Hodie est a.d. V Id. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 10 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
Again, apologies for lateness … we will probably be late tomorrow morning as well.
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Ancient Greece is notorious for keeping women silent, veiled, and firmly fixed at the loom. But was life for women in places like Athens really so restrictive? After exploring their houses, rights and duties in Part 1, we’re going to talk about life as a matron: childbirth, our relationships with the enslaved around us, Athenian nightlife (including the famous escorts who rule it), ritual and festivals. We’ll even hop on over to Sparta to see what mischief those ladies are getting up to.
Shortly after Livia’s death, Tibbo wrote a letter to the senate attacking both Agrippina and Nero. They were prosecuted by Aulus Avillius Flaccus – the future prefect of Egypt, which leads Cam into a sidenote about Flaccus’ treatment of the Jews in Alexandria – and were both sent into exile. Then in 30, Tibbo finally went after his nemesis – Asinius Gallus – the man who married the love of his life
- [BMCR] Stefano Bruni, Anton Francesco Gori, Gaetano Albizzini, Francesco Vettori e l’officina del Museum Etruscum. Symbolae antiquariae, 7 (2014).
- [BMCR] Antti Arjava, Jaakko Frösén, Jorma Kaimio (ed.), The Petra Papyri V.
- [BMCR] John Sellars, Hellenistic Philosophy.
- MYTHS & TRAGEDIES in their Ancient Greek Contexts – Classics for All
- TOMBS OF THE ANCIENT POETS: Between literary reception and material culture – Classics for All
- POET AND ORATOR: a Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens – Classics for All
- HESIOD: Theogony, Works and Days, Testimonia and HESIOD: The Shield, Catalogue of Women, Other Fragments – Classics for Al
- HOMER: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION – Classics for All
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- Investigators Say a Ring Smuggled $145 Million in Ancient Artifacts – The New York Times
- Where have ancient Rome’s buildings gone? – Wanted in Rome