#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 5, 2020

Hodie est Non. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 18 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, the damage wreaked was catastrophic. Ash and pumice darkened the skies, and hot gas flowed from the volcano. Uncovering the victims, fated to lie frozen in time for 2,000 years, has shown they died in a range of gruesome ways. Nicola Davis speaks to Pier Paolo Patrone about his work analysing ancient inhabitants of Pompeii and nearby towns, and what it tells us about the risk people face today.

In this episode, Dr. Rebecca Worsham discusses her work on Bronze age houses, deliberate destruction, and home renovation.

Hytham Al Rashedi Martin, Crtomir Lorencic and Juan Maddrell. Starting with a ceramic fish plate in the Museum, this widens into an exploration of fish and gastronomy in ancient Greece, with a surprising guest speaker

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a storm for the state and disease for humans and animals alike.

… 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)