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Author Topic: February 2011 Archeology - Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Classics  (Read 2517 times)
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« Topic Start: February 05, 2011, 10:49:38 pm »

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Restoration work continues on the Acropolis:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5haEDR92V5k7lbrFx76H2CCSr_taw?docId=CNG.5a73e88b2737221ddfdd9d4ecd2a1988.7b1

Philip Freeman on what Alexander the Great would do with Egypt right about now:
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110203/OPINION01/102030335/Guest-opinion-What-would-Alexander-do-in-Egypt-today-?BUSINESS04

TellmeOmuse is an interesting project:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703652104576122182508638812.html

On the possible Syrian origins of the myth of Orion:
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201102018849/Travel/archaeologists-orion-the-hunter-greek-myth-born-in-syrian-mountain.html

J. Rufus Fears talks about democracy:
http://www.npr.org/2011/02/05/133520533/Different-Meanings-Of-Democracy-For-West-Middle-East

More on that Roman road found in Puddletown Forest:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1353574/Motorway-maximus-Unearthed-stunning-Roman-super-highway-built-1-900-years-ago.html

On the utility of Latin:
http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/6669953/forget-mandarin-latin-is-the-key-to-success.thtml

Feature on Mt Hymettus:
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_25545_02/02/2011_370862

Didn't we have this medicine-from-a-shipwreck story a few months ago?:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/01/AR2011020100169.html

 Not sure if this feature on one of the 'curves' in the Circus Maximus will make it into English or not:
http://roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2011/02/01/news/circo_massimo-11907048/

What Frederick Danker is up to:
http://www.christianchronicle.org/blog/2011/02/new-testament-scholar-danker-donates-extensive-library-to-heritage-christian-university/

What Susan Rotroff is up to:
http://news.brynmawr.edu/?p=7738

Stephen Margheim appears to be a rising star:
http://www.baylor.edu/pr/news.php?action=story&story=87928

... although they don't seem to get that at UMaine:
http://mainecampus.com/2011/01/31/petition-appeals-for-latin/

... while Howard has dropped its Classics major:
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/02/01/howard_university_spares_philosophy_and_african_studies_the_axe_but_guts_or_changes_71_others

The annual Roman numerals attempt at wit:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/03/AR2011020303182.html

... while Tom Payne puts a Greek/Roman spin on the Super Bowl:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/commentary/news/story?id=6076613

Nice followup story on the Tod-sponsoring-the-Colosseum thing:
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/No+Venice-style+mega-ads+on+the+Colosseum+during+its+sponsored+conservation/23017

Review/interview/podcast with Peter Stothard, *Spartacus Road*:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-04/rome-crucified-6-000-spartacus-led-slave-rebels-lewis-lapham.html

Review of Tom Payne's translation of Ovid's *Ars Amatoria*:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/427b8534-2a63-11e0-804a-00144feab49a.html

Review of Matthew Dennison, *Livia, Empress of Rome*:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/04/AR2011020402997.html

More on efforts to restore the Olympias:
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite6_10590_30/01/2011_375914

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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A cache of statuary, possibly with Severan connections, found during excavations at a villa site along the Via Anagnina:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/roman-statues-date-back-to-troubled-dynasty.html

 Plans to dig the area around the Maryport altars (UK):
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-deep-uncover-altars-secrets.html

In the wake of events in Tunisia, there are renewed hopes for the archaeological side of things:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/09/ben-ali-carthage-tunisia?INTCMP=SRCH

Nice feature on the online TLG:
http://www.athensnews.gr/issue/13428/36844

Cleopatra's hand is coming to auction:
http://acn.liveauctioneers.com/index.php/auctions/upcoming-auctions/3956-ancient-resources-feb-19-sale-features-cleopatras-mummified-hand

cf:
http://rogueclassicism.com/2011/02/12/cleopatras-mummified-hand-doubt-it-but-still-interesting/

On Gladiator/Roman epics:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/08/2056489/gladiator-epic-fans-give-genre.html

Pamphilus and Servilia are reunited at last:
http://wap.rdg.ac.uk/about/newsandevents/releases/PR347871.aspx
 
The next installment of Cartledge and Romm's discussion of Alexander the Great:
http://blogs.forbes.com/booked/2011/02/10/alexander-the-great-gay-or-straight/

Some Cleopatra exhibit (now in Cincy) sidebar stuff:
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110212/ENT07/102130327/World-history-stood-still-Cleopatra?odyssey=nav|head

More on the Roman road found in Puddletown Forest:
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-141114.html

More on that Byzantine church find in Israel:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4025445,00.html
 
Review of Ronan Sheehan, *The Irish Catullus*:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2011/0212/1224289604300.html

Review of Bettany Hughes, *The Hemlock Cup*:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/11/AR2011021102695.html

Review of Philip Freeman, *Alexander the Great*:
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/B3/20110206/NJENT07/102060318/-1/NJENT02/FIRST-READ

Review of Adrienne Mayor, *Il re Veleno*:
http://ilmiolibro.kataweb.it/booknews_dettaglio_recensione.asp?id_contenuto=3716149


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Hellenistic burial from Apamea (Syria):
http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidZAWYA20110217093917/Syria:%20Burial%20chamber%20dating%20back%20to%20Hellenistic%20period%20unearthed%20in%20Apamea

Possible discovery of the Altar of the Twelve Gods in Athens:
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_17/02/2011_379147

A Roman child's footprints found along a road in North Yorkshire:
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/2000-Year-Old-Roman-Childs-Footprints-Discovered-By-Archaeologists-In-North-Yorkshire/Article/201102315931164?f=rss
 
Glossing 'draconian':
http://www.dailynews-record.com/opinion_details.php?AID=54836&CHID=36

Solving what happened to the Ninth Legion (nothing really new here; actually hype for a television program):
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1358700/As-Hollywood-film-dramatises-ancient-tale-2-000-year-riddle-Romes-lost-Ninth-Legion-solved-last.html

Plans to research evidence for daily life outside the city walls of Aquileia:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-unearthing-ancient-secrets-daily-life.html

... and Boris Johnson seems to have garnered a pile of press attention for using a word Classicists have no problem with:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358739/Britain-needs-euergetism-says-Boris-Johnson-classicist.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Romm and Cartledge ponder the death of Alexander:
http://blogs.forbes.com/booked/2011/02/19/what-caused-the-death-of-alexander-the-great/

That Wroxeter Roman house recreation is in the news again:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/feb/16/roman-house-recreation-wroxeter
 
Ancient leadership lessons:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/BUSINESS/02/18/ancient.leadership.lessons/

The spector haunting the chancelleries of America ... Thucydides?:
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2011/02/14/is-fear-the-father-of-us-all/

Mary Beard ponders 'deposed dictator syndrome':
http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2011/02/mubarak-and-ben-ali-what-would-tacitus-say.html

Review of Bettany Hughes, *The Hemlock Cup*:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703584804576144632785604672.html
 
Review of Jim Lacey, *The First Clash*:
http://www.basilandspice.com/journal/22011-book-review-the-first-clash-by-jim-lacey.html

More on those Severan sculptures from along the Via Anagnina:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/165098.html
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A Roman fort from a Welsh schoolyard:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-12518683
 
We are told that Libya's Roman sites have not been affected by recent events:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/02/27/us-libya-protests-heritage-idINTRE71Q0M520110227
 
Shoe tycoons are helping Pompeii too:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/shoe-tycoon-helps-to-foot-the-bill-to-save-pompeii-with-836425m-gift-2220672.html

Latest from Allianoi (Turkey):
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=the-ancient-roman-spa-8220allianoi8221-was-buried-under-water-2011-02-22

On the plural of Toyota Prius:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/21/toyota-decrees-the-plural-of-prius-is-prii-your-latin-teach/

Can't remember if we mentioned this 'lovers reunion' a couple of weeks ago or not:
http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/education/s/2087502_university_researchers_reunite_longlost_lovers

Mary Beard on oratory:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/26/kings-speech-oscars-mary-beard

On Tiberius and flexible glass:
http://beachcombing.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/flexible-glass-in-tiberius-rome/

Nice account of the Classical Myth course at UW-Madison:
http://www.news.wisc.edu/18925

What Greg Aldrete is up to:
http://www.fourthestatenewspaper.com/showcase/faculty-spotlight-greg-aldrete-professor-of-history-and-humanistic-studies-1.2013196

What John Gruber-Miller is up to:
http://www.reviewatlas.com/news/x582665503/Cornell-s-Gruber-Miller-to-give-MC-s-Fox-Lecture

Review of Pamela Mensch, *The Landmark Arrian*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/books/review/Coates-t.html

Review of Peter Stothard, *On the Spartacus Road*:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/26/spartacus-road-peter-stothard-review

More ninth legion stuff:
http://m.theepochtimes.com/index.php?page=content&id=51965
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