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Ancient History at UCR The page for Ancient and Late Antique History at the University of California, Riverside.

Vatican Manuscripts Added Week 50 of 2019
12/16/2019
Vatican Manuscripts Added Week 50 of 2019

Vatican Manuscripts Added Week 50 of 2019

A busy week with several banner Manuscripts among the 63 that were digizited this week. Vat.lat.5750 is a 6th C Sacramentay thought to be from Bobbio, created as a palimpsest over a series of even older manuscripts. The Vatican provided a series of notes at the beginning of the digitized copy explai...

An upcoming seminar on early Christianity!
11/07/2019

An upcoming seminar on early Christianity!

'Pythia' helps find missing parts of Ancient Greek inscriptions | Kathimerini
10/23/2019
'Pythia' helps find missing parts of Ancient Greek inscriptions | Kathimerini

'Pythia' helps find missing parts of Ancient Greek inscriptions | Kathimerini

Researchers at Oxford University and DeepMind Technologies, a UK-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) company owned by Alphabet Inc. - a conglomerate best known as the parent company of Google - have created “Pythia,” an ancient text restoration system that outperforms experts in guessing the miss...

UCR History Department
10/15/2019

UCR History Department

Prof. Salzman is speaking in Italy today and tomorrow

CFP: NYU Society for Ancient Studies Undergraduate Ancient World Conference
09/18/2019
CFP: NYU Society for Ancient Studies Undergraduate Ancient World Conference

CFP: NYU Society for Ancient Studies Undergraduate Ancient World Conference

The Society for Ancient Studies (SAS)—an interdisciplinary graduate student organization at New York University —is hosting its second-annual one-day undergraduate conference on the ancient world on Friday, February 7th, 2020 in Manhattan. This conference, organized and moderated by graduate stu...

Society for Classical Studies
09/16/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

Over on Papyrus Stories, Prof. Jenny Cromwell has a great back to school post: "Some time around the turn of the 2nd century CE, a student – probably in Alexandria – wrote back to his father Theon to complain about various parts of student life. Unfortunately, the name of the student isn’t mentioned, so he remains anonymous. But his litany of complaints nevertheless will almost certainly strike a chord with many students today..."

American Numismatic Society
09/15/2019

American Numismatic Society

Spread the word! We are looking for a curatorial assistant in the Greek Department. More at numismatics.org/job-ca

Typing in Ancient Greek
08/29/2019
Typing in Ancient Greek

Typing in Ancient Greek

Note: This is a collection of sites/tools to help students and enthusiasts. I am positing it because I frequently get the question and there is no simple answer Typing ancient Greek on computers an…

Society for Classical Studies
08/01/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

Over on his Medium blog, Dr. Bill Beck compiles a list of funding opportunities for graduate students: “I have compiled an annotated list of funding opportunities for graduate students of classical philology, ancient history, and classical archaeology. Sources of funding are categorized by the kind of funding offered: summer funding, prizes (and other forms of supplementary funding), funding for short-term research conducted abroad, funding for long-term research conducted abroad, and funding for dissertation research and/or completion.”

Society for Classical Studies
07/08/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

What can a Greek treatise from Late Antiquity tell us about trade? Prof. Aparna Kapadia writes: “[W]e do learn one big thing from the Periplus: that as early as the first century CE, India was part of an interconnected global network. And as much as it was part of the old it was also a cosmopolitan, multi-lingual, dynamic world. For centuries before the European trading companies “discovered” it, the Indian Ocean was place where merchants without navies ruled the high seas. And trade without colonialism flourished.”

Review: Mapping Ancient Literature through ToposText
07/05/2019
Review: Mapping Ancient Literature through ToposText

Review: Mapping Ancient Literature through ToposText

ToposText is a set of tools that projects the geographic elements of ancient texts onto a mapping of the ancient world. Users can follow a classical reference from place-to-text, or from text-to-place. Zooming in on Thebes and clicking on “Cadmeia,” for example, takes us to 63 text entries, such...

Society for Classical Studies
07/02/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

Big news for numismatists via the RPC online: "For those of you interested in Roman Provincial coins : we are delighted to announce the launch of a new interface for Roman Provincial Coinage online https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk and the online publication of volume II (AD 69-96) !!"

Society for Classical Studies
06/18/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

“A new book from Caitlín Barrett, associate professor of classics, examines why many people in Pompeii chose to use Egyptian imagery in their household spaces. In “Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens,” Barrett considers how regular citizens used artwork in their houses and gardens, and what impact these images had on their daily lives.”

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06/14/2019
Fast food has existed since ancient Rome — where restaurants sold fish sauce and baked cheese — and narrowly survived 2 emperors — Business Insider

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Rich Romans scoffed at these fast-food restaurants — but that didn't stop some from visiting. Fast food isn't some newfangled invention. It's been around for centuries, albeit in different forms. Ancient Roman fast-food joints were called "thermopolia." These restaurants had a bad reputation, but ...

Society for Classical Studies
06/09/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

“Three of the fragile carbonised scrolls will be transported to America this week from Italy for a major exhibition at the J Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California. They will first make an unlikely detour – the UCLA School of Dentistry.”

Ethical Decision-Making in Greek Mythology
06/01/2019
Ethical Decision-Making in Greek Mythology

Ethical Decision-Making in Greek Mythology

Students at UT Austin will never face the winged or eight-headed monsters from Greek and Roman mythology. But many of the ethical dilemmas…

Journal of Ancient History
05/29/2019
Journal of Ancient History

Journal of Ancient History

Palaeochristian church found in Egypt! Perhaps the earliest in Egypt.

UCR History Department
05/29/2019

UCR History Department

Tomorrow!

Society for Classical Studies
05/28/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

"The archaeologists were digging around the remains of a medieval wall when they found the marble head, which they believe represents Dionysus, who the Romans knew as Bacchus."

A conference in ancient philosophy - this week! 5/31-6/1.
05/27/2019

A conference in ancient philosophy - this week! 5/31-6/1.

05/20/2019
Classical Studies - Brill Publishing
05/20/2019

Classical Studies - Brill Publishing

Just published and available for trial: Ammianus Marcellinus Online, a new online reference work including all commentaries on Marcellinus’ Res Gestae published by Brill, as well as two complete text editions (Clark 1910 and Seyfarth 1978).
https://brill.com/view/db/amo

Ammianus Marcellinus Online is indispensable for the study of late antiquity. It is of great importance to scholars in Roman history, Latin philology, military history and historiography in general.

Inform your librarian!

04/30/2019

I am lecturing at UC Davis today on 'Why Gibbon was Wrong: 472 and the Fall of Rome.' Looking forward to it!- Professor Michele Salzman

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02/21/2019
The UCR Ancient and Medieval Studies Group

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We look forward both to hearing and discussing a dry run of Madeleine Ste. Marie's upcoming Shifting Frontiers conference paper: “Civic Dissension and Barbarian Incursion: Communal Responses to Disaster in Sidonius Apollinaris’ Epistles” and to reading and discussing a precirculated chapter dr...

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01/16/2019
"The Imperial Cult under Valerian and Gallienus" AMSG: S. Ragan

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The UCR Ancient and Medieval Studies Group will meet on Thursday, January 24 to discuss a pre-circulated paper, Shawn Ragan's "The Imperial Cult under Valerian and Gallienus," which work is part of his larger dissertation project: "Inter Divos Referri: The Imperial Cult in the Third Century C.E." Th...

British School at Athens
01/11/2019
British School at Athens

British School at Athens

Applications for the BSA Epigraphy Course, which will take place 16th -29th June 2019, are still being accepted but only until 31st of January! For more information on how to apply:
https://www.bsa.ac.uk/courses/epigraphy/
#inscriptions #epigraphy #language #Athens #Greece

British School at Athens
11/20/2018

British School at Athens

We would be grateful if you could help us circulate the advertisement for the British School at Athens Prehistoric, Greek and Roman Pottery Course that will take place in 5th-17th April 2019. https://www.bsa.ac.uk/courses/greek-and-roman-pottery/. This intensive course gives participants a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with one of the major pottery sequences in Greece, guided by leading specialists in the field. Based at the British School’s Research Centre at Knossos, it makes use of the rich holdings of the Stratigraphic Museum which include material from across the Mediterranean in all periods from the Neolithic to Late Roman. Strewing and examining key pottery groups will allow participants to learn the key points of identification and major debates for each period. Essential skills, like drawing and macroscopic fabric analysis, are taught in supporting workshops, and a series of lectures will introduce themes, problems and methods in the study and publication of ceramics. Towards the end, each participant has the opportunity to undertake a case study project. The course also comprises field classes to abandoned pottery workshops of the late 19th century, potting villages, visits to important Bronze Age, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman archaeological sites, along with the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Local potters, specializing in traditional techniques, provide practical experience of all stages of pottery production. The course coordinator is Dr Kostis S. Christakis (The Knossos Curator) and instructors are Prof. Todd Whitelaw (UCL Institute of Archaeology), Dr Colin Macdonald (British School at Athens), Dr Conor Trainor (University of Warwick), Mr Antonio Bianco (University of Crete), Dr Maria Choleva (Postdoctoral Research Fellow UCLouvain), Dr. Carlotta Gardner (Williams Fellow in Ceramic Petrology, Fitch Laboratory), and Dr Denitsa Nenova (UCL Institute of Archaeology). The course is primarily intended for postgraduate students wishing to acquire or strengthen vital archaeological skills, but applications from late stage undergraduates with a strong intention to continue their studies will also be considered. The course fee of £750 includes tuition, teaching materials, room and board (shared accommodation in double rooms with breakfast and some lunch) at the British School’s Research Centre at Knossos, fieldtrip travel expenses, 24-hour access to the Library, and BSA membership. Travel to and from Heraklion is the sole responsibility of the course participant. Students are recommended to apply to their universities for assistance with the fees. A very limited number of bursaries may be available from the BSA for those who would be otherwise unable to attend. Application forms can be downloaded from the British School website (www.bsa.ac.uk). Completed application forms and an academic reference letter (it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that her/his reference is sent) should be emailed to the Knossos Curator Dr Kostis S. Christakis by 22nd February 2019 ([email protected]). For further information contact the course coordinator Dr Kostis S. Christakis ([email protected]).
All the best
Kostis S. Christakis

Society for Classical Studies
11/20/2018
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

Fantastic find, but they are really burying the Leda here... "Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene between the Greek god Zeus — or his Roman equivalent, Jupiter — disguised as a swan, and Leda, a legendary Spartan queen from Greek mythology, the Pompeii administration said Monday."

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome -  KNIR
10/05/2018

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome - KNIR

Are you interested in archaeology, identity studies and migration? Then you might want to apply for our brand new archaeology course, Migration and Religious Identity in Ancient Rome (and Present Day Europe) taught by Tesse Stek. Deadline for applications is October 15th.

Society for Classical Studies
09/24/2018
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

Over on the SCS blog, there is a new digital humanities review of Papyri.info, as reviewed by Dr. Michael Zellmann-Rohrer. The database allows for an unparalleled search of thousands of digitized papyri, many with images and translations. Are you using it when teaching Greek, Latin, or epigraphy courses?

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome -  KNIR
09/20/2018
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome - KNIR

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome - KNIR

Mary Beard, well known scholar of antiquity, will lecture about the human body in classical sculptures on Tuesday 25 September in the American Academy in Rome. For those who would like to go, but can not be present, there is a livestream as well!

08/23/2018
Greece High Definition

Something a little different. A video game (Assassin’s Creed) tour of Classical Athens.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: A Tour of Athens

08/17/2018
Zenobia cultural group

Zenobia cultural group

#Palmyra

A documentary about the city of Palmyra in 1999 of German archaeologists

#تدمر

فيديو وثائقي عن مدينة تدمر من احد علماء الأثار الألمان

Humans of Ancient Greece
08/12/2018

Humans of Ancient Greece

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