Hodie est a.d. V Kal. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 10 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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This week, lovely Listeners, we bring you … a third person! Let us introduce you to the third of our triumvirate (ooohhh – Roman joke): Ms Eden Wood. Eden teaches Latin and Classical Civilisation in a Scottish secondary school and is doing all the hard work of getting kids into Classics. For the most part, we’ll be chatting about HEROISM – a subject studied in the Highers Curriculum – so, for any students studying the same course: listen up, she offers some serious GOLD here.
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What does it take to be a hero? Nowadays rescuing others, not being a coward, or just standing up for you principles seems to be the key. In the Trojan war you could spend years in a tent sulking while everyone else fights simply because you were denied a sex slave, and STILL be considered a Hero. Natalie Haynes has released a novel about the silenced women of the Trojan War, and chats to Iszi about a not-so-famous Amazon warrior – Penthesia, and debunks some of the myths surrounding her.
The odds are never a problem if you own half the racers. This is a story of a populist who brought down his own people. Born into wealth and unrivalled privilege, at least this particular politician fought in the wars alongside his friends. It didn’t stop him turning on them to save his skin, or indeed turning on his new friends to do it again. Featuring: Alcibiades David Stuttard is a writer, lecturer, theatre director, dramaturg and Fellow of Goodenough College, London.His Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens was published by Harvard University Press in April 2018. Iszi Lawrence is a presenter of BBC’s Making History and The British Museum Membercast. and on twitter:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends powerful men harnessing hatred and taking sides against each other.
… 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)