#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 17, 2019

Hodie est a.d. XV Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 15 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

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De tribus maximis praeceptis quibus puto in formandae rationes docendi Latine. Respuo etiam nomen “methodi” ut non iam aptum

Fiona joins David to discuss the Roman Society, including how it’s developed and the challenges it faces, the upcoming FIEC & CA conference, her work on the emperors Anastasius and Justinian, what led her to study Byzantium, and what areas of Late Antiquity she thinks need exploring.

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 14, 2019

Hodie est a.d. XVIII Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 12 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

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At the same time as Hermes takes flight to Calypso’ island, in order to rescue Odysseus, Athena takes flight to Ithaka, in order to “rescue” 20-year old Telemachus: from his remarkable immaturity. This episode picks up the story in the twentieth year of Odysseus’ absence, and details the “Ithacan constitutional crisis” confronting Penelope, Telemachus, and the people of Ithaka:  “What to do, when your king/your husband/your father, may or may not, be dead?

My guest this week is Fiona Macintosh, Professor of Classical Reception, Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, and Curator of the Ioannou Centre at Oxford University. We chat about the influence of the classics on English literature and its place in our modern world, her own path to her classical education, and the lessons she’s learned as a teacher.

Even as late as 24 CE, Tiberius seems to be mostly rational, although his view on majestas was hardening. He refused to allow Further Spain to erect a temple to himself and his mother. And when Sejanus asked for permission to marry Livia Julia, Drusus’ widow, Tibbo turned him down.

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 13, 2019

Hodie est Idibus Iuniis 2772 AUC ~ 11 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

 

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 12, 2019

Hodie est pridie Idus Iunias 2772 AUC ~ 10 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

 

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At the same time as Hermes takes flight to Calypso’ island, in order to rescue Odysseus, Athena takes flight to Ithaka, in order to “rescue” 20-year old Telemachus: from his remarkable immaturity. This episode picks up the story in the twentieth year of Odysseus’ absence, and details the “Ithacan constitutional crisis” confronting Penelope, Telemachus, and the people of Ithaka:  “What to do, when your king/your husband/your father, may or may not, be dead?

By modern standards the Romans had some fairly unusual ideas, which could be putting it mildly when it comes to the subject of adultery. For the most part the Romans were lack lax in repercussions, unless of course you were embarrassing a man of high status. Guest:
Dr Rhiannon Evans (Senior Lecturer, Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University)

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 11, 2019

Hodie est a.d. III Id. Iunias 2772 AUC ~ 9 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

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That’s Ancient History is back with another ‘myth digest’ where host Jean Menzies tells the tale of one classical myth in particular, breaks down its themes and discusses its significance to ancient culture. This episode is all about the myth of Pandora, the first ever mortal woman, created my Zeus, king of the gods, as a punishment for man.

Henriette van der Blom, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known.

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