#awism ~ Classical Podcasts: July 30 – August 5, 2017

[in catch up mode … I seem to be missing a few and/or it’s the slow time of the year]


In the Italian Press: July 30 – August 5, 2017

Some items of archaeological interest from the Italian press which don’t appear to have received any coverage in English:

From Molise comes word of the discovery of a temple podium dating to the second half of the first century BCE on the site of a previously-unexplored section of the ancient site of Saepinum:

Word of the discovery of the sunken parts of Neapolis (Tunisia … we may have mentioned this):

Evidence of a large-scale Roman farm at Paestum dating from the first to second centuries BCE:

An upper class Bronze Age burial of a female teen from Pizzoli:


#icymi ~ Classicists in the News: July 30 – August 5, 2017

[playing catchup … as often]

Gregory Crane on use of technology:

An honourary degree for Paul Cartledge:

Shining the spotlight on Patrick Burns:

How Diana Burton is incorporating 3d printing into her instruction:

On Christopher Krebs’ and Caroline Winterer’s ‘Ancient Rome and its Legacies’ class at the Stanford Humanities Institute:

Feature on Christos Tsirogiannis and his work identifying stolen antiquities (the WSJ version might be paywalled):

A feature on undergrad Jessica Williams, who had the opportunity to dig at the Griffin Warrior Grave with her advisor Anne Feltovich:

Sarah Bond in Forbes:

Josiah Ober commenting on the current state of the U.S.:

#CICYMI: Classical Newswire ~ Week of July 23-29

[I’m hoping this will be a regular Friday or Saturday thing]

As of this morning, we’re just starting to get news in the Italian press of the find of the sunken bits of Neapolis, off the coast of Tunisia:

Also from the Italian press, a Roman amphora find off Rimini:

The Italian press is also taking the lead on a very important inscription/tomb find in Pompeii:

… while the English coverage is just starting to appear:

… and Mary Beard’s blogpost in the TLS is useful

A followup to that Roman naval diploma find:

Some followups to the earthquake that hit Kos last week:

Followup to a farmer’s discovery of a Roman mosaic a few weeks ago:

A mosaic find from Perge:

Interesting well find from Parion/Parium:

A Roman-era necropolis from Usak:

Review of an interesting production of the Eumenides:

“House of Names” tries to “out-Euripides Euripides”:

Latest on malaria in the Roman world:

… related press coverage:

On Etruscans and bees:

Feature on Kalkriese:

On some ancient ‘fake news’:

This one includes an audio interview with Tom Nealon on garum:

A feature on the ‘Secret Cabinet’:

Feature on the Nashville Parthenon:

Feature on the ballista (Game of Thrones tie-in):

Forbes columnists:

Peter Jones’ latest in the Spectator:

This week’s comparisons of current events to the ancient world:

#ICYMI: Classical Blogosphere ~ Week of July 23-29

[just noticed this in my drafts folder; I don’t think it was ever psoted]

Some Classical bloggery of note, in no particular order:

A few from Mary Beard:

… with a response to the latter:

A couple from Edith Hall:

Roger Pearse had a series of posts looking at the Quirinal Temple of the Sun/Serapis in Rome:

July 28 was the annual Day of Archaeology … here are some of the posts of relevance to Classics: