Hodie est a.d. V Id Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 23 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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The 1st and 2nd Illyrian Wars, fought between the Roman Republic and the peoples of Illyria (approximately modern Albania to Croatia) in 229-228 and 220-219 BC respectively, are often neglected in favor of the more famous 2nd Punic War. The conflicts with Teuta, the “Pirate Queen” of the Ardiaei, and the unscrupulous Demetrius of Pharos marked the first (and certainly not the last) time Roman legions marched upon Greek soil. Dr. Christopher Gribbin joins us to discuss the wars in greater detail, and emphasizes their role in sending the Roman Republic onto a collision course with the rest of the Hellenistic world.
In the second part of the introduction to the theatre of Rome the Greek influence becomes more obvious and we start to get some details about the playwrights of the time. Taking this overview through to the beginning of the period of Empire the scene is now set for the entrance of the three playwrights of the period who’s work is known to us.
- [BMCR] Sinclair Hood, Lisa Maria Bendall, The mason’s marks of Minoan Knossos, volume 1: text; volume 2: illustrations. BSA supplementary volume 49, 1 & 2. Athens: British School at Athens, 2020.
- [BMCR] Kristen Seaman, Rhetoric and innovation in Hellenistic art. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] John Briscoe, Valerius Maximus ‘Facta et dicta memorabilia’, book 8. Text, introduction, and commentary. Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte, 141. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2019.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends bad things for the common people, but there will be an abundance of daily necessities.
… 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)