Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Feb. 2772 AUC ~ 6 Gamelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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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.
Today’s episode covers how the removal of Ancient Greek artifacts from Greece by Lord Elgin played out, how these sculptures became part of the collection of the British Museum, and why the controversy over all this has continued until today.
Statius’ Thebaid, Books 7-12. Six hundred years after Aeschylus, Statius once again brought the Theban epic to a thunderous conclusion.
- [BMCR] Judith Fletcher, Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze. Classical presences. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Hermann Weidemann, Marcus Tullius Cicero. Über das Schicksal. Sammlung Tusculum. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2019.
- [BMCR] M. Rahim Shayegan (ed.), Cyrus the Great. Life and Lore. Ilex Series. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019. Pp. 250.
- [BMCR] Frederick Whitling, Western Ways: Foreign Schools in Rome and Athens. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2019.
- [BMCR] Michael Fulford, Amanda Clarke, Emma Durham, Nicholas Pankhurst, Late Iron Age Calleva: The Pre-Conquest Occupation at Silchester Insula IX. Silchester Roman town: the Insula IX town life project. Volume 3. Britannia monographs series, 32. London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, 2018.
- [BMCR] Rebecca Langlands, Exemplary Ethics in Ancient Rome. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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- EpiDoc Workshop – 20-24th April 2020 in London – Current Epigraphy
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends death everywhere.
… 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)