#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for November 4, 2019

Hodie est pridie Non. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 8 Maimakterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

A very slow Monday ….

In Case You Missed It

Fresh Bloggery

Fresh Podcasts

Richard joins David for a two-part episode, reflecting on how the study of Roman Britain has evolved since he published ‘My Roman Britain’, his unique writing style, reviewer feedback – both to him and from him, and how his own approach to material nearly saw him axed from teaching Roman Britain at UCL.

He also discusses how he came to lecturer in archaeology, starting as a schoolboy digging in Cirencester, to studying biochemistry at university and working as a school-teacher for a while, his subsequent journey around Europe collecting data on Roman coins, and the unexpected turn of events that helped him to fund a PhD. Along the way, he recalls meeting the who’s-who of Roman studies: Ian Richmond, Mortimer Wheeler, Molly Cotton, Shepperd Frere …and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Book Reviews

Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an improving grain crop.

… 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)