#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 1, 2020

Hodie est Kal. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 14 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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In this episode of Roamin’ The Empire, we explore the Greco-Roman city of Paestum, about an hour and a half (80 kilometers) southeast of Naples. Famous for its well-preserved Greek temples, we take a closer look at some of the other elements that make…

There are few men in Roman history that can claim to have been as influential as Marcus Agrippa. The right-hand man of Octavian / Augustus, his career is dotted with powerful positions. And yet, what was arguably so remarkable about his life was his stalwart loyalty to his friend Octavian. Together they irreversibly transformed the Roman Empire. Joining me to talk about Agrippa’s remarkable career is his 21st century biographer Lindsay Powell. In this first of two episodes, Lindsay talks me through Agrippa’s career up to the climactic Battle of Actium and the key role he played in bringing about the end of the last civil war of the Roman Republic.

Heus, you want to l.earn Latin? Salve sodalis, you have come to the right place. This is a Latin podcast for beginners. With the series “Litterae Latinae Simplices”, you will set up for a journey into Latin literature, in easy spoken Latin

For the sixth time, listeners provide questions and Rhiannon and Matt answer: Guests: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of School of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University) Dr Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt) Virginia Trioli (ABC Journalist and Newsreader)

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the installation of a corrupt tyrant over the affairs of state.

… 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)

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