#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 30, 2020

Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 13 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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In this episode of Roamin’ The Empire, we explore the ancient remains of the city of Sulcis (modern day Sant’Antioco), founded by the Phoenicians as Sulky and later taken over by the Carthaginians and then Romans. We’ll discuss the local archaeological…

Episode 23 (S4) – Rob Cain interviews Morgan Taubert from Adelaide, South Australia. Morgan writes letters to the dead. This includes letters to Marcus Tullius Cicero.

What makes the legend of Dido so appealing to the arts and beyond?

Murray gets to grips with Austin’s question when he asks ‘Achaemenid Persian Immortals, what do we know about them, how did they fight, how where they used etc’.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends not only prosperity, but fewer enemies for the state and general happiness.

… 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)