#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 5, 2020

Hodie est Non. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 17 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Robin Osborne joins us to talk about representations of homosexuality in Ancient Greece.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends intelligent women.

… adapted from the text and translation of:

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 4, 2020

Hodie est pr. Non. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 16 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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[Ephemeris] ARGENTARIAE SORS 

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The Rise of the Persian Empire

In this episode Dr Andrew Ollerton and Dr Peter J Williams continue their discussion of the credibility of the four Gospels. Who were the Gospel authors and can we trust their testimonies?Dr Peter J Williams is Principal of Tyndale House. He received…

“This is Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek… asking what made Alexander so Great?” With these words, ancient coin expert and CoinWeek Podcast guest host Mike Markowitz begins to spin an exciting and informative look at the life of Alexander the Great and what made him such a towering figure in ancient history…

This edition of Staging the Archive was recorded in July 2020; we invited APGRD co-founder Edith Hall along with Rosie Wyles (author and lecturer in Classics) to discuss their latest publication – Ancient Theatre and Performance Culture Around the Black Sea – co-written with David Braund (Exeter). 

The Greco-Persian Wars come to an end with Eumenes’ conquest of Cappadocia. Meanwhile, Ptolemy consolidates his rule over Egypt, while Perdiccas clears the way for Alexander’s body to return to Macedon from Babylon.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a shortage of food for both humans and animals.

… adapted from the text and translation of:

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 3, 2020

Hodie est a.d. III Non. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 15 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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The conquest of the Achaemenid Persian Empire by Alexander the Great and his Successors did not spell the end of Iranian civilization. During the early Hellenistic period, several Iranian dynasties manage to establish themselves as  independent rulers in their own right, propagating and transforming Iranian traditions and cultures in a changing environment. We will be covering such figures Mithridates I Ktistes, the founder of the Kingdom of Pontus, Orontes I, ruler of horse-rearing Armenia, and Amastris, the last Achaemenid princess and first Hellenistic queen.

In this episode, we discuss the years 411-410 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the theshifting of the naval war to the Hellespont, the vigor that the Athenian democracy showed in carrying on the war effort against Sparta and Pharnabazos with victories at Cynossema and Cyzicus, the re-establishment of the radical democracy at Athens, and the transition from the historical account of Thucydides into that of Xenophon’s Hellenica.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends trials and debates among the common folk.

… adapted from the text and translation of:

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for the Weekend of August 1-2, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 14 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends both an outbreak of disease and a shortage of the necessities of life.

… adapted from the text and translation of:

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)

#Thelxiope ~ Classics in Landscape Mode for August 1, 2020

Hodie est Kal. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 13 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

This week’s video-based gleanings; page may take a while to load (I continue to fiddle with categories):

Mini Docs

 

Classical Association Northern Ireland

 

Extra Credits

 

Center for Hellenic Studies

 

 

Andrea Cirla

 

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

 

Satura Lanx

 

Etruschannel

 

Divus Magister Craft

 

Ancient History Encyclopedia

 

Darius Arya/American Institute for Roman Culture

 

Lindybeige

 

Women’s Classical Committee UK

 

Wessex Archaeology

 

Kentiquity: Classics and Archaeology at Kent

 

Swansea University Classics

 

Pompeii Sites

 

Mythology Manifest

 

College Year in Athens

 

Ancient Literature Dude

 

Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

 

IterArtis

 

Classics in Color

 

Stupid Ancient History GCSE

 

Alia