Sunday

Sunday 22Dec2013

Let us wish you a Merry Christmas in this addition of “Sunday”. Chester is getting into the mood of Christmas and the Riace statues are back home for the festivities. A rather bumper edition of the round-up this week.

Sunday 22Dec2013

The Riace bronzes are home after a restoration turned into protracted exile from their site of display. The statues are unique for being surviving bronze statues and they were recovered from the sea:

  • “Italy’s ‘abandoned’ Riace Bronzes back on show in Calabria” BBC News: http://ow.ly/rYEPg 
  • “World-famous Riace bronzes return to public eye” Gazzetta del Sud in English: http://ow.ly/s2uRt
  • “Riace Bronzes back home in Reggio Calabria Museum” ANSAMed: http://ow.ly/s2uZ0
  • “I Bronzi de Riace tornano a Reggio Calabria, Bray: ‘Grandissima emozione'” La Repubblica TV: http://ow.ly/s2v5X
  • “I bronzi di Riace tornano «a casa»” Great photos. Corriere della Serahttp://ow.ly/s2v7D

“Virtual archaeologist turns clock back to uncover secrets of ancient Rome” A new explanation for the alignment of the Ara Pacis and the Obselisk of Montecitorio. HeritageDaily: http://ow.ly/rZ9rF 

Chester parades for Christmas:

  • “Traditional Roman Saturnalia parade through the Chester streets” Chester Chroniclehttp://ow.ly/rNf74 
  • “Romans return to Chester for feast of Saturnalia” Chester Firsthttp://ow.ly/rYBnn 

“Rare Roman brooch found in Shaldon” <Torquay Herald Express> http://ow.ly/rNf1m 

Carlilse cinema’s hidden remains:

  • “Roman remains may lie beneath Carlisle’s former Lonsdale Cinema” BBC News: http://ow.ly/rRm09 
  • “Roman remains may lie beneath Carlisle’s Lonsdale cinema” Times & Starhttp://ow.ly/rRlY0 

“Fifth-century church in Roman Forum to reopen to public” Wanted in Rome: http://ow.ly/rOYDT 

“Turkish authorities seize gold statue of Hermes” Archaeological News Network: http://ow.ly/rYHhk 

“This Roman epic is a Lego blockbuster” More lego buildings coming our way! This time, the Colosseum. Western Advocatehttp://ow.ly/rRq5I 

“Show honors monsters that inspired Hollywood” Exhibition in Rome. The Daily Star Lebanon: http://ow.ly/rZuIk 

“China’s Terracotta Army was inspired by ancient GREEK art, claims expert” The Daily Mail is becoming like the Ripleys… Daily Mail: http://ow.ly/rNfow 

Sunday’s Supplements – blogs, comments and other occasional pieces

Review: “Atlantis: Hunger Pangs” Pop Classics: http://ow.ly/rP1CI 

“How did the Romans celebrate ‘Christmas’?” Io Saturnalia! History Extra: http://ow.ly/rRnHp 

“In and around Bristol Roman Empire exhibition” The exhibition is really good and we would recommend a visit. Venuehttp://ow.ly/rXUgb 

“Should ‘Troy’ Have Been A Musical? Finding Melodies In The Classics” With Armand D’Angour. NPR: http://ow.ly/rMM5A 

“Teaching “The Odyssey” at San Quentin” Understanding The Odyssey in a jail. Salon: http://ow.ly/rYCcA 

“Two Reviews – Ancient Greek History and Ancient Greek Religion MOOCs” MOOC News and Review: http://ow.ly/rZ9c1 

Book Review: “In defence of Herodotus” The Spectatorhttp://ow.ly/rOZfl 

Book Review: “The Gods of Olympus: A History, by Barbara Graziosi” Times Higher Educationhttp://ow.ly/rP4rx 

Book Review: “The Latin guide to winning friends and influencing people” Haaretzhttp://ow.ly/rYBiD 

“Gladiator School: Where You Can Fight Like an Ancient Roman” Slate: http://ow.ly/rYBFr 

“Tragedy and politics, new and old” by Laura Swift. APA: http://ow.ly/rP2j5 

“Felix dies natalis Lucius Verus!” FOLLOWING HADRIAN blog: http://ow.ly/rNeVy 

Further Reading

“Canadian Classical Bulletin” Issue 20.04. http://ow.ly/rP1Sr 

New edition of Journal EuGeStA, Journal on gender studies in Antiquity. http://ow.ly/rP4PE 

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