As can been seen from the sidebar, rogueclassicism isn't the only blog around that is devoted to matters pertaining to the ancient world. Over the past year or so, a large number of such blogs have hit the internet, each with its own little niche. Here's the rundown of what you might expect to find at each. First, the blogs of the Classicists:
Dr. Weevil is run by a mysterious Classicist known to the world only as "Dr. Weevil". He bills his blog as a mixture of "Punditry, Pedantry, Poetry and Pie (... mmm Pie), which is a good description. It provides a mixture of political commentary, personal observations, and Classical stuff and is updated every two or three days. He generates a lot of discussion and is frequently responded to in other blogs of a more political nature.
The Book Mom's Book Blog is managed by Classicist Debra Hamel, who is clearly a voracious reader -- she reads more in a week than some people I know read their entire lives -- and reviews books of all genres. Dr. Hamel is also the author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece, which has a website appropriately entitled tryingneaira.com where you can win a copy of the book for recommending the site (note in passing: to be fair, I'm disqualifying myself from the contest).
Classics in Contemporary Culture is assembled by Classicist Mischa Hooker and is sort of an ‘unblog' blog in that he ‘does it the old fashioned way', without benefit of such programs as Movable Type or Blogger. He regularly scans the press for ‘everyday' coverage which has a classical allusion or draws on some classical source for its inspiration in some way. There are updates at least once a week, and usually they're more frequent.
About.com's Ancient History site has had N.S. Gill as their Ancient History Guide for as long as I can remember and they've recently made the homepage of all their ‘Guide' sites into something more closely resembling a blog. As with her site prior to this change, the About.com Ancient History ‘blog' provides daily links to websites, news, articles, etc..
As some might be aware, I've just recently come across Mary Harrsch's impressive portfolio of websites and blogs. Both Academic Presentations on the Roman Empire and Roman Times provide links to news items of interest (usually with a photo). We can also mention here her Passionate About History and Technology blog which goes beyond the confines of the Roman world.
Stepping outside of the strict world of Classics, but staying firmly in the ancient world, we can begin our tour with Paleojudaica. Assembled by Dr. James Davila, a professor of Early Jewish Studies at St. Mary's College at St. Andrew's and long time member of the Ioudaios list, this frequently updated site picks up news items, book reviews, conference reports, etc., having to do with "Ancient Judaism and its Context" . Dr. Davila has also done much to promote rogueclassicism in his pages, for which I express my gratitude!
Somewhat similar and just bursting onto the blog scene (and soon to make it to my sidebar), is Mark Goodacre's NT Gateway. It's still in its infancy, but its focus is early Christianity and looks promising!
Turning now to the world of 'archaeoblogs' (or blogs dealing with archaeology), one of the first is Anita Cohen-Williams' Archaeology Online blog. Cohen-Williams is well known in the 'archaeo-internet' as the owner of various listservs, and began her blog as a means to disseminate information about decent websites dealing with the subject.
David Nishimura's Cronaca is subtitled "Past Imperfect, Present Subjunctive, Future Conditional". It is a frequently-updated mixture of archaeological, cultural, academic and political snippets.
Phluzein comprises (Canadian?) Anders Bell's "news and musings about archaeology and the ancient world". It tends to avoid matters political and presents plenty of news about matters archaeological and historical. Always a good read!
In a similar category would be Mirabilis.ca, run by fellow-Canuck "Christine" (that's all I've been able to find out). Mirabilis.ca. She similarly focuses on matters historical and archaeological, with a predeliction for the medieval, although the ancient world definitely creeps in regularly.
We can quickly deal with the 'DWEM' (dead white european male) blogs. Almost all of these blogs are political (or at least religio-political) and the owner has taken on the persona of some ancient person. In this category we include Archidamus, Cato the Youngest, the Old Oligarch, and Tacitus (the latter seems to be getting some press coverage in relation to the California election).
A noteworthy exception is the Bloggus Caesari, which is basically the blog Julius Caesar would have written while on campaign. Each day brings a new entry in his ongoing conquest of Gaul (I think this one is Canadian in origin as well ... I'm beginning to sense a trend). For those whose historical interests are somewhat later, Pepys Diary gives Samuel Pepys similar treatment.
Finally, also worthy of mention are a couple of other blogs of interest. Out of Lascaux is a 'culture blog' with wide ranging topics from the world of art, literature, archaeology and the like. It is good for keeping tabs on other art and culture blogs as well. The Chronica Majora is also interesting ... it's basically the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle bloggified; it was inactive for quite a while but is possibly being reborn.
I'm sure I've left some out along the way. If so, please feel free to remind me. If it is the sort of thing that I think readers of rogueclassicism will take interest in, I'll mention it! Thanks!
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