#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 23, 2020

Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 29 Anthesterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Ego et Martinus in hypogaio machinam spectamus vestimenta lavantem.

Tres amici de condicionibus vivendi nunc sequendis loquuntur, necnon de seriebus televisificis quas his diebus spectant

In the first episode of Timeline Tapes, we’re presenting Tony Robinson’s Romans: Caesar Pt 1 as he takes us through the first part of the life of Julius Caesar. He is joined by historians and Rome academics Ray Laurence and Andrew Wallace Hadrill who are able to provide more insight into one of the most powerful men in history.

In this episode, Tony continues the story of Julius Caesar as he completes his conquest of Gaul and heads back to civil war in Rome, to Alexandria and the arms of Cleopatra, and eventually to his doom at the hands of his people. To tell the story of the fall of Caesar, Tony is joined by historians Chris Pelling and Andrew Wallace Hadrill.

I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On Episode 6 of I, Podius, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan welcome Sir Patrick Stewart to the show!

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends discord.

… 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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