#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for July 15, 2019

Hodie est a.d.  Id. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~  14 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Synopsis: On the eastern frontiers of the Seleucid Empire, Parthia, Bactria and the Indo-Greeks struggle for regional supremacy.  The stalemate in Syria and murder of Eucratides advance the fortunes of Mithridates…

In this episode I take a look into Rome’s foundation myth and how Livy, Dionysus and Plutarch handled the various elements within it.

Augustus et Catharina et Iustus apud Rusticationem Virginianam cum multis amicis in ipso maeniano sedentibus colloquuntur

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there is any thunder today, there will be agitations among the common people and a shortage of grain.

… adapted from the 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)

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for July 12, 2019

Hodie est a.d. IV Id. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~  11 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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In this special guest episode, I am joined by Joe Goodkin, a Chicago-based singer/songwriter, who tours the country performing his one-man folk-opera interpretation of Homer’s Odyssey. He has performed his Odyssey over 290 times in 38 U.S. states and Canada.  Joe’s Odyssey is part lecture, part musical performance, and part interactive discussion. The centerpiece of Joe’s Odyssey is a 30 minute continuous performance of 24 original songs performed only with an acoustic guitar and voice and with lyrics inspired by Odysseus’ famous exploits…

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there is any thunder, there will be unexpected cold in the summer, because of which the necessities of life will be spoiled.

adapted from the 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 ~ Your Morning Salutatio for July 11, 2019

Hodie est a.d. V Id. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~  10 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

Again, apologies for lateness … we will probably be late tomorrow morning as well.

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Ancient Greece is notorious for keeping women silent, veiled, and firmly fixed at the loom. But was life for women in places like Athens really so restrictive? After exploring their houses, rights and duties in Part 1, we’re going to talk about life as a matron: childbirth, our relationships with the enslaved around us, Athenian nightlife (including the famous escorts who rule it), ritual and festivals. We’ll even hop on over to Sparta to see what mischief those ladies are getting up to.

Shortly after Livia’s death, Tibbo wrote a letter to the senate attacking both Agrippina and Nero. They were prosecuted by Aulus Avillius Flaccus – the future prefect of Egypt, which leads Cam into a sidenote about Flaccus’ treatment of the Jews in Alexandria – and were both sent into exile. Then in 30, Tibbo finally went after his nemesis – Asinius Gallus – the man who married the love of his life

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for July 10, 2019

Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~  9 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Odysseus – after twenty years away – wakes up on the shores of his own dear Ithaka.  Athena provides her boy with an intelligence briefing, a reconnoiter strategy, and, of course, a disguise.  And then Odysseus launches into the most dangerous part of his homecoming journey yet:  figuring a way to overcome 108 dangerous suitors, and one very circumspect wife.  This episode includes a bittersweet of father-son reunion, a heartbreaking story of a faithful dog, and an episode-concluding cliff-hanger: “Does Penelope KNOW, or NOT KNOW, that that beggar in her hall, is actually her husband Odysseus?”.

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio For July 9, 2019

Hodie est a.d. VII Id. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~  8 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

Apologies for the lack of a weekend edition debut (I’m still working on how best to put that together) and yesterday’s #Thelxinoe (a pair of flight cancellations really messed up timing).

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Haec est altera pars colloquii “in foro Romano” incohati, in quo Iustus et Abigail Mexicopoli de urbe deque linguis indigenis colloquuntur.

Hoc in colloquio, Augustus et Iustus, Catharina absente, Novi Eboraci cum plus centum sodalibus apud Institutum Societatis ‘Classicae’ Americanae (ACL) colloquuntur

In this episode I take a look into Rome’s foundation myth and how Livy, Dionysus and Plutarch handled the various elements within it.

With the murder of Caracalla one of the most unlikely men steps into power. Macrinus is unassuming, of the wrong position, and the wrong class. He’d argue he’s the best man for the job, but very few in Rome would agree with him.

Lisa joins David to discuss her work on plant remains from the late Iron Age to Roman periods. As Lisa explains, the growth in archaeobotany in recent years has given us a better understanding of not only what people in the Roman World ate, but how healthy they were, how different regions were connected, and what rural life was like beyond villa culture…

2000 – 1450 BCE – Our first European civilisation takes us to the island of Crete in the Mediterranean where we learn of bare breasted ladies, bull-leaping, huge palaces and the ferocious Minotaur in the labrynth.

With Tiberius safely ensconced in his sex dungeon on Capri, Sejanus goes after more friends of Agrippina, starting with one of Germanicus’ generals, Titius Sabinus. About the same time, Julia The Younger, Augustus’ grand-daughter, finally died, after being in exile for 20 years. And Livia finally died in 29 CE, aged 86.

Rachel Schaevitz joins Aaron along with UNC archaeologist Jennifer Gates-Foster and UNC historian Fred Naiden, to discuss “Pillars of Antiquity,” an upcoming seminar about space and time in the ancient world.

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