Hodie est a.d. XIX Kal. Feb. 2772 AUC ~ 20 Poseideon II in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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In the third episode of Discovering the Ancient World Classicist Dr Antonia Sarri discusses the ways in which written communication developed in the Graeco-Roman world, and the information about society and behaviour modern scholars can infer from these ancient letters.
Three people present three Roman history topics each for three minutes. In this episode you will hear:- Scaurus and the marble columns- The 206 fragments of the Portland Vase- The paranoia of Emperor Claudius- The Roman perception of Ireland (featuring exploding sheep)- The vanity of the Alexander the Sophist- An early example of chemical warfare- Living it rough with Seneca- Goldflake and Innocence- The nazi fascination with Tacitus’ Germania
Guests: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University) ;Dr Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt)
- [BMCR] Kenneth F. Kitchell, They Said It First: The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Mundelein: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2019.
- [BMCR] Charles H. Stocking, The Politics of Sacrifice in Early Greek Myth and Poetry. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- [BMCR] Jan Stenger (ed.), Learning Cities in Late Antiquity: The Local Dimension of Education. London; New York: Routledge, 2019.
- Axiom Repertory Theatre Debuts New Home by Staging a Classic Greek Tragedy – anewscafe.com
- Antigone review: Intense and empathetic rewriting of the ancient Greek tragedy
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- Preliminary Schedule – Association of Ancient Historians 2020
- Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin – Roman Forum Field School – The Signum Vortumni Project (2020)
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- Quick Q&A: Dr. Kara Cooney – Indianapolis Monthly
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a famine, a plague of mice and the slaughter of quadrupeds.
… 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)