#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 4, 2020

Hodie est pr. Non. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 16 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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The Rise of the Persian Empire

In this episode Dr Andrew Ollerton and Dr Peter J Williams continue their discussion of the credibility of the four Gospels. Who were the Gospel authors and can we trust their testimonies?Dr Peter J Williams is Principal of Tyndale House. He received…

“This is Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek… asking what made Alexander so Great?” With these words, ancient coin expert and CoinWeek Podcast guest host Mike Markowitz begins to spin an exciting and informative look at the life of Alexander the Great and what made him such a towering figure in ancient history…

This edition of Staging the Archive was recorded in July 2020; we invited APGRD co-founder Edith Hall along with Rosie Wyles (author and lecturer in Classics) to discuss their latest publication – Ancient Theatre and Performance Culture Around the Black Sea – co-written with David Braund (Exeter). 

The Greco-Persian Wars come to an end with Eumenes’ conquest of Cappadocia. Meanwhile, Ptolemy consolidates his rule over Egypt, while Perdiccas clears the way for Alexander’s body to return to Macedon from Babylon.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a shortage of food for both humans and animals.

… 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)