Latest update: 11/1/2004; 4:39:50 AM
quidquid bene dictum est ab ullo, meum est ~ Seneca
~ AWOTV Weekly Listings

... have been posted. Enjoy!

::Sunday, October 10, 2004 11:05:40 AM::

~ Akropolis World News is Back

Akropolis World News is back from its hiatus, with some news items in Classical Greek. Here's the latest headlines:

Genghis Khan's palace found - EU commission backs Turkey talks

What really happened to the dinosaurs? - Rich countries debate debt relief - Mount St. Helens eruption warning


::Sunday, October 10, 2004 10:01:26 AM::

~ @ Hobbyblog

Interesting Valerian coin over at Hobbyblog ... the reverse depicts a seated Hygeia with a 'snake in the box' ...

::Sunday, October 10, 2004 9:58:31 AM::

~ Our Publishing Schedule

Something I've been meaning to write up, if only so people can figure out what time is best to visit rogueclassicism, is a sort of summary of our publishing schedule:

During the week, rogueclassicism is generally updated once per day with a number of articles. This update generally is complete by 7.00 a.m. Eastern time (if not earlier). I post a message to a number of scholarly and/or Usenet newsgroups when I've decided I've posted enough for the day.

On Saturdays, rogueclassicism is updated somewhat later (I've got to work on my sleep deficit!) and might be updated off and on throughout the day, but generally is done by noon.

On Sundays, my big priority in the a.m. is getting Explorator out, then my Ancient World on Television listings, although I usually update Explorator 'in between'. Again, it's usually updated by noon.

... just in case you wanted/needed to know.

::Sunday, October 10, 2004 9:56:04 AM::

~ Politicians and Divination in Rome

Elaine Fantham was on NPR's Weekend Edition t'other day talking about Roman politicians' use and abuse of divination.

::Sunday, October 10, 2004 9:47:46 AM::

~ Reviews from BMCR

P. J. Rhodes, R. Osborne (edd.), Greek Historical Inscriptions 404-323 BC.

Maria K. Kalli, The manuscript tradition of Procopius' Gothic Wars: a reconstruction of family y in the light of a hitherto unknown manuscript (Athos, Lavra H-73).

Canfora on Klooster on Canfora.

::Sunday, October 10, 2004 9:44:48 AM::

~ Job: Roman History/Lit. @ UFlorida (tenure track)

The Classics Department at the University of Florida (Gainesville) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Classics, with a research and teaching emphasis on Latin literature of the late Republic and/or Roman Empire.  A prime duty will be course development, and teaching in the Department's innovative distance graduate program.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Classics (or closely related field) in hand or awarded at the latest by the end of June 2005. Applications from candidates with some experience already at the assistant professor or equivalent levels will be especially welcome.
Assignment: (a) teach Latin on all levels from beginning to graduate, while developing and teaching courses for the distance graduate program (b) maintain a program of original research and active publication; (c) teach undergraduate lecture courses in classical civilization and literature; (d) normal departmental service.

Salary: $48,000 - $58,000 for a nine-month appointment, to begin in August 2005. The upper salary level of appointment would be reserved for a particularly outstanding candidate.

 Process: Please fill out the basic application information on line at (This step is required; since this is new software, please fill out as much as possible.)  Send separately a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of reference, to: Professor Lewis Sussman, Position #1 Search, Classics Department, P.O. Box 117435, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (tel.: 352-392-2075 ext. 268; fax: 352-846-0297; e-mail: ). APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 1, 2004. Selected candidates will be interviewed at the APA/AIA meeting in Boston in January 2005. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, and actual or perceived medical conditions.

... seen on AegeaNet

::Sunday, October 10, 2004 9:41:54 AM::

~ Explorator 7.24

Issue 7.24 of our Explorator Newsletter has been posted ...

::Sunday, October 10, 2004 9:39:28 AM::

~ New Look

As you may have noticed, I've fiddled with the look of rogueclassicism a bit to make it a bit less harsh (to use Debra Hamel's phrase) and make it easier to distinguish between individual articles. The big new thing, though, is that I've finally activated and/or updated the Blogwatch there on the right. Enjoy!

::Sunday, October 10, 2004 9:38:14 AM::

~ AWOTV: On TV Today

6.00 p.m. |HINT| The Hidden City of Petra
Story of the Nabataeans, a desert people who carved the city of Petra out of the Jordanian mountains some 2,000 years ago. Their culture flourished, then disappeared. We visit the site of the amazing sculpted city, which included temples and colonnaded market streets.

11.00 p.m. |HISTU| Boudicca: Warrior Queen
Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 and 54 BC, gaining submission of the six eastern Celtic tribes. As the Roman Empire's farthest flung province, its merchants enjoyed a healthy trade with Roman Gaul, and for about 100 years, the tribes were mainly left alone. But in 60 AD, a warrior queen named Boudicca rose in revolt. When her husband died, Boudicca became Queen of the Iceni. Roman administrators tried to control the Iceni by appropriating their land and disarming the tribe. After the Romans flogged Boudicca and raped her two daughters, she raised a mighty army believed to number over 100,000 and took the fight to the Romans.
11.30 p.m. |HISTU| Battle of Chalôns
Nomadic horsemen led by Attila the Hun race across Europe, cross the Rhine, and ravage Gaul. Former enemies--the Romans, Gauls, and Vandals--band together against "the Scourge of God" under the leadership of the noble Aetius, often called "the last of the Romans." At the Marne River near the city of Chalôns, Attila's forces take possession of a strategic hill. The Huns are expert archers and the battle is fierce. Travel back to 451 AD, and join Attila and his 100,000 men and Aetius and his 160,000 men as they decide the fate of the Western Roman Empire.

HINT = History International

HISTU = History Channel (US)

::Sunday, October 10, 2004 9:36:41 AM::

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