Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Apr. 2776 AUC ~ 28 Anthesterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Gods, tombs and Nazis: the Third Reich’s bad relationship with Egyptology | Culture | EL PAÍS English Edition
- Un’antica anfora romana ritrovata in riva sul litorale di San Vero Milis – LinkOristano
- In Photos: Egypt’s first complete Zodiac uncovered in Luxor’s Temple of Esna – Ancient Egypt – Antiquities – Ahram Online
- Britain has ‘nothing to apologise for’ over Elgin Marbles, think-tank says | Daily Mail Online
- Greece can’t be trusted to return Elgin Marbles, says historian
- Their world was the oyster: Oldest pearl town found in UAE
- Too-good-to-be-true Darius ostracon mix-up teaches a public lesson etched in pottery | The Times of Israel
- ‘The stuff was illegally dug up’: New York’s Met Museum sees reputation erode over collection practices | Museums | The Guardian
In Case You Missed It
- Ancient Mosaic Floor with Colorful Floral Designs Re-Uncovered after 40 Years | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | David Israel | 26 Adar 5783 – March 19, 2023 | JewishPress.com
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Classicists and Classics in the News
- Three Professors Receive 2023 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers Awards
- Mary Beard: ‘Everyone is policing everything, and the left are just as bad as the right’ | Mary Beard | The Guardian
Public Facing Classics
- Thracians and Odrysians: Thucydides on Thracians, power, and violence (late fifth century BCE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- A Return, A Reflection, and on Olympias | The Second Achilles
- PaleoJudaica.com: Tov on the evolution of the biblical DSS
- Heracles’ fourth labour – the Erymanthian Boar | Greek Myth Comix
- Heracles’ fourth Labour: the Eymanthian Boar | Greek Myth Comix
- A Woman’s Party Invitation and a Girl’s Epitaph: Some Documentary Latin – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Bank Run
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Côtoyer les dieux: L’organisation des espaces dans les sanctuaires grecs et romains
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: La rencontre pacifique de deux mondes chrétiens: Les monastères de la Péribleptos et de la Pantanassa à Mistra
- Mattia, Daughter of Mattios and Eutukhia – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- De lijdende dienstknecht – Mainzer Beobachter
- Free Lunch Owns You – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Miserable Sinners
- PaleoJudaica.com: Review of Rogers, For the Freedom of Zion
- PaleoJudaica.com: Bakker, The Secret of Time (Brill, Open Access)
- Praksô, the Samian, Gone at 22 – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Piety
- The Dumbest Fictional Law in Ancient Literature – Tales of Times Forgotten
- Animaniacs: “Warners Unbound” (2020) – Animated Antiquity
- Hades’ Newest Bride: A Remarkable Epitaph – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Thermografie – Mainzer Beobachter
- MARGINALIA: Vatican To Return Fragments of the Parthenon
- Apology of Socrates | Plato | *Philosophers, Explained* by Professor Stephen Hicks – Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.
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- March 19th | Fastorum Liber Tertius: Martius – by M.
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- The Colossus of Rhodes: The Life & Afterlife of the Ancient Wonder
- The People of the Gaps: Rescuing Roman Slaves from Obscurity – Retrospect Journal
- More victims of Vesuvius now on display in Pompeii. Are there still bones and jewels in these bodies? – Art style
- POMPEII, A PERMANENT STUDY AND RESEARCH LABORATORY – Pompeii Sites
Majestic palaces, untold riches, and indeterminable power… the story of Atlantis is a tale as old as time. But is there really any truth behind the ancient tome, or was Plato simply trying his hand at political satire? Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss the origins of the legend of Atlantis.
From claims that the alphabet was originated by Atlantians, Francis Bacon using the story as a model of utopia, to the Nazis co-opting Atlantis as the birthplace of the Aryan race, everyone seems to have wanted a slice of the Atlantian pie. Join Tom and Dominic as they explore the academics and the amateurs who lay claim to discovering the real Atlantis.
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.
- Sea Control: Sea Control 420 – Building an Ancient Naval Ram with Stephen DeCasien on Apple Podcasts
Stephen DeCasien, a Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University studying Nautical Archaeology, discusses his team’s effort to build a naval ram based on ancient techniques. The ram DeCasien and his team produced is the first of its type built in 1.500 years.
The Greek poet Sappho’s reputation looks something like a parabola: at the height of her powers, her lyrics were so beloved that grammarians quoted them as exemplars of the Greek language; Plato called her the “Tenth Muse.” Then, after a thousand years of exaltation, she tumbled from the pantheon. Today, we know very little of her life and precious few of her works remain, most of them recovered from ancient garbage heaps in the 19th century. The surviving 306 fragments of her verse—dozens of them but a single word or phrase—are compiled in a new and updated translation by classicist Diane J. Rayor, simply titled Sappho, out this month from Cambridge University Press. Rayor, Professor Emerita of Classics at Grand Valley State University, joins us on the podcast to discuss the difficulties—and joys—of rediscovering Sappho and translating her verse into English.
- The Return of Achilles & the Cassandra Complex:An ‘Iliadic’ Reading of the Foundry Painter Name-Vase – YouTube | Canadian Institute in Greece
- Catullus 60 in Latin & English: Num te leaena montibus Libystinis – YouTube | David Amster
- So you want to learn Latin… || Workshop REPLAY – YouTube | Satura Lanx
- The language activity you can’t do without | Complete Latin Autodidact Guide 2023, pt 1 – YouTube | Found in Antiquity: Latin
- How The Romans Changed The Climate – YouTube | Classics in Color
- How to Join the Roman Army? – From Testing to Oath of Service DOCUMENTARY – YouTube | Invicta
- FELICE BARNABEI “CENTUM DEINDE CENTUM” – YouTube | Etruschannel
- The monuments of Rome in some late eastern sources | Robert Coates-Stephens (BSR) – YouTube | British School at Rome
- AJA ~ Hunde in der römischen Antike: Rassen/Typen – Zucht – Haltung und Verwendung By Heidelinde Autengruber-Thüry (Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 84). Oxford: Archaeopress 2021.
- AJA ~ La villa dopo la villa 2: Trasformazione di un sistema insediativo ed economico nell’Italia centrale tra tarda Antichità e Medioevo Edited by Marco Cavalieri and Carla Sfameni. Louvain: Presses Universitaires de Louvain 2022.
- AJA ~ Souvenirs and the Experience of Empire in Ancient Rome By Maggie Popkin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2022.
- AJA ~ Eastern Mediterranean Economic Networks in the Age of the Crusades: The Case of the Peloponnese By Katerina Ragkou. Nicosia: Astrom Editions 2020.
- AJA ~ Preserving Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age: Sending Out an S.O.S. Edited by Nicola Lercari, Willeke Wendrich, Benjamin W. Porter, Margie M. Burton, and Thomas E. Levy. Sheffield: Equinox 2022.
- Mounds of south-eastern Crimea on the maps | Spartakos read
- BMCR ~ Nicholas Jackson, Trajan: Rome’s last conqueror. Barnsley: Greenhill Books, 2022.
- Theater Review: “An Iliad” at Denizen Theater | Theater | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
- Denizen Theatre in New Paltz stages ‘An Iliad,’ one-man adaptation of Homer’s ‘The Illiad’ – Daily Freeman
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
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- ‘The School of Athens’: the impact of frescoes in the 21st century – The Boar
- Pompey’s Pillar: Learn The Significance Of The Last Roman Monument Still Standing In Egypt’s Alexandria
- Hypsipyle and the Murderous Greek Women of Lemnos
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, humans will live peacefully and prosperously.
… 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)