So my kid has a test in Oedipus Rex tomorrow and they haven’t watched a movie version yet (ran out of time), so naturally I go looking for one and came up with this gem from 1968 … Christopher Plummer as Oedipus! Orson Welles as Teiresias! Donald Sutherland is in the chorus!!! The picture quality is iffy at times (especially at the beginning), but it’s pretty good …
… and the listing from IMDB
¶ ludi Victoriae Caesaris (day 5)
¶ 64 A.D. — the Great Fire of Rome continues (day 7)
¶ 69 A.D. — sacking of the Second Temple in Jerusalem (?)
¶ 133 A.D. — the last holdout of the Bar Kochba Revolt — Betar – fell to the Romans (?)
¶ 1895 — Birth of Robert Graves (author of I, Claudius, among others)
¶ 1978 — death of Dame Kathleen Kenyon (excavatrix of Jericho)
Stuff You Missed in History Class: The First Olympics, Revisited.
[I haven't had a chance to listen to this one yet; quality of these varies from episode to episode]
History of the Ancient World: Olympic renascences: how democratic were the Ancient Olympics?.
About.com Ancient / Classical History: On This Day in History – Robert Graves’ Birthday.