Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Feb. 2772 AUC ~ 29 Poseideon II in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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Antony joins David to discuss his PhD ‘Gods Behind Glass’, which looks at the interpretation of Romano-British religious practice and identity in museums. They discuss changing views of religion in Roman Britain, including shifts from interpreting it as accommodation to domination, the sensory experience of ritual, where people’s perceptions of the Roman religion originate from, and Mithras (obviously).
Antony also talks about his time as curator of the archaeological collections of Lincolnshire County Council, making the jump from this to the PhD, how he’s learnt a lot about the Chinese Bronze Age, and Edinburgh at New Years.
Our only explanation for this episode is that it was Jenny’s birthday–and she wanted to have some friends over. So we invited Katy and Nathan from Queens Podcast to come on our podcast and drink us under the table.
Join us on a drunken ramble through the Julio-Claudian dynasty, where we go on and ON about our favorite topics: Agrippina (Elder and Younger), Cleopatra, badass women in history, and whether Caligula and Henry VIII were in fact the same person.
From his sickbed he named his favorite sister, Drusilla, to inherit the imperial “property and the throne”. But when he recovered, he decided to rid himself of some enemies, real or imagined, including Gemellus, Macro and Silanus, his former father-in-law.
Nikita Gill on goddesses, Sandeep Parmar on Hope Mirlees, Francesca Wade looks at the careers of classicist Jane Harrison and LSE’s Eileen Power and Victorian Leonard looks at attempts to write more women back into the story of classics. Shahidha Bari presents.
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- [BMCR] Paul Allen Miller, Horace. Understanding Classics. London; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2019.
- [BMCR] Lucio Ceccarelli, Contributions to the History of the Latin Elegiac Distich. Studi e testi tardoantichi, 15. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends peace in the city.
… 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)