#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 25, 2021

Hodie est a.d VIII Kal. Jun. 2774 AUC ~ 14 Thargelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Sophie (age 7) & Ellie (age 5) tell the history of the Persian invasion of Ancient Greece and how it led to the Marathon race.

Once again Emma joins Bo and Joey for a fascinating episode on ancient history and memory studies involving the Roman narratives that tell the stories of the Celts. This is one smashing, fascinating episode!

n this newest episode of A.D. History, Paul and Patrick have finally arrived at the storm that is the Crisis of the Third Century for ancient Rome. It is a complex melange of military conflict, political struggles at the highest levels, unexpected characters making their way to the forefront, and a deeply compelling struggle endured by this incredibly famous ancient super power…

Trier in Germany was an important Roman colony that gained more prominence during the late empire, and it was about 310CE when the Emperor Constantine decided to build an impressive reception hall attached to his palace. Guest: Dr Christian Rollinger (Lecturer in ancient history, University of Trier).

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport today. With the prominence of the UFC, mega stars are being born quite regularly. But mixed martial arts isn’t anything new. The sport dates back a couple thousand years by the name of pankration….

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a long-awaited rest and a relaxing of evils.

… 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)