d’Oxford (VO) – YouTube | Musée du Louvre
- BMCR ~ Roberto M. Danese, Anna Santucci, Alessio Torino, Acheruntica: la discesa agli Inferi dall’antichità classica alla cultura contemporanea. Letteratura e antropologia, 14. Urbino: Argalía editore, 2020.
- BMCR ~ Chryssa Ranoutsaki, Purpur in Byzanz: Privileg und Würdeformel. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2022.
- BMCR ~ Gerard Boter, Flavius Philostratus. Vita Apollonii Tyanei. Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana, 2043. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022.
- BMCR ~ Myles Lavan, Clifford Ando, Roman and local citizenship in the long second century CE. Oxford studies in early empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
- BMCR ~ Sylvian Fachard, Edward M. Harris, The destruction of cities in the ancient Greek world: integrating the archaeological and literary evidence. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Cognitive Science and the Ancient Mediterranean
- The agones for Ortheia
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Events Calendar
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
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‘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 foreign events causing the people to rebel.
… 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)