#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for the Weekend of July 25-26

Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 7 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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In 9CE three Roman legions were walking through Germany when they were ambushed in what would become one of the most notorious defeats throughout Rome’s history. The loss of the legions were a crippling blow to Rome’s plans of expansion, and redrew the borders in the province. Guest: Barry Strauss (Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies at Cornell University, author of Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors From Augustus to Constantine).

Book Reviews

Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a famine after a period of great plenty.

… 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)

#Thelxiope ~ Classics in Landscape Mode for July 25, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IX Kal. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 6 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

This week’s video-based gleanings; page might take a while to load:

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Conferences,Lectures, and Conferences

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Center for Hellenic Studies

Durham University Classics Society

The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Council for British Archaeology

Classical Association of Northern Ireland

British School At Rome

Satura Lanx

Swansea University Classics

Oriental Institute

Smarthistory

Michael Levy

Getty Museum

Bettina Joy de Guzman

Darius Arya/American Institute for Roman Culture

Alliterative

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Open University

Women’s Classical Committtee UK

Digital Hammurabi

Mythology Manifest

Iter Artis

Classics in Color

Stupid Ancient History GCSE

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Classics for All

Alia

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 24, 2020

Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 5 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Despite my royal status and lineage, I am begging you. Spare me, please. May you get everything you want as a huntsman.

In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics. In this episode Murray answers Boris’s question beyond female warriors from the steppe nomad cultures, where are the others?

Book Reviews

Dramatic Receptions

Professional Matters

Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

if it thunders today, it portends the possible misfortune of a powerful man.

… 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)

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 23, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 4 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Lee Boardman played the Timon across two seasons of Rome, a character who grew in more prominence and bought some much needed diversity to the ethnic melting pot of the Roman Empire. Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.

When Caligula was assassinated in 41, Claudius hid in a room of the palace called the Hermaeum, and then behind a curtain on a balcony. According to Suetonius, he was discovered by a soldier named Gratus – Gratitude – who said to his colleagues: “This is a Germanicus; come on, let us choose him for our emperor.” But many in the Senate wanted to see him dead and a return to the republic.

The story of Spartacus is the story of the Roman Republic at a crossroads. In the 70s BC, the city of Rome was a powderkeg, the peninsula was wracked with starvation and violence, the Mediterranean was crawling with pirates, and two major wars raged overseas. This was the state of affairs when Spartacus rebelled. Join us as we explore the volatile conditions in the Roman Republic that allowed a hero to rise.

Dramatic Receptions

Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends that dissension among the common folk will come to an end.

… 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)

#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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Public Facing Classics

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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.

Book Reviews

Alia

‘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)