#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for November 22, 2019

Hodie est  X Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 26 Maimakterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

In the News

… slow day

Classicists and Classics in the News

Fresh Bloggery

Fresh Podcasts

In this chapter of Season 2, we’ll meet the women who lived amid this ancient-world juggernaut. Many are Roman citizens: the wives and daughters and sisters of influential men who use every tool at their disposal to leave a lasting mark on their fast-changing world—and to survive its cutthroat rules about what women were allowed to do and be. Others are foreigners who refuse to bow to the ever-expanding Empire, fighting against it with both cunning and spears. We will explore the events and laws they had to navigate, the intrigues and wars in which they had a hand. And as always, we’ll try to understand what life was like in ancient Rome for women: what did it look like through their eyes? Lucky for us, we have some expert time traveling companions. 

“Hi. I’m Dr. Rad. I’m a specialist in all things Spartacus and historical films. And I am Dr. G. I’m an expert on ancient Rome, particularly ancient priestesses. And then even more particularly, the Vestal Virgins. And together we host a podcast called The Partial Historians.”

By all accounts, Caligula was extremely popular with the people, as his father, Germanicus, had been. Suetonius reports that Caligula was “the emperor most earnestly desired”. When he entered Rome, the celebrations are said to have gone on for almost three months, and more than 160,000 animals were sacrificed—and eaten.

Book Reviews

Dramatic Receptions


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a year of prosperity.

… 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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