Hodie est pr. Non. Apr. 2776 AUC ~ 14 Elaphebolion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
In the News
- Inscription on Sherd From Solomon-era Jerusalem Found to Be Ancient Arabian Script – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
- Archaeologists finds link between Israel, Kingdom of Sheba – study – The Jerusalem Post
- Newly deciphered inscription gives clue to biblical Queen of Sheba’s Jerusalem visit | The Times of Israel
Classicists and Classics in the News
- In Memoriam Hugh Mason – The Classical Association of Canada
- Professor Michael Cosmopoulos joining ‘Immortals’ in Academy of Athens – UMSL Daily | UMSL Daily
- From ancient Rome to modern times: Union in a garden state of mind | Union College
- Greek invasion: how ancient myths are having a pop culture moment in 2023 | Evening Standard
- Laudator Temporis Acti: A Jamless World?
- Angry Poet and Killer Songs – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Last Moments
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Glossa [a Latin Dictionary]
- Ancient Jewish Fish Sauce? | Variant Readings
- De tempel van Taffeh – Mainzer Beobachter
- New Book: ‘El Expolio de Bienes Culturales’
- PaleoJudaica.com: How many Egyptian words in Hebrew and where did they come from?
- MARGINALIA: “Division is Destruction”
- PaleoJudaica.com: Is the Jerusalem “(proto-)Canaanite” inscription actually Old South Arabian?
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Our Place in Space and Time
- On the Impossibility of Crushing a Soul – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
Association/Departmental Blogs and News
Other Blog-like Publications
- Sabaean inscription on a large clay jar deciphered
- Severed hands from Avaris medically documented confirming origins
- Archaeologists deciphered the Sabaean inscription on a clay jar finds link between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba – Arkeonews
- Clay jar points to connection between Israel under the Reign of King Solomon and the Kingdom of Sheba | HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- April 4th | Fastorum Liber Quartus: Aprilis – by M.
- The ‘Barbarians’ Who Saved & Destroyed the Late Roman Empire
- The Epic Story of the March of the Ten Thousand Greek Hoplites
- Blame it on Aristotle: how science got into bed with sexism | Aeon Essays
Assorted Twitter Threads
- Peopling the Past: These Boots were Made for Walking: Women’s Mobility and Migration in the Roman Empire with Marie-Adeline Le Guennec on Apple Podcasts
Travel, displacement, religious pilgrimage – these are just some of the motivations for ancient migration, but how and why did people move from one place to another in antiquity? This week, Chelsea and Melissa are joined by Dr. Marie-Adeline Le Guennec, a historian of Roman mobility and migration. Listen in as Dr. Le Guennec talks about the ways in which women moved around the Roman Empire, the few sources that document this movement, and how modern scholars examine issues of mobility in the Roman world. We guarantee: this episode will really move you!
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Beware the Wrath of the Furies, Screaming for Blood, Euripides’ Orestes (Part 1) on Apple Podcasts
This play takes place after the end of the Trojan War and after the death of Agamemnon. While there’s a recap in the episode, you can listen to the full story in this Spotify playlist.
- Scott Samuelson | What Thinking Looks Like | Paideia Institute Online Lecture – YouTube
- King’s College
- MIllennial Classicist
- Sei un mito! La leggenda di Enea tra adattamenti e varianti – YouTube | Parco Colosseo
- The Macedonian Silver Shields #shorts – YouTube | Invicta
- New Music for Lyre – Inspired by Themes from Ancient Greek Philosophy – YouTube | Michael Levy
- The Hanging Gardens of Babylon – The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World | Part 2 – YouTube | Dig it With Raven
- BMCR ~ Athanasios Despotis, Hermut Löhr, Religious and philosophical conversion in the ancient Mediterranean traditions. Ancient philosophy and religion, 5. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2022.
- BMCR ~ Rita Lizzi Testa, Christian emperors and Roman elites in Late Antiquity. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2022.
Exhibition Related Things
- Ancient treasure uncovered in Roman-era tomb dazzles Jerusalem
- Begone evil eye: Ancient Jerusalem child’s amulet on show, 50 years after discovery | The Times of Israel
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
- CFP CEH La Plata – The Classical Association of Canada
- [Classics Colloquium] From Astral Mythology to Astrological History: Stars and Planets at the Light of the Religions of the Iranian World and their Theological Controversies
- Call for Papers: ‘Developments in Ancient Language Pedagogy’ workshop (University of Reading) – The Classical Association
- Monetary Economies of the Hellenistic World
- Texts and Contexts Seminar: October 27, 2023: The Fortuna of Ovid | Department of Classics
- See what’s happening today in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar
- SCS Events Calendar
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Part-Time Lecturer in the Classics Department UCSB | Society for Classical Studies
- Lecturer in Greek Art at King’s College London
- Lecturer specialising in Greek art history.
- Visiting Assistant Professor Classics | Agnes Scott College
- Placement:Service | Society for Classical Studies
Research Papers of Possible Interest
- Hidden chamber discovery in the underground Hellenistic necropolis of Neapolis by muography | Scientific Reports
- Nestor – April 2023 issue available
- Antikythera Mechanism: The Ancient Greek Computer That Leaves Scientists Stunned
- Pliny the Elder’s Ancient But Refreshing Take on Opium
- OTD: Alexander The Great Crosses The Hellespont And Begins His Campaign In The East
- Ancient Greek Philosophers Brought to Life by AI
- Aphrodite: from ancient goddess to pop icon | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT
- Stealing Hellenism: The Erasure Of Greeks By NeoPagans
- All rivers lead to Rome | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne
- Virtual reality helps visualise life in ancient Roman camp at Bratislava’s UNESCO site – spectator.sme.sk
‘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 threat of anger from the powerful against the just.
… 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)