Hodie est a.d. III Id Sept. 2772 AUC ~ 24 Metageitnion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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On Ithaca, Queen Penelope’s ruse of weaving and unweaving the shroud has been discovered. But just when it seems she will be forced to submit to one of her tormentors, a mysterious stranger appears in her halls… This series of Lore & Legend is called ‘The Gates of Dream’ — exploring tales of encounters between the heroes and heroines of Greek Myth, and the Gods and Spirits of the Greek Underworld – the Lands of Dream, Death, and Darkest Fate.
The book I am talking about in this episode is “Lingua Latina per se illustrata: Familia Romana” by Hans H. Ørberg.
We’re now on episode three of the A-Z of Archaeology! In this episode we join Alice, Jenny and Nikki as they discuss cabinets of curiosities and antiquarians. They delve into the differences between antiquarians and archaeologists and between cabinets of curiosities and museums and also discuss the very relevant topic of whether museums should repatriate their stolen items back to their country of origin! Next up, “D: Dorstone”, with a very special guest (three guesses who it might be).
Rams and ramming, is the topic of this Ancient Warfare magazine podcast. The chaps focus on the Actian Victory monument and the Egadi and others found around Sicily. Jasper, Murray, Marc, Lindsay and Mark are joined by Stephen DeCasien.
The Roman Forum, also known by its Latin name Forum Romanum (Italian: Foro Romano), is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the centre of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum. For centuries the Forum was the centre of day-to-day life in Rome: the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches; and the nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city’s great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history. Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archaeological excavations attracting 4.5 million sightseers yearly.
In 43 Claudius is consul again. Messalina is setting him up with girls to bang while she’s running sex parties in another part of the palace. Then he invades Britain, finishing the job Julius Caesar started nearly a century earlier.
Let’s trace the paths of some of ancient Rome’s first imperial superstars: the wives, sisters, and daughters who rose with Octavian (later Augustus) to become Rome’s first family: Livia, Octavia, Julia, Messalina, both Agrippinas. In a time of great change, these women had to navigate both public love and hate. They had access to power in ways that few women had before them, but to grasp it was a delicate and dangerous game.
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- [BMCR] Alex R. Knodell, Thomas P. Leppard, Regional approaches to society and complexity. studies in honor of John F. Cherry. Sheffield, UK: Equinox, 2018.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends conspiracies among the supporters of the rich and famous.
… 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)