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Some notes on Odysseus’ life and death: Forgotten Family and Falling Feces | sententiae antiquae

@sententiae antiquae Some notes on Odysseus’ life and death: Forgotten Family and Falling Feces

On domestic collections, banality, ‘instant Christmas,’ Roman houses, and personal narratives | Francesca Tronchin

@Francesca Tronchin On domestic collections, banality, ‘instant Christmas,’ Roman houses, and personal narratives

Also Seen: Medea is as relevant today as it was in Ancient Greece

At a site called The Conversation, in medias res: [...] Indeed, Medea’s situation bears a chilling resemblance to current research on maternal filicide. She’s been abandoned by her husband in a foreign land where she has no support network. Isolation, low social status, and stress have been cited as crucial factors in maternal infanticide both […]

An Update on the Isthmus Project and a promise to unleash some mid-summer Corinthiaka | Corinthian Matters

@Corinthian Matters An Update on the Isthmus Project and a promise to unleash some mid-summer Corinthiaka

Deaths in the Iliad: a Classics Infographic | Greek Myth Comix

@Greek Myth Comix Deaths in the Iliad: a Classics Infographic [plenty of folks have already posted this..]

James IV and Margaret Tudor wedding chest found

University of Aberdeen experts have confirmed that an oak chest acquired by a collector was made for the 1503 wedding of King James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England. When antique furniture collector Aidan Harrison researched the carvings on the chest he’d acquired a few years ago, he [...]

13th c. frescoes in Rome monastery opened to public

The Augustinian monastery complex of Santi Quattro Coronati on the north slop of Rome’s Caelian Hill has a rich history dating to the earliest days of the Christian city. Construction of the first church was begun by Pope Miltiades in the 4th century on top of an aristocratic villa. It was one of the earliest [...]

Greek Reporter Hypocritically Bites One of the Many Hands That Feeds It

So as is my wont, yesterday, prior to setting off for my nightly appointment with Morpheus, I sort assorted email items to post at rogueclassicism and/or my explorator newsletter.  One of those items was a piece at the BBC by Oxford Classicist Armand D’Angour, whom we have mentioned several times at rogueclassicism. Dr D’Angour penned […]

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem ix kalendas Augustas

 ante diem ix kalendas Augustas ludi Victoriae Caesaris (day 5)  64 A.D. — the Great Fire of Rome continues (day 7)  69 A.D. — sacking of the Second Temple in Jerusalem (?)  133 A.D. — the last holdout of the Bar Kochba Revolt — Betar – fell to the Romans (?)  1895 — Birth of […]

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