Sunday

Sunday 12Jan2014

I hope everyone was not too affected by the weather in the last week. Here is the round-up of Classics news from the first complete week of January.

By the way the Joint Association of Classical Teachers has a brand new website. Do visit: http://ow.ly/sk2dl 

Sunday 12Jan2014

“Ancient Mycenaeans Used Portable Grills at Their Picnics” LiveScience: http://ow.ly/spooM 

“Volunteers needed to dig deep at Roman fort” <Shields Gazette> http://ow.ly/soIRL 

It seems wine has let to Alexander’s downfall:

  • “Toxic wine led to Greek tragedy: NZ scientist” The New Zealand Herald: http://ow.ly/suxj2 
  • The academic paper: “Was the death of Alexander the Great due to poisoning? Was it Veratrum album?” Clinical Toxicologyhttp://ow.ly/suxCC 

“Restoring the Palace of Philip II at Aigai” Αρχαιολογία: http://ow.ly/stYjO 

“Greek architecture inspires Va student art project” The News Tribune: http://ow.ly/svwr1

“Classics Taster Day” for year r10s+11s interested in Classics, Archaeology and Humanities degrees. 21Feb, Balliol College, University of Oxford. Booking required. http://ow.ly/su8Ao 

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

“It’s All Greek” On the treasure trove of the shop It’s All Greek by the British Museum written by Caroline Lawrence. The History Girls: http://ow.ly/spoGq 

“Scappi’s Chestnut Torte and Polyphemus’ Song” naso’s song blog: http://ow.ly/svw3V 

“Poem of the week: Gerard Manley Hopkins translates Horace” The Guardianhttp://ow.ly/sk0H7 

“Ancient and modern: Ovid on selfies” The Spectatorhttp://ow.ly/spovq 

“The Man Who Abolished Classics” by Edith Hall, on Theodosius I. The Edithorial: http://ow.ly/suXfs 

“Taken for Granted” Were the Romans really obsessed with frugality? Asks Neville Morley. Sphinx blog: http://ow.ly/svv3Y 

“Ancient libraries and their dangers” by Helen King. Wonders & Marvels blog: http://ow.ly/suxJq 

“Dura virum nutrix” The motto explained by Armand D’Angour. Armand D’Angour: http://ow.ly/suXDt 

“Zeus in China?” Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog: http://ow.ly/svwDh

“Roman Dining: You Are What You Eat” Latin Language Blog: http://ow.ly/suxN9 

“Top 10 Roman Forts in Britain” HeritageDaily: http://ow.ly/sk1Fp 

“How we made the Romans app for iPad, iPhone and Andoird” Guardian Professional: http://ow.ly/stYhs 

“Homer and Greek Epic” On self-learning epic. Teaching Yourself Latin and Greek – Notes of an Autodidact: http://ow.ly/stY8R 

“Roman mining in Romania” Looting Matters: http://ow.ly/skKbH  #ClassArch

“Walking Among the Etruscans” The Epoch Timeshttp://ow.ly/smCz2 

“Roman currency: How a cow became a coin” Daily Astorian: http://ow.ly/stYD1 

“Plautus on Immigration and Domestic Policy” by Peter Kruschwitz. Reading Latin – Latin Reading blog: http://ow.ly/su9KI 

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