It’s in the 40s this morning in North Dakotaland, and it seems pretty clear that the “Frog Days” of summer are behind us and fall has sprung. School has started and everyone seems a bit more busy this time of year with class prep, grant applications, college football, the NFL, and baseball all overlapping in a maelstrom of deadlines.
Hopefully, some varia and quick hits will provide a chance to slow down for a few and relax.
- Archaeologists as essayists and evidence that people wrote even when they didn’t have to write back in the day.
- I’ve been thinking about the ancient liturgy as magic for years, and this new papyrus only helps my (unpublished) arguments.
- You can follow along with the excavations at Amorium.
- Some more photos of the fancy, newly-discovered, tomb in Macedonian.
- I was just thinking that Eric Cline’s new book hadn’t received much publicity.
- Water in Ephesus.
- Media archaeology by some very clever archaeologists.
- The Parthenon in the Weekly Standard.
- Some very archaeological photography from Ryan Stander.
- Fewer history jobs this year than last.
- Working to save Syria’s antiquities.
- The importance of book margins.
- Artists’ desks.
- Louis Sullivan’s 158th Birthday.
- Kids LOVE Vegemite.
- What I’m reading: M. Johnson, Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble. 2014.
- (And what I’m also reading: P. Bang, Roman Bazaar: A Comparative Study of Trade and Markets in a Tributary Empire. Cambridge 2008.
- What I’m listening to: Portugal. The Man, Evil Friends.
Milo at Repose