Hodie est a.d. IV Id. Dec. 2772 AUC ~ 25 Maimakterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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- Perfect Beauty and Moral Perfection: Looking for the ‘Disney Effect’ in the Figures of the Iliad | by Patrick Johnson | Ostraka | Dec, 2020 | Medium
- Young Heretics: Ep. 30: Greeks From the Ground and Persians From Heaven ft. Tom Holland on Apple Podcasts
Herodotus, the West’s first historian, is also much-maligned as the father of lies. In this episode of “Young Heretics,” superstar historian and lifelong Herodotus fan Tom Holland joins Spencer Klavan to explain the genius of Herodotus and the meaning of his myths, from urinating Egyptians to the divine lineage of the Persians and everything in between.
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This is the second episode of Season 2 of Lit & Chill. This season– Oresteia & Chill– these two nerds discuss the Oresteia, a trilogy of tragedies by Aeschylus. Episode 2 summarizes the second play in the Oresteia, Women at the Graveside (or the Libation Bearers), which dramatizes Orestes and Electra conspiring to kill Clytemnestra. We then discuss the play with Dr. Andromache Karanika, Associate Professor Classics at UC Irvine.
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Heus, you want to learn Latin? Salve sodalis, you have come to the right place. This is a Latin podcast for beginners. With the series “Litterae Latinae Simplices”, you will set up for a journey into Latin literature, in easy spoken Latin.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a slaughter of humans from disease but an abundance of fish.
… 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)