So I’m trying to wrap my head around the possibility that the ludi Apollinares were introduced because of a connection between Apollo and Tarentum (cf. Livy 25.1-12). This idea seems accepted by Santangelo on the basis of Russo 2005. I really admire the work of the former so want to go along with it, but… Continue reading Desultores, Apollo, and Tarentum
Really, I’m going to try not to become (more) obsessed with the Papius series. But I just couldn’t resist this one. The pointy thing on the obverse matches with the whip, because together they are the attributes of the desultor [links to all posts on the top]:
This is a didrachm of one of Rome’s colonies, Suessa Aurunca. This type is usually dated to the time of 1st Punic War. The colony had been established in 313 BC as part of the Samnite Wars (Livy 9.28). The place makes little mark on the literary narrative, appearing in such sleepy contexts as Cato’s… Continue reading Dioscuri and Desultores
I’m very grateful to Prof. Sinclair W. Bell for reading the below post and sending me the following article which I had not read when I wrote the original post! I’ve annotated my original post to highlight our agreements and disagreements. —Original post with annotations based on Daoust– I am very grateful to Dr. Jeremy… Continue reading Nothing to do with coin striking
A Work in Progress. Hint. The search bar to the right is actually your best way of finding what I’ve said on anything. Professional Musings Political Essays “_____ Lives Matter” Lawn Signs Electoral College and Anti-Democratic Intentions State of the Discipline, Then, Now and Future Controversies in Classics – discussion of Holt Parker, Thomas Hubbard… Continue reading Index
So this is a pretty left field thought. But as I’m thinking about the coins of Teanum I can’t help but think how weird it is to have a triga, a three-horse chariot. It’s not really a well known or convenient hitching configuration. One could speculate that it comes from copying a quadriga type like that… Continue reading 296 out of 410 days: Revival Reverses?
I was surprised to have so much trouble finding an image of this type. Thus I thought I’d throw up this bad screen shot and link just to help the next numismatist so struggling. HN Italy obviously knows more specimens than the Paris one as a weight range is given (6.1-6.4 g); I’ve not tracked… Continue reading Cora didrachm
Returning to the book has been a jarring experience today. I managed to exhibit huge internal resistance. For example, it seemed very important today to refine my file and image backup system and clear my hard drive of duplicate files using the latest search software. Anyway. Not knowing where to start or even which… Continue reading 144 out of 410 days: Missing Cybele