Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 8 Thargelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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Bridget Kendall traces the origin and meaning of Aesop’s fables and explores what they can teach us about understanding our own extraordinary times with three world experts: Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at Kings College London; Vayos Liapis, Professor of Theatre at the Open University of Cyprus; Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Associate Professor of Classics at Princeton University.
We’re baaack! We’ve been hearing a lot about heroes in the news lately and it’s got us thinking. The word’s being used to describe doctors, nurses, paramedics, delivery people, truck drivers, and grocery store workers– all the people who are keeping our society going through the COVID-19 pandemic. But what do we really mean when we call someone a hero? Do our heroes today resemble the heroes of myth? Or are we using the label “hero” to escape societal responsibilities?
On the last morning of his life, Caligula entered the temporary theatre on the Palatine in a good mood. The conspirators attacked him in a narrow corridor, on his way back to the palace during the lunch break between performances. The lead conspirator, the praetorian guard Chaerea, stabbed Caligula in the neck, shouting “hoc age” – TAKE THAT! Then he was set upon by a crowd of assassins. Then they brutally murdered his wife and child. The assassins searched for Claudius to bump him off too – but he couldn’t be found.
In this episode, we discuss the years 413-412 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian response to the Sicilian Disaster, the Spartan and Theban devastation of Attic agriculture and commerce from Decelea, the dissolution of the “friendship” between Athens and Persia, the Spartans’ building up of a navy and encouraging of revolts of Athenian subject-allies in the eastern Aegean, and a series of treaties between Sparta and the Persian satrap Tissaphernes.
- [BMCR] Manuel De Souza, Olivier Devillers, Neronia X: Le Palatin, émergence de la colline du pouvoir à Rome. De la mort d’Auguste au règne de Vespasien, 14-79 p.C. Mémoires 55. Pessac: Ausonius Publications, 2019.
- [BMCR] Erik N. Ostenfeld, Ancient Greek psychology and the modern mind-body debate. . Baden-Baden: Academia Verlag, 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 war in the north, but it won’t affect trade.
… 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)