Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Feb. 2774 AUC ~ 9 Gamelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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- The Hellenistic Age Podcast: Interview: Alexander the Great in Ancient Art & Literature w/ Meg Finlayson on Apple Podcasts
Alexander the Great is easily one of the most popular subjects for writers and artists throughout antiquity. In addition to the many biographies that present wildly different views on the man, there are a dazzling number of depictions of the conqueror in coinage, statues, and various other works of art. Joining us is Meg Finlayson who discusses her research on the image and legacy of Alexander, breaking down the historiography of writers like Plutarch and Arrian while also extensively analyzing pieces such as the so-called “Alexander Sarcophagus”.
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends abundance of crops, but also of mice and deer.
… 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)