#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 20, 2020

Hodie est pr. XIII Kal. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 5 Poseideon in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Gerasa was a Greco-Roman city in the east of the Roman Empire, in what is now modern day Jerash in Jordan. Like many cities in the area it had Greek influences with a strong local semantic character, and it was significant enough to get a visit from Hadrian during his tour of the province. Guest: Emeritus Professor David Kennedy (Senior Honorary Research Fellow, Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia).

From the outbreak of the Second Punic War to the Battle of the River Trebbia, in this two-part podcast Dr Louis Rawlings, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at Cardiff University, dives into the events of 218 BC and the incredible leadership of Hannibal. In this first episode, Tristan and Louis discuss the background to Hannibal Barca’s march to Italy, before focusing in on one of the greatest adventure stories from antiquity: Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps.

337 – 476 – The fall of the western Roman Empire is the story of how barbarian tribes had learned and evolved from the empire on its doorstep, and when the Huns arrived in Europe, how those tribes were forced to pressurise the Romans and the subsequent consequences.

Ostenduntur duo nova carmina: Aer est frigidus, Vale Italia.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a shortage of 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)

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