“Christianizing the Planetary Week and Globalizing the Seven-Day Cycle”

Anderson, Mark. “Christianizing the Planetary Week and Globalizing the Seven-Day Cycle.” Studies in Late Antiquity, Vol. 3 No. 2, Summer 2019; (pp. 128-191)  DOI: 10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.128  https://sla.ucpress.edu/content/3/2/128#sec-9 Interesting article for a number of reasons, not least the table of planetary weekday activities and the translations included in the appendices. Featured image:  7 Days of the week bracelet Seven Olympian gods depicted…

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Earliest Known Depiction of Sappho

  This vessel, of a type used to carry water, is the earliest known depiction of Sappho, who died around 570 BCE. See also: Sappho’s Poems – this site attempts to collect Sappho’s entire work together in one page — with Greek originals, succinct translations, and commentary. Featured image: Sappho Playing the Lyre Black-figure Attic kalpis attributed to the…

The Monster Compilation of Free Online Resources for Classical Studies – Update

Featured image: Muse reading a volumen (scroll), at the left an open chest. Attic red-figure lekythos, circs. 435-425 BCE. From Boeotia. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris. Photo by Jastrow (2006) via WIkimedia Commons (here)  25 July 2019 Update Classical studies is the interdisciplinary study of the ancient Mediterranean world, including archaeology, language, literature, culture, history,…

Sarah Bond: A Roundup of Reports, Reactions, and Reflections After the SCS Annual Meeting

https://classicalstudies.org/scs-blog/sarah-bond/blog-roundup-reports-reactions-and-reflections-after-scs-annual-meeting By Sarah Bond | Jan 18, 2019 It has now been nearly two weeks since the SCS-AIA annual meeting in San Diego, and many have written evocative, emotional, and important pieces about the racist events that occurred there. Instead of posting each separately on our social media or blog, I have tried to compile as many…

Material evidence of religious violence

I’ve been talking to people recently about what the material evidence of a major change in society looks like. Today, I will briefly discuss the example of the material evidence of the change in religion that occurred in Late Antiquity, when Christianity became the dominant religion in the Roman Empire. This change was brought about…

Dies Natalis of Marcus Aurelius

“All things fade into the storied past, and in a little while are shrouded in oblivion. Even to men whose lives were a blaze of glory, this comes to pass; as to the rest, the breath is hardly out of them before, in Homer’s words, they are “lost to sight alike and hearsay”. What, after…