#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for July 30, 2019

Hodie est a.d.  III Kal. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  29 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Religion was a central part of the Roman Empire and in today’s episode host Jean Menzies is joined by now regular guest Harriet Scott to explore the history of Christianity under the Roman Empire: from the persecution of ordinary Christians all the way to the adoption of Christianity as the state religion. My, how things can change in a few centuries!

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there is any thunder today, men who are out for revenge will “slip into the worst kind of treachery.”

… 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 29, 2019

Hodie est a.d.  IV Kal. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  28 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Liz joins David to discuss her forthcoming book Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular Culture (https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/tracking-classical-monsters-in-popular-culture-9781350109612/) . They chat about the portrayal of monsters in Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion films of the 1960s-80s, as well as more recent depictions, such as in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, reflecting on what makes a good monster and how the presentation of these creatures has changed.

There’s also talk about the place of reception studies in academia more generally, Liz’s research on Seneca, her blog which you can check-out here (https://lizgloyn.wordpress.com/) , and why the Sphinx is the patron monster of defeating mansplaining!

Synopsis: The rediscovery of Ai Khanoum testified to the wealth and power of the Bactrian Kingdom.  Mithridates’ conquest of Babylonia is countered by an unlikely coalition…

topics: Roman models for our Founders, nuclear power, Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, & a new Hillsdale online course of the book of Genesis.

Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale professor of ancient history, Ken Calvert, to discuss Roman models of government that to which our Founders looked. John Steele Gordon tries to answer why the left refuses to embrace nuclear power. Hillsdale English professor Ben Whalen on Shakespeare’s KING LEAR. And Hillsdale’s Justin Jackson is you teacher for a new online course, “The Genesis Story: Reading Biblical Narratives.”

This week Patrick and an expert panel of historians, writers and classicists explore the history of ancient Athens. Joining Patrick on the panel were Dr Martine Cuypers, Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin, Robin Waterfield, Historian & Writer and the author of ‘Athens: A History – From Ancient Ideal to Modern City’, Dr Richard Stoneman, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter, Professor Brian Mc Bing, Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin and George Sarrinikolaou, author of ‘Facing Athens: Encounters with the Modern City’
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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there is any thunder today, there will be abundant crops.

… 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 26, 2019

Hodie est a.d.  VII Kal. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  25 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Sermo Raedarius 98: de scholis parandis sine bonis libris pars altera: quid agendum sit de locis iam bene notis.

For over two and a half thousand years the Ancient Greek Spartans have been known for their military might, discipline and self-sacrifice. Recent popular culture has portrayed them as the ultimate fearless warriors, especially ‘the 300’ Spartans who fought to the death at Thermopylae. But where does this image come from, and what do we really know about Spartan society and the peculiar utopia it tried to create? The city-state of Sparta has been admired for its stability, frugality, and the unusual social and sexual freedom of its women. But Sparta was also famous for its brutality towards its huge slave population, its authoritarian rule, and its policy of racial purity and eugenics that would eventually prove its undoing

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there is any thunder today, after abundant crops, there will be famine. [apologies; I was a day ahead yesterday; yesterday should have been about bad things happening to young people and disease hitting crops]

… 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 25, 2019

Hodie est a.d.  VIII Kal. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  24 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there is any thunder today, after abundant crops, there will be famine.

… 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 24, 2019

Hodie est a.d.  IX Kal. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  23 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Tarentum in southern Italy may have been a Spartan colony, but when it was under pressure from first its Italic neighbours and then Rome itself, it preferred to call in some help from abroad.

In this episode the Ancient Warfare team discuss the latest episode of the magazine which covers Hellenistic mercenary armies in Southern Italy.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there is any thunder today, it portends the possible misfortune of a powerful man.

… 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)