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Here you can find information, news, events, publications and curiosities on Pliny the Elder’s world and beyond:

  • artistic terminology and theories;
  • artworks and their reception, artistic techniques and materials;
  • artists’s biographies and carriers;
  • Pliny’s sources, ancient art treatises and methodologies applied to fragmentary literature;
  • cultural and historical context of the Early Imperial Age;
  • Pliny’s manuscript tradition and reception.

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Newsletter Archive

Oltreplinio News – June/July 2018

Tradition / Transition / Revolution in the Late Archaic Period: contexts, artists, styles

Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, November 12-14, 2018
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La edición de los clásicos latinos en el Renacimiento: textos, lectores y herencia cultural

Focus on: S.I. Ramos Maldonado’s paper, Primeros textos escritos e impresos en España y Portugal sobre la Naturalis Historia de Plinio el Viejo: el postincunable salmantino de Lucio Flaminio Sículo (1504)

Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, November 14-16, 2018
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Museum: A Culture of Digital Copies

University of Copenhagen, November 15, 2018
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The Multiple Lives of Pompeii. Surfaces and Environments

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, November 19-20, 2018
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A Fake at the Heart of the Arundel Marbles? An Eighteenth-Century Debate Concerning the Parian Chronicle
Peter N. Lindfield (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, November 23, 2018
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Winckelmann et l’œuvre d’art: Matériaux et types

Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), November 26-27, 2018
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Networking in the Ancient World: Tracing, Understanding and Interpreting Trade and Social Connections in the Ancient World

Focus on: Richard Phillips’ paper, Networks of Influence: The production of marble sculpture as a basis for Parian regional influence and soft power in the Archaic and Classical periods

University of Liverpool,  December 6, 2018
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Larisa in Aeolis: Its Urban Landscape and Rural Backdrop (The circle. Dialogues on Greek and Roman architecture)
Turgut Saner (Istanbul Technical University)

Swedish Institute at Athens, December 10, 2018
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“Great is the Toil and Astonishing the Work”: The Artist in Classical Greece (Nottingham Classics Research Workshop)
Margit Linder (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz)

University of Warwick, Humanities Building, Room A3,  December 11, 2018, 5 p.m.


Polemics, Rivalry and Networking in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Focus on: Eva Falaschi’s paper, It is not just a question of being the best. Artistic rivalry and polemics among Greek artists as seen in the Imperial Age

Leuven, December 12-14, 2018
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Flavius Archippus and Empire in Book 10 of Pliny’s Epistles (ICS Postgraduate work-in-progress seminar 2018/19)
Matthew Mordue (University of Roehampton)

University of London, School of Advanced Study – Institute of Classical  Studies, December 14, 2018
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M. Loar (ed.), Rome, empire of plunder: the dynamics of cultural appropriation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,  2018.


A. Russo – R. Cosentino – R. Zaccagnini (eds.), Pittura di terracotta. Mito e immagine nelle lastre dipinte di Cerveteri, Roma: Gangemi Editore, 2018.

D. Del Bufalo, Porphyry. Red Imperial Porphyry. Power and Religion (Second edition), Torino: Umberto Allemandi, 2018.

P. Matthiae, Dalla terra alla storia. Scoperte leggendarie di archeologia orientale, Torino: Einaudi, 2018.

I. Van der Graaf, The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy, Andover: Routledge, 2018.

Y. Dubois – U. Niffeler (eds.), Pictores per provincias II – Status quaestionis. Actes du 13e Colloque de l’Association Internationale pour la Peinture Murale Antique (AIPMA), Université de Lausanne 12-16 septembre 2016, Basel: Archéologie Suisse, 2018.

B. Brennan, Herculaneum: a Roman town reborn, New South Wales: Ancient History Seminars, 2018.

D. Acciarino, Lettere sulle grottesche (1580-1581), Canterano (Roma): Aracne editrice, 2018.

J. Neils, Praxiteles to Caravaggio: The Apollo Sauroktonos Redefined, The Art Bulletin 99 (2017), 10-30.

A. Ch. Antonaras, Glassware and Glassworking in Thessaloniki: 1st century BC – 6th century AD (Archaeopress Roman archaeology), Oxford: Archaeopress, 2017.   

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S.T.A.M. Mols – E.M. Moormann (eds.), Context and meaning: proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference of the Association Internationale pour la Peinture Murale Antique, Athens, September 16 – 20, 2013 (Babesch Supplement 31), Leuven – Paris – Bristol, CT: Peeters, 2017.

A. Apesos, Titian’s Flaying of Marsyas: Colorito Triumphant, Artibus et Historiae 77 (XXXIX) 2018, 111–143.

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F. Conte (ed.), Le risorse digitali per la storia dell’arte moderna in Italia. Progetti, ricerca scientifica e territorio, Roma: Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 2018.

Focus on: G. Adornato – E. Falaschi – A. Poggio – G. Benotto – R. Zitarosa, Oltreplinio, progetto interdisciplinare sulla Naturalis Historia, tra antico e moderno, 123-136.


F. Gazzano, La Lidia di Plinio il Vecchio, Maia 70 (2018), 260-279.


F. Guidetti, Da banausoi a professores: il ruolo degli artisti nella società romana, in A. Marcone (ed.), Lavoro, lavoratori e dinamiche sociali a Roma Antica. Persistenze e trasformazioni. Atti delle giornate di studio (Roma, Università di Roma Tre, 25-26 maggio 2017), Roma: Castelvecchi, 2018, 143-171.

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A. Kampakoglou – A.A. Novokhatko (eds.). Gaze, Vision, and Visuality in Ancient Greek Literature (Trends in Classics – Supplementary Volumes, 54), Berlin – Boston: De Gruyter, 2018.


J. Schoevaert, Les boutiques d’Ostie: l’économie urbaine au quotidien: Ier s. av. J.-C. – Ve ap. J.-C. (Collection de l’École française de Rome, 537), Roma: École française de Rome, 2018.

A. Motta, The Philosophy of Artistic Creation: Phidias, the Ideas, and Cicero, Apeiron 51 (2018), 325-344.

J. Elsner, The art of the Roman Empire AD 100-450, second edition (Oxford history of art), Oxford – New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

F. Dolansky – S. Raucci, Rome: a Sourcebook on the Ancient City (Bloomsbury Sources in Ancient History), London –  New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

A. Avagliano, Le origini di Pompei: la città tra il VI e il V secolo a.C. (Bulletin antieke beschaving. Supplements, 33), Leuven – Paris – Bristol, CT: Peeters, 2018.

A. Anguissola, Supports in Roman Marble Sculpture: Workshop Practice and Modes of Viewing, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

M.W. Kwakkelstein, The Limited Impact of Leonardo da Vinci’s Ideas on Painting in Sforza Milan, Artibus et Historiae 77 (XXXIX) 2018, 77–98.

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F. Pontani (ed.), Certissima signa: a Venice Conference on Greek and Latin Astronomical Texts (Antichistica, 13; Filologia e Letteratura, 2), Venezia: Cafoscarina, 2017.

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J. König – G. Woolf (eds.), Authority and Expertise in Ancient Scientific Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

G. Rosada, Le fonti nella fonte. L’ambra e le sue vie rileggendo Plinio (Nat. hist. 37, 30-53), in M. Cavalieri – C. Boschetti (eds.), MVLTA PER AEQVORA. Il polisemico significato della moderna ricerca archeologica. Omaggio a Sara Santoro, vol. 2, Louvain: Presses Universitaires de Louvain, 2018, 807-820.


V. Platt, Orphaned Objects: The Phenomenology of the Incomplete in Pliny’s Natural History, in M. Gaifman – V. Platt (eds.), The Embodied Object in Classical Antiquity, Art History 41 (2018), 492–517.

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R. Gnoli, Marmora Romana. 3rd ed. Le Costellazioni. Milano: La nave di Teseo, 2018.


E. Hénin – V. Naas (eds.), Le mythe de l’art antique. Beaux livres. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2018.


B. Longfellow – E.E. Perry (eds.), Roman artists, Patrons, and Public Consumption. Familiar Works Reconsidered, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2018.


R. Helg, Frontes. Le facciate nell’architettura e nell’urbanistica di Pompei e di Ercolano, Bologna: Bononia University Press, 2018.

Focus on:
Chapter 3, Architettura della facciata: il contributo delle fonti.


F. Guidetti, The hero’s white hands: The early history of the myth of Achilles on Scyros, in D. Campanile – F. Carlà-Uhink – M. Facella (eds.), TransAntiquity: Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World, London – New York: Routledge, 2017, 181-201.

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R. Dimopoulou, Ciriaco d’Ancona, De Septem Mundi Spectaculis: Aspects on His Language, Mediterranean chronicle 7 (2017), 89-100.


S. Jusseret – M. Sintubin (eds.), Minoan Earthquakes: Breaking the Myth through Interdisciplinarity. Studies in Archaeological Sciences 5. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2017.


Simonides Project

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S.I. Ramos Maldonado, De terrae odore: una epístola latina de Celio Calcagnini sobre un pasaje controvertido de critica textual en Plinio el Viejo y Cicerón, Ágora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate 20 (2018), 173-199.

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D. Katsonopoulou (ed.), Paros IV: Η Παροσ και οι αποικιεσ τησ / Paros and its Colonies, Athens: The Paros and Cyclades Institute of Archaeology, 2018.


A. Balbo, «Cetera non sunt narranda, pingenda sunt». Retorica visuale e actio in Calpurnio Flacco, Maia 70 (2018), 149-159.

A. Casamento, Sic astra mereri. Un’analisi della Controversia de statua viri fortis di Draconzio, Linguarum varietas 6 (2017), 177-197.

G. Athanasiadou, Epigrams on Myron’s Cow in Translation: an Example by Taddeo Ugoleto, Mediterranean chronicle 7 (2017), 31-40.

A. Borgna – S. Musso, Le sfide di una biblioteca digitale del latino tardoantico. Struttura, canone e questioni aperte di codifica e visualizzazione, in P. Mastandrea (ed.), Strumenti digitali e collaborativi per le Scienze dell’Antichità, Venezia: Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2017, 69-94.

A. Augenti, A come archeologia: 10 grandi scoperte per ricostruire la storia, Roma: Carocci, 2018.

Index of Ancient Greek Lexica

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R.M. Lucifora (ed.), Vino e Salute. Dalla civiltà antica ad oggi, Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2018.

Focus on:

  • Livia Radici, Sostanze naturali, sofisticazioni del vino e salute in Plinio;
  • Livia Radici, ‘Vinum sanguis terrae’, ‘agua sangre de la tierra’, ‘petróleo sangre de la tierra’: Plinio, nat. XIV 58, 5-7, prima e dopo.

S. Amigues (ed.), Théophraste. Les Pierres, Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2018.


M. Lagogianni-Georgakarakos, E. Papi (eds.), HADRIANVS – ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΣ. Ο Αδριανός, η Αθήνα και τα Γυμνάσια – Adriano, Atene e i Ginnasi – Hadrian, Athens and the Gymnasia, Αθήνα – Atene – Athens: National Archaeological Museum – Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, 2018.


F. Queyrel – R. von den Hoff (eds.), La vie des portraits grecs. Statues-portraits du Ve au Ier siècle av. J.-C. Usages et re-contextualisations, Paris: Hermann, 2017.


M.S. Celentano,  La obsesión de amor entre narcisismo y locura homicida: el caso de Polifemo en Ovidio, Metamorfosis 13, 738-897 / Love Obsession between Narcissism and Homicidal Madness: The Case of Polyphemus in Ovids Metamorphoses 13, 738-897, Rétor 7,2 (2017), 135-151.

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T.M. Dijkstra – I.N.I Kuin – M. Moser – D. Weidgennant (eds.), Strategies of Remembering in Greece under Rome (100 BC – 100 AD) (Publications of the Netherlands Institute in Athens VI), Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2017.


A.D. Rizakis – F. Camia – S. Zoumbaki (eds.), Social Dynamics under Roman Rule. Mobility and Status Change in the Provinces of Achaia and Macedonia. Proceedings of a Conference Held at the French School of Athens, 30-31 May 2014 (Meletemata 74), Athens: National Hellenic Research Foundation 2017.


P. Mastandrea (ed.), Strumenti digitali e collaborativi per le Scienze dell’Antichità, Venezia: Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2017.


Online Public Classics Archive: Classics in the News

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Philoclassics: Open Access Electronic Resources for Classical Studies

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P. Ciprés (ed.), Plinio el Viejo y la construcción de Hispania citerior / Pliny the Elder and the construction of Hispania citerior (Acta 14), Vitoria-Gasteiz: Universidad del País Vasco, 2017.


M.S. Celentano, Ingegnosità esemplare di un pittore: la lunga storia del ‘velo’ di Timante (fino alla ricezione in una maiolica urbinate), Accademia Raffaello Atti e Studi (1-2) 2017, 57-65.


M. Iozzo, Il Vaso François. Rex Vasorum, Firenze: Polistampa, 2017.


C. Higbie, Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons, Oxford – New York:  Oxford University Press, 2017.

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P. Li Causi, Gli animali nel mondo antico, Bologna: Il Mulino, 2018.


L. Saltini – A. Balbo – G. Milanese (eds.), Autori antichi per lettori europei. La raccolta greca e latina della biblioteca cantonale di Lugano, Lugano: Biblioteca Cantonale di Lugano, 2018.


The Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project

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EPNet (Production and Distribution of Food during the Roman Empire: Economic and Political Dynamics)

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N. Dietrich – M. Squire (eds.), Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art. Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018.

Focus on: Verity Platt’s paper, Of sponges and stones: Matter and ornament in Roman painting.


S. Rebeggiani, The Fragility of Power: Statius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.


O. Palagia, “The riddle of Acropolis Museum 1263: a fourth-century repair to the Erechtheion frieze?”, in M. Korres et al. (eds.), ΗΡΩΣ ΚΤΙΣΤΗΣ. Μνήμη Χαράλαμπου Μπούρα, vol. 2, Athens: ΜΕΛΙΣΣΑ, 2017, 309-313.

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T. Ismaelli, Il Tempio A nel Santuario di Apollo. Architettura, decorazione e contesto (Hierapolis di Frigia X), Istanbul: Yayınları, 2017.

A. Carandini – P. Carafa (eds.), The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Biography and Portraits of the City (2 vols.). Translated by Andrew Campbell Halavais. Princeton – Oxford:  Princeton University Press, 2017.

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N.W. Bernstein (ed.), Silius Italicus. Punica 2, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.


K. Gervais (ed.), Statius. Thebaid 2, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.


J. Grethlein, Aesthetic Experiences and Classical Antiquity. The Significance of Form in Narratives and Pictures, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.


J. König – G. Woolf (eds.), Authority and Expertise in Ancient Scientific Culture, Cambridge – New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2017.


J.C. McKeown, A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.


S. Rocchi – C. Mussini (eds.), Imagines Antiquitatis. Representations, concepts, reception of the past in Roman antiquity and the early Italian Renaissance, Berlin – Boston: De Gruyter, 2017.


A. Dressen, From Dante to Landino: Botticelli’s Calumny of Apelles and its Sources, Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz 59.3 (2017), 324–339.


B. Wilson, The Itinerant Artist and the Islamic Urban Prospect: Guillaume-Joseph Grélot’s Self-portraits in Ambrosio Bembo’s ‘Travel Journal’, Artibus et Historiae 76, XXXVIII (2017), 157-180.

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Delos Network

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The Portus Project

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A. Bastit, Simplicité de l’intellect et perception divine chez Pline l’Ancien et Irénée de Lyon: aperçu de la réception d’une sentence de Xénophane à l’époque impériale, in E. Gavoille – S. Roesch (eds.), Diuina studia. Mélanges de religion et de philosophie anciennes offerts à François Guillaumont (Scripta Antiqua, 110), Bordeaux: Ausonius Éditions 2018, 139-154.


C. Avvisati (ed.), Gaio Plinio Cecilio Secondo detto il giovane, Comme s’arricettaie zizío, ovvero le lettere a Tacito sulla morte di Plinio il Vecchio tradotte in napoletano, Napoli: I tipi di Art’em 2018.

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U. Pappalardo, Il Laocoonte e l’archeologia: Lessing, Winckelmann, Goethe e la visione dell’arte classica nel XVIII secolo, Cultura Tedesca 53 (2017), 143-165.

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C. Michelini (ed.), Scavi e ricerche a Segesta (Calatafimi-Segesta,TP; 2016), Entella (Contessa Entellina, PA), Locri Epizefiri (Locri, RC; 2016) e Gortina (Creta), ASNS s. 5, 9/2 supplemento (Notizie degli scavi di antichità comunicate dalla Scuola Normale. Rassegna archeologica del laboratorio di Storia Archeologia Epigrafia Tradizione dell’antico), 2017.


The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine

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S. Mols – E. Moormann (eds.), Context and Meaning. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference of the Association Internationale pour la Peinture Murale Antique. Athens, September 16-20, 2013 (Babesch Supplements 31), Leuven – Paris – Bristol: Peeters Publishers, 2017.


S. Kansteiner, Pseudoantike Skulptur II: Klassizistische Statuen aus antiker und nachantiker Zeit (Transformationen der Antike 47), Berlin – Boston:  De Gruyter, 2017.


C. Bachmann, Zeichen der Zeit in Philostrats Eikones, in J. Bracker – T. Jegodzinski (eds.), Bilder: Zeitzeichen und Zeitphänomene/Images: Signs and Phenomena of Time, Visual Past 4 (2017), 21-34.

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C. Kryza-Gersch, Confusing Signatures on Bronzes: Sculptor and Castor in Renaissance Venice, Artibus et Historiae 76, XXXVIII (2017), 95-112.

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F. Isman, L’Italia dell’arte venduta. Collezioni disperse, capolavori fuggiti, Bologna: il Mulino, 2017.


A. Casamento, Colorem timere peius quam sanguinem. Paintings, family strife and heroism, in M. Dinter – C. Guérin – M. Martinho (eds.), Reading Roman Declamation. Calpurnius Flaccus, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018, 97-112.


G. Moretti, L’intellettuale di successo e il suo pubblico. Responsabilità letteraria, riconoscimento sociale e gratitudine civica nell’oratoria di Apuleio: il simbolismo delle statue, Hormos 9 (2017), 571-593.


A. Chaniotis, The Life of Statues of Gods in the Greek World, Kernos 30 (2017), 91-112.


P.L. Tucci, The Temple of Peace in Rome, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2017.


A. Gonzales – G. Tirologos, L’artisanat à l’époque romaine. Les ateliers d’Epomanduodurum (Institut des sciences et techniques de l’Antiquité (ISTA)), Besançon: Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté, 2017 [DVD].


A.D. Rizakis – F. Camia – S. Zoumbaki (eds.), Social Dynamics under Roman Rule. Mobility and Status Change in the Provinces of Achaia and Macedonia. Proceedings of a Conference Held at the French School of Athens, 30-31 May 2014 (Meletemata 74), Athens: National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2017.


N. Bonacasa – S. Aiosa, Sabratha. Una guida a studi e ricerche degli ultimi 50 anni, Palermo: Bardi, 2017.


P. Clancier – O. Coloru – G. Gorre, Les mondes hellénistiques du Nil à l’Indus, Paris: Hachette, 2017.


M. Dondin-Payre – N. Tran (eds.), Esclaves et maîtres dans le monde romain. Expressions épigraphiques de leur relations (Collection de l’Ecole française de Rome, 527), Roma: Ecole française de Rome, 2017.


W. Raeck (ed.), Figur und Raum in der frühgriechischen Flächenkunst. Archäologisches Symposium für Hanna Koenigs-Philipp, Liebighaus Frankfurt am Main im Juni 2008, Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2017.


F.H. Massa-Pairault – C. Pouzadoux (eds.), Géants et gigantomachies entre Orient et Occident: actes du colloque organisé par Centre Jean Bérard (CNRS/EFR) AOROC – ArScaN – LABEX Les passés dans le présent, Naples, 14-15 novembre 2013 (Collection du Centre Jean Bérard 47), Napoli: Centre Jean Bérard, 2017.


A. de Pury-Gysel, Die Goldbüste des Septimius Severus: Gold- und Silberbüsten römischer Kaiser, Basel: Librum Publishers & Editors, 2017.


B. Chrubasik – D. King (eds.), Hellenism and the local communities of the eastern Mediterranean, 400 B.C.E. – 250 C.E., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.


C. De Hamel, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts, London: Allen Lane, 2016 (Italian Translation: Storia di dodici manoscritti, Milano: Mondadori, 2017).


S. Beta, Io, un manoscritto. L’Antologia Palatina si racconta, Roma: Carocci Editore, 2017.

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A Homer Commentary in Progress

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Umanistica Digitale: Journal of the Italian Association of Digital Humanities 1 (2017)

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Rivista del Museo Egizio

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A. Corbeill, A New Painting of Calypso in Pliny the Elder, Eugesta 7 (2017), 184-198.

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R. Scott Smith, Myth and Mythography in Pliny’s Geography, Naturalis Historia 3-6, Polymnia 3 (2017), 83-116.

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F. Bessone – M. Fucecchi (eds.), The Literary Genres in the Flavian Age. Canons, Transformations, Reception (Trends in Classics – Supplementary Volumes 51), Berlin – Boston: De Gruyter, 2017.

Focus on the section “Encyclopaedism and Oratory“:

  • S. Citroni Marchetti, Contingat aliqua gratia operae curaeque nostrae: an ethic of care in the Naturalis historia, 65-82;

  • A. Balbo, Roman oratory and power under the Flavians: some case studies from Pliny the Younger, 83-100.


A. Bellanova, Il fascino del monstrorum artifex: l’interesse di Borges per Plinio il Vecchio, FuturoClassico 3 (2017), 1-22.

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E. Swift, Roman Artefacts and Society: Design, Behaviour and Experience, Oxford – New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

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F. Slavazzi – C. Torre (eds.), Intorno a Tiberio, 1. Archeologia, cultura e letteratura del Principe e della sua epoca (Materia e arte 2), Firenze: All’Insegna del Giglio, 2016.

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L. Cordes, Kaiser und Tyrann. Die Kodierung und Umkodierung der Herrscherrepräsentation Neros und Domitians, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017.


E. Karakasis, T. Calpurnius Siculus: A Pastoral Poet in Neronian Rome, Berlin – Boston:  De Gruyter, 2016.

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R.J. Littlewood (ed.), A commentary on Silius Italicus’ Punica 10, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.


K. Brodersen (ed.), Quintus Serenus. Medizinischer Rat / Liber Medicinalis(Sammlung Tusculum), Berlin – Boston: De Gruyter, 2017.


M. Flohr – A. Wilson (eds.), The Economy of Pompeii. Oxford studies on the Roman economy, Oxford – New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

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J. Hartnett, The Roman Street: Urban Life and Society in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Rome, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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S. Chandrasekaran – A. Kouremenos (eds.), Continuity and Destruction in the Greek East: The Transformation of Monumental Space From the Hellenistic Period to Late Antiquity (BAR International Series 2765), Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 2015.

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C. Hawkins, Roman Artisans and the Urban Economy, Cambridge – New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

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C. Bolgia, Reclaiming the Roman Capitol. Santa Maria in Aracoeli from the altar of Augustus to the Franciscans, c.500 – 1450, Oxon: Routledge, 2017.

P. Boot et all. (eds.), Advances in Digital Scholarly Editing. Papers presented at the DiXiT conferences in The Hague, Cologne, and Antwerp, Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2017.


S. Settis, Cieli d’Europa. Cultura, creatività, uguaglianza, Torino: Utet, 2017.

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E. Vaiani, The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo. A catalogue raisonné. Drawings and prints in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, the British Library, the British Museum, the Institut de France and other collections, 5. The Antichità diverse album, Turnhout: Royal Collection Trust, 2016.


The Digital Milliet Project

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B. van Beek, The archive of the architektones Kleon and Theodoros (P. Petrie Kleon) (Collectanea hellenistica 7), Leuven: Peeters, 2017.


D. Gandolfi, Αrcheologia subacquea. Storia, organizzazione, tecnica e ricerche (Quaderni della Scuola interdisciplinare delle metodologie archeologiche 3), Bordighera: Istituto internazionale di studi liguri, 2017.


L. Quilici – S. Quilici Gigli (eds.), Atlante tematico di topografia antica, ATTA 27: Roma e Portus, fortificazioni, urbanistica e acquedotti, Roma: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2017.


D. Camardo – M. Notomista, Ercolano. 1927 – 1961. L’impresa archeologica di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della città museo, Roma: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2017.


D. Shotter, Nero Caesar Augustus: emperor of Rome, London – New York: Routledge, 2017.


L. Lefebvre, Le mythe Néron: la fabrique d’un monstre dans la littérature antique (Ier-Ve s.), Lille: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2017.


E.D. Augenti, Gente dell’antica Roma. Personaggi dagli “Epigrammi” di M. Valerio Marziale, Roma: Arbor sapientiae, 2017.


U. Bultrighini – M. Torelli (eds.), Pausania, Guida della Grecia, Libro X: Delfi e la Focide, Milano: Fondazione Lorenzo Valla, 2017.


D.S. Richter – W.A. Johnson (eds.), The Oxford handbook of the second Sophistic, Oxford – New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.


V. Tsamakda (ed.), A companion to Byzantine illustrated manuscripts (Brill’s companions to the Byzantine world 2), Leiden: Brill, 2017.

V. Loré – G. Bührer-Thierry – R. Le Jan, Acquérir, prélever, contrôler. Les ressources en compétition (400 – 1100) (Collection “Haut moyen âge” 25), Turnhout: Brepols, 2017.


A. Lifschitz – M. Squire (eds.). Rethinking Lessing’s Laocoon: antiquity, enlightenment, and the ‘limits’ of painting and poetry, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.


S. Toussaint, “My Friend Ficino”. Art History and Neoplatonism: from Intellectual to Material Beauty, Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz 59 (2017), 146–173.


E. Passignat, Le fonti per la storia dell’arte. Il Cinquecento, Roma: Carocci, 2017.

S. Lenzi, La policromia dei Monochromata. La ricerca del colore su dipinti su lastre di marmo di età romana (Premio ricerca “città di Firenze” 51), Firenze: Firenze University Press, 2016.

R.K. Gibson – C. Whitton, The epistles of Pliny, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.


P. Sanvito (ed.), Vitruvianism. Origins and transformations (Transformationen der Antike 33), Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015.


I.R. Gammel, The power of beauty. On the aesthetics of Homer, Plato, and Cicero, Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2015.


S. Formigli – A. Pacini, Dioscoride. I minerali. La sezione mineralogica nel V libro della Materia medica. Traduzione e commento (Collana di studi archeologici 4), Roma: Espera, 2015.


La lingua della Storia dell’Arte nel XX secolo. Roberto Longhi

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G. Adornato (ed.), Intorno al Papiro di Artemidoro III. I Disegni. Atti del Convegno Internazionale del 4 Febbraio 2011 presso il Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Firenze – Milano: LED (Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto), 2016.

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R. Duncan-Jones, Power and privilege in Roman society, Cambridge – New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.


A. De Rosa, In obscurum coni… acumen. Sui termini skenographia e skiagraphia nel mondo classico, La Rivista di Engramma (online) 150 (2017).

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N.T. Elkins, The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98, Oxford – New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.


V. Rimell – M. Asper (eds.), Imagining Empire. Political Space in Hellenistic and Roman Literature (Bibliothek der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften 153), Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag, 2017.


R. Burns, Origins of the Colonnaded Streets in the Cities of the Roman East, Oxford – New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.


V. Platt – M.J. Squire (eds), The Frame in Classical Art: A Cultural History, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.


A. Grandazzi, Urbs. Histoire de la ville de Rome des origines à la mort d’Auguste, Paris: Editions Perrin, 2017.


M.A. Menze, Heliodors ‘klassische’ Ekphrase: die literarische Visualität der Aithiopika im Vergleich mit ihren Vorläufern bei Homer und Herodot sowie ihrer Rezeption bei Miguel de Cervantes (Orbis antiquus 51), Münster:  Aschendorff Verlag, 2017.

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S. Bellesi, La storia della scultura all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Pisa: Pisa University Press, 2017.


E. Carrara, Sul lessico dell’arte nella prima Crusca, in G. Belloni – P. Trovato (eds.), La Crusca e i testi Filologia, lessicografia e collezionismo librario intorno al Vocabolario del 1612, Padova: Libreria Universitaria, 2017.

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C.E. Barrett, Recontextualizing Nilotic Scenes: Interactive Landscapes in the Garden of the Casa dell’Efebo, Pompeii, American Journal of Archaeology 121 (2017), 293–332.

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C. Torre, Ovidio e le arti figurative: questioni metodologiche e appunti di lettura, in S. Costa – F. Gallo (eds.), Miscellanea Graecolatina IV, Roma: Bulzoni, 2017, 83-96.


C. DeBevoise Corcoran, Topography and deep structure in Plato: the construction of place in the Dialogues (SUNY series in ancient Greek philosophy), Albany: SUNY Press, 2016.


A.S. Mason, Ancient Aesthetics, London – New York: Routledge, 2016.

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M. Squire (ed.), Sight and the Ancient Senses. The Senses in Antiquity,  London – New York: Routledge, 2016.

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R. Wachter (ed.), Töpfer – Maler – Schreiber: Inschriften auf attischen Vasen. Akten des Kolloquiums vom 20. bis 23. September 2012 an den Universitäten Lausanne und Basel / Potiers – peintres – scribes: inscriptions sur vases attiques. Actes du colloque tenu aux Universités de Lausanne et de Bâle du 20 au 23 septembre 2012 / Potters – painters – scribes: inscriptions on Attic vases. Proceedings of the colloquium held at the University of Lausanne and Basel from 20th to 23rd September 2012 (Akanthus proceedings 4), Kilchberg – Zürich:  Akanthus Verlag für Archäologie, 2016.

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M. Margheritis, Plinio il Vecchio, con interventi di G. Adornato, P. Maggi, M. Mondelli e A. Roncoroni, Milano: Mimesis, 2017.


C. Rohr, Von Plinius zu Isidor und Beda Venerabilis. Zur Übernahme antiken Wissens über Witterungsphänomene im Mittelalter, in S. Dusil, G. Schwedler, R. Schwitter (eds.), Exzerpieren – Kompilieren – Tradieren: Transformationen des Wissens zwischen Spätantike und Frühmittelalter (Millennium-Studien / Millennium studies, 64), Berlin – Boston:  De Gruyter, 2017.

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A. Augoustakis, Flavian epic (Oxford Readings in Classical Studies), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Review: C. Laudani, Bollettino di Studi Latini 47 (2017), 371-375.

              S. Finkmann, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.11.14


R. Germany, Mimetic Contagion. Art and Artifice in Terence’s Eunuch, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.


H.D. Baker, Neo-Assyrian Specialists: Crafts, Offices, and Other Professional Designations (Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire 4/1: Profession Index), Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project and the Finnish Foundation for Assyriological Research, 2017.


L. Krollpfeifer, Rom bei Prudentius. Dichtung und Weltanschauung in »Contra orationem Symmachi« (Vertumnus. Berliner Beiträge zur Klassischen Philologie und zu ihren Nachbargebieten, 12), Göttingen: Edition Ruprecht, 2017.


L. Canetti (ed.), Statue. Rituali, scienza e magia dalla Tarda Antichità al Rinascimento (Micrologus Library, 81), Firenze: Sismel – Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2017.

E. Carrara, Spunti per una rilettura delle biografie leonardiane, in C. Frosinini, M. Ciatti (eds.), Il restauro dell’Adorazione dei Magi di Leonardo. La riscoperta di un capolavoro, Firenze: Edifir, 2017.


B. Forster (ed.), Belichtete Vergangenheit. Fotografie und Archäologie, Fotogeschichte 37, 144 (2017).


Journal for Art Market Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017): Theories of the Art Market: Data – Value – History.

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Website: Modern Classicism

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Website: Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World

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 V. Platt, The Artist as Anecdote: Creating Creators in Ancient Texts and Modern Art History, in J. Haninck, R. Fletcher (eds.), Creative Lives in Classical Antiquity: Poets, Artists and Biography, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, 274–304.


G. Koch (ed.), Akten des Symposiums Römische Sarkophage, Marburg, 2.-8. Juli 2006 (Marburger Beiträge zur Archäologie, 3), Marburg: Eigenverlag des Archäologischen Seminars der Philipps-Universität, 2016.


M.P. Sacchi – M. Visioli (eds.), Scritti autobiografici di artisti tra Quattro e Cinquecento. Seminari di letteratura artistica, Pavia: Edizioni Santa Caterina, 2017.


 L. Callebat, Le De Architectura de Vitruve, Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2017.


J. Haas-Lebegyev – A. Márton, Corpus vasorum antiquorum. Hongrie. Budapest, Musée des Beaux-Arts: fascicule 3. Union Academique Internationale, Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2017.


A. Stephens, Pompeii: A different perspective: Via dell’Abbondanza, a long road, well-traveled, Atlanta, GA: Lockwood Press, 2017.


C.M. Keesling, Early Greek portraiture: monuments and histories, Cambridge – New York – Port Melbourne – Delhi – Singapore: Cambridge University Press, 2017.


J.M. Wagner – F.W.J. Schelling, Report on the Aeginetan sculptures: with historical supplements. Translated, edited, and with an introduction by Louis A. Ruprecht Jr. (originally published 1817), Albany: SUNY Press, 2017.


P. Schultz – K. Seaman (eds.), Artists and artistic production in ancient Greece, Cambridge – New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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B. Steger, Piazza Armerina: la villa romaine du Casale en Sicile (Antiqua, 17), Paris: Éditions Picard, 2017.


L. Todisco, Prassitele di Atene. Scultore e bronzista del IV secolo (Maestri dell’arte classica, 6), Roma: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore, 2017.


Website: The Sinai Palimpsests Project

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Website: Empires of Faith

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A. Cameron, Studies in Late Roman Literature and History (Munera, 41), Bari: Edipuglia, 2016.

Focus onThe Fate of Pliny’s Letters in the Late Empire.


N. Gonis – F. Maltomini – W.B. Henry – S. Slattery (eds.), The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, Volume LXXXII [Nos. 5290 – 5319]. Edited with Translations and Notes (Graeco-Roman memoirs, 103),  London: Egypt Exploration Society, 2016.


V. Cazzato – A. Lardinois (eds.), The Look of Lyric: Greek Song and the Visual. Studies in archaic and classical Greek song, vol. 1 (Mnemosyne Supplements. History and archaeology of classical antiquity, 391), Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2016.

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J. Kitzbichler, U.C.A. Stephan (Hg.), Studien zur Praxis der Übersetzung antiker Literatur: Geschichte – Analysen – Kritik (Transformationen der Antike, 35), Berlin:  De Gruyter, 2016.

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Eidola. International Journal of Classical Art History 13 (2016)

Focus on:
– J. Lang, Images worn and transcribed. Roman gems as reflections of iconographic and cultural tradition(s).
– L. Rebaudo, Originali, copie e copisti nel mondo ellenistico e romano.
– G. Adornato, Componendi ratio: sull’iconografia di Occasio.
– G. Simeoni, Illustrare le Metamorfosi di Ovidio volgarizzate: i disegni del codice panciatichiano 63.

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P. Veyne, La Villa des Mystères à Pompéi, Paris: Gallimard, 2016.


F. Blondé (éd.), L’artisanat en Grèce ancienne. Filières de production. Bilan, méthodes et perspectives, Villeneuve d’Ascq: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2016.


L. Vlad Borrelli, Musivaria. Mosaico e opus sectile in età antica. Storia, tecniche, conservazione, Roma: Viella, 2016.


A. Molinari – R. Santangeli Valenzani – L. Spera (a cura di), L’archeologia della produzione a Roma (secoli V-XV), Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi (Roma 27-29 marzo 2014), Bari: Edipuglia, 2016.


A. Wilson – M. Flohr, Urban craftsmen and traders in the Roman world (Oxford Studies on Roman Economy), Oxford: Oxford University Press,  2016.

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J. Harries, A stone that feels right in the hand: Tactile memory, the abduction of agency and presence of the past, Journal of Material Culture 22 (2016), 110–130.


S. Strano, La “Tazza Farnese” Nuova analisi egittologico-semiotica. The “Farnese Cup”. A new egyptological-semiotic analysis (Collana di studi archeologici. Espera, 5), Monte Compatri: Espera, 2016.


M. Scheu, Den Marmor lebendig machen – Darstellungsmöglichkeiten des schönen Körpers in der klassischen Skulptur, Kritische Berichte: Zeitschrift für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften 45 (2017), 47-52.


M. Formisano – P. van der Eijk (eds.), Knowledge, Text and Practice in Ancient Technical Writing, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2017.

Focus on:
B. Holmes’s paper, The generous text: animal intuition, human knowledge, and written transmission in Pliny’s books on medicine.


A. Canobbio, Elementi senecani nell’epistola 3.5 di Plinio il Giovane, Athenaeum 105 (2017), 120-136.


K. T. von Stackelberg – E. Macaulay-Lewis (eds.), Housing the New Romans, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.


P. Vesperini (éd.), Philosophari – Usages romains des savoirs grecs sous la République et sous l’Empire (Kaïnon – Anthropologie de la pensée ancienne, 8), Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2017.

Focus on:
– G. Sauron, Décor et conviction philosophique à Rome au temps de Cicéron.
– E. Romano, La philosophia dei «non filosofi». Varrone e Vitruvio.
– H. Dessales, Des philosophes domestiques? Production statuaire et paysages culturels dans l’habitat de Pompéi.


Pompei e i Greci, catalogo mostra, Milano: Electa, 2017


Plongée avec Pline l’Ancien – Carnet de recherche sur la biodiversité aquatique décrite au livre IX de l’Histoire Naturelle de Pline L’Ancien

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Aeneid in JSTOR

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A. Vial-Logeay, Les sources du savoir. Quelques remarques sur Sénèque (Q.N. VI, 8) et Pline l’Ancien (H.N., VI, 181), in P. Galand, E. Malaspina (eds.), Vérité et apparence. Mélanges en l’honneur de C. Lévy, Turnhout: Brepols, 2016, 391-407.


D. Del Bufalo, Murrina Vasa. A luxury of Imperial Rome, Roma: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2016.


E. La Rocca, Sulla bottega di Pasiteles e di Stephanos, 2. Le Appiades di Stephanos nei monumenta Asinii e nel foro di Cesare, in E. Mangani – A. Pellegrino (a cura di), Για τo φιλo μας. Scritti in ricordo di Gaetano Messineo, Monte Compatri: Edizioni Espera, 2016, 207-224.

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P. Tansey, Cicero, Philippics 9.5 and the Porticus Octavia, The Classical Quarterly 66 (2016), 540-546.


B. D’Agostino, Potters and Painters in Archaic Corinth: Schemata and Images, in G. Colesanti – L. Lulli (eds.), Submerged Literature in Ancient Greek Culture, Volume 2: Case Studies, Berlin-Boston: De Gruyter, 2016, 243-258.


P. Liverani,  Il significato del colore nei marmi in età tardoantica, in P.A. Andreuccetti – D. Bindani (a cura di), Il colore nel Medioevo. Arte, simbolo e tecnica. Tra materiali costitutivi e colori aggiunti: mosaici, intarsi e plastica lapidea (Atti delle giornate di studi, Lucca 24-26 ottobre 2013), Lucca: Istituto Storico Lucchese, 2016, 23-40.

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H. Lamers – B. Reitz-Joosse, The Codex Fori Mussolini: A Latin Text of Italian Fascism (Bloomsbury studies in classical reception), London – New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

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G. Ammannati, Pinxit industria docte mentis. Le iscrizioni di Virtù e Vizi dipinte da Giotto nella Cappella degli Scrovegni, Pisa: Le Edizioni della Normale, 2017.

N. Bernacchio – R. Meneghini  (a cura di), I Fori dopo i Fori. La vita quotidiana nell’area dei Fori Imperiali dopo l’Antichità, catalogo mostra, Roma: Gangemi Editore, 2017.


D. Donetti – M. Faietti – S. Frommel (a cura di), Giuliano da Sangallo. Disegni degli Uffizi, catalogo mostra, Firenze: Giunti Editore, 2017.

C. Higbie, Collectors, scholars and forgers in the ancient world, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.


A. Jones, A portable cosmos. Revealing the Antikythera mechanism, scientific wonder of the ancient world, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.


C.B. Kendall – F. Wallis, Isidore of Seville, On the Nature of Things. Translated with Introduction, Notes and Commentary (Translated texts for historians, 66), Liverpool:  Liverpool University Press, 2016.
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E. Gentile Ortona – M. Modolo (eds.), Caylus e la riscoperta della pittura antica. Attraverso gli acquarelli di Pietro Santi Bartoli per Luigi XIV. Genesi del primo libro di storia dell’arte a colori (Studi sulla cultura dell’antico, 10), Roma: De Luca Editori, 2016.


I. Matijasic, Scylax of Caryanda, Pseudo-Scylax, and the Paris Periplus: Renconsidering the Ancient Tradition of a Geographical Text, Mare Nostrum 7 (2016), 1-19.
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J. Elsner – M. Squire, Homer and the Ekphrasists: Text and Picture in the Elder Philostratus’ ‘Scamander’ (Imagines I.1),  in J. Bintliff – N.K. Rutter, The Archaeology of Greece and Rome. Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016, 57-99.


P. Stephenson, The serpent column: A cultural biography (Onassis series in Hellenic culture), New York – Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Website: Photios On Line
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T. Fögen, Gattungsvielfalt in den Briefen des Jüngeren Plinius: Episteln im Spannungsfeld von ethischer Unterweisung und literarischer Pluridimensionalität, Gymnasium 124 (2017), 21-60.


E.H. Cline, Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.


G. Hardy – L. Totelin, Ancient Botany, Abingdon – New York: Routledge, 2016.


J.-Y. Guillaumin (ed.), Isidorus Hispalensis, Étymologies, livre XV: De aedificiis et agris, Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2016.


A. Casamento, Templi, case ed eloquenza. Alcuni appunti sull’impiego di metafore architettoniche tra Cicerone e Tacito, Bollettino di studi latini 46/2 (2016), 467-487.


J. Taubert (ed.), Polychrome Sculpture: Meaning, Form, Conservation, translated by C. Schulman, introduction by M.D. Marincola, Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2015.
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P. Destree – P. Murray, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics, Malden – Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
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I. Bonati, Il lessico dei vasi e dei contenitori greci nei papiri: specimina per un repertorio lessicale degli angionimi greci (Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete. Beihefte 37), Berlin – Boston: De Gruyter, 2016.


A. Bonadeo, I colori nell’antichità classica: lessico e teorie. Suggestioni da Goethe, in: S. Audano – G. Cipriani (eds), Aspetti della Fortuna dell’Antico nella Cultura Europea. Atti della Dodicesima Giornata di Studi, Sestri Levante, 13 marzo 2015 (Echo 18). Foggia: Il Castello Edizioni, 2016, 187-220.


S. Lenzi, Tutti i colori di Augusto. Uno status quaestionis dello studio della policromia su opere in marmo di età augustea, in: A. Busetto – E. Bedin (eds), Sulle tracce di Augusto (Antichità Alto-Adriatiche 82), Trieste: Editreg, 2016, 47-61.


J.-A. Shelton, Pliny the Younger: Selected Letters, Mundelein (IL): Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2016.


J. McInerney – I. Sluiter (eds), Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity. Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination, with the assistance of B. Corthals (Mnemosyne. Supplements 393), Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2016.

Pline l’ancien. Histoire naturelle. Livre IV, texte établi, traduit et commenté par H. Zehnacker, A. Silberman (Collection des universités de France. Série latine, 409), Paris:  Les Belles Lettres, 2015.
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L. Mancini, In pictura summa sublimitas. Su una lettura militante di Plinio il Vecchio nella Francia del Settecento, Quaderni del ramo d’oro 7 (2015), 129-146.

G. Adornato, Lysippus without the Kairos. A Greek Masterpiece between Art and Literature, Jarbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 130 (2015), 159-182.

E. Spangenberg Yanes, Sulla nozione di color e χρῶμα nella retorica della prima età imperiale, Materiali e discussioni per l’analisi dei testi classici 75 (2015), 79-104.

E. Aloiz, J. Douglas, A. Nagel, Painted Plaster and Glazed Brick Fragments from Achaemenid Pasargadae and Persepolis, Iran, Heritage Science Journal 4.3 (2016).

K. Galinsky, K. Lapatin (eds.), Cultural Memories in the Roman Empire, Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016.

H. Lamers, Pseudo-Classical Phantom Words in Latin Literature and Scholarship. The Case of dicatura from Pliny the Elder’s Preface, Latomus 74, 4 (2015), 1014-1036.

D. Conso, Forma: études sémantique et étymologique, Besançon: Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté, 2015.

E. Brun et all., Revealing metallic ink in Herculaneum papyri, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2016.

V. Naas – M. Simon (eds.). De Samos à Rome: personnalité et influence de Douris (Modernité classique), Nanterre: Presses universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2015.

M. Wellington Gahtan – D. Pegazzano, Museum archetypes and collecting in the ancient world, Leiden: Brill, 2015.

S. Page, Der ideale Aristokrat: Plinius der Jüngere und das Sozialprofil der Senatoren in der Kaiserzeit (Studien zur Alten Geschichte, 24), Heidelberg: Verlag Antike, 2015.

U. Vedder, Der Koloss von Rhodos: Archäologie, Herstellung und Rezeptionsgeschichte eines antiken Weltwunders, Mainz: Nünnerich-Asmus Verlag, 2015.

G. Frison – G. Brun, Ground lapis lazuli. A new approach to the history of the colour term ‘azure’ and the pigment ultramarine blue up to the 13th Century, in M. Rossi – D. Casciani (eds.), Colour and Colorimetry. Multidisciplinary Contributions Vol. XI B, Proceedings of the 11th Conferenza del Colore – Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 10-11 September 2015, Milano 2015, 265-276.

Website: Public Monuments in Roman Greece University of Oxford / Marie Curie Actions

A.C. Christina, E. Foster, J.P. Hallett (eds.), Kinesis: The Ancient Depiction of Gesture, Motion, and Emotion. Essays for Donald Lateiner, Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 2015.

Focus on: Ellen Finkelpearl’s essay “Elephant Tears: Animal Emotion in Pliny and Aelian”
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F. Guadalupe Masi – S. Maso (eds.), Epicurus on Eidola: Peri Phuseos Book II. Update, Proposals, and Discussions (Lexis Ancient Philosophy 10),  Amsterdam:  Adolf M. Hakkert, 2015.
Focus on:
– T. Dorandi, Libri dell’opera ‘Sulla natura’ di Epicuro in più esemplari, 17-34 (on Antigonus of Carystos)
– A. Corti, Ὁμοιοςχήμων e ὁμοιόμορφος. Alcune riflessioni sulle proprietà degli εἴδωλα nella dottrina di Epicuro, Aurora Corti 83-106 (on terminology)
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H. Hochscheid, Networks of Stone: Sculpture and Society in Archaic and Classical Athens (Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship Between the Arts, 35), Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015.

G. Hedreen, The Image of the Artist in Archaic and Classical Greece: Art, Poetry, and Subjectivity, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

[Review] J. Serratti, Éditer les fragments des historiens romains. Quelques remarques en marge de: T.J. Cornell (éd.), The Fragments of the Roman Historians, Oxford, OUP, 2013, Latomus 74, 4 (2015), 1077.

 


 M. Betrò, Gli erbari nell’antico Egitto, in A. Actis Caporale, E. D’Amicone, F. Relats, P. Ramon Tragan (eds.), Naturalia e Artificialia: Le piante e i fiori d’Egitto nell’esperienza museografica degli scavi e degli erbari, Barcelona, Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat, S.A., 2016, 41-60.

J. Borsch, L. Carrara (eds.), Erdbeben in der Antike. Deutungen – Folgen – Repräsentationen (Bedrohte Ordnungen 4), Tübingen: Mohr Siebek, 2016.


P. Linant de Bellefonds, É. Prioux, A. Rouveret (eds.), D’Alexandre à Auguste. Dynamiques de la création dans les arts visuels et la poésie, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016.


 C. Roby, Technical Ekphrasis in Greek and Roman Science and Literature: the Written Machine between Alexandria and Rome, Cambridge – New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

O. Devillers (ed.), Autour de Pline le Jeune: en hommage à Nicole Méthy (Scripta antiqua, 74), Bordeaux: Ausonius Éditions, 2015.

Focus on:
– O. Devillers, Néron selon Pline le Jeune: entre Pline l’Ancien, Tacite et Trajan, 61-74;
– N. Méthy, Magie, religion et botanique. À propos de la formule herbae felicitas dans un passage de Pline l’Ancien,  89-102.
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E. Scioli, Dream, Fantasy, and Visual Art in Roman Elegy (Wisconsin Studies in Classics), Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.
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F. Cairns – R. Gibson (eds.), Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar, 16, 2016. Greek and Roman poetry: the Elder Pliny (Arca Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs 54), Prenton: Francis Cairns, 2016.

P. Fane-Saunders, Pliny the Elder and the emergence of Renaissance architecture, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

W. Fitzgerald, Variety: The Life of a Roman Concept,  Chicago – London:  University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Focus on: Variety in Pliny

G. Brizzi, 70 d.C. La conquista di Gerusalemme (I Robinson/Letture), Roma-Bari: GLF Editori Laterza, 2015.
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E. Moignard, Master of Attic Black-Figure Painting: The Art and Legacy of Exekias, London – New York:  I. B. Tauris, 2015.
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G. Squillace, Le lacrime di Mirra: miti e luoghi dei profumi nel mondo antico (Saggi 822), Bologna: Società editrice il Mulino, 2015.
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L. Pelletier-Michaud, Aux origines poétiques de la couleur: pour une approche littéraire des lexiques chromatiques anciens. L’exemple des élégiaques latins et de leurs modèles grecs, Anabases 23 (2016), 278-289.


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Presentation (from the website)
“ToposText is a new interface that links readers and travelers to Europe’s most ancient literary culture and to the Greek landscape that inspired it. TT presents 5000 places relevant to the ancient Greek world — ancient cities and shrines, medieval castles and towers, modern museums and excavation sites — primarily in Greece but including major places from Spain to the Caucasus. It links those places to the ancient authors who wrote about them in Greek or Latin”.

Ruling an Empire in a Changing World – Studies on Origin, Impact, and Reception of the Notitia Dignitatum (University of Freiburg, November 20-23, 2019)

Deadline: November 18, 2018
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Mythical history & historical myth: blurred boundaries in Antiquity (University of Patras, June 28 – July 1, 2019)

Deadline: December 1, 2018
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Thirteenth International Conference of Iconographic Studies “Afterlife of Antiquity – Case Studies and New Perspectives in Iconology” (University of Rijeka, May 30-31, 2019)

Deadline: January 15, 2019
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Iconotropy: Symbolic and Material Changes to Cult Images (Autonomous University of Madrid, April 4-5, 2019)

Deadline: January 15, 2019
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David and Julie Tobey Fellowship (Firenze, Villa I Tatti)

Deadline: November 15, 2018
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Morgan Library & Museum: Assistant Curator, Department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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The Cambridge Philological Society Prize

Deadline 2019: January 15, 2019
Deadline 2020: January 15, 2020
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Traiano. Costruire l’Impero, creare l’Europa
Roma, Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali, November 29, 2017 – November 18, 2018

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Pittura di terracotta. Mito e immagine nelle lastre dipinte di Cerveteri

Santa Marinella, Castello di Santa Severa, June 22 – December 22, 2018
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“Printing R-Evolution 1450-1500”. I 50 anni che hanno cambiato l’Europa

Venezia, Museo Correr, September 1, 2018 – January 07, 2019
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La Roma dei Re. Il racconto dell’Archeologia

Roma, Musei Capitolini, July 27, 2018 – January 27, 2019
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Ovidio. Amori e metamorfosi

Roma, Scuderie del Quirinale, October 16, 2018 – January 27, 2019
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Alla ricerca di Stabia

Pompei, Antiquarium, July 31, 2018 – January 31, 2019
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Un rêve d’Italie. La collection du marquis Campana

Paris, Muséee du Louvre, November 8, 2018 – February 11, 2019  
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Claude, un empereur au destin singulier (Lyon, 10 av. J.-C. – Rome, 54 ap. J.-C.)

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, December 1, 2018 – March 4, 2019
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Ercole e il suo mito

Venaria Reale, Reggia di Venaria, September 13, 2018 – March 10, 2019
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Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance

Pacific Palisades, CA, The Getty Villa, April 18, 2018 – May 27, 2019

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New Openings | The Roman section at the Archaeological Museum ‘Paolo Giovio’, Como

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Ideas | Engaging viewers in ancient art museums

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Art Market | The first auctioning of an AI-generated artwork

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New Findings | When did the Vesuvius erupt? A new date for Pliny the Elder’s death

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New Findings | Three marble heads found in Aquinum  

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Classics & Media | Rome Reborn

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The Plinii Today | Piccolo Hortus Pliniano

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New Findings | A hoard discovered in Como

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Archaeology & Literary Sources | Odyssey extract on clay tablet

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New Findings | Election day in ancient Pompeii

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New Openings | A Roman Villa in Positano

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Classics on Holiday | Visiting the Acropolis in miniature

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New Findings | A victim of the Vesuvius eruption 

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New Opening | Musée de la Romanité, Nîmes

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Classics Restaged | Festival of Academic Theatre (FAcT)

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The Plinii Today | A literary park in Como

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New Discoveries | Tracking the Earliest Citrus in the Mediterranean

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New Findings | A Roman aqueduct uncovered in Cadiz

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New Openings | Next stop: Ancient Rome

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Art News | Trials and tribulations of Vasari’s archive in Arezzo

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New Openings | Horti Farnesiani on the Palatine Hill

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Contexts | Milan in Roman time: a new project

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Archaeology & Literary Sources | Ancient lens technology: between material evidence and Pliny’s accounts

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Art Techniques | Egyptian Faience: Technology and Production

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Restoration | Ships from Naples Underground wait for restoration

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Courses | Roman Gems and Jewelry: The Art of Adornment at the Getty Villa
April 14, 2018

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Ancient Languages Today | Certamen Latinum “Nova Humanitas”

Deadline: May 31, 2018
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New Findings_1 | A new necropolis in Firenze

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New Findings_2 | The Hellenistic theater in Agrigento: first results of the excavations

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New Findings_3 | The earliest tomb of a Scythian Prince

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New Findings_4 | Rome, Metro Amba Aradam: the Domus of the Centurion comes to light

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New Openings | The Palace of Aigai opens to public

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Archaeology and Literary Sources_1 | Cooking Panis Quadratus with Pliny as a guide

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Archaeology and Literary Sources_2 | Nero’s cenatio rotunda

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Art Market | Caligula’s mosaic from Nemi comes back to Italy

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Art & Media_1 | A TV series on Roman Emperors by Martin Scorsese

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Art & Media_2 | Welcome to Rome, an “archeoshow” by Paco Lanciano

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Art & Media_3 | A film on Palladio

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Art & Technology | If GoT was set in Rome

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Ancient Languages Today_1 | Certamen Ciceronianum Arpinas
Deadline: April 10, 2018

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Ancient Languages Today_2 | A revival of Latin Language

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New findings_1 | Underwater search at Naxos

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New findings_2 | Abukir Bay: the Greek city of Thonis-Heracleion

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New findings_3 | Research in Sicily

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Art & Media | Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

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Art & Technology_1 | Reproducing artworks today

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Art & Technology_2 | UMA, Universal Museum of Art

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Art Techniques | Lost-wax bronze casting: how it works

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Ancient Languages Today_1 | How learning Latin could change your life

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Ancient Languages Today_2 | Re-introduction of ancient languages in Scottish schools

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Ancient Languages Today_3 | Certamen Senecanum

Deadline: March 8, 2018
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New findings_1 | A masterpiece of Minoan glyptic

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New findings_2 | New paintings by Raffaello at the Musei Vaticani

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New findings_3 | Palimpsests reveal new ancient texts

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New findings_4 | From Rome’s new subway

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New openings_1 | Pompeii, Casa del Marinaio and Complesso Championnet open to public

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New openings_2 | Porticus Octaviae restored

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Art & Practice | “Drawing from Antiquity” course at The Getty Villa
Venus and Cupid, February 10, 2018
Drawing Spring Flowers, March 31, 2018

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Art & Technology | A new look at ancient Rome

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Ancient Languages Today | Certamen “Concetto Marchesi” – VII Edizione

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New openings_1 | The London Mithraeum

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New openings_2 | Louvre Abu Dhabi

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New findings_1 | A Roman sundial from Interamna Lirenas

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New findings_2 | The oldest wine production ever found

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Contexts_1 | Herbal medicine at palace in Ebla

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Contexts_2 | The Roman street in Tyre is not a street! 

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Archaeology and Literary Sources_1 | Privata Traiani Domus

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Archaeology and Literary Sources_2 | The Roman harbour in Lecce

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Archaeology and Literary Sources_3 | Qumran Scrolls and skeletons

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Latin Language Today | Last broadcast for Nuntii Latini

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Art Market | The most expensive artwork sold at auction and related trends

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Reuses | A contemporary artwork from damaged marbles

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Archaeology and Literary Sources_1: Was the Trojan Horse a Horse?

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Archaeology and Literary Sources_2: Strabo’s mistake

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New Finds: a Medieval Kiln in Florence

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New Openings: the Tomba Barberini

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Heritage and Conservation: the Hadrian’s Wall at risk

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Reuses: an Egyptian Sarcophagus in the Monumental Cemetery of Turin

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News from Antikythera

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Why was art history born?

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Rome, Metro C: ancient walls appear from the ground

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Messages from the border

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New findings in Pompeii

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Scanning Pyramids

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Manuscript with Hippocrates’ recipes found

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Strategies for museums

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The debate on Pliny’s skull continues

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Roman subway

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New findings at the Foce del Sele

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News in Latin

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Detecting the provenance of materials: the case of Ötzi’s axe

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Virtual unrolling of ancient scroll

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Digital Humanities: a project for Venice and a debate

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Egyptian Blue: The First Synthetic Pigment

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Archaeology in Rome: new findings from the Imperial Age

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The World’s Oldest Art Studio

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Nero is back! A show and a debate

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The Arch of Titus in Color

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New blue shade discovered

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Pompeii – Regio VII

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Aqueduct found in Rome

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Latin crosswords

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The Oplontis Project

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Fountains in Pompeii Restored

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New findings in Qumran

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Ancient artistic techniques between Greek and Chinese worlds

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A virtual visit to an ancient house in Pompeii

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Caravaggio at work

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The first translation of Pliny the Elder’s Natural History into Italian is now online

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Herculaneum, scientists read papyrus scrolls without opening

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The Antikythera Mechanism: scientists decipher its purpose

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Codex Rossanensis restaured

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Discovery of a Roman fresco in London

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Vantablack, Anish Kapoor’s blackest black

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Paul Klee’s personal notebooks online

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Pliny the Elder Beer: Double India Pale Ale

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Earliest Evidence for Egyptian Blue

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Art and Materiality: Visits to the Centro Conservazione e Restauro “La Venaria Reale”

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Art in context: The Nile mosaic of Palestrina

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