#Thelxiope ~ Classics in Landscape Mode for July 4, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 14 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Classics and Archaeology at Kent

 

Women’s Classical Committee UK

 

Michael Levy

 

Helen King

 

Darius Arya

 

Emily Wilson

 

Digital Hammurabi

 

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Alia

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 3, 2020

Hodie est a.d. V Non. Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 13 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics. In this episode Jasper tells explains why the Roman army drew lots in AD69.

This edition of Staging the Archive podcast was recorded in March 2020, bringing together Professor Oliver Taplin (Emeritus Professor of Classics, Oxford, and co-founder of the APGRD) and Dr Giovanna Di Martino (Lecturer in Classics, Oxford) discussing Sicily’s privileged relationship with ancient Greek theatre. In particular, they focus on early-mid 20th century performances of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon at the Greek theatre at Syracuse.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a harsh winter.

… 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 July 2, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VI Non. Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 12 Skirophorion in the third 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 a nice late autumn.

… 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 July 1, 2020

Hodie est Kal Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 10 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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John Bracey, aka @magisterbracey on Twitter, is a Latin teacher in Massachusetts teaching Latin using the Comprehensible Input technique.. He has an MA in Classics from Boston College and in 2016 he was named Latin Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association. He leads workshops for teachers around the US on language teaching. He has written in Eidolon about his experience trying to get hired as a Black Latin teacher and why students of color don’t take Latin.

John J. Miller is joined by Spencer Klavan to discuss Aeschylus’s The Persians.

This week, curator Kenneth Lapatin dives into a new world through Roman carved gem that features Aeneas fleeing Troy.

In this story, young Curtius Rufus is about to give up on a political career as he’s surrounded by rumours and prejudice, when an African spirit appears to him with a positive message… This story is told by both Pliny the Younger (Letters, 7.27) and Tacitus (Annals, 11.20-21) though Pliny is rather kinder to both the spirit and to Rufus than Tacitus is! Followed by a discussion looking at race and ethnicity in the Roman world.Content warning: racism, ableism, abortion.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends abundance, but a destruction of flocks.

… 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 June 30, 2020

Hodie est pr. Kal Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 10 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Questions on the existence of true knowledge had plagued many Greek philosophers, but it was during the Hellenistic period when Skepticism, divided between two competing branches, emerged to openly cast doubt on the possibility of knowing anything at all. The disciples of Pyrrho of Elis, a contemporary of Alexander the Great, sought to achieve inner tranquility through indifference and lack of opinion, while the Academic Skeptics modeled themselves after Socrates, looking to engage in a perpetual state of inquiry as a way to better reach the truth.

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the heart of the New Testament. And today, historians and Biblical scholars know more about them than ever before.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a short period of many deaths.

… 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)