Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Apr. 2776 AUC ~ 24 Anthesterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Privacy in art collecting does not mean dirty money
- Flood works reveal ancient tomb, KNEWS
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- Gladiators, or how a custom turned a funeral into a bloody pastime | TVP World
- New DNA Study Confirms The Modern Populations Of Southern Italy, Sicily, Greece And Cyprus Are Similar!
- Contest launched to decipher Herculaneum scrolls using 3D X-ray software | Artificial intelligence (AI) | The Guardian
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Classicists and Classics in the News
Public Facing Classics
- 4000 Weeks or How I (Tired) to Stop Worrying and Love the Grind | Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- The Problem with the Ides of March: Not Enough Cicero, Not Enough MURDER – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- On the Ides – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- 71 out of 234 days: An intaglio in the Ptolemaic style – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Missing Information from Essex FLO
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: AL-AT: People of the gods: the worshippers of Allat and Atargatis in the Near East from 4th century BCE – 4th century CE.
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: DH Awards 2022 Voting: Nominees relating to Antiquity
- Cicero on the “Unforgettable Ides of March” – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Counting Ballots
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Quant Geek Bought a Cunie: Has No Idea What They’ve Got
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Typographical Cleanliness
- Cicero, Always Chirping about the Ides of March – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- EID MAR reception – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Archaïsch Italië en het vroegste Rome – Mainzer Beobachter
- Late Roman, early Saxon cemetery found in Leeds – The History Blog
- A Soul Awake! Or, Seneca is Asked Notes – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Perseus 6.0: Beyond Translation — the first version of a next generation Perseus » Perseus Digital Library Updates
- Sarmatians, Marcomannians, Quadians, and Iazygians: Reliefs on Marcus Aurelius’ column involving women and children (176-193 CE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- SIAC NEWSLETTER – 214 (02/2023) | Tulliana News
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Other Blog-like Publications
- People of color underrepresented among authors published in the journal
- Ritual monuments in northern Arabia reveal neolithic ritual activity
- Kill, F*ck, Marry: Circe, Clytemnestra and Medea – GO.
- Lessons from the Ides of March – The Octavian Report
- No, Caesar didn’t add two months to the calendar!
- Hiker found a place of holy worship at an altitude of 2,590 meters in the Swiss Alps – Arkeonews
- Uncovering the ritual past of ancient mustatils: Cult, herding, and ‘pilgrimage’ in the Late Neolithic of north-west Arabia – Arkeonews
- Archaeologists Discover Worship of Unknown Gods at Ancient Desert Monument
- Ideas in progress, Ides of March edition: featuring the work of four cutting-edge women ancient historians
- Bronze swords from Mycenaean civilisation found in Greek Tomb | HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- Archaeologists shed new light on ritual stone monuments found in Saudi Arabia | HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- Protests in Greece Following Assault of Archeologist
- March 16th | Fastorum Liber Tertius: Martius – by M.
Assorted Twitter Threads
Salvete sodales! Welcome to our series, “Rem Tene;” a Latin podcast presented by Latinitas Animi Causa for beginner and intermediate learners of the Latin language built and designed for the acquisition and understanding of it as a language, not just a code to decipher. In this episode, I, Andreas, talk about the Ides of March, what they are, and how they fit into Roman history. We gloss some words throughout the episode in English and repeat them. We don’t, however, gloss everything. Our brains are really good at deducing meaning when we know a lot of the context surrounding words or phrases.
From Persia to India to Greece – they called him The Great – that is Alexander the Great. Also known as Alexander III of Macedon, he was one of the most successful military leaders of all time. Undefeated by the time of his death in 323 BCE, he is still a go-to figure when people want to define an empire builder. But how should we view this often cruel and destructive militarist today in the light of current world events? And, despite his brutality, like his ransacking of the beautiful capital city of Persepolis, is there a more progressive side to Alexander, his desire for cultural assimilation for instance, that explains why he became an inspiration not just to nationalists and imperialists but also to writers, poets, and the gay community? To discuss the relevance of Alexander the Great today, Rana Mitter is joined by James Romm, Professor of Classics at Bard College in New York state whose latest book is Demetrius: Sacker of Cities, the failed but would-be successor to Alexander the Great; Dr Haila Manteghi from the University of Münster in Germany who’s the author of Alexander the Great in the Persian tradition; Ali Ansari, Professor of Iranian History at the University of St Andrews in the UK; and Meg Finlayson, a specialist on the evolution of the queer Alexander, from the University of Durham in the UK.
What do you get when Mamercus Aemilius Mamercinus and Aulus Cornelius Cossus return in our source material? The continuation of a beautiful bromance.
- The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos: Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: The Anger of Achilles on Apple Podcasts
Achilles has anger issues. The great Greek warrior sits out most of the Trojan War because he’s angrily sulking. When he finally enters battle, he does so in a fit of rage that causes him to commit atrocities and bring dishonor on himself. So what can we learn from this angry character in Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad? With the help of Harvard classics expert Greg Nagy and anger counsellor Dr Faith Harper, we look at how anger can creep up on us and what we can do to defuse this sometimes explosive emotion.
- Tides of History: Who Were the Phoenicians? Interview with Professor Carolina Lopez-Ruiz on Apple Podcasts
Despite their obvious importance to understanding the Iron Age and Classical Mediterranean, the Phoenicians remain something of an enigma. Professor Carolina Lopez-Ruiz is one of the world’s leading experts on the Phoenicians, and she joins Patrick to talk about trade, migration, and what made the Phoenicians who they were.
- Leprechaun/Lung #etymology – YouTube | Alliterative
- How did Barbarians conquer Rome? – YouTube | HistoryMarche
- Demeter and The Eleusinian Mysteries | The Myth of Hades and Persephone Pt. 1 – YouTube | Lady of the Library
- How The Ancient World Built Our Modern Society | Footprints of Civilisation (Full Series) | Odyssey – YouTube
- AJA ~ Athens and Attica in Prehistory: Proceedings of the International Conference, Athens, 27–31 May 2015
- AJA ~ Minoische Bild-Räume: Neue Untersuchungen zu den Wandbildern des spätbronzezeitlichen Palastes von Knossos
- AJA ~ Ausgrabungen in der frühbronzezeitlichen Siedlung im Heraion von Samos 1966
- Francine Prose Liberates Cleopatra | The New York Sun | The New York Sun
- Review: Spencer Klavan’s “How To Save The West” | Merion West
- BMCR ~ Gesthimani Seferiadi, Gendered politics in Sophocles’ Trachiniae. Bloomsbury classical studies monographs. London; New York: Bloomsbury, 2022.
Exhibition Related Things
- Exhibition | Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth and Reality – The Kosmos Society
- The great Mithras exhibition: some personal notes | Szabó Csaba
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- The case of Ancient Karthaia, Kea
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Events Calendar
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- On the Ides Of March, We Recognize the Swimming of Julius Caesar
- What Ancient Greeks Asked the Oracle of Dodona Revealed in Video
- Is restitution racist? | Mario Trabucco della Torretta | The Critic Magazine
‘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 a healthy year but a shortage of necessities.
… 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)