Hodie est pridie Id. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 20 Elaphebolion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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- Oral law and the early Athenian democratic constitution
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Synopsis: The death of King Philip I marks the official end of the Seleucid line. Invited by the Antiochenes to rule them, King Tigranes II of Armenia proceeds to conquer all of Syria – including Cleopatra Selene’s stronghold of Ptolemais-Akko. But Tigranes’ refusal to abandon his ally, King Mithridates VI of Pontus, leads to his empire’s destruction.
Young Paris has a run-in with the bulls.
Caligula got back to Rome around May 40 but stayed outside of the city until he could celebrate his ovation on his 28th birthday, 31 August. In the meantime he met with delegations from various parts of the world, including Philo’s delegation from Alexandria, and Herod Antipas and his wife, Herodias, from Judaea. Conspiracies against him are everywhere.
In this short podcast, Clint returns to the Nazareth Inscription, the subject of Podcast #1. He details the results from a recently published scientific study of the inscription’s provenance that provides hard evidence that the Nazareth Inscription is neither connected to Nazareth, Jesus, nor ancient Christianity.
We take a look at the history of runes and their connection to early alphabets and Germanic culture. Then we take a trip back to the Phoenician and Egyptian origins of the modern English alphabet, and talk about some of the earliest examples of Greek writing, in inscriptions, epic poetry, and myth. Also, introducing Lyceum, a new platform for educational podcasting!
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- How Tunisia came to have its name – Face2Face Africa
- Everything You Wanted To Know About Roman Britain: A Podcast With Miles Russell – HistoryExtra
- Now Would Be a Good Time to Get to Know the Ancient Stoics | The Tyee
- The uncanny architecture of the Roman Pantheon
- What the Trump Administration Needs to Learn from the Plague that Destroyed Athens | The National Interest
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
- Sortes Virgilianae (English)
- Sortes Virgilianae (Latin)
- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends rain and prosperity, but the demise of fish.
… 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)