Hodie est a.d. V Id. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 24 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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The Ghost and the Queen both depart, separately, and the Chorus is left
to contemplate the past. In their nostalgia they remember how it was when
Darius reigned, before this bitter reversal of fortune.
We’re already at the 5 th episode of the A-Z of Archaeology! In this episode Jenny and Alice are joined by a very special guest- Dr John Piprani, who joins them to talk all things experimental archaeology. This includes his work in the public engagement aspect of experimental archaeology, how experimental archaeology has been useful in his own research and also how the University of Manchester includes experimental archaeology within the archaeology department! Join us in the next episode for “F: Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology”.
Synopsis: The Sabaeans and Himyarites leveraged their control over south Arabian aromatics into a lucrative trade that spanned the ancient world. The region’s remoteness, wealth and active diplomacy afforded some protection from the powerful empires who frequently dominated the north.
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In this episode we go from the origin of the world to the many uses of olive oil, with discussions of Roman mosaics, and trademark law along the way. This is the third of our episodes on Intellectual Property, following Episode 42: Bugging Out! on patents and Episode 57: Freebooting, Piracy, & Copyright on copyright. Also, it’s the start of Season 6, and we want to thank everyone who’s joined us over the last 5 years. It’s been a blast, and here’s to another half decade!
- [BMCR] Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, Edward J. Watts, Late Antique letter collections: A critical introduction and reference guide. Oakland: University of California Press, 2017
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- [BMCR] Janett Schröder, Die Polis als Sieger: Kriegsdenkmäler im archaisch-klassischen Griechenland. Klio. Beihefte, Neue Folge, Band 32. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2019.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a strange wind which will be beneficial to pastures.
… 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)