#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for June 6, 2021

Hodie est a.d VIII Id. Jun. 2774 AUC ~ 26 Thargelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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How truthful are modern depictions of ancient chariots? In this second episode, Mike Loades explores the reality behind the scythed chariot shown in Boudica’s Westminster statue. He then draws upon his experimental archaeology to discuss the truth about racing chariots in Ancient Rome. How many horses did they use, and how big were they? Would the riders really have been standing? Mike is a writer, television presenter, director and military historian who has personally tested many replica chariots, including on the streets of London.

Dean & Professor at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Dr. Joshua David Holo, joins the show to share how Jewish people conducted commerce in the Byzantine Empire.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends that a wild pest living deep within crops will destroy them just as they are maturing.

… 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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