#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for December 23, 2019

Hodie est X Kal. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 27 Poseideion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

In the News

Classicists and Classics in the News

Public Facing Classics

Fresh Bloggery

Fresh Podcasts

In this episode we’re going to be discussing the “Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior” with Ancient Warfare Podcast regular Murray Dahm, who has literally written the book on the topic.

In this episode, a priest sent to the baths by his doctor finds more than he was expecting at a hot spring full of pagan icons. Uploaded a bit earlier than usual so it would be ready in good time for Christmas, this is a somewhat warmer and fuzzier early Christian ghost story adapted from Gregory the Great, Dialogues, 4.40 and 4.55.

How has what we know of ancient Rome influenced by fascist Rome? Mussolini admired the Rome of the emperors and used it to further his own vision of Italy, changing how we interpret many of the monuments today.

Guest: Associate Professor Flavia Marcello (School of Design, Swinburne University)

Dramatic Receptions


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the outbreak of disease, but it will be harmless.

… 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)