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: 

Sunday 12Jan2014

“Ancient Mycenaeans Used Portable Grills at Their Picnics” LiveScience: 

“Volunteers needed to dig deep at Roman fort” <Shields Gazette> 

It seems wine has let to Alexander’s downfall:

  • “Toxic wine led to Greek tragedy: NZ scientist” The New Zealand Herald: 
  • The academic paper: “Was the death of Alexander the Great due to poisoning? Was it Veratrum album?” Clinical Toxicology 

“Restoring the Palace of Philip II at Aigai” Αρχαιολογία: 

“Greek architecture inspires Va student art project” The News Tribune:

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

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: 

“Scappi’s Chestnut Torte and Polyphemus’ Song” naso’s song blog: 

“Poem of the week: Gerard Manley Hopkins translates Horace” The Guardian 

“Ancient and modern: Ovid on selfies” The Spectator 

“The Man Who Abolished Classics” by Edith Hall, on Theodosius I. The Edithorial: 

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

“Ancient libraries and their dangers” by Helen King. Wonders & Marvels blog: 

“Dura virum nutrix” The motto explained by Armand D’Angour. Armand D’Angour: 

“Zeus in China?” Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog:

“Roman Dining: You Are What You Eat” Latin Language Blog: 

“Top 10 Roman Forts in Britain” HeritageDaily: 

“How we made the Romans app for iPad, iPhone and Andoird” Guardian Professional: 

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

“Roman mining in Romania” Looting Matters:  #ClassArch

“Walking Among the Etruscans” The Epoch Times 

“Roman currency: How a cow became a coin” Daily Astorian: 

“Plautus on Immigration and Domestic Policy” by Peter Kruschwitz. Reading Latin – Latin Reading blog: 


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