Sunday 19Jan2014

Here we present last week’s news in Classics, and it seems to have been a week rich in archaeology.

Sunday 19Jan2014

Those blood-thirty Romans and the skulls that they left behind:

  • “Gladiators or Roman battle trophies?” On blood-thirsty findings in London. The Independent: 
  • “London skulls reveal gruesome evidence of Roman head hunters” The Guardian: 
  • “Skulls suggest Romans in London enjoyed human blood sports” Natural History Museum: 

“Turkey’s archaeology doyenne dies aged 98” Hurriyet Daily News: 

On the return of the Riace Bronze warriors to their refurbished home and its effect on the local economy:

“Pick up a Roman Emperor at Bellmans auction” Midhurst and Petworth Observer:

“Shock after Pompeii relic put up for sale on eBay” The Local: 

“Ancient Roman Coins realises $1,700,000 at New York Auction” Yareah: 

“British Museum gets record 6.7m visitors for 2013” BBC News: 

On the upcoming “Roman Empire: People and Power” exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum:

  • “One careless Roman.. one Norfolk wonder find” Norwich Advertiser: 
  • “Photo gallery: 15 things you didn’t know about the Romans” Eastern Daily Press: 


“The Last Days of Troy” from 10Jun, Shakespeare’s Globe. 

“Classics Taster Day” for yr10s+11s interested in Classics degree. 21Feb, Balliol College, Oxford. Booking required by 25Jan. 

“Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?” TIME: 

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

“11 Colorful Phrases From Ancient Roman Graffiti” Mental Floss: 

“Top 10 Classical Musicals” by Juliette Harrisson Pop Classics: 

“Sarah Sands: A Roman hero can still teach us about politics” London Evening Standard: 

“My new book: the opening rounds” by Mary Beard. A Don’s Life: 

“London’s Best Ruins” Londonist: 

“Atlantis Insider Special” #Atlantis behind-the-scenes. BBC America: 

“Ancient Roman Movies in 2014 and Beyond Latin Language and Culture Blog: 

“Features: My Experiences of Stoicism by Helen Rudd” Stoicism Today: 

“My Experience of Stoicism: Part Two, by Helen Rudd” Stoicism Today: 

“Byzantine insularity in the early Dark Ages” Roger Pearse: 

And in Spanish/y en español:

“Papirólogos descubren nuevos versos atribuidos a Safo” Portal Clásico: 

“Toledo, la Roma española” ABC 

“Clau-Clau-Claudio ¿Un emperador despreciado por la historiografía?” Tempora: 


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