Hodie est a.d. V Kal. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 7 Thargelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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In this episode of ClassiCasts, Dr. Overholt speaks with current College of Charleston students and classics majors Jules Riddle and MC Manning about their experience at CofC and their thoughts about the field.
The Thracians were the most feared professional killers of the ancient world—serving as hired assassins, enforcers, and mercenaries in famous battles from one end of the Mediterranean to the other. They were the ones the Romans and Greeks hired for their really dirty work. But there was more to the Thracians than violence. In this episode, we use ancient sources and modern archeology to build a picture of how these epic people lived, loved, fought, and died.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the paradoxes attributed to Zeno of Elea (c490-430BC) which have stimulated mathematicians and philosophers for millennia.
- [BMCR] Irene Giaquinta, Le Epistole di Demostene : introduzione, traduzione e commento retorico-filologico. Hellenica, 78. Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso, 2019.
- [BMCR] Francesca Mazzilli, Rural cult centres in the Hauran: part of a broader network of the Near East (100 BC-AD 300). Archaeopress Roman archaeology, 51. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2018.
- [BMCR] Bradley K. Storin, Self-portrait in three colors: Gregory of Nazianzus’s epistolary autobiography. The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature. Oakland: University of California Press, 2019.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends no change at all (or possibly the same as yesterday).
… 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)