Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Feb. 2772 AUC ~ 5 Gamelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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The Romans had some strange ideas when it came to medical practice, but you have to give them some leeway, and a lot has changed in 2000 years. Some of the thoughts and techniques showed forward thinking, but you might have to ignore the cabbages. Guest: Dr Leanne McNamara (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University)

In this month’s episode we talk to Professor David Langslow about the origins of language, in particular of Indo-European languages. We discuss their development, the diversification and also the role which Latin has played and continues to play in the modern world.

John J. Miller is joined by Daisy Dunn to discuss Pliny the Elder’s Natural History.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an oppressive air and disease for all.

… 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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