Lupercalia …NOTHING to do with Valentine’s Day

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh. The older I get the less patience I have with this one … every year in the first couple of weeks of February, piles of journalists and/or their editors parade their stunning lack of critical thinking throughout the world (but mostly in the North American press) by claiming some sort of link between Lupercalia … Continue reading Lupercalia …NOTHING to do with Valentine’s Day

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 16, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XIV Kal. Mart. 2774 AUC ~ 4 Anthesterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad In the News British Museum hires curator to research history of its collection, also covering contested objects such as the Parthenon Marbles | The Art Newspaper First-ever campaigner confident of Parthenon Marbles return after more than … Continue reading #Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 16, 2021

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 13, 2021

Hodie est Id. Feb. 2774 AUC ~ 1 Anthesterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad In the News Restoration Of The Temple Of Olympian Zeus In Athens – Greek City Times Roman and prehistoric remains found after archaeological dig at huge north Derbyshire new homes development | Derbyshire Times Cyclist uses Roman Wall … Continue reading #Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 13, 2021

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 10, 2021

Hodie est a.d. IV Id. Feb. 2774 AUC ~ 28 Gamelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad In the News Lot 448: The Race To Recover Italy’s Looted Etruscan Treasures Archaeology: Room found where Roman emperor Hadrian held power breakfasts 1,900 years ago | Daily Mail Online Dewlish Roman mosaic bought by Dorset … Continue reading #Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 10, 2021

#Thelxinoe ~ The Classical Water Cooler ~ February 11, 2020

Hodie est  a.d. III Id. Feb. 2772 AUC ~ 18 Gamelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad In the News Preservation plans for Cam’s Roman villa revealed | Gazette Series Durham archaeological dig reveals ‘earliest resident’ – BBC News Heerlen Roman baths are the oldest building in the Netherlands – DutchNews.nl In Case … Continue reading #Thelxinoe ~ The Classical Water Cooler ~ February 11, 2020