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In the News
- Tomb of steward of Amun Temple, smaller chapels unearthed in Saqqara Necropolis – Ancient Egypt – Antiquities – Ahram Online
- Human bones found during excavation in Türkiye’s Afyonkarahisar | Daily Sabah
- Hoard of Roman silver coins bought by council – BBC News
- Call for more archaeological inspections on Mykonos | eKathimerini.com
- Archaeological sites at risk from coastal erosion on the Cyrenaican coast of Libya
- Ancient discoveries unearthed by team of archaeologists in Cockermouth | News and Star
- The Inconvenient Archaeological Discoveries on Mykonos
In Case You Missed It
- A Roman Mosaic, Buried for More Than Two Centuries, Was Uncovered Outside a Vape Shop in England
- Ancient Roman City’s Missing Bodies Were Vaporized in Volcanic Blast : ScienceAlert
- Is Archaeology Due for a Sexual Revolution? | History News Network
Classicists and Classics in the News
- Ludi Romani: USU’s Classics Program Hosts End of Year Event to Crown a ‘Victor of Rome’
- Ancient Philosophy Society Conference 2023 | Gonzaga University
Public Facing Classics
- Laudator Temporis Acti: An Old Tree
- Causes and Things and Causes of Things – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- 99 of 234: Triumphal Chariot Car Imagery – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Another Leominster Hoard
- Roman Archaeology Blog: The Battle of Teutoburg Forest: Give Me Back My Legions!
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Nominative Absolute
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Familiar Ear-Marks
- Dating RR coins! New Article Alert – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- Lying about the Self – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Debate-Me Guys and the Nature of Bigness – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Antiquipop: La référence à l’Antiquité dans la culture populaire contemporaine
- Ptolemy X Alexander’s Will – Liv Mariah Yarrow
- De Romeinse expansie (of zoiets) – Mainzer Beobachter
- PaleoJudaica.com: Jesus and first-century synagogues
- Ethiopians or Nubians: Athenian-style pottery depictions of darker-skinned subjects (sixth-fifth centuries BCE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Brainerd P. Salmon: American Journalist (and Many More) and Friend of Greece | From the Archivist’s Notebook
- Looting Matters: Princeton Fragments from an Attic Cup
- PANOPLY VASE ANIMATION PROJECT BLOG: Islanders. A Panoply interview with Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou
Other Blog-like Publications
- The Egyptian Journey of Jeremiah in the Bible – Biblical Archaeology Society
- Archaeologists identify a sunken Nabataean temple dedicated to the God Dusares at Pozzuoli – Arkeonews
- High status tomb discovered in Saqqara necropolis | HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- A burial complex dating to the Second Intermediate Period has been discovered at the Dra Abu el-Naga necropolis at Luxor – Arkeonews
- April 13th | Fastorum Liber Quartus: Aprilis – by M.
- Libyan archaeological sites in danger due to coastal erosion | HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- The Goriest Fight Scenes from The Iliad, Pt. 2 | by Clive Thompson | Apr, 2023 | Medium
Assorted Twitter Threads
Dr. Barry Strauss, a professor of Classics and military & naval historian at Cornell, joins Lexie to discuss why Julius Caesar is his favourite ancient military leader, what it means to be a global citizen by comparing differences between EU-US systems, and look at accuracy or inaccuracy of adaptations of ancient battles in film & tv. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!
In July 64AD, the Great Fire of Rome tore across the city, and ultimately burnt two thirds of Rome to ashes before it could be bought under control. A devastating event that can still be seen in the archaeology today, it ultimately led to the first persecution against the early Roman Christians. With legends of the narcissistic Nero playing the fiddle as his city burnt around him, and conspiracy theories as to who actually started this catastrophic blaze – what actually happened in July 64AD? In this episode Tristan welcomes Professor Ginna Closs to the podcast to help shine a light on this murky day in Roman history. Looking at the ancient fire brigade that eventually helped to quell the blaze, the legacy that Nero left, and ultimately how the city was rebuilt – it’s fair to say the Great Fire of Rome was a defining moment in history. So what really happened, and what can we learn from the new evidence coming to light?
In this episode we dig into the details (or lack thereof!) of 425 and 425 BCE. Good news for the plebeians is that when there’s not much going on in Rome, they get a chance to just live life a little!
This week, we delve deeper into the legend of Atalanta, with bestselling author Jennifer Saint as our guide. Join us as we discuss Atalanta’s heroine’s journey, her connection to Artemis and a more ancient concept of the feminine, and what it was really like being stuck on the Argo with all those dudes.
At the beginning of the Iron Age, around 950 BC, Italy was a land of farming villages; just a few centuries later, it was one of the wealthiest and most densely urbanized parts of the Mediterranean world. This dramatic change was a product of a new world driven by metalworking, cities, and powerful elite groups.
- 2023-04-13 Priestess, Queen, Goddess: Women of Nubia (S. Ashby) – YouTube | Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley
- The Real Story Of How Ancient Rome Conquered Britain | History Of Warfare | Odyssey – YouTube
- It’s Time To Meet ATALANTA: The Forgotten Woman Who Sailed The Argo – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- BMCR ~ Lorenzo Ferroni, Daniela Patrizia Taormina, Plotinus IV 7 (2): On the immortality of the soul. Baden-Baden: Academia Verlag, 2022.
- BMCR ~ Maria Anna Oberlinner, Intertextualität und Parodie in Ovids Remedia Amoris. Classica Monacensia, 58. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto, 2022.
- BMCR ~ Jessica Elbert Decker, Danielle A. Layne, Monica Vilhauer, Otherwise than the binary: new feminist readings in ancient philosophy and culture. SUNY series in ancient Greek philosophy. Albany: SUNY Press, 2022.
- Fatsa à la lumière des enquêtes | Spartokos a lu
Online Talks and Conference-Related Things
Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters
- Job Description – Teaching Fellow in Classics (23000509)
- Placement:Service | Society for Classical Studies
- The debt to the Jewish rebels against Rome – opinion – The Jerusalem Post
- Digital twin technology brings Pompeii to life | GIM International
- Midas meal: Archaeology group to recreate 2,700-year-old meal based on tomb excavation | The Spokesman-Review
‘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 destruction for people and cattle.
… 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)