#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 22, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 3 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Nazareth may be best known for its famous ancient resident — Jesus — but as British-Israeli archaeologist Yardenna Alexandre notes in this week’s The Times of Israel Podcast, the once small village with huge name recognition existed well before and well after his lifetime.

Come dream with me as we go Deep into the 301 BCE and experience the Battle of Ipsus in a tale, I call, The Closing Ceremonies.

Having narrowly skirted disaster in the Alps, Hannibal and his army regrouped in the Po Valley of northern Italy while the Roman Consuls, Scipio and Sempronious, scrambled to intercept him. After thrashing the Romans under Scipio at the River Ticinus, Hannibal pursued Scipio’s retreating legions to the River Trebia. Here, Sempronious – proud, headstrong, and impetuous – would seek to meet the Carthaginians in decisive battle. In the December, 218 BC, the two armies would clash at the Battle of the River Trebia – the first major battle between Hannibal and the Roman legions.

A colossal volcanic eruption at Santorini, Greece, 3,600 years ago sent the island’s Bronze Age population fleeing for their lives. Where did the people go?

Alina never needs an excuse to talk about the abundance of willies in Pompeii. Virginia Campbell joins us to take all about the cultural and social aspects of Prostitution in the Roman period.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends good things for the state, but for humans, head-based disease.

… 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)

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