#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 7, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VII Id. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 19 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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The theme of this episode of PillarTalk is ‘Dodgy Deaths’ where we explore 3 questionable deaths or burials and analyse them to see if we can find the truth as to what really happened. Today we’re looking at the debated resting place of Celtic Queen Boudicca, whether Emperor Claudius was poisoned or not, and if Otzi the Iceman was a victim of ritual sacrifice.

Back in June we had the pleasure of being part of the Intelligent Speech Conference 2020 — this year, held entirely online. It was a day filled with amazing podcasters and great conversations, and in this short episode we’re sharing the talk that we gave at the event. It’s about the word Recipe and early cookbooks, medicine, and women’s magazines.

In this episode Murray answers a question from patron Disco Shootout, if the Roman Legion was superior to the phalanx and tribal warfare like the Gauls, how could Hannibal use such inferior methods and defeat the Romans for years?

The Roman Empire was unprepared for the rule of the Emperor Maximinus. Regarded by many as a savage barbarian, he came to the purple by blood, would rule by blood, and would leave it the same way. Guest: Dr Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt)

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends harsh winds and the outbreak of diseases.

… 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)