Hodie est Kal. Feb. 2774 AUC ~ 19 Gamelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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- PaleoJudaica.com: More on the MOTB manuscripts returned to Egypt
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- Spencer Alley: Quattrocento Tempera Painting in Ferrara
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- Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Only Legally Acquired Artefacts Suitable for Study
The troubled reigns of Seleucus II Callinicus and Seleucus III marked over 20 years of instability for the empire. A 3rd Syrian War led by a vigorous Ptolemy III Euergetes would penetrate into Syria and Mesopotamia, Parthia saw the invasion of the nomadic Parni, and rebellious officials in places like Pergamon would test the limits of the Seleucid rulers to maintain their quickly fracturing realm. Above all else would be the “War of the Brothers”, as the usurper Antiochus Hierax (“the Hawk”) would challenge his brother Seleucus II and help bring the dynasty to the point of extinction less than a century after its foundation.
Learn the basic tenets and early history of Zoroastrianism, one of the most important and widespread religions in the ancient world, and possibly earth’s oldest living monotheism.
Terence had a short life and left only six complete comic plays, but he moved the genre on from Plautus and other earlier dramatists. The story of his beginnings as a slave and how he came to Rome The circles he moved in and how he got support from the Practician class and Caecilius Statius the best known comic dramatist of the day. A short word on the history of Caecilius Statius and Ambitious Turpio, producer and actor. Contemporary criticisms of Terence and his use of Greek comedies A brief review of the six surviving plays. The untimely death of Terence and his legacy.
The vivid stories of Delilah and Goliath have made the Philistines the most famous villains of the Hebrew Bible. But, for the last two hundred years, explorers, historians, archaeologists, and, now, even geneticists have been working to understand the ancient people behind these famous biblical tales. Join us for an exploration of Philistine origins.
- A.D. History Podcast: Antonine Plague Vs. Today & What Was The Relationship Between Rome and Han Dynasty China? | 161AD-170AD on Apple Podcasts
We see how Rome fought the Antonine Plague compared to COVID-19 today, and uncover the unusual relationship between Rome & Han Dynasty China.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends war and the downfall of wealthy men.
… 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)