#Thelxiope ~ Classics in Landscape Mode for October 24, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IX Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 7 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Robinson College

Classical Association Northern Ireland

A Taste of the Ancient World

Herodotus Helpline

Satura Lanx

Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

David Amster

History Marche

Ancient History Guy

Christian Lehmann

Olympia Kyklos

Archaeology Now

Paideia Media

Peopling the Past

Center for Hellenic Studies

University of Iowa Classics

Invicta

Classics in Color

Natalie Haynes

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Athena Productions

Wessex Archaeology

Classical Wisdom

Digital Hammurabi

Smarthistory

D Midgley

Epimetheus

CAARI Cyprus

Walter M. Roberts III

Great Military Battles

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#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 23, 2020

Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 6 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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In October 42 BC the Roman Republic committed suicide. Near the town of Philippi in northern Greece the forces of Brutus and Cassius, the famous assassins of Julius Caesar and the last surviving cheerleaders of the Roman Republic, faced off against the armies of Marc Antony and young Octavian. Two separate battles were fought, the results of which decided the future direction of Rome. I was delighted to get the brilliant Steele Brand (@steele_brand) back on the podcast to talk me through these all-important battles. From the background to Brutus’ pitiful demise Steele guided me through the final Roman attempts to restore the Republic and how they were ultimately squashed by a combination of political brilliance, suicidal blunders and outrageous luck.

What makes a monster? Why are ancient monsters so cool? And how can mythology help us in our day to day lives? Dr. Liz Gloyn, Senior Lecturer in Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and author of “The Ethics of the Family in Seneca…

Robert asks, ‘Was the Roman Army of the later Roman Empire really that bad as everyone believes? Were they really a shadow of the republican and early empire legions? Although they were defeated at Adrianople, other than that battle, they seemed to have done rather well against foreign enemies but were just stretched too thin and always involved in civil strife.’

In this episode, we discuss the years 409-406 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenians’ achieving control in the Hellespont and Bosporus, Alcibiades’ triumphant return to Athens, the ascension of Lysander and his bromance with Cyrus, the Athenian defeat at Notium and the disgrace of Alcibiades, Kallikratidas victory over Konon at Mytilene, and the subsequent Battle of Arginusae with its disastrous consequences for the Athenians.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a very happy people.

… 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 October 22, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 5 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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This week Dave and Jeff watch—sometimes through their fingers—Wolfgang’s Petersen’s sweaty, beardy epic, Troy (2004).  Come along as we revisit the film after several years of peaceful forgetfulness. Was it as bad as we thought? More fit for a shampoo commercial than a tour-de-force of bravado aristeia? Some highlights: a) musing over whether the film embodies a “Homeric Spirit” b) the “Tiresias” award for most obnoxious performance (Orlando, we’re looking at you), and c) the real question, better with the gods or without? Don’t be a heel—tune in.

A classic haunted house story for Halloween – a philosopher rents an old house with suspiciously cheap rent and the sound of clanking chains in the night… This story is taken from Pliny the Younger, Letters, 7.27.5-11. After the story, Dr Tony Keen of the University of Notre Dame in London joins me for a chat about Pliny, urban legends, the fantastic in the ancient world, and about working for the Roman Emperor.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends bad conditions and assorted diseases for the people.

… 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 October 21, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 4 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Mary Rose regular Emma Sothon joins us to talk all about her new book on murder in Ancient Rome. We promise you, no giraffes were harmed in the recording of this podcast, nor people making up weird sex stories about them. However weird they are.  Buy the book! A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discover and explore lost books and manuscripts that almost were part of the Bible.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today it portends an outbreak of a coughing sickness and heart maladies.

… 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 October 20, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 3 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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After years of digging, Professor R. Steven Notley believes he can prove the true location of biblical Bethsaida, also known as the “Lost City of the Apostles.” Get the latest scoop on El-Araj from Professor Notley and learn why he thinks it is the best candidate for biblical Bethsaida during this special program held in person at Museum of the Bible.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an airing of old grievances and for many, suffering from the discord that arises.

… 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)