#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 26, 2020

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Throughout her professional and scholastic careers, Allyson Mitchell has focused on how technology can act as a bridge to connect formal and informal educational spaces and programs. Prior to joining the Penn Museum, Mitchell served as the Curator of Education at the Delaware History Museum, where she created a new Distance Learning studio and supporting programs…

From the 6th century BCE, philosophy was used to make sense of the world – including astronomy, mathematics, politics, ethics, metaphysics and aesthetics. But why did philosophy flourish in Greek culture? How were the great philosophers received in their own time? And how did it influence Islam, communism and even the theories of Sigmund Freud? Rob Weinberg puts the big questions about history’s biggest thinkers to Professor Angie Hobbs at the University of Sheffield.

Works of art and cultural heritage sites are common casualties in war. In many cases, the sale of plundered treasures has helped finance ongoing conflict. In this episode, two experts examine the history of conflict-driven looting. Along the way, they trace the opaque, unregulated international art market that allows irreplaceable treasures to travel from strife-torn regions to the catalogues of prestigious auction houses. Featured Guests: Amr Al Azm (Professor of History and Anthropology, Shawnee State University) Tess Davis (Executive Director, Antiquities Coalition)

In NT Pod 95, I am in conversation with Ariel Sabar, author of Veritas: A Harvard Professor, A Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife. It is an hour and thirteen minutes long: NT Pod 95: Interview with Ariel Sabar, Author of Veritas (mp3)  The book is: Ariel Sabar, Veritas: A Harvard Professor, A Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife (New York: Doubleday, 2020) Previous podcasts in this series: NT Pod 87: What is the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife?NT Pod 88: Is the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife a forgery?NT Pod 89: How was the forgery of the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife proved?NT Pod 90: How was the forgery of the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife confirmed?

Kara Cooney, Part 1: Funerary Culture and Royal Power. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney is professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). In this interview, we discuss her research in funerary culture and the cost of burial for non-royal Egyptians during the New Kingdom.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends war.

… 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)