Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 10 Elaphebolion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On Episode 7 of I, Podius, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan welcome Patricia Quinn, who played “Livilla,” to the show!
NT Pod 90, “How was the Forgery of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Confirmed?”, is the final episode in in the series of four podcasts on the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife. It is just over eighteen minutes long.
Dr. Nikolaus Overtoom joins us to discuss the Parthians and the Arsacid dynasty, a group that emerged from the Central Asian Steppes to come into conflict with the Seleucids and Hellenistic kingdoms during early-middle 3rd century B.C. We talk about Dr. Overtoom’s work regarding early Parthian history, the adaptability of a steppe society ruling over a heavily urbanized Greco-Persian one, and his upcoming book “Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East”, which seeks to answer the question of how the Parthians managed to turn from small nomadic tribe to one of the most powerful empires of the ancient world.
- Ancient History Fangirl: Dionysus: Myths and Madness (With Liv Albert from Myths Baby!) on Apple Podcasts
This week, Ancient History Fangirl teams up with Liv Albert from Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! to drink wine, drop some f-bombs, and dish about everyone’s favorite god of theatre, orgies, booze and madness. Join us as we explore all the ways Dionysus subverted the Roman patriarchy, theatre practices of the ancient Greeks, woman-centric retellings of Medea and Medusa, and the most radically feminist Greek playwright of his time: Euripides.
- [BMCR] Maryl B. Gensheimer, Decoration and display in Rome’s imperial thermae: messages of power and their popular reception at the Baths of Caracalla. . Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
- [BMCR] Laurent Pernot, L’art du sous-entendu: histoire – théorie – mode d’emploi. . Paris: Fayard, 2018.
- [BMCR] Theokritos Kouremenos, Plato’s forms, mathematics and astronomy. Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes, 67. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2018.
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a sign of justice bringing prosperity to good humans and paltry things to the evil humans.
… 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)