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That ‘YOLO’ Mosaic from Hatay, Turkey … yeah … About That

Just yesterday I was muttering about not having enough time to blog but this story really needs some response because the media is getting it wrong and is (as of yesterday) possibly making it even worse. The initial story was in Hurriyet: Turkish historian ?lber Ortayl? has paid a visit to the excavation area in […]

Guest Post: Eric Cline on ‘World War Zero or Zero World War’

We invited Eric Cline, author of 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed to comment on the recent media flurry occasioned by claims of a Bronze Age ‘World War Zero’. World War Zero or Zero World War? My Twitter feed and Google Alerts began exploding on Thursday afternoon. The headline from Popular Archaeology read: Scientists proclaim a […]

Problems with the ‘Scientific’ Dating of Sappho’s Midnight Poem

One of the greatest benefits of an education in Classics is that it teaches you two very important skills which serve you well no matter what field you happen to go into post-degree: critical thinking and source criticism. They work hand-in-hand, of course, and it is increasingly apparent that such skills are often lacking when […]

Aristotelian Skepticism: Is It Really His Tomb?

One of the things you get used to when you’re blogging things about the ancient world is that whenever there is some significant date for some significant ancient figure coming up, you can pretty much be sure that there will be some major — and usually ill-supported — discovery tied somehow to that event. Most […]

Quellenforschung du jour: The Daily Mail on a Hellenistic Wreath

From time to time I am asked why I link to the Daily Mail in my Explorator newsletter. As most folks are aware, the Daily Mail is a flashy, pop-culture-gossip-oriented  British newspaper which generally is looked askance upon by folks who are fans of serious journalism. Indeed, when it comes to news about archaeology and/or […]

Returning to the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: Reflections and Implications (I)

As readers of rogueclassicism are probably already aware, a couple of weeks ago Ariel Sabar wrote a lengthy piece in the Atlantic documenting his successful search for the owner of the so-called Gospel of Jesus Wife, who we now know is a certain Walter Fritz. It’s a sequel to an earlier piece he wrote for […]

The Shackled Burials from Phaleron ~ Another Possible Identification?

Way back in March/April there was an announcement of an  important discovery at Phaleron which — due to the usual too-much-going-on reasons — I never had a chance to relate here or comment on. Briefly stated, during excavations of a large cemetery there (which has been an ongoing excavation for quite a few years) a […]

Repititiationes ~ 02/15/16

These might be a bit out of order.. Buonarroti Leda e il cigno@tinockha1 @overjas @nuddart @Papryka5 @lamb041 @cobixreyes @Amyperuana @ipe_rosa1 — kalika 6 7 (@SusanScCastaldi) February 15, 2016 Old photo from...Show More Summary

ICYMI ~ The Classical World in the News: February 1-February 14, 2016

Excerpted from my Explorator Newsletter: Evidence of silver mining near the Mycenean acropolis at Thorikos, some 5000 years b.p.: More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/14/16

Can someone tell the ancient history bulletin people that their domain is being used for dental hygiene spam purposes? — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) February 14, 2016 Explorator 18.41-42 ~ February 14, 2016 | Explorator More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/13/16 (part two)

"The Trojan Women" highlights tragedies that are still prevalent today – — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) February 13, 2016 The greatest Ukrainian archeologist | The DayShow More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/13/16 (part one)

I flash my cash at Topping's Aladdin's Cave of a bookshop in St Andrews… @douglasboin — Tom Holland (@holland_tom) February 12, 2016 Latest addition to my #Minotaur reading list. More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/12/16

The Flavians. — Cranky Roman Guy (@querulus) February 12, 2016 Cupid fail. — The Classics Library (@stephenjenkin) February 12, 2016 Terracotta funerary vase from site of Centuripe, Sicily. Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/11/16

Roman Love Deities to Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day: Salvete Omnes, Well for many of you know that Valentine’s… — Latin Language (@latinlanguage) February 11, 2016 Made my 1st carrot (from Gr. ???????) bday cake. Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/10/16

If anyone wants to take a final look at the new Latinitas Recens xpac for VERBA b4 print: #latinteach — Kevin Ballestrini (@kballestrini) February 10, 2016 Canopus & Serapeum at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli#archaeology...Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/09/16

Looking for a summer course in Classics in the States? This site aims to list them… — The Classics Library (@stephenjenkin) February 8, 2016 A closer look at the Corinthian helmet we're going to 3D-scan today — RAMM Exeter (@RAMMuseum) February 8, 2016 Happy 1896th Birthday to Vettius Valens, author of the Anthology on […]

Repititiationes ~ 02/08/16

Oudna (Uthina) — S.J.A.Turney (@SJATurney) February 7, 2016 It was Pliny who claimed that hedgehogs roll on apples in the autumn, so as to store them up for the winter… More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/07/16

#History #Humour #Mythology — Ancient History (@ahencyclopedia) February 7, 2016 Camels resting in front of the Treasury, known locally as Al Khazneh in Amman, Jordan #ttot #travel — Yishai Mullins (@YishaiMullins) February 6, 2016 @YishaiMullins @DorothyKing Same place, different camels. Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/06/16

Dating early Christian papyri: old and new methods | Faces&Voices — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) February 6, 2016 What the L? Super Bowl simply isn’t the same without Roman numerals | More Summary

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