Hodie est a.d. XIV Kal. Feb. 2776 AUC ~ 28 Poseideion II in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- ¨Negli scavi al Santo Sepolcro frammenti di pavimenti antichi | Terrasanta.net
- Climate change may have impacted the rise and fall of Middle Eastern civilizations
- Mummified crocodiles provide insights into mummy-making over time
- Intact ancient papyrus scroll uncovered in Saqqara, the first in a century – Egypt Independent
- The Odessa Archaeological Museum received treasures that were tried to be illegally exported abroad | odessa-journal.com
- After 220 years, the fate of the Parthenon marbles rests in secret talks – The Irish Times
- Traces of millennia-old town discovered in northwest Iran – Tehran Times
- An excavated hill in Rome full of archaeological finds. Trying to put the puzzle back together – Stile Arte
- Using isotope and ancient DNA analysis to learn more about the mobility of Anatolian and Levantine populations
In Case You Missed It
- Ancient Roman Concrete Has “Self-Healing” Capabilities – Scientific American
- Family Ties: Ancient Greeks Encouraged First Cousins to Marry – The National Herald
- Archaeological Treasures Hidden Beneath the Colosseum | Discover Magazine
- Spectacular bronzes found in Italy | The Past
Classicists and Classics in the News
Public Facing Classics
- PaleoJudaica.com: Pool of Siloam to be opened to visitors
- 16 out of 234 days: News of the Nemi photos – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Despair of Translators
- What would the Romans call it? – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Time to Keep Silence, and a Time to Speak
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Transitivity and Aspect in Sahidic Coptic: Studies in the Morphosyntax of Native and Greek-Origin Verbs
- Never Met an Adjective He Didn’t Like – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Aristotle from York to Basra: an investigation into the simultaneous study of Aristotle’s Categories in the Carolingian, the Byzantine and the Abbasid worlds
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Painted Ceramic Traditions and Rural Communities in Hittite Anatolia
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Visions of Gods and Monsters: Levantine and Mesopotamian Iconographies of Divine Combat and Their Textual Impressions
- Anthony Leading Cleopatra On board, By Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (c. 1696 – 1770) | The Historian’s Hut
- Trying To Drink From a Raging River – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- De hellenistische steden – Mainzer Beobachter
- Please do plagiarize me, I don’t care: a blogger writes about #ReceptioGate – Roger Pearse
- Are there connections to Becchina enterprises? Questions surrounding the enterprise of Matteo Messina Denaro’s fiancheggiatore, Giovanni Luppino ~ ARCAblog
- Idiot Wind | Sphinx
- PaleoJudaica.com: Interview with Phil Long on 1 Enoch
- PaleoJudaica.com: Was the Parable of Lazarus an OT Pseudepigraphon?
- PaleoJudaica.com: A message from the Sifting Project
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Capricious Commentators
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
Other Blog-like Publications
- Three-room Urartian tomb with liquid offering area (libation) found in eastern Turkey – Arkeonews
- Ancient Empires Used Bioweapons to Strike Terror More Than 3,000 Years Ago | Discover Magazine
- Were These Giant Carved Stones Used to Make Ancient Italian Wine? – Gastro Obscura
Assorted Twitter Threads
- This Week in the Ancient Near East: What’s Cooking in the Middle Paleolithic and Is It Toxic? Or, Soak, Pound and Char Your Way to Better Health! on Apple Podcasts
In the Middle Paleolithic dinner included plants like bitter vetch and mustard. The problem is these plants are toxic. So who figured out that you had to soak, pound and char them before eating? More importantly, what happened to the folks who didn’t figure it out? Come for the helpful cooking hints, stay for the incisive comments on wraps!
Cultural heritage is made up of the monuments, works of art, and practices that a society uses to define and understand itself and its history. The question of exactly which monuments or practices should be considered cultural heritage evolves as the society changes how it views itself—and, perhaps more importantly, how it views its future. This slippery definition of heritage is at the core of many of the challenges preservationists and heritage professionals face today. In this episode, hosted by former Getty President Jim Cuno, Neil Macgregor and Kavita Singh discuss who gets to define cultural heritage and why that matters, using examples pulled from the French Revolution to contemporary Sri Lanka. Neil Macgregor is the former director of the National Gallery, London, the British Museum, and the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Kavita Singh is professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Macgregor and Singh are contributors to the recent publication Cultural Heritage and Mass Atrocities, edited by Jim Cuno and Thomas G. Weiss and available free of charge from Getty Publications.
The unofficial 8th wonder the Ancient World, the Parthenon is still standing today. Located on the Acropolis in Athens, towering above a busy, modern metropolis – it’s a symbol of the city’s long standing ancient past. But why was this monumental structure built? And what do we really know about it? In this episode of The Ancients, Tristan is joined by Dr Maeve McHugh from the University of Birmingham to take us through the Parthenon’s remarkable history. Looking at the mastermind behind it’s construction, the iconography of the building, and it’s role across history – just what happened within the walls of the Parthenon?
It’s around 431 BCE and Rome is busy contending with her neighbours in pretty much every direction. Turns out that it’s not easy trying to establish yourself as an independent state! It might just be time for a dictator. Enter: Aulus Postumius Tubertus…
Dr. Nandini Pandey, a professor of Classics at Johns Hopkins University, joins Lexie to discuss how Classics provided a point of connection to her community, how Latin poetry impacted and shaped her as a scholar, and her thoughts on how we continue to grow and improve reception studies and open Classics up to a wider audience. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!
- The TRUTH About the Oracle at Delphi #shorts #ancientgreece #greekmythology #archaeology – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- Moist/Smuggle Etymologies – YouTube | Alliterative
- AIA Archaeology Hour with Kara Cooney – YouTube | ArchaeologyTV
- BMCR ~ Debbie Felton, Monsters and monarchs: serial killers in classical myth and history. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2021.
- BMCR ~ Edward O.D. Love, Script switching in Roman Egypt: case studies in script conventions, domains, shift, and obsolescence from hieroglyphic, hieratic, demotic, and Old Coptic manuscripts. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 46. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021.
- BMCR ~ Simon Zuenelli, Das 12. Buch der Dionysiaka des Nonnos aus Panopolis: ein literarischer Kommentar. Hypomnemata, 213. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2022.
- BMCR ~ Andrea Bramanti, M. Plotii Sacerdotis. Artium grammaticarum libri I-II: [Probi] De Catholicis. Bibliotheca Weidmanniana, 6.17. Hildesheim: Weidmann, 2022.
- How to Swim Against the Stream: On Diogenes
- A.E. Stallings and the Afterlives of Antiquity | The Nation
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Culture and Society in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt
- Seminars – Herodotus Helpline
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Events Calendar
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Assistant Editor, Antiquity job with DURHAM UNIVERSITY | 324069
- Assistant Professor of Instruction – Department of Classics – Austin, TX 78712 – Indeed.com
- Lecturer in Roman History at University of Bristol
- Summer Placement with the British School at Rome
- Placement:Service | Society for Classical Studies
- 10 Mythical Humanoids from the Ancient World – Listverse
- New bio explores times, scholarship of Egyptologist George Reisner – Harvard Gazette
- Tyche, The Ancient Greek Goddess of Fortune
‘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 prolongation of war.
… 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)