Beware the dog! A warm welcome to the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii? Photo: TMK, May 2005. I may (or may not) get back to blogging some more in the near future. This is just a quick post to point to the very useful ‘Blogging Pompeii‘ blog. The list of the contributors to […]
If you find yourself in Oxford in early March, here’s your chance to hear something of what I’ve been doing lately (instead of blogging, that is…): The Roman Discussion Forum Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford Week 7, 04 March 2009 Troels Myrup Kristensen (Aarhus) “Archaeology of Response: Christian destruction of sculpture in Late Antiquity”
The North temple at Karanis in the Fayum. Photo: TMK, May 2008. A great series of posts on travelling in the Fayum over at Reflections in the Nile: Egyptian Bureaucracy Faiyum Here We Come Roman Faiyum Faiyum’s Playground Narmouthis and Tebtunis Hawara & Lahun The Road South
I have recently discovered these two very cool websites on Egyptian archaeology: Description de l’Égypte – the whole thing online with high-resolution scans! Digital Karnak – helpful to understand the complex chronology of this massive site.
This is just a brief note to state that Michael Greenhalgh’s The Survival of Roman Antiquities in the Middle Ages (Duckworth 1989) is available online. This is a very interesting study that presents some fascinating data concerning the fate of Roman monuments in the Western provinces, and especially France. It is, however, not as often […]
Here are my “gigs” for autumn 2008: Friday 26 September The Afterlife of Roman Sculpture: Late Antique Perceptions and Practices University of Aarhus “The Afterlife of Sculpture in Late Antique Alexandria.” Friday 10 October Danish Institute in Damascus, Syria “Statues in Space: The Display of Sculpture in the Late Antique Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean.” […]
I’ve previously highlighted examples of Roman sculpture that were less than aesthetically pleasing. Here’s another case that I recently came across while doing some reading on Roman sculpture in the Levant. This one is even a bit scary, especially the eyes. The sculpture in question is a bust in a tondo depicting Pan. I had […]
Big news! Bryn Mawr Classical Review gets an RSS feed. Update 11 August: And a blog!
In anticipation of the upcoming Hadrian exhibition at the British Museum, here’s your chance to own a portrait of the man himself. (HT: PhDiva)