Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Feb. 2776 AUC ~ 29 Poseideion II in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Greece Talked 20-Year Parthenon Marbles Loan from British Museum – The National Herald
- Two 3,800-year-old Cuneiform Tablets Found in Iraq Give First Glimpse of Hebrew Precursor – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- Artist asks British Museum to return Assyrian treasure to Iraq in swap | British Museum | The Guardian
- Un profondo pozzo e una fattoria del periodo romano trovati ed esplorati dagli archeologi – Stile Arte
- 15 statue di divinità e marmi finiti nei depositi tornano nell’elegantissima villa di Poppea. Le foto – Stile Arte
- Israel’s Technion, U of Haifa announce game-changing microarchaeology collaboration | The Times of Israel
In Case You Missed It
- Archeologists Find Ancient Hebrew Coin Dated to Jewish Rebellion Against Rome: ‘Year Two of the Freedom of Israel’ | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com
- After 220 years, the fate of the parthenon marbles rests in se…
Classicists and Classics in the News
- EPHEMERIS – Nuntii Latini Universi (they’ve moved!)
Public Facing Classics
- Persians: Apuleius of Madaura’s defence against the charge of harmful Magian actions (ca. 158 CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Assyrian wisdom: The Kyranides on a journey to learn from a foreign inscription (fourth century CE or earlier) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- The Two Thoughts All Mortals Must Have – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Polish “Efforts to STOP Ukrainian artefact smuggling”. Effects?
- 16 out of 234 days: 1548 Firmum Picenum Hoard – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Antiquités de la région du Dniepr
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Sessions 4–5, Single Contributions
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Ciceros Paradoxa Stoicorum als interdisziplinäre Schullektüre für die Fächer Latein und Philosophie
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Journal: Scribe: The Magazine of The American Research Center in Egypt
- Laudator Temporis Acti: An Unhealthy Diet
- Harmony and Bad Ideas – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Coins for Festivals – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- How Likely Is It That Scholars Will Find More of Sappho’s Lost Poems? – Tales of Times Forgotten
- Hanno de Zeevaarder: kolonisatie – Mainzer Beobachter
- Hanno de Zeevaarder: handelsmissie – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: An Amorite glossary from the time of Hammurapi?
- PaleoJudaica.com: Microarchaeology collaboration by Israeli universities
- PaleoJudaica.com: Congratulations to Eva Mroczek!
- I Feel Bad For You, Let Me Marry Your Sister – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Affect Studies: A Brief Introduction to its Theory and Practice | CRSN
- Spencer Alley: Hercules as Versatile Emblem of State Power
- Hanno de Zeevaarder: ontdekkingsreis – Mainzer Beobachter
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Civil War
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- CfP: Fact&Fiction: Deceptive Discourse in Ancient Epic – The Classical Association of Canada
- EDI Open Searches Acadia – The Classical Association of Canada
- FONDAZIONE LEMMERMANN – The Classical Association of Canada
- Prof. Amy Smith attends the AIA-SCS 2023 Annual Meeting in New Orleans | Classics at Reading
- Gallery | Amazons – The Kosmos Society
Other Blog-like Publications
- ANE Today – How Did the Kings of the Late Bronze Age Deal with Rumors?
- How to be an Aristotelian – Antigone
- Egyptian tomb with ten crocodile mummies discovered
- The Domus Aurea, Nero’s Golden Palace – Smarthistory
- Egyptian archaeologists discovered 16 meters long ancient papyrus with spells from the Book of the Dead – Arkeonews
- Ancient Egyptian tomb uncovered with mummified crocodiles
One man’s pirate is another’s daring raider, and the boundary between warrior and pirate can be equally nebulous. Piracy is an age-old problem without a simple solution. The team discuss issue XVI.1 of the Ancient Warfare magazine Piracy and Raids: Robbers on the Mediterranean.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Conversations: The Classic Blunder! ‘Never get involved in a land war [with Sparta], Spartan Military w/ Roel Konijnendijk on Apple Podcasts
Liv speak with Roel Konijnendijk who teaches at Oxford and specializes in ancient Greek warfare. Roel covers Spartan warfare, what made them different, and not so different from the rest of the ancient Greek city-states.
- GREEK MYTH COMIX Creator Laura Jenkinson-Brown On Her Ancient Inspired Comic Strips – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- A Roman Road Trip – Walking Down Rome’s Oldest Road the Via Appia with Ancient Rome Live – YouTube
- Antiquités de la région du Dniepr | Spartokos a lu
- Crassus: Not the Noblest Roman of Them All | National Review
- BMCR ~ Anton Sadovskyy, Manuscript transmission of Plato’s Laws: books 1 and 5. Serta Graeca, 35. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2022.
- BMCR ~ Greg Fisher, The Roman world from Romulus to Muhammad: a new history. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2022.
Exhibition Related Things
- Encore Players to present ancient Greek play ‘Lysistrata’ | News | DanvilleSanRamon.com |
- Holding Achilles: Singer Montaigne stars in a Sydney Festival show that retells Homer’s epic poem
- Sydney Festival Holding Achilles review: Epic show falls short of its lofty ambitions
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- The Building with Arches. Monumental public architecture at Stobi
- Events Series: Sing in me, Muse: The Classical, the Critical, and the Creative – Centre for Comparative Literature
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Events Calendar
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- How Did Cleopatra Die? The Queen Of Egypt’s Death Still Mystifies | IFLScience
- A Virtual Tour of Ancient Athens: Fly Over Classical Greek Civilization in All Its Glory | Open Culture
- Part of Isaac Newton’s Manuscripts Were Written in Greek
- How to Train Like an Ancient Greek Athlete
‘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 an abundance of imports but a coughing illness will affect the people.
… 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)