#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for September 9, 2019

Hodie est V Id. Septembres 2772 AUC ~  11 Boedromion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Greek/Latin News

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Lee joins David to discuss his PhD thesis on fishing in Roman Britain, spending the summer in excavating in Pompeii, and how for both them studying for their MAs was a big turning-point. There’s also plenty on Lee’s other major area of research: experimental archaeology. He chats about how he got interested in this avenue of research, bringing people together for a TRAC workshop on the subject, how it’s a great tool for public engagement, but also how it doesn’t necessarily get the recognition it deserves in academia. 

Lee Grana is a PhD student at the University of Reading and previously worked for Oxford Archaeology.

This week I caught up with Caroline Lawrence, author of The Roman Mysteries, The Roman Quests and Time Travel Diaries to name but a few! We met in the London Mithraeum to talk about the writing process, the inspiration behind her work, and her won classical education.

Quintus Sertorius could lay claim to a position among the greatest generals of ancient times. A loyal Roman, who lost an eye defending the Roman frontier, fortune then pitted him against the Roman military machine and some of its premier commanders, including Pompey the Great….

Statius’ Thebaid, Books 1-6. This epic is hardly ever read or taught these days, but in 100 CE, it was as famous as anything in the Roman world.

Iustus Matriti cum pluribus caelestibus colloquitur.

Book Reviews

Professional Matters


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it should thunder today, it portends the arrival of a disease-bearing wind.

… 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)

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