Hodie est a.d. XV Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 20 Pyanepsion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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Public Facing Classics
- [Mary Beard] The Crisis of Rhetoric? – TheTLS
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It’s finally time, Deviants! This fortnight, we journeyed way, way back to visit the figure who started it all, the original Deviant Woman – the witch, the slayer, the mean mother you don’t want to cross – Medea! From her mythological beginnings as Jason’s right-hand-woman to her titular role at the centre of Euripides’ famous drama, Medea remains one of Greek mythology’s most infamous and intriguing figures. After supporting Jason through his conquests with the Argonauts (and saving his life on multiple occasions!) Medea was betrayed in the most awful way, and her method of revenge is one that has seen her labelled a madwoman, a fiend, and a wicked and monstrous mother. But is it really that simple?
We’re joined by Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby’s fabulous host Liv to dive into all things monsters, betrayal, rage and revenge. So grab your poisons, your favourite coronet and climb aboard your dragon chariot, and join us as we break down one of our all time favourite Deviant Women, Medea!
Anthony joins David to discuss Legonium, where he brings Latin to life with Lego sets. Anthony talks about where the idea came from, how its grown over the years and now includes the Legonium Season 1 book, and how he was never really into Lego growing up but the advent of Star Wars Lego changed that. They also chat about Bellum Sacrum, the card-game Anthony has developed with Laura Jenkinson, which pits Roman gods and goddess against each other, and what it’s been like test-driving it with his students.
There’s also discussion of which Star Wars character would be a good fit for Mithras, the Legonium photo competition, visiting Hobbiton, and some of the weird things people leave in the Temple to Mithras at Carrawburgh.
Quid et quando cibum edimus?
- [BMCR] Christine Schmitz, Juvenal. Studienbücher Antike, Band 16. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2019.
- [BMCR] Bénédicte Delignon, La morale de l’amour dans les Odes d’Horace: poésie, philosophie et politique. Rome et ses renaissances. Paris: Sorbonne Université Presses, 2019.
- [BMCR] Mariachiara Franceschini, Attische Mantelfiguren : Relevanz eines standardisierten Motivs der rotfigurigen Vasenmalerei. Zürcher archäologische Forschungen Band 5. Rahden/Westf.: Verlag Marie Leidorf, 2018.
- CASSIUS DIO – Classics for All
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- [Anthony Everitt] ‘Alexander the Great’ review: The general has never been so accessible – CSMonitor.com
- The Cambridge Greek Play | Theatre | Saffron Walden Reporter
- Antigone Gets Set To Wrap Up Queensland Theatre’s 2019 Season
- CFP: Anchoring Technology in Greco-Roman Antiquity | Society for Classical Studies
- BES Autumn Colloquium – The British Epigraphy Society
- Assistant Professor in Greek History | University of Texas – Austin
- [Robert Fisk] Trump’s disgrace in the Middle East is the death of an empire. Vladimir Putin is Caesar now | The Independent
- A Roman Feast… of Death! | JSTOR Daily
- Does Ancient Greece Have The Answer To the Middle East’s Problems? | The National Interest
- ANE TODAY – 201910 – Visualizing Food Storage in Ancient Houses –
- On an ancient road to the Temple, archaeological innovation, mystery and dispute | The Times of Israel
- Why We’ve Been Hating on ‘Kids These Days’ for Thousands of Years – D-brief
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
- Sortes Virgilianae (English)
- Sortes Virgilianae (Latin)
- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends an abundant supply of grain from foreign sources.
… 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)