#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 6, 2020

Hodie est pr. Non. Mai. 2772 AUC ~ 14 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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This episode we talk about the first two British invasions, Caesar and his legions crossed the British channel to invade a new land. We take a look into Iron age Britain before the invasions, what was known about them and Rome’s attitude towards them. What changed when Caesar launched an invasion into Britain and how the two forces fared against one enough, and finally we delve into the years after the invasions and what impacts were made into Britain! Welcome to the AIQ podcast, bringing the world of Ancient History to your ears. No matter if you are a leading academic, or have just found an interest in history, this podcast tries to discuss highly academic topics in a free and easy-going way.

Ancient Historian, History is Sexy co-host and Mary Rose regular Emma Southon finally gets the solo platform she deserves. Challenging perceptions of ethnicity in the Roman period we learn all about the four Julias and how they shaped the Empire.

The last Penguin edition of The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius was translated by Robert Graves in 1957. Historian Tom Holland is now working on a new translation, and took time away from the manuscript to talk to me about his process. Guest: Tom Holland (author of Rubicon, Dynasty, and an upcoming translation of Suetonius’ ‘The Twelve Caesars’)

Come dream with we as go Deep into the year 301 BCE and experience the Battle of Ipsus.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends that crops will ripen too quickly and be ruined.

… 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)