Hopefully y'all kept up with the ClassiCarnies in my absence ... if you did, some of what follows might be redundant, but here are the posts which have caught my eye (and, in theory, my mailbox is empty!):
Bread and Circuses is looking at Monica and Augustine
... earlier, we note a post about Vin Diesel's Hannibal flick
being 'downsized' ...
Blogographos points us to a 'paean' to Edith Hamilton at Thrutch
... meanwhile, Alun is wondering which Alexander flick is the least bad
Campus Mawrtrius began a new feature on Quintilian and figures and tropes
... the most recent installment is about metaphor
ARLT had a number of posts relating to the Latin Mass ... in chronological order, they're here
, and here
... today there's a piece on Astronomy and Greek Mythology
Today, Bestiaria posts about the Goat and the Milk Pail
... among earlier posts, the tale of the Greedy Pelican
caught my eye (the vulning pelican is feature on the Meadows coat of arms ... it was fun pointing out to the kids the 'pious' image in various churches during our travels) ...
PhDiva probably did the most to 'pick up the slack' during my absence and had well over a hundred posts (by my count) ... I'll choose three for various random reasons: Hannibal and Carthage
(with a nice satellite photo) ... Missing Antiquities of Albania
... and a link to some Classical Paper Dolls
(actually from Disney's Hercules) ... more recently, her comments on the return of that Parthenon piece
are worth reading ... I notice too that a pile of more stuff from DK has hit the ewaves ... there's another Classical Paper Dolls
post (they're up for bids on eBay) ... a piece on metopes
... a good bibliography of books on Athens and Athenian archaeology
Laudator is talking about ramming tactics and technology
Mary Beard had a number of good posts ... in no particular order: More Reasons to Visit Bologna
, They Make a Desert and Call it Peace
, Keeping Sex Out of Scholarship
, Looting Ancient and Modern
, Who Wrote I Claudius
, Treasure Trove
(alas, our schedule didn't allow me to get to the museums!!) ...
Iconoclasm has a really interesting post (with links to a paper) on analyzing the method by which some ancient monument/statue was broken
(hard to describe this one) ...
Hobbyblog has a Gallienus/Minerva today, but I'm linking to the main page
in case you've missed visiting lately ... (I've got some interesting coin photos of my own to show (eventually) ... items found by relatives while hunting or picking tomatoes) ...
Paleojudaica had a post on the Minimus
Latin texts ... there are also some photos from JD's trip to Vindolanda
... (I'll start posting some photos from my own vacation later this week ... gotta sort through them all (well over 500)) ...
I'm a sucker for this sort of thing ... Codex
posts a list of Jesus Kitsch objects (in my classroom I have a well-known internet pic of Jesus playing hockey with a kid ... no, he's not the goalie, but we always hear Foster Hewitt in our head saying 'A scintillating save by Jesus' ...) ...
I think I'll stop there for now (have to get ready to get ready for school) ... more ClassiCarnie links tomorrow