Once local and irregular, time-keeping became universal and linear in 311 BCE. History would never be the same again

When time became regular and universal, it changed history – Paul J Kosmin | Essays

Once local and irregular, time-keeping became universal and linear in 311 BCE. History would never be the same again

Art & Archaeology

The pattern of damage to statues' faces has led experts to believe it was both deliberate and widespread in the ancient world.

Why do so many Egyptian statues have broken noses?

The pattern of damage to statues' faces has led experts to believe it was both deliberate and widespread in the...

Greek and Roman statues were often painted, but assumptions about race and aesthetics have suppressed this truth. Now scholars are making a color correction.

The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture

Greek and Roman statues were often painted, but assumptions about race and aesthetics have suppressed this truth. Now scholars are...

The Gemma Augustea, the finest and almost the largest cameo that survives from antiquity, celebrates Augustus and Roman triumph.

A Man Among Gods

The Gemma Augustea, the finest and almost the largest cameo that survives from antiquity, celebrates Augustus and Roman triumph.

The Gemma Augustea, the finest and almost the largest cameo that survives from antiquity, celebrates Augustus and Roman triumph.

A Bolognese Surprise

Mary Beard discusses her experience in a Bolognese museum.

History

An unexpected ancient manufacturing strategy may hold the key to designing concrete that lasts for millennia.

Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable?

An unexpected ancient manufacturing strategy may hold the key to designing concrete that lasts for millennia.

Once local and irregular, time-keeping became universal and linear in 311 BCE. History would never be the same again

When time became regular and universal, it changed history – Paul J Kosmin | Essays

Once local and irregular, time-keeping became universal and linear in 311 BCE. History would never be the same again

Thermopolia used by poorer residents with few cooking facilities, archaeologists say

Pompeii ‘fast food’ bar unearthed in ancient city after 2,000 years

Thermopolia used by poorer residents with few cooking facilities, archaeologists say

Archaeologists have long focused on the skeletons of those killed by Mt. Vesuvius, but one scholar wants to know the story of the Romans who escaped the eruption of 79 A.D.

Archaeologist Finds New Evidence Of The Romans Who Escaped Mt. Vesuvius

Archaeologists have long focused on the skeletons of those killed by Mt. Vesuvius, but one scholar wants to know the...

Language

Archaeologists have long focused on the skeletons of those killed by Mt. Vesuvius, but one scholar wants to know the story of the Romans who escaped the eruption of 79 A.D.

Latin may help students bridge their native language with English

Researchers found that in teaching English learners -- students who aren't fluent in English and often come from homes where...

Exclusive: Camden School for Girls uses Just Giving site to raise money to keep course going

Emma Thompson donates £500 to former school’s fund-raiser to save Classical Greek lessons

Exclusive: Camden School for Girls uses Just Giving site to raise money to keep course going

John Byron Kuhner on Latin as an alive and spoken language.

Global Latinists

John Byron Kuhner on Latin as an alive and spoken language.

Re-introduction of Latin and Greek would prompt

Re-introduction of Latin and Greek would prompt "huge interest"

A call has been made for Greek and Latin to be more widely taught to Scottish children.

Literature

Stephanie McCarter’s new translation grapples intelligently with issues of sexual violence that have often been obscured by euphemism.

Should Ovid’s Metamorphoses Have a Trigger Warning?

Stephanie McCarter’s new translation grapples intelligently with issues of sexual violence that have often been obscured by euphemism.

Or how to map a myth.

The Geography of the Odyssey

Or how to map a myth.

By mythologizing the Romans’ Trojan origins, Virgil turned a story about losers into an epic about winners.

Is the Aeneid a Celebration of Empire—or a Critique?

By mythologizing the Romans’ Trojan origins, Virgil turned a story about losers into an epic about winners.

Classics were given a feminist twist in a show that also put outerwear centre stage

Max Mara rewrites Greek myths at Milan fashion week

Classics were given a feminist twist in a show that also put outerwear centre stage

Philosophy

Opinion

Opinion | Socrates Wants You to Tidy Up, Too

What reading an ancient Greek dialogue can tell us about the Marie Kondo craze.

Particle Accelerator Reveals Ancient Greek Medical Text Beneath Religious Psalms on Parchment

Particle Accelerator Reveals Ancient Greek Medical Text Beneath Religious Psalms on Parchment

If you’re a history buff, you might not know much particle physics. But the two fields share more in common...

Particle Accelerator Reveals Ancient Greek Medical Text Beneath Religious Psalms on Parchment

Is Democracy Broken? What Plato Would Have Said About Trump and Brexit

First Brexit, then Trump. 2016 was not a good year for modern Western democracies. In 2018, the consequences of these...

Leading private school uses Greek philosophers to teach pupils how to spot 'fake news'

Leading private school uses Greek philosophers to teach pupils how to spot 'fake news'

Brighton College will begin using Greek philosophers to teach students how to spot fake news on social media as it...

Classics at Large

Hidden figures: the importance of remembering black classicists

Hidden figures: the importance of remembering black classicists

A new exhibition celebrates the role of African Americans in the study of classics, important figures who often been ignored...

Hidden figures: the importance of remembering black classicists

99 and counting

Mary Beard discusses teaching, age, and her mentor Joyce Reynolds

The Classics Scholar Redefining What Twitter Can Do

The Classics Scholar Redefining What Twitter Can Do

Emily Wilson’s tweets are quietly revolutionary, a new kind of experience for anyone who likes to watch knowledge take shape...

The Cult of Mary Beard

The Cult of Mary Beard

The long read: How a late-blossoming classics don became Britain’s most beloved intellectual