#Thelxiope ~ Classics in Landscape Mode for September 26, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VI Kal. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 9 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Lectures and Conferences

Everyday Orientalism

Persika

Center for Hellenic Studies

Ancient History Guy

Christian Lehman

Crews Project

The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Kings and Generals

American Institute for Roman Culture/Darius Arya

Parco Colosseo

Classics in Color

Invicta

Billingsgate Roman House

Oriental Institute

Pompeii Sites

Alia

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 25, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VII Kal. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 8 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Darius the Great is one of Persia’s most infamous kings for many reasons. An illegitimate heir who reunified the empire. The king of the first war with Greece. Conqueror of territory at the far reaches of Persian control. He was many things. He was also a reformer and an administrator who oversaw the implementation of new systems of taxation, record keeping, and political organization. Those reforms formed the basis of Persian governance for centuries to come, and may be his longest lasting legacy.

In this episode, we cover the reign of Ashurnasirpal II, who through a series of ruthless and brutal conquests, completed the transformation of Assyria from a regional power to an empire, the Neo-Assyrian empire, and left it perhaps stronger that it was ever before.

In the short introductory episode of Roamin’ The Empire, Rob and Katie introduce themselves and their backgrounds and talk about their goals and motivations behind doing this podcast.

We’ve had the Battle of Thermopylae with the brilliant Paul Cartledge; we’ve had the Battle of Artemisium with the great Owen Rees. And I’m delighted to say that we are today fulfilling the 2,499 Persian War ‘trilogy’ with the Battle of Salamis. One of the most famous naval clashes of antiquity, it saw a small (largely-Athenian) fleet square up against the mighty Persian armada of King Xerxes. It occurred around this time (c.22 September), 2,499 years ago. I was thrilled to be joined by Professor Barry Strauss to talk through the Battle of Salamis. In this podcast he provides a thorough account of the clash and explains why the battle became so important to the Athenians. Barry is the author of ‘The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece – and Western Civilisation’. He is also the host of the Antiquitas podcast.

Tyler Alderson interviews Dr. Sally Foster about an overlooked group of objects: replicas. Far from being just a copy of an original object, replicas can have their own lives and value. Dr. Foster discusses her research and new book on the St. John’s Cross replica on the Scottish island of Iona, as well as a set of principles and guidance she has helped prepare for working with replicas. 61 minutes.

Murray answers the question from patron Cosma ‘What was the process of hiring mercenaries in ancient armies?’

In today’s special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Denise Eileen McCoskey, Professor of Classics and affiliate of Black World Studies at Miami (OH) University. She has written extensively on the politics of race and gender in antiquity and is currently at work on a project examining the role of eugenics in early twentieth-century classical scholarship. In 2012, she published her book Race: Antiquity & Its Legacy, which will be the topic of today’s conversation. It accounts for the various ways in which ancient cultures thought about race (including race as social practice and racial representations). We also dig into the “Black Athena” controversy a bit and why the field of Classics handled it so poorly.

“In this episode of Amped Up Radio, I sit down to talk with Ryan Stitt, the creator and host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast. Ryan talks about the thorny issue of historiography in ancient Greece, relating to the lack of reliable sources; what life would have been like if you were a male, female, or slave living in Athens, and Sparta’s eugenics program, whether or not it is myth or reality. In the second half of the show, we talk about how Ryan got into podcasting, some roadblocks he’s come across, and some tips for new podcasters are arriving to the scene!”

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, from civil unrest will come a tyrant, but he will be undone and the powerful will be destroyed completely with serious penalties.

… 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 September 24, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 7 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Episode 22 (S4) With a backdrop of an original musical piece composed by Matthew Leigh Embleton, British composer, we hear the piece begin with a translation of the poem (read by Dr. Christensen of Brandeis University), it jumps to an excerpt of the Battle of the Frogs and the Mice by George Martin (read by Graeme Malcolm with permission of Random House Audio Books) with the conclusion of the poem (the attack of the crabs) told with storytelling brios by Dr. Christensen. Based on his book with Eric Robinson titled: The Homeric Battle of the Frogs and Mice we can hear the story teller across the millennia tell a tale of bravery and foolishness. George Martin and the Christensen / Robinson books are available on line. In a one on one interview with Dr. Joel Christensen he guides us through this odd epic poem where the heroes are frogs and mice acting like Homeric Heroes. Was this a poem written by Homer himself? Did kids or adults listen to it? What does Homeric poetry try to teach us? Did Alexander the Great hear this poem?

Book Reviews

Dramatic Receptions

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a drought. There will be an abundant harvest from the nut trees in the autumn but they will be destroyed by storms.

… 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 September 23, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IX Kal. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 6 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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In this episode, Dr. Dylan Rogers joins us to discuss his work on the sensory experience of water in ancient cities, monumental water displays, and the site of Nikopolis.

Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a period of shortages during this 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 September 22, 2020

Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 5 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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in which Leto gets chased by a Dragon, Her sister gets turned into an Island, Twins happen, We are introduced to the strategy of staying out of reach and shooting them with arrows and remark on the Hellenic ideas about Prophecy.

Come dream with me as we go Deep into the Second Century BCE and experience the dirty wars that are only spoken of with dread, Rome vs. Numantina, Rome vs. Numida. And witness the rise of Gaius Marius.

Book Reviews

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends prosperity but a heavy and wet 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)