#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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