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Author Topic: August 2011 Archeology - Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Classics  (Read 1513 times)

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Reasons why Pompeii might do well to have a theme park next to it:
http://flavias.blogspot.com/2011/07/should-pompeii-have-theme-park.html

A Roman 'farmstead' from Sheffield:
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/rare_roman_remains_are_found_on_ci\
ty_farm_1_3644230

They're going to be digging around those Roman remains at Caerleon (Wales):
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/9179295.Dig_set_to_reveal_Romans__secrets/
 
The largest Roman settlement ever found in Devon:
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/08/05/Roman-settlement-found-in-western-Bri\
tain/UPI-37061312578793/
 
That Pantheon-as-sundial thing is being brought up again:
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/pantheons-design-put-hadrian-in-the-spotli\
ght-20110801-1i876.html
 
... and some Pantheon background:
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harrymount/100055195/the-pantheon-an-astoni\
shingly-avant-garde-building/

Where the Romans got the wood for the siege of Masada:
http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=53322

Recent finds from Larnaca:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/bronze-age/important-finds-late-bronze-age-site/20110805

Feature on assorted ancient oracles:
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_03/01/2011_371555

Plans to digitize Loebs:
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/08/02/loeb_classical_library_plans_for_digital_version_of_its_classics

Something vague about Constantine's palace in Serdica (Bulgaria):
http://paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=2011-08-07&article=36955
 
... and this is a possibly-more-detailed version of the same:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=117418
 
Nice feature on Thorikos:
http://www.athensnews.gr/issue/13452/44875

One of those local-girl-digs-at-Gournia things:
http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/A-summer-for-the-ages-Greenwich-native-working-1726249.php

What Robert Wolverton is up to:
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/579387/

Charlotte Higgins had a nice series on what the Greeks can teach us:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/31/ancient-greece-lessons
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/01/what-can-ancient-greeks
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/02/ancient-greeks-lessons
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/03/ancient-greeks-lessons-socrates-teaching
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/04/what-made-greeks-greek
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/05/ancient-greeks-health

A Bronze Age 'feeding cup' from Cyprus turns up at a garage sale:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/tribune/5381899/Ancient-feeding-cup-a-rare-find

That ancient pharmaceuticals shipwreck thing is bouncing around again:
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2011/0805/Ancient-first-aid-kit-discovered-in-shipwreck

Not sure if this is an old item or new ... a feature on Sulla's siege of Athens:
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_14392_05/08/2011_370803

Coverage of the recent gladiatorial reenactments in London:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jul/31/gladiator-games-hacking-aplenty-phones

Interesting paper on Hero's Michanikos:
http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1101/1101.3470.pdf

Hype for a proposed Roman fort reconstruction project in Cheshire:
http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/chester-news/featured-stories/2011/08/04/world-first-roman-fort-project-could-be-built-in-cheshire-59067-29176645/

Classical 'statuary' heading to Jupiter:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20088149-1/jupiter-bound-legonauts-in-giant-leap-for-toykind/

More on that Apollo mosaic from Rome:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/01/ancient-mosaic-discovered-in-downtown-rome/
 
More on the York gladiator debate:
http://www.mandh-online.com/news/content/1625/york_gladiator_debate_battles_on

More on St. Philip's tomb:
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/archaeologists.think.newly.discovered.tomb.may.be.philips/28391.htm
 
More on crowdsourcing Oxyrhynchus papyri:
http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_releases_for_journalists/110725.html
 
Review of Richard Miles, *Carthage Must Be Destroyed*:
http://www.htrnews.com/article/20110731/MAN04/107310414/How-ancient-Rome-built-its-Mediterranean-empire

Review of Ann Wroe, *Orpheus*:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jul/29/orpheus-ann-wroe-john-banville-review

Latest reviews from Scholia:
http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:
http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html
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Re: August 2011 Archeology - Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Classics
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 10:28:04 am »
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Five Thracian tombs from northeastern Bulgaria:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=131075

A horde of coins from off the shores of Pantelleria (Sicily):
http://news.discovery.com/history/punic-coins-retrieved-110812.html

A Roman child burial from Dorchester:
http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/9187166.Roman_child_s_remains_dug_up_in_Dorchester/

Not sure if we've mentioned these recent finds from Serdica (Bulgaria):
http://paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=2011-08-13&article=37011

Vladimir Putin went diving at Phanagoria and brought up a couple of broken amphorae (!) ... such an archaeologist!:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/11/putin-scuba-diving-russia-atlantis-_n_924300.html
 
Big crackdown on phony gladiators -- er, centurions -- outside the Colosseum:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jzyOb6dP4Etmq-b53adOjOGIC0CA?docId=149a23dcca5f49898b7a6aac7221ff18
 
... there was a bomb scare there as well; no one seems to be connecting the above to that:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/07/us-italy-colosseum-bomb-idUSTRE7761PA20110807
 
Someone got the date (year) of the 2500th anniversary of Marathon right:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/127602348.html

Latest in the search for Cleo's tomb (such as it is):
http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2011/8/10/40538/Dominican-archaeologist-continues-attracting-glances-of-the-worlds

They're poking around the wreck of the Mentor (which carried the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles):
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2011/08/10/research-on-the-shipwreck-mentor-which-carried-elgin-marbles/
 
Feature on the role of rivers in ancient Athens:
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_15999_14/08/2011_370823

They're hoping to find more fragments of the Severan Marble Plan during metro construction (Rome):
http://news.discovery.com/history/ancient-roman-map-puzzle-may-get-new-pieces.html

On the Ars Amatoria:
http://www.ilab.org/eng/documentation/601-the_longest_banned_book.html

... and a feature on Diane Middlebrook, who was working on a bio of Ovid when she passed:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/12/narrative-magazine-friday_n_924924.html

On Socrates as Islamic prophet:
http://www.ibna.ir/vdcb0fb8wrhb8fp.4eur.html

Review of Gregory McNamee's translation of Aelian:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/book-review-on-the-nature-of-animals-by-aelian/2011/08/01/gIQADt4Q9I_story.html

Review of Aloys Winterling, *Caligula*:
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110811/BLOG5201/110809967

Review of Anneliese Freisenbruch, *First Ladies of Rome*:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/the-first-ladies-of-rome-the-women-behind-the-caesars-by-anneliese-freisenbruch-2337180.html

More on the Yewden 'brothel' (England):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14401305
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Re: August 2011 Archeology - Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Classics
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2011, 11:13:56 am »
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TV hype masquerading as news retells the story of evidence of pre-Roman town planning at Silchester:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14555449
 
cf:
http://rogueclassicism.com/2011/08/18/pre-roman-silchester-town-planning-not-news/

In a similar vein (i.e. hype for Digging for Britain) is an item about an Iceni-linked road discovery:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14503302

A statue of Hercules from the Jezreel Valley (Israel):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=49868

Remains of a 'legendary' 'lost amphitheatre' from Yorkshire:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/aug/17/lost-yorkshire-amphitheatre-aldborough
 
They're digging at Caistor St Edmund again (England):
http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/excavations_hope_to_uncover_secrets_of_norfolk_s_roman_town_at_caistor_st_edmunds_1_993793

A fifth century B.C. Thracian rock sanctuary in the Rhodopes (Bulgaria):
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=131174

... and a brief item on a fifth century B.C. theatre find from Myndos (Turkey):
http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=77547

A Roman shipwreck from off Albania:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/194730.html

Some Roman statuary from Tlos (Turkey):
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=excavations-at-tlos-reveal-roman-works-2011-08-18

Concern for Roman remains at Caerleon (Wales):
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/9203198.Roman_remains____at_risk____from_Caerleon_store_bid/

What Herbert Golder is up to:
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/herzogs-modern-greek-tragedy-20110814-1isve.html
 
Some Tacitean retrospectivery from Christopher Krebs:
http://www.historytoday.com/christopher-krebs/tacitus-continuing-message

A mysterious Roman 'jar':
http://www.livescience.com/15629-ancient-roman-artifact-mystery.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44209279/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/194869.html

... and David Meadow’s theory:
http://rogueclassicism.com/2011/08/19/roman-mystery-pot-full-of-holes-solved-maybe/

I *think* this Carian house find from Turkey goes in this section:
http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=77091

... and I'm never quite certain where Sardinia fits in culturally in the 4th millennium B.C. ... here's a wall full of menhirs:
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2011/statue-menhirs-found-in-a-sardinian-wall

On the misuse of the 'Sword of Damocles':
http://www.npr.org/2011/08/19/139799434/sword-of-damocles-reference-sometimes-misused

On the myth of Platonic love:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-sex-greek-exposing-myth-platonic.html
 
Plans for the site of Plato's Academy:
http://www.athensnews.gr/issue/13456/46108

Using Roman glass to help figure out what to do with radioactive waste:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/12/1800-year-old-shipwreck-holds-key-to-radioactive-waste/

Roman fashion was more varied and innovative than previously thought:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,781214,00.html

Some commentary on Putin's diving adventures last week:
http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2011/08/18/politics-and-archaeology-russian-style/

... and you knew someone would tie the Enoch Powell thing to the recent riots:
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/edwest/100101077/rivers-of-blood-what-enoch-powell-got-wrong-and-what-he-got-right/

Skopje stuff continues:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/14/alexander-great-macedonia-warrior-horse

This is really touristy, but it's a nice slide show of Ephesus:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/travel/2011-08/19/c_131060461.htm

Review of Miles, *Carthage Must Be Destroyed*:
http://calitreview.com/19419
http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=52573

Review of Freisenbruch, *First Ladies of Rome*:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/the-first-ladies-of-rome-by-annelise-freisenbruch-2339976.html

Odyssean inspiration:
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/off-the-shelf-the-wanderings-of-odysseus/
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Remains of a Roman port in Wales:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2029532/Roman-port-unearthed-soldiers-launched-invasion-Wales-2-000-years-ago.html
 
Zeus and Hera have left the Acropolis:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ibVe33fh9g7kJZj1OI3tECOiSedw?docId=CNG.b8c6206079ef2416b87f96a4bc571f48.01

Nice feature on the Paideia Institute's "Living Latin" program:
http://www.slate.com/id/2302020/

Uncertainty over the site of the battle of Mons Graupius (Scotland):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-14668152

Latest finds from Idalion (Cyprus):
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/important-finds-latest-dig-ancient-idalion/20110826
 
Somewhat vague item about a theatre and accoutrements found in Myra (Turkey):
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-254770-archeologists-find-new-monument-theatre-masks-in-ancient-myra.html

More coverage for that shipwreck off Albania which we mentioned previously:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50010
 
Those purloined kouroi from Corinth were returned:
http://corinthianmatters.com/2011/08/22/kouroi-arrive-in-corinth/

Renewed concerns for Libya's antiquities (from UNESCO):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14676197
 
More on robot plans re: Cleo's purported tomb:
http://www.dentistryiq.com/index/display/news-display/1485062191.html

Reflections on a Rome 'study abroad' experience:
http://www.loyolamaroon.com/life-times/column-student-reflects-on-rome-study-abroad-1.2614234

More on that 'mystery jar':
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-roman-jar-riddled-mystery-121405949.html

Feature on Athens' Numismatic Museum:
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_25/07/2011_399801

... and a numismatic diary/tour thing on a trip through Greece:
http://www.coinsweekly.com/en/News/4?&id=735
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