An exciting week around and about the World o’ Classics!
- The Virtual Tour of the Acropolis “is an interactive website that allows various aspects of the historical site to be explored in a unique way. It consists of high-resolution gigapixel images and panoramas of the four main monuments – the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike – as well as a detailed photographic representation of the inner and outer ancient walls surrounding the hill, all accompanied by historical information and a descriptive map.” h/t Austin!
- Via Boingboing: Lapham’s Quarterly has an interesting (and saucy!) “collection of rude and complaining messages left by monks in the margins of medieval manuscripts… Depictions of sexual consort are frequent, among men and women, among various species of animals, and enough other combinations to make even contemporary readers blush.”
- Armor, armor everywhere: an interview with the “old school” costumer for the upcoming Wrath of the Titans.
- Hoard of 30,000 silver Roman coins discovered in Bath: “One of the largest hoards of Roman coins discovered in Britain has been uncovered during an archaeological dig in Bath, experts have said.”
- In honor of the equinox: Spring in Vergil’s Georgics by Laudator Temporis Acti
- Archaeologists reconstruct diet of Nelson’s Navy with new chemical analysis of excavated bones: This is a little later than our usual fare, but I think it is nifty, and I suspect that we will see these processes applied to ancient bones soon.
- If you’re thinking, I’d like to hear a little bit about Ovid’s Metamorphoses every day, but only 140 characters at a time, then do I have a link for you: http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23ovidchallenge