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ante diem xiii kalendas septembres 2 A.D. — death of Augustus’ grandson/adoptive son Lucius Caesar in Massalia 14 A.D. — execution/death of Agrippa Postumus (still not sure of the source for that)
Although I intend to write later something about an aspect of the Amphipolis tomb which I find interesting (the sphinxes), I thought folks might be interested to hear ‘the latest’. The find really isn’t getting as much press in English as it is in Greek (perhaps understandably) but while scanning the latest editions of online […]
Catching up with what’s been happening at Pompeii … first, from ANSA, we read of 10 ‘new’ houses being opened to the public: From the sumptuous frescoes of the Hunting Lodge (Casa della Caccia) to the exquisite decorations of the House of Apollo (Casa di Apollo) and vivid reliefs of the Trojan War, Pompeii is […]
To mark the bimillennium of Augustus’ death, here’s a little filmfest to help you remember why he’s so darned important (as if you needed it): We’ll start with Adrian Murdoch’s Emperors of Rome podcast on Augustus to get a quick overview: The fine folks at AIRC have just put up a nice little video which […]
Longtime readers of rogueclassicism will recall a short series of posts dealing with claims about Cambyses’ army which supposedly disappeared in the Egyptian desert lo those many years ago: Cambyses’ Lost Army Found? Don’t Eat That Elmer … (November,2009) Cambyses Lost Army? The Plot Thickens …(January, 2010) Cambyses’ Lost Army Redux (August 2013; more about […]
When last we heard about Stephen Fine and his crack teams of Yeshiva University students, they were detecting the colour of the Temple Menorah on the Arch of Titus (The Golden Menorah on the Arch of Titus). Now the WSJ reports on their activities checking into the semi-frequent claims that the Temple Menorah, after the […]
From the Telegraph … skipping a bit: Now, to mark the two millennia since his death in 14AD, a successful exhibition has been staged in Rome and Paris, while on Rome’s Palatine Hill newly restored rooms at Augustus’ house and elaborate frescoes in a dining area will go on display for the first time. But […]
The latest: 2014.08.29: Sten Ebbesen, John Marenbon, Paul Thom, Aristotle’s Categories in the Byzantine, Arabic and Latin Traditions. Scientia Danica: Series H, Humanistica 8, vol. 5. 2014.08.28: Jason König, Katerina Oikonomopoulou, Greg Woolf, Ancient Libraries. Show More Summary
I’ve got a pile of these interviews to catch up on (18 or so! I’ll be spacing them out over the next week or so). In this one Constanze Güthenke talks about German Classical scholarship and reception over the past couple centuries or so … here’s the official blurb: CC’s Anastasia Bakogianni caught up with […]
[catching up …. again} 2014.08.25: William Allan, Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Very short introductions. 2014.08.24: Averil Cameron, Dialoguing in Late Antiquity. Hellenic studies, 65. 2014.08.23: Denise Demetriou, Negotiating Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean: The Archaic and Classical Greek Multiethnic Emporia. Show More Summary
Just so folks are aware, after a year or so trying to find an efficient way to deal with the ever-growing content in the Classical blogosphere (which I curate … I don’t just send everything out), I’ve finally figured out that such posts are best sent straight to Twitter. So if you have hitherto come […]
Tip o’ the pileus to Jessica Hughes of Classics Confidential fame for alerting us to this interesting little learning game from Emma-Jayne Graham at the Open University. How much do you know about Hadrian? Hadrian: The Roamin’ Emper...
There has been quite the buzz about ‘that tomb’ at Amphipolis over the past couple of days and what has made it to the press — both on the English side and the Greek — is somewhat confusing. To a very large extent, the coverage is much like that of last year’s ( Alexander the […]
@OUPblog Gods, mythological creatures of the Odyssey in Ancient Art
@Timothy Adelani Aeneid Book 5… an emotional roller-coaster….
@Current Epigraphy AIO Launch [AIO = Attic Inscriptions Online]
@Greek Myth Comix The Odyssey, Book 10 – Episode 3 Part 1
@Laudator Temporis Acti Invitation.
@Anonymous Swiss Collector Call for Abstracts: Investigating the trafficking of cultural objects
@Classically Inclined New publication: My family tree goes back to the Romans