Hodie est pr. Kal. Dec. 2772 AUC ~ 15 Maimakterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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19th official episode of Spartan History Podcast
One of the greatest battles in Roman history was one of its greatest losses. It was a defeat that shook the city to its core and could have very well ended the Roman Republic. …but it didn’t. The reason why it didn’t is a story of determination and the difference between tactics and strategy. Learn more about the Battle of Cannae, one of the greatest battles in ancient history, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
Today we have an appointment with the doctor in Ancient Rome, when the practice of medicine was a little bit different than it is today. Antibiotics, we love you! But, despite their less sophisticated understanding of medical science, the tools and techniques of Ancient Romans hit surprisingly close to the mark, in terms of human anatomy and its ailments. In fact, they were pretty darned effective with cinnamon, scalpels, and the odd bone axe.
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An exploration of Achilles “history” with myth-facts about his childhood and training. And how his role in the Trojan War as a combat veteran and commander shaped his most intimate relationships.
Part 2 of 2: Continuing the exploration of Achilles “history” with myth-facts about his childhood and training. And how his role in the Trojan War as a combat veteran and commander shaped his most intimate relationships.
A look at the detail of the staging of Roman plays, including the use of the stage, scenery, masks, props and costume. How wall paintings and sculpture may give us some useful insights into Roman theatre. The position of actors in Roman society and how the acting troupe may have been organised. Cicero’s commentary on theatre and it’s audience and some detail on his friendship with the two greatest actors of the day and how they helped him get out of a political scrape.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends that mortals shall live as comfortably as the gods but of course, evils will come in direct proportion.
… 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)