Hodie est Non. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 20 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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- Discovery of an important sanctuary at Zominthos, Crete
- Repatriation of ancient Greek coins
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Carla Ionescu joins us to fly the flag for the goddess Artemis, and to tell us why she deserves far more credit than she currently receives.
Is the Homeric world make-believe, or is there a juicy, historical core at the center of these exciting adventure stories? We discuss some of the archaeological, geographical, and linguistic evidence for the truth behind the legend. Boar’s-tusk helmets, Nestor’s cup, elaborate burials, a catalog of ships, Hansel and Gretel, casserole – this episode has it all.
Emily Wilson talks to Thomas Jones about three new translations of the Oresteia. They discuss what the texts of the tragedies may tell us about the state of democracy in fifth-century Athens, the difficulties of Aeschylus’ language, why Hamilton may be the best modern analogue to Ancient Greek drama, and how Wilson came to do her own translation of the Odyssey.
Praeses Americānus novō morbō corōnātō affectus; Armeniī et Atropatēnī bellum gerunt; Shinzō Ābē sē magistrātū abdicat; Gallī animālia tuentur.
The city of London has been the home to many stages of society, and the chance to excavate in Liverpool St has given access to numerous periods of archaeological history. In the Roman context there’s a Roman road and the Wallbrook skulls, giving a vivid human aspect to this excavation. Guest: Alison Telfer (Senior Archaeologist, Museum of London Archaeology).
Did you think the tale of Hercules/Heracles ended with the completion of his 12 tasks?! If you did, you are in for quite the surprise. Our hero’s mortal journey has only just begun.
- [BMCR] Claudia Nelson, Anne Morey, Topologies of the classical world in children’s fiction: palimpsests, maps, and fractals. Classical presences. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Linda Grant, Latin erotic elegy and the shaping of sixteenth-century English love poetry: lascivious poets. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Ingo Gildenhard, Ulrich Gotter, Wolfgang Havener, Louise Hodgson, Augustus and the destruction of history: the politics of the past in early imperial Rome. Cambridge classical journal supplements, 41. Cambridge: Cambridge Philological Society, 2019.
- [BMCR] Paola Bassino, The Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi: a commentary. Texte und Kommentare, Band 59. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2019.
- [BMCR] Caterina Parigi, Atene e il sacco di Silla evidenze archeologiche e topografiche fra l’86 e il 27 a.C. Kölner Schriften zur Archäologie, Band 2. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2019.
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- Flavian Amphitheater: Battle Arena for Man Versus Animals Fights
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- How Medieval Jewish Scholars Made Socrates into a Pious Monotheist » Mosaic
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
- Sortes Virgilianae (English)
- Sortes Virgilianae (Latin)
- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends plenty of pulses but little wine.
… 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)