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On their Way: Smuggled Syrian antiquities recovered in Lebanon via Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues
Ancient Roman Dogtag via “He has a wife you know”
The Other Ten Percent via kateantiquity [on the recent JACT Conference]
Wow … it’s hard to believe that the Ancient Lives Project has been around for almost two years now (see our initial coverage: Help Transcribe the Oxyrhynchus Papyri) … according to this interesting video from the Guardian, as of last October they’ve had well over a million transcriptions done in this crowd-sourcing project … check […]
Over at the OUP Blog, Eric Cline has keyboarded an interesting post … here’s a bit in medias res: [...]According to the Greek literary evidence, there were at least two Trojan Wars (Heracles’ and Agamemnon’s), not simply one; in fact, there were three wars, if one counts Agamemnon’s earlier abortive attack on Teuthrania. Similarly, according […]
From the Herald: A HISTORIAN is claiming to have found the site of one of Scotland’s most significant battles. Archaeologist Mike Haseler believes he has evidence to suggest that the battle of Mons Graupius took place in Moray. Mons Graupius was a key battle for British independence against the repressive hand of Rome almost 2000 […]
ante diem xv kalendas junias c. 250 A.D. — martyrdom of Venantius 304 A.D. — martyrdom of Theodotus 1692 — death of Elias Ashmole (founder of the museum that bears his name)
Posted with permission: Platonic Drama and its Ancient Reception. By Nikos G. Charalabopoulos. Cambridge Classical Studies. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. xxi + 331. Hardcover, £60.00/$99.00. ISBN 978-0-521-87174-7. Show More Summary
Posted with permission: A Companion to Hellenistic Literature. Edited by James J. Clauss and Martine Cuypers. Oxford and Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Hardcover, £136.00/$218.95. Pp. xxv + 550. ISBN 978-1-405-13679-2. Reviewed by J. Show More Summary
In today’s email: Mechtildis, Thomas, Petrus, Robertus Amicis Latinitatis Plurimam Dicunt Salutem Vos invitamus Amoeneburgum ad Iubilaeum celebrandum! Agimus enim vicesimum quintum annum Septimanarum Latinarum Europaearum. Celebratio habebitur Amoeneburgi prope Marburgum die XVII mensis Augusti a. Show More Summary
exscind (Wordsmith) ostracism (OED) Linguatweets: verb 3 : verto, vertere, verti, versus => turn bit.ly/YF6RyC #Latin #Vocab #LatinVocab— (@LatinVocab) May 17, 2013 incidere: to fall in, to fall: verb. Example sentence:Qui omnes insidias...Show More Summary
ante diem xvi kalendas junias 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Heradius 1510 — death of Botticelli (Birth of Venus, among other Classical subjects) 1875 — a horse named Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby (he ‘just’ won)
The Death of the Emperor Galerius via Bread and Circuses.
The Romans vs Jean Nouvel via ??????????? Online.
A 14-Year-Old Became Emperor via N.S. Gill/About.com.
The Birth of Athena via David Allsop Classics.
Discobolus Discus Thrower via Smarthistory.
Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 17 via Bestiaria Latina Blog
Posted with permission: Saints and Symposiasts: the Literature of Food and the Symposium in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Culture. By Jason König. Greek Culture in the Roman World. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Show More Summary
Tim Parkin just sent this in (tip o’ the pileus and all that) … from Neokosmos: Community involvement will save dwindling programs like Ancient Greek says Professor K.O Chong-Gossard. The University of Melbourne Ancient Greek professor says although class number are dwindling, Ancient Greek is still necessary and relevant to our society when you factor […]