#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for December 10, 2019

Hodie est a.d. IV Id. Dec. 2772 AUC ~ 14 Poseideion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

In the News

In Case You Missed It

Greek/Latin News

Fresh Bloggery

Fresh Podcasts

In this episode, we will look more closely at the reign of Rome’s second king, Numa Pompilius, who was said to have established most of Rome’s religious institutions and traditions almost single-handedly. We’ll consider Numa’s role in the more prolonged foundation narrative of Rome, and see how his work is still relevant to the world in which we live today\

Social Media is not just for modern folk. In ancient Pompeii, people also shared what they thought, who they met with, what they ate… It’s just, they had to use different technology.

Cicero was renowned for his oratorial skills and has gone down in history as ‘eloquence itself’, but in Ancient Rome he was also a politician, who was on the wrong side of Mark Antony as Rome tore itself in pieces following the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Dr Andrew Wright, a Special Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney’s Department of Ancient History and Classics told the story of Cicero’s life and death to Sarah Macdonald.

From Alexandria to Ai-Khanoum, the Hellenistic period would give rise to some of the most impressive cities in the world as the royal dynasties sought to make their mark on the landscape with ambitious building projects and military settlements. We’ll trace the path of a Hellenistic city from foundation to megalopolis, what exactly makes them “Hellenistic”,  and look at a variety of topics including their impacts on disease and human health and their overall legacy in the lands they were built upon.

This bonus episode contains two talks we gave at our university in November. Mark spoke about “The ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Problem: Language and Racism in Medieval Studies” and Aven spoke about “Defining ‘Race’ in the Ancient Mediterranean and Today”.


Dramatic Receptions

Professional Matters


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a massive epidemic, but an abundance of fish.

… 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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