Hodie est pr. Kal. Apr. 2776 AUC ~ 10 Elaphebolion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Archeologia: a Laino Borgo reperti di Laos, antica città magno-greca distrutta da un forte terremoto nel II secolo a.C. | FOTO
- Exeter Cathedral Roman remains unearthed by archaeologists – BBC News
- Researchers use 21st century methods to record 2,000 years of ancient graffiti in Egypt – SFU News – Simon Fraser University
- Archaeology is due for a sex-toy revolution – The Atlantic
- The Headless Statue of a ‘Roman Emperor’ Is Seized from the Met – The New York Times
- Prosecutors eye new seizures of old art at the Met – ICIJ
- A Roman statuette of the god Mercury found and recovered in an agricultural field – Stile Arte
- Archaeological study sheds light on the size of talmudic Passover eggs – The Jerusalem Post
In Case You Missed It
- Re-examination of the Colchester Vase reveals it was made locally | The Past
- Strange Ancient Burials Found in Southern Israel – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
Public Facing Classics
- New scholarly article: Maia Kotrosits, “The Ethnography of Gender” (2023) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Laudator Temporis Acti: World Government
- New Book Day: Archaeology as Festival: Virtual wanderings through festivalCHAT during Covid-19 | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- Autism and Classical Myth: Autism Acceptance Week – Thursday… ‘What Isadora Duncan knew: Athena as Dance Movement Therapist in ancient Greek art’
- Heracles’ ninth Labour: the Belt of Hippolyta | Greek Myth Comix
- Heracles’ ninth Labour – the Belt of Hippolyta | Greek Myth Comix
- 86 of 234: On Avoidance – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- It Is Good For Women to Exercise Too! (But for Predictable, Instrumental Reasons) – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Tremefacta quies: Spazi di transito nella Tebaide di Stazio e nei Punica di Silio Italico
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Nuovi studi su Kyme eolica: produzioni e rotte trasmarine
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: I Porti Romani nel Mar Rosso da Augusto al Tardo Antico
- Inscribed Bullets – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Telesilla: Argive Woman, Warrior Poet – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Cn. Lentulus (RRC 345) – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- The Shocking True Origin of Dionysos – Tales of Times Forgotten
- De duivel en zijn voorgangers – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Chrestus or Christus? Yes.
- PaleoJudaica.com: The Talmudic egg – smaller than we thought?
- Eulimene editions and journal now open access – Current EpigraphyCurrent Epigraphy
- Laudator Temporis Acti: The Senate
- Nausea and Shipwrecks – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Pernicious Affectation
Other Blog-like Publications
- A 6,000-year-old copper fishing hook found in Ashkelon
- Ancient mosaic floor re-uncovered along the Israel National Trail
- ANE Today – “The Egyptian,” King of Moab
- Roman remains uncovered at Exeter Cathedral | HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- A Coin to Stand the Test of Time – Numismatic News
- Amazons in Greek Art: Why Do They Look Like Scythians?
- A Gear of Rome: A Roman Senator’s Day in Ancient Rome
- March 31st | Fastorum Liber Tertius: Martius – by M.
- Aprilis | Introduction | A Conversation with Venus | IV.1-132
Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCrom on some coins of Didius Julianus
- @DocCrom on Seneca, Apocolocyntosis 4.18-32
- @DocCrom on Virgil, Aeneid 9.107-121
- Thin End of the Wedge: 53. Parsa Daneshmand: Consensus decision-making in divination on Apple Podcasts
Parsa explains how decision-making took place in ancient Iraq. When you asked the assembly of gods for a yes/no answer to help you solve a difficult problem, how would they agree on what to reply? Why would these answers be time limited? And how would they make their answer visible in the entrails of the sacrificial sheep?
- Dive & Dig: Under the Mediterranean II – Untold Stories: Unlocking Maritime Archaeology on Apple Podcasts
In this episode we are in Malta at the Under the Mediterranean conference, Lucy catches up with Julie Satchell and Anna Demetriou to talk about maritime archaeological archives and oral histories. They have such huge potential to tell us about the history of our discipline and to uncover previously untold stories about our maritime past.
Given his incredible career, you’d perhaps expect the name of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus to be better known. Born in North Africa in 145AD, he rose to power after distinguishing himself as a military commander at a time of great instability in the Roman Empire. Finally bringing the Year of the Five Emperors to an end, Severus was in power for nearly two decades – so how did he end up perishing in York? In this episode, Tristan welcomes back author (and Severus’ unofficial 21st Century biographer) Dr Simon Elliot. Together, they explore the life and legacy of Septimius Severus – looking at his impact on the history of Ancient Rome, as well as the bloody events surrounding his campaign in Scotland, and asking how one of the most powerful men in the world was eventually brought down.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book V on Apple Podcasts
Liv reads Ovid’s Metamorphoses, translated by Brookes More. Perseus deals with some leftover drama with Andromeda’s family, and the Muses tell the story of Demeter/Ceres, Persephone/Proserpina, and Hades/Pluto.
- Easy/Reject #etymology – YouTube | Alliterative
- Metrical Structures in Prehistoric Cretan Tablewares: A Case Study from Knossos – YouTube | Canadian Institute in Greece
- Alexander’s Last Year – Reforms and Plans – Ancient History DOCUMENTARY – YouTube | Kings and Generals
- 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ancient Sparta (Paul Cartledge Book Review) – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- Monika Trümper (Freie Universität Berlin) – Intervista Terme Stabiane – YouTube | Pompeii
- Terme Stabiane – Intervista a Marco Giglio – YouTube | Pompeii
- Did a Pagan Goddess Inspire Easter? – YouTube | Did a Pagan Goddess Inspire Easter
- What happened in the Circus Maximus? – YouTube | Ancient Rome Live
- Iowa Classics Colloquium: Jonathan Reeder [3.28.23] – YouTube | Iowa Classics Colloquium
- How Romans feigned retreat to destroy Persian cavalry – YouTube| HistoryMarche
- 6000-year-old copper fishhook discovery / courtesy Emil Aladjem and Israel Antiquities Authority – YouTube
- The Birth of the Gods – The Ancient Greek Creation Myth – YouTube | World History Encyclopedia
- BMCR ~ Anne-Marie Favreau-Linder, Sophie Lalanne, Jean-Luc Vix, Passeurs de culture: la transmission de la culture grecque dans le monde romain des Ier-IVe siècles après J.-C. Recherches sur les rhétoriques religieuses, 32. Turnhout: Brepols, 2022.
- BMCR ~ Jacqueline Klooster, Inger Kuin, After the crisis: remembrance, re-anchoring and recovery in ancient Greece and Rome. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- Reading Announcement: Luxus & Exotismus. Die Representation of the römischen Indianhandels im 1. – 4. Jh. not. chr. – Dİstanbul
- PROF SHIMON GIBSON – THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF MOUNT ZION IN JERUSALEM Tickets, Thu 27 Apr 2023 at 16:45 | Eventbrite
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Events Calendar
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Lecturer in Greek Art job in Strand Campus | Academic and teaching jobs at King’s College London
- Placement:Service | Society for Classical Studies
Research Papers of Possible Interest
- Too prudish for Michelangelo?: Munich museum director: “Nudity in art is an expression of our culture” News
- Carl Sagan Explains How the Ancient Greeks, Using Reason & Math, Discovered That the Earth Isn’t Flat Over 2,000 Years Ago | Open Culture
‘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:
No entry for today …
… 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)