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Amphipolis Tomb Possibly Looted in Antiquity? I am Officially Confused!

In my precaffeinated minutes this a.m. I was jarred awake by a typically hyperbolating Daily Mail headline proclaiming: Game over for Greece’s mystery grave: Tomb raiders plundered site in antiquity – dashing hopes of finding artefacts dating back to Alexander the Great’s reign. Inter alia, a number of times the mantra was repeated, but here’s […]

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vii kalendas septembres

ante diem vii kalendas septembres 55 B.C. — Julius Caesar invades Britain, but doesn’t stick around very long 1875 — Birth of John Buchan, 1st Baron of Tweedsmuir and Governor-General of Canada … and author of a decent biography of Augustus

The Iliad Abides …

Nice little opEd  in the Irish Times by Helen Meany on the enduring appeal of the Iliad … here’s the first bit: Amid the remembrance of the first World War, a poignant detail emerges. Many soldiers went to the Western Front carrying a copy of Homer’s Iliad. One soldier, Patrick Shaw-Stewart, inscribed a poem of […]

August 21 at Amphipolis ~ From the Ministry of Culture

HUGE tip o’ the pileus to Peggy Ringa (on facebook) for pointing me to the Ministry’s press releases. Here’s today’s activity in Greek (skinny to follow): ???????????? ?? ??????????? ???????? ??? ?????? ???????, ???? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?? ??????? ???????????? ??? ???????? ???????????, ???? ????????. ??????, ??????????????, ?? ???? ???????, ?????? ?? ????? ?????????? […]

This Day in Ancient History:

ante diem xii kalendas septembres Consualia — festival involving games/chariot races in honour of Consus and other assorted divinities; one of the races apparently featured chariots pulled by mules 753 B.C.(?) – rape of the Sabine women (which traditionally happened during the celebration of the above)

Rethinking Achilles and PTSD

From Manchester Metropolitan University comes a challenge to Dr Jonathan Shay’s work: AN HISTORIAN from Manchester Metropolitan University has refuted one of the most long-standing theories about the link between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Ancient Greece. Show More Summary

Quick Amphipolis Update: Significant Fragments

Quickly reading (or more properly, google translating) some of the Greek press this a.m., it appears some significant finds were made yesterday as they cleared the door. The skinny: the sphinxes are made of marble from Thassos, archaeologists found the detached  wing of one of them, and perhaps even more important, a bit of the […]

Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews ~ 08/20/14

  2014.08.35:  Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz, Taxing Freedom in Thessalian Manumission Inscriptions. Mnemosyne supplements. History and archaeology of classical antiquity, 361. 2014.08.34:  Thomas F. Tartaron, Maritime Networks in the Mycenaean World. Show More Summary

This Day in Ancient History:

 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)

In Case You’re Wondering About Amphipolis

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 […]

News from Pompeii: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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 […]

Augustus Bimillennium Filmfest

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 […]

Catching Up with Cambyses’ Lost Army

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 […]

Stephen Fine and YU Students Tracking the Temple Menorah

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 […]

Augustan Stables to be Reburied?

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews ~ 08/18/14

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

Classics Confidential:

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews ~ 08/16/15

[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

Oeconomicus | (Subtle) Changes at rogueclassicism

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 […]

Travelling With Hadrian … Now in Game Form!

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...

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