Hodie est pr. XII Kal. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 6 Poseideon in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
… happy Solstice!
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‘Classicist in Transition’, a podcast by GICS Ghent, hosted by Dimitri Van Limbergen and Alison John. In this episode we speak with Adeline Hoffelinck on ‘Challenge’.
- The Hellenistic Age Podcast: Interview: On the Army of Ptolemaic Egypt w/ Dr. Paul Johstono on Apple Podcasts
Though the longest-lived and most wealthy of the Hellenistic “Big 3”, the Ptolemaic rulers in Egypt have never really held the distinction as a major military player in the violent struggles of the Hellenistic period, instead often seen as decadent and lazy as per the writings of those like Polybius. Dr. Paul Johstono joins us to discuss his new book “The Army of Ptolemaic Egypt, 323-204 BC: An Institutional and Operational History”, which seeks to challenge this claim and reassert the role of the Ptolemaic kingdom as a significant military force in the Mediterranean, capable of meeting the demands of maintaining a large land and sea empire amidst powerful rivals and often inhospitable environments.
An interview with theatre director Jimmy Walters about his 20217 production of Trackers of Oxyrhynchus by Tony Harrison. This version of the Satyr play ‘Trackers’ by Sophocles was originally performed by the National Theatre in 1988. Jimmy’s revival in 2017 was at the Finborough Theatre in west London. In conversation we discussed the approach to the play and the way the adaptation by Tony Harrison put current social concerns at the heart of the play, which still remained true to many aspects of the original Greek play.
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- [AJA] Thesprotia Expedition IV: Region Transformed by Empire Edited by Björn Forsén (Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens 24). Helsinki: Foundation of the Finnish Institute at Athens 2019.
- [AJA] Elite Burial Practices and Processes of Urbanization at Gabii: The Non-adult Tombs from Area D of the Gabii Project Excavations Edited by Marcello Mogetta (JRA Suppl. 108). Portsmouth, R.I.: Journal of Roman Archaeology 2020.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends the arrival of a hot and disease-carrying wind.
… 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)