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Classicists and the 9/11 Monument

Didn’t know there was a controversy raging over the quotation from Vergil on the 9/11 monument … perhaps there isn’t, but the New York Times asked three classicists (Helen Morales, Llewelyn Morgan, and Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer) to weigh in on the appropriateness of the out-of-context sentiment Nulla dies umquam memori vos eximet aevo … You can […]

Barrels of 700-year-old poop found in Denmark

Archaeologists excavating I Vilhelm Werners Square in Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown of Odense, Denmark, are delighted to have found barrels full of medieval excrement. Poop is a boon to modern archaeology because it can tell us more about the daily lives of past people than golden treasures, and this particular poop is very well preserved [...]

Spartan Thieves

Every scholar of Sparta knows Xenophon’s descriptions of how Spartan youths and boys were kept hungry so they would learn how to steal, and were punished only for being caught rather than for theft itself. Credible as Xenophon generally is, his commentary on this aspect of Spartan society is very questionable. Show More Summary

Stolen Renoir on display at Baltimore Museum of Art

Sixty-two years after it was stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art, Renoir’s Paysage Bords de Seine is once again on display in the museum’s galleries. The little 5 1/2?-by-9? landscape, reputedly painted by the Impressionist master for his mistress on a linen napkin at a cafe on the shores of the Seine in 1879, [...]

DIG: Excavations at Carsulae, Italy, summer 2014

Seen on the Classicists list: Excavations of the Baths at Roman Carsulae June 8 – July 19, 2014 We are still accepting applications from students and volunteers to participate in our ninth season of the excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae. The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2014. We plan to […]

Consuming Greek Antiquity | An archaeologist designing jewellery

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Ancient Rome Refocused | Doomed to Repeat

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APA Blog | Questionnaire for Visitors to Hadrian’s Villa

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GraecoMuse | Zeus and his Siblings: An Introduction

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Trowel Tales – The AIA Blog | Advice for Field School Participants

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Wadsworth Atheneum acquires Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, the oldest public art museum in the United States, has acquired a rare self-portrait of Baroque master Artemisia Gentileschi. Self-Portrait as a Lute Player was the leading lot in Christie’s Old Master Paintings auction on January 29th. With a pre-sale estimate of $3-5 million, the painting failed to meet [...]

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider | In the Spotlight: Circe W

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The Stoa Consortium | CFP: Artistic practice and language learning, Grenoble, Jan 28-30, 2015

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CJ~Online Review of Littlewood, Silius Italicus’ Punica 7

Posted with permission: A Commentary on Silius Italicus’ Punica 7. By R. Joy Littlewood. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. xcix + 276.Hardcover, $150.00. ISBN 978-0-19-957093-5. Reviewed by Alison Keith, University...Show More Summary

Blogging Pompeii | Pompeii Research Seminar Series 5: Dr. Anne-Marie Leander

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CfP | Public and Private in the Roman House and Society

Call for Papers: Public and Private in the Roman House and Society, November 7-8, 2014, Institutum Romanum Finlandiae (Rome, Italy) Abstract deadline: May 1, 2014 E-mail: romanhouse2014 AT gmail.com Ancient Roman houses were designed to suit both the private life of its occupants and the demands of public life. As a result, the division between public and […]

Corinthian Matters | Corinthian Scholarship Monthly (December-February). Part 2

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Elginism | Talk in Zurich on the Parthenon Marbles

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Laudator Temporis Acti | When It Is Futile To Argue

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Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae | A Definitive Lexicon of Linear B? Is this even remotely possible?

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